L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - April 2, 2015

L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - April 2, 2015

Clue Answer
"Nixon in China" tenor role MAO
"So that's the answer!" AHA
"Star Wars" surname ORGANA
Actor Morales ESAI
Allow ENABLE
Ask (for), as a job APPLY
Auction bid, often NOD
Banana blemish BRUISE
Battleship letters USS
Beach top BRA
Best Angler and Best Jockey, e.g ESPYS
Biblical scribe EZRA
Board member, usually EXEC
Campaign ad urging VOTENO
Chanted phrase MANTRA
Chintzy CHEAPO
CNN launcher TBS
Common animal in "The Far Side" comics COW
Cross words SPAT
First car, for many TOY
Formerly ONCE
Gangster film sound effect RATATAT
Give __: pay attention EAR
Greek vowel ETA
Guitar man Paul LES
Half of seis TRES
Harrison role HAN
High pts MTS
Holey reef dweller SPONGE
Holy woman sculpted by Bernini SAINTTERESA
Hostile advance INROAD
How many artists work ONSPEC
Iconic figure with an anchor tattoo POPEYE
Impede SLOW
In the wrong business? NOSY
Island souvenir LEI
It may call for lateral thinking BRAINTEASER
It's worn ATTIRE
Junior-to-be SOPH
Lush SOT
Manages GETSBY
Many a sofa THREESEATER
Mendel's sci BOT
Museum that awards the Turner Prize TATE
No longer valid EXPIRED
Not around much SCARCE
Overachiever's concern STRESS
Ovid's "I love" AMO
Participated in a poetry slam READ
Peoria-to-Decatur dir SSE
Physics Nobelist of 1938 FERMI
Place to surf THENET
Police weapons TASERS
Preceder of old age? RIPE
Protein-building molecule RNA
Scone fruit RAISIN
Self-conscious question ISITME
Slots spot RENO
Sport with double touches EPEE
Stimpy's chum REN
Sweet Spanish wine MALAGA
Tenochtitlán natives AZTECS
Thin layer VENEER
Toe loop kin AXEL
Turkish peak ARARAT
Typical "Divergent" reader TWEEN
Van Gogh painting depicting peasants THEPOTATOEATERS
Washbowl partner EWER
Wearer of a "Y" sweatshirt ELI
Whirlpool site SPA
Words spoken often this time of year, one of which is anagrammed four times in this puzzle HAPPYEASTER
Work unit: Abbr FTLB
Years in the Roman legion ANNI
Zenith APEX
__ moment's notice ATA
__ nitrate AMYL