December 26 2016 - L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers

December 26 2016 - L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers

ClueAnswer
"A Death in the Family" author JamesAGEE
"I have no clue"BEATSME
"It's __ you": "Your call"UPTO
"Norma __"RAE
"Spider-Man" actor WillemDAFOE
African country whose name is contained in the name of its southern neighborNIGER
Apple or pearPOME
Baker's verbMIX
Bears and GrizzliesTEAMS
BigwigVIP
Blissful regionsEDENS
BP merger partnerAMOCO
Butterlike spreadOLEO
Carrier to Tel AvivELAL
Classic clownBOZO
Clay pigeon sportSKEET
Closes with forceSLAMS
Coffee sweetenerREFINEDSUGAR
Command from a bailiffOYEZ
Commando weaponsUZIS
Completely, after "from"ATOZ
Crib or cotBED
Cubicle furnishingDESK
Deal with adversityCOPE
Early Beatle SutcliffeSTU
Ex-slugger and Fox Sports analyst, familiarlyAROD
Fabric with a slight sheenPOLISHEDCOTTON
Fills with dismayAPPALLS
FlairELAN
Former Iranian despotSHAH
Frighten, as a horseSPOOK
Furtive summonsPSST
Guernsey greetingMOO
Huff and puffPANT
Internet destinationSITE
It's a long storyEPIC
Key with one sharpEMINOR
KissSMOOCH
Like old applesMEALY
Like old breadSTALE
Long kissLIPLOCK
Longfellow's "The Bell of __"ATRI
Major tourist drawsMECCAS
Mariner EricsonLEIF
Most stylishTONIEST
Nautical journalLOG
Nesting site, perhapsEAVE
Often ___: about half the timeASNOT
Once-sacred snakesASPS
Plot mechanismDEVICE
Plowed ground for crop-raisingCULTIVATEDLAND
Porthole viewOCEAN
React to a bad pun, perhapsMOAN
Ready in the kegONTAP
Rural building with big doorsBARN
Say furtherADD
Sea eaglesERNS
See 13-DownBABA
Shrinking Asian lakeARALSEA
Singer RawlsLOU
Slacks holder-upperBELT
Smells awfulREEKS
Sophisticated-sounding hair treatment productSUAVESHAMPOO
Sound system partAMP
Sultan's groupHAREM
Tee shots into the holeACES
Tests of knowledgeEXAMS
The three monkeys' taboosEVILS
Tire inflatorsPUMPS
Totally tanksFAILS
Tropical hardwoodTEAK
Uncle Remus rabbit's titleBRER
Unconvincing, excuse-wiseLAME
Voice above tenorALTO
With 10-Across, "Open sesame" sayerALI
Word in a bride's bioNEE