New York Times Crossword Answers - December 15, 2014

New York Times Crossword Answers - December 15, 2014

Clue

Answer

'Freeze!' ... or, when broken into three parts, how the answer for each of the six starred clues goes

STOP

'Midnight Cowboy' nickname

RATSO

'Not a ___ out of you!'

PEEP

'Son of ___!'

AGUN

*Go swimming in one's birthday suit

SKINNYDIP

*Goal an N.H.L.'er shoots for?

STANLEYCUP

*Obstetrician's action on a newborn's behind

SLAP

*Setting for 'Meatballs' or 'Friday the 13th'

SUMMERCAMP

*Sharp mind, figuratively

STEELTRAP

*Visit to Vail, maybe

SKITRIP

Abbr. before a cornerstone date

ESTD

Actor Jack of 'The Great Dictator'

OAKIE

Actress Davis of 'Now, Voyager'

BETTE

Austen title heroine

EMMA

Bad to the bone

EVIL

Bangkok native

THAI

Bird of Arabian myth

ROC

Burial vaults

CRYPTS

Caribbean and others

SEAS

Circle the Earth

ORBIT

Contented cat sound

PURR

Crankcase base

OILPAN

Cried

WEPT

Domain

AREA

Doors

PORTALS

Down, on a light switch

OFF

Emmy winner, say

TVSTAR

Exhausted

SPENT

F equivalent, musically

ESHARP

Fencing implement

EPEE

Fury

RAGE

Game with four ghosts

PACMAN

Gibson of 'Braveheart'

MEL

Give's opposite

TAKE

God with a bow and arrow

EROS

Guide down an aisle

USHER

Has dinner

SUPS

Himalayan legend

YETI

Historical period

EPOCH

Indicate with a finger

POINTAT

Indy letters

STP

Island home of the Minotaur

CRETE

It's nothing in soccer

NIL

Its symbol is Fe

IRON

Like lottery winners

LUCKY

Maestro Zubin

MEHTA

Morales of 'La Bamba'

ESAI

Office message

MEMO

One-third of a Clue accusation

WEAPON

Palm Pilots and such, for short

PDAS

Piece of concert equipment

AMP

Play opener

ACTI

Punishment for a mutineer

LASHES

Quickly take the lead

RACEAHEAD

Rap's ___ Wayne

LIL

Relative of an ostrich

EMU

Relieve of pain

SOOTHE

Round of gunfire

SALVO

Schubert's 'The ___ King'

ERL

Seinfeld's ex on 'Seinfeld'

ELAINE

Send out

EMIT

Shaw of 1930s-'40s swing

ARTIE

Spoiled kid

BRAT

Sports car with a Spider model

ALFAROMEO

Squander

BLOW

Stick in one's ___

CRAW

Streetcar

TRAM

Successor to the mark and franc

EURO

Teeming (with)

RIFE

The 'L' of 'S.N.L.'

LIVE

Tied up, as a phone line

BUSY

Trash-talking Muppet?

OSCAR

Up to the job

ABLE

When prime time ends on most Fox stations

TENPM

Wings: Lat

ALAE

___ diet (early 2000s fad)

ATKINS