L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - January 8, 2015

L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - January 8, 2015

Clue

Answer

"Now it makes sense!"

ISEE

"That's news to me!"

IHADNOIDEA

"The Simpsons" shopkeeper

APU

"Unsafe at Any Speed" author

RALPHNADER

"Whose Line Is It Anyway" technique

IMPROV

1777 battle site

SARATOGA

2011 Cricket World Cup winner

INDIA

Actor Estrada

ERIK

Actress Gray of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"

ERIN

Actress Tushingham

RITA

Advances a base, in a way

STEALS

Airing in the wee hours

ONLATE

Annoyances

PESTS

Appear in print

RUN

Biz bigwig

EXEC

Buck Rogers portrayer __ Gerard

GIL

Cavity filler's org

ADA

Clawed

TOREAT

Coffee holder

URN

Cologne scent

MUSK

Desert formation

MESA

Didn't come clean with

LIEDTO

Earthquake, perhaps

DISASTER

Easy paces

TROTS

Elate

LIFTUP

Embarrassed

ASHAMED

Fermented, as milk

SOUR

Film in which Garbo said, "I want to be alone"

GRANDHOTEL

Film with the song "Maniac"

FLASHDANCE

Formally proper

PRIM

Gets precisely

NAILS

Gillette Mach3 predecessor

ATRA

Golfer nicknamed "The Big Easy"

ELS

Husky, for one

DOG

Island dance

HULA

It may follow eleven

NOON

Like a new candle

UNLIT

Like monastic life

AUSTERE

Lines of praise

ODE

Lovett of country

LYLE

Massage

KNEAD

Medicinal syrup

IPECAC

More nourishing

HEARTIER

Non-PC purchase

IMAC

Novelist Ferber

EDNA

One on a penny

UNUM

Pen pal?

CELLMATE

Philippine tongue

TAGALOG

Piano on a piano?

SOFT

Plenty

LOADS

Precise

DEADON

Private club ritual, and a hint to this puzzle's circles

SECRETHANDSHAKE

Real card

RIOT

Satirist Mort

SAHL

Scarfed down

ATE

Showed the way

LED

Slimming option, for short

LIPO

Socialize

MIX

Sore feeling

IRE

Spade and Hammer

SLEUTHS

Spanish demonstrative

ESO

Stores in rows

MALL

Street of nightmares

ELM

Subway map dot: Abbr

STN

Thin, on the Thames

MEAGRE

Treats, as an icy road

SALTS

Twirled

SPUN

Uintah and Ouray Reservation residents

UTES

Winter coat

HOAR

With it

HIP

Words of wisdom

ADAGES

Yalie

ELI

Yearns

THIRSTS

[that's what it said]

SIC

__ Coast

IVORY

__ position

FETAL