December 13 2017 - L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers

CluesAnswers
"Born Free" lionessELSA
"One Mic" rapperNAS
"Taras Bulba" novelist GogolNIKOLAI
"Treasure Island" author's initialsRLS
#2 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All TimeCLAPTON
*"Cruel Summer" bandBANANARAMA
*Extremely retro food regimen?PALEODIET
*Friendly words to departing guestsGLADYOUCAME
*Like medicine that works quicklyFASTACTING
28-Down, essentiallyPOD
Amino __ACID
Area below the abdomenGROIN
Attorney's assignmentCASE
Auburn University homeALABAMA
BrainiacEGGHEAD
Brewpub brewPALEALE
Burger bun flavoringsSESAMES
Campus eatery, for shortCAF
CapeCLOAK
Car seller's employer: AbbrDLR
Chew (on)GNAW
Common yoga pose ... and a hint to hidden names in the answers to starred cluesDOWNWARDDOG
Composer PucciniGIACOMO
Cookie bits in some Milka chocolate barsOREOS
DesperateDOORDIE
DoneOVER
DroopSAG
DrunkardSOT
Eggs in a labOVA
Fly highSOAR
Flying Solo?HAN
Former Swedish automakerSAAB
Gaming rookie, in slangNOOB
GratuityTIP
HasEATS
HDTV brandRCA
HDTV choiceLCD
Homecoming figureGRAD
Hotel lobby hangingsART
Hyphenated fruit drink brandHIC
Insisted on itSAIDSO
Like some celebrity memoirsTELLALL
Male bodybuilderHEMAN
Mineo of moviesSAL
More heavily populatedDENSER
NervousONEDGE
Old-school "cool"HEP
Org. with Thunder and HeatNBA
Out-of-dateOLD
Pal of SleepyDOC
Palm smartphoneTREO
Pasta sauce herbBASIL
Prefix with SaxonANGLO
Qatar's capitalDOHA
Remove calcium deposits fromDELIME
Rock producer BrianENO
Rock show venuesARENAS
SalariesINCOMES
Simple card gameWAR
Six-sided stateUTAH
Small dogsTOYS
Smart guys?ALECS
Smoked meatHAM
Solid __ rockASA
Southern veggieOKRA
Spaceship Earth localeEPCOT
SpokenALOUD
Steams upENRAGES
Steinbeck's "__ of Eden"EAST
Tennis great MonicaSELES
Trafficking orgDEA
U.K. countryENG
Uncle, in MexicoTIO
Unit at the pumpsGALLON
Usual people in a roundup?SUSPECTS
Welcomers at the church doorGREETERS
Young foxKIT
Zion Church lettersAME