New York Times Crossword Answer - Aug 21, 2014

New York Times Crossword Answer - Aug 21, 2014

ClueAnswer
'___ bag of shells' (Ralph Kramden malapropism) SOPORIFIC
1948 Literature Nobelist LOO
26-Across of a North Carolina '-ville' POLEPOSITION
Absorbed ASIAN
Aid in weed control WIN
Almost any hit by Prince or Queen GATED
American ___ CAKE
Ayatollah Khomeini, e.g HOE
Bean product? TARRED
Benjamin LALALA
Besmirched TEAPOT
Biota part FLAP
Byelorussian ___: Abbr FOLLOWED
Carrier to Tokyo TOTO
Choice connections SOUR
Clump up IDEA
Cocktail order EVEN
Common break time SAMOA
Core KEIRA
Cozy thing? LEI
Cryptozoological beast GARTER
Direct LIEGE
Feature of many a movie house REFER
Feudal lord SPY
Film pooch EPONYM
First place ITER
Freeloader ETHNO
Friend of Homer on 'The Simpsons' MESNE
H.S. exam ORS
Hip DEPOSE
Hose attachment AMIN
Impostor ALAW
Intermediate, in law DEISM
Is ___ unto oneself ASHE
John of Liverpool SPONGE
Knightley of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ETES
Large-scale SSR
Last name in despotism MODERN
Left unsaid TACIT
Legal borders? SPOKE
Like Olympic years EDENS
Like some retirement communities ELS
Mail conveniences ... or a hint to eight squares in this puzzle BASS
Many, many moons CARL
Mark Twain's belief ELIOT
Means of murder in some Agatha Christie novels PITH
Mickey Mouse pics, e.g LEE
Mobster's 'canary' PHONY
Offspring OLDIE
One that's HI-strung? POPCORNPOPPER
Pace TEMPO
Pitching stats POISONPOWDER
Plant, maybe WII
Prefix with botany ISOLDE
Prepare to give blood, perhaps MAKEAFIST
Return mailer, for short RAPT
Roman road ANA
Seasons in Lyon REDO
See 16-Across FLORA
Send ELATE
Serfs, e.g CLASS
Sleep-inducing SASE
Spike in movie sales? POSTOFFICEBOXES
Stereo control EON
Succeeded YETI
Super Mario Galaxy platform CELS
Testify ISSUE
Throwing one's weight around, in international relations POWERPOLITICS
To-do SHIITE
Umbrella part PSAT
Wagnerian heroine ERAS
[I'm not listening ... I can't he-e-ear you!] AMERE
___ big EXTENSIVE
___-American TENAM