L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 16, 2014

L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 16, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Dallas" matriarch Miss __

ELLIE

"It's the __ I can do"

LEAST

"Kiss Me, __"

KATE

"That was close!"

PHEW

"__ Rae"

NORMA

*Actor Sydney of "Casablanca"

GREENSTREET

*Break for fuel

GASSTOP

*Danger after a heavy rainfall

FLASHFLOOD

*Talent show hosted by Ed McMahon

STARSEARCH

Activist Guevara

CHE

Arty NYC locale

SOHO

Asparagus serving

SPEAR

Boiling mad

ENRAGED

Boot bottoms

SOLES

Break down, as a sentence

PARSE

Brought up

REARED

Bug in a program, say

ERROR

Bustle

ADO

Conical dwelling

TEPEE

Consume

EAT

Crazy way to go

APE

Curtain holder

ROD

DDE's WWII command

ETO

Dilapidated building, e.g

EYESORE

Dummy Mortimer

SNERD

Exxon, previously

ESSO

Folded eggs dish

OMELET

Folklore monster

OGRE

Forgetful, maybe

SENILE

Furry swimmer

OTTER

Get on in years

AGE

Go for groceries

SHOP

Golfer's peg

TEE

Greek "i"

IOTA

Gym cushion

MAT

Handy

ADEPT

Hem and __

HAW

Hidden loot

STASH

Hole-boring tool

AUGER

Homeowners' documents

DEEDS

Jules who created Captain Nemo

VERNE

Kitchen appliance

STOVE

Largest city in Belarus

MINSK

Like a fifth tire

SPARE

Like some outlet store mdse

IRR

Maiden name indicator

NEE

Perform better than

OUTDO

Pioneering ISP

AOL

Political convention setting

ARENA

Protected, at sea

ALEE

Quick intake of breath

GASP

Reg

STD

Ripped

TORE

Sealy rival

SERTA

Shade provider

TREE

Ship's pronoun

HER

Shower offering

GIFT

Slander

ASPERSE

Sports analyst Hershiser

OREL

Sports page numbers

STATS

Superman's symbol

ESS

Takes advantage of

USES

Takes to jail

ARRESTS

Tender-hearted

SOFT

Things that shouldn't be done

NONOS

Three, in Bologna

TRE

Throbbed

PULSED

Tiny skin opening

PORE

Tomato concentrate

PASTE

Took to jail

RANIN

Trickles (through)

SEEPS

TV host Pennington and Hall of Famer Cobb

TYS

Understand (and a hint to both parts of this puzzle's answers to starred clues)

SEETHELIGHT

Waiter's carrying aid

TRAY

Word with horse or track

SHOE

Youngest Jetson

ELROY

Zambia neighbor: Abbr

ANG

__ excuse for: hardly the best example of

APOOR