L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 18, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Hit me"

ONEMORE

"I should have made my way straight __ long ago": Whitman

TOYOU

"Makes sense to me"

ISEE

"Rich & Meaty" brand

RAGU

"The Country Girls" novelist O'Brien

EDNA

"Try this"

HERE

"Valley of the Dolls" author Jacqueline

SUSANN

"__ say it?"

DAREI

Act the suitor

WOO

Annexes

ADDSON

Barn dance neckwear

BOLO

Baseball manager's decision

STARTINGLINEUP

Big oaf

LOUT

Blue hues

INDIGOS

Boat base

KEEL

Broadway's __-Fontanne Theatre

LUNT

Busload at a resort, probably

TOURISTS

Canapé topping

ROE

Carry

TOTE

Chaps can be seen in one

OATER

Charlemagne's realm: Abbr

HRE

Chase scene sounds

SIRENS

City about 225 miles from Moscow

OREL

Cop's command

PUTYOURHANDSUP

Dent or scratch

MAR

Diner's breakfast request

EGGSSUNNYSIDEUP

Explosive trial

ATEST

Flock females

EWES

Freedom, in Swahili

UHURU

Go slowly (through)

SEEP

Greatest amount

MOST

Grind, as teeth

GNASH

Handling the situation

ONIT

Hard-to-do dos

MOPS

Jackson successor Van __

BUREN

Joule fractions

ERGS

K-12

ELHI

Like boxed matches

UNLIT

Loud to the max

NOISIEST

Many an Iraqi Muslim

SHIITE

Many Pindar poems

ODES

Moon lander, briefly

LEM

Mortise inserts

TENONS

Mt. Rushmore locale

SDAK

Not surprising

TYPICAL

Oaf

APE

Old Buick

LESABRE

One of a fiver's fifty

DIME

Pancreatic hormone

INSULIN

Part of REM

EYE

Patterson who played the singing flight attendant in "Airplane!"

LORNA

Philatelist's find

STAMP

Pizza topping

ONION

Predatory seabird

ERN

Prohibited insecticide

DDT

Recipe word

STIR

Remove the skin from

PARE

Roman holiday attractions

RUINS

Sarajevo's region

BOSNIA

Schoolyard comeback

ISNOT

See 51-Down

TREE

Shout before Silver

HIYO

Speckle

DOT

Surgical holding area

PREOP

Toward the stern

AREAR

Turn that's hung

UEY

Wedding page word

NEE

Wee ones

TOTS

What sports stats are usually shown in ... or what 3-, 5- and 9-Down each represents?

DESCENDINGORDER

With 65-Across, source of shade

ELM

Word to a captain

AYE

Young hombre

NINO