L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 21, 2014

L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 21, 2014

Clue

Answer

"... some kind of __?"

ANUT

"My treat"

ONME

"My Way" lyricist

ANKA

"Sorry to hear that"

SOSAD

"The Winner Takes It All" singers

ABBA

"Use __ lose ..."

ITOR

"What a long day!"

IMBEAT

"You don't have to tell me"

IKNOW

1969 Three Dog Night hit

ONE

About

ORSO

Aleutian island

ATKA

Alley prowler

TOM

Ambush during a "wrestling" match?

THUMBATTACK

Angels' home

ANAHEIM

Angling tool

ROD

Anjou relative

BOSC

Approval from above?

HEAVENASSENT

As one

ENMASSE

B-flat equivalent

ASHARP

Badminton item

RACQUET

Barely managed, with "out"

EKED

Barrie baddie

SMEE

Bart Simpson catchphrase

AYCARAMBA

Behind bars

CAGED

Bit of mischief

ANTIC

Black Sea region

ASIAMINOR

Bologna bone

OSSO

Buck ending

AROO

Budget prefix

ECONO

Business letter abbr

ATTN

ChimĂș conquerors

INCAS

Club for a short par-3, perhaps

NINEIRON

Crew member

OAR

Cuban patriot José

MARTI

Cunning

SHREWD

Din

CLAMOR

Dugong relative

MANATEE

Eastern path

TAO

Edit, in a way

SHORTEN

Essen exclamation

ACH

Expensive

STEEP

Extra clothes?

SPAREATTIRE

Fed. security

TNOTE

Financial pros

CPAS

First name in spydom

MATA

Florida's __ Island

AMELIA

Former Heathrow lander

BOAC

Frau, across the Rhine: Abbr

MME

Freeloader

LEECH

Fromm's "The __ Loving"

ARTOF

Gershwin's "Rialto Ripples," e.g

RAG

Give credit for

OWETO

Glitzy winter event, with "the"

OSCARS

Go from coach to business, say

UPGRADE

Gobi abode

YURT

Grand venue

OLEOPRY

Grayish-pink color

OLDROSE

Gulf of Guinea capital

ACCRA

Have in stock

CARRY

Heathrow lander

AEROPLANE

Hush-hush maritime org

ONI

I problem?

EGO

Indigenous

NATIVE

Indulged

CATEREDTO

Intense fear

TERROR

Invite to one's penthouse, say

ASKUP

Isabella, por ejemplo

REINA

It may be saved

SEAT

It may be spun, in more ways than one

YARN

Javert's rank: Abbr

INSP

Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr

STE

Kept in the loop, briefly

CCED

Like some golf penalties

TWOSTROKE

Like trees in the wind

SWAYING

Like Vivaldi's "Spring"

INE

Literature Nobelist Gide

ANDRE

Low-lying area

VALE

Melodious piece

ARIOSO

Message medium

VOICEMAIL

Metz milk

LAIT

Mil. addresses

APOS

Mil. rations

MRES

Milieu for Sharks and Penguins

RINK

Missouri NFL team

CHIEFS

More like a lemon

SOURER

More than just this

THESE

More, on a score

PIU

Mosque leader

IMAM

Muddied

ROILED

Narrow victory

SQUEAKER

Nautical rope

TYE

Neaten again, as a mustache

RETRIM

Nevada city on I-80

ELKO

No-brainer course

EASYA

Ocho menos dos

SEIS

Old game show prop that contestants didn't want to hear

GONG

Ominous letters after "See me"

ASAP

Only matchmaker in town?

LONEARRANGER

Ora pro __

NOBIS

Ostrich's cousin

RHEA

Pea, e.g

LEGUME

Pitched properly

INTUNE

Preferences

LIKES

Prefix with decimal

HEXA

Primary

MAIN

Protected whale

SEI

Putting up

ERECTING

Query indicating betrayal

ETTU

Raise

BREED

Rap sheet listing?

BACKARRESTS

Reach

ATTAIN

Rum __ Tugger: "Cats" character

TUM

Russian city near the Ukraine border

OREL

Saddle attachment

STIRRUP

Scand. kingdom

NOR

School official

DEAN

Secretary of Education Duncan

ARNE

Send with an email

ATTACH

Shreveport-to-Little Rock dir

NNE

Similar items

SUCH

Slangy veto

IXNAY

Sleeveless garment

VEST

Spanish province or its capital

LEON

Speech at a revival?

TENTADDRESS

St. Louis tourist?

ARCHARRIVAL

Sturgeon delicacy

ROE

Synthetic silk

RAYON

Tag announcement

YOUREIT

Teletype machine area

WIREROOM

That, in Tampico

ESA

Transp. to the Hamptons

LIRR

Try out

TEST

Twosomes

DYADS

Vanity

CONCEIT

Variety of stars on a clear night?

COSMICARRAY

View from Catania

ETNA

Villainous "Austin Powers" alter ego

MINIME

Wide-screen TV spot

DEN

Will-wisp connector

OTHE

Word with bird or call

CAT

__ bar

TAPAS

__-bitty

ITTY