October 3 2017 - L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers

October 3 2017 - L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers

CluesAnswers
"Agreed!" ... and what can be said about the start of the answers to starred cluesITSADEAL
"Parlez-__ fran├žais?"VOUS
"SOS" pop groupABBA
"The Simpsons" disco guySTU
*Boot camp newbieRAWRECRUIT
*Defensible alibiGOODEXCUSE
*Grand scheme of thingsBIGPICTURE
*It may be rational, in mathREALNUMBER
90 deg. at the North Pole, e.gLAT
AcquiredGOT
Aetna's busINS
Ancient vase in a museum, sayRELIC
Baby whaleCALF
Baked dessertsPIES
Band tour bookingGIG
Basketball transgressionFOUL
Boot the ballERR
Carpet thicknessPILE
Cause serious nose-wrinklingREEK
Chinese menu promiseNOMSG
Close tightlySEAL
Color of raw silkECRU
Columbus, by birthGENOAN
Company co-founded by J.P. MorganUSSTEEL
Crowbar, basicallyLEVER
Dangerous bacteriumSTAPH
Data to be processedINPUT
Defunct Ford division, for shortMERC
From China, sayASIAN
Fuel-efficient ChevyAVEO
Grounded Aussie birdsEMUS
Hall of Fame catcher RodriguezIVAN
Highland tongueERSE
Identity hiderMASK
Island danceHULA
Knee-to-ankle boneTIBIA
Latest crazeMANIA
Lay's chips-in-a-can brandSTAX
Lessen, as painEASE
Make another recording ofRETAPE
Manuscript fixerEDITOR
Mark of disgraceSTIGMA
MasterCard rivalVISA
Michelin productCARTIRE
Nebula Award genreSCIFI
Newton's motion trioLAWS
Not ferAGIN
Ointment additiveALOE
One of Santa's reindeerDASHER
Overly long and generally unproductive activityTIMESINK
Physics work unitERG
Play the hand you were dealtSTANDPAT
Pre-college, brieflyELHI
Preemptive rescue opEVAC
Prefix with scopePERI
Professors' talksLECTURES
Promo on the tubeTVAD
Rip-offSCAM
Sculptor's subjectTORSO
Simba's playmateNALA
Skull Island apeKONG
Slap in the faceINSULT
Smooth engine soundHUM
Spiritual guardianANGEL
Sport-__: 4 x 4UTE
Sports shoe brandAVIA
Starts the kittyANTES
Stop working, as an engineDIE
Those, in MexicoESOS
TiradesRANTS
Tortoise racerHARE
Truth stretcherLIAR
UndilutedPURE
Untrue
Vanishing ski liftTBAR
Wear downERODE
__ Minor: Little BearURSA
__-Locka, FloridaOPA