New York Times Crossword Answers - December 29, 2014

New York Times Crossword Answers - December 29, 2014

Clue

Answer

'August: ___ County' (2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play)

OSAGE

'One Love' singer

BOBMARLEY

'Use your head!'

THINK

'___! The Herald Angels Sing'

HARK

*'Man!'

OHBROTHER

*'Wait, wait ... go back'

YOULOSTME

*Bit of Boston Harbor debris in 1773

TEACHEST

*Golfers' bookings

TEETIMES

*What a good speaker maintains with the audience

EYECONTACT

1970 John Wayne film

RIOLOBO

Call off, as a mission

ABORT

Change, as the Constitution

AMEND

Course for which you hardly need to 51-Down

EASYA

Cross through

XOUT

Diner's card

MENU

Director's end-of-scene cry

CUT

Doublemint, for one

GUM

Enjoys Joyce, Carroll or Oates

READS

Female org. since the 1850s

YWCA

Fills up

SATES

Final approval

SAYSO

Forest units

TREES

Fox News anchor Smith

SHEP

Fr. girl

MLLE

German automaker

OPEL

Getting ___ years

ONIN

Glam rock band ___ the Hoople

MOTT

Havana hero José

MARTI

Howe'er

THO

Internet business

DOTCOM

Jeanne d'Arc, for one: Abbr

STE

Juillet's season

ETE

Lansing's home: Abbr

MICH

Lean-___ (rude shelters)

TOS

Leave no room for misinterpretation ... or what the first words of the answers to the five starred clues do, literally

SPELLITOUT

Letters between jays and ells

KAYS

Like integers of the form 2n + 1

ODD

Loosens, as laces

UNTIES

Lottery buys

TICKETS

Maudlin

SOPPY

Muppet maker Jim

HENSON

Musical pitch

TONE

Needing no Rx

OTC

Not joint-pounding, as aerobics

LOWIMPACT

October 31 option

TREAT

One just squeaking by?

MOUSE

Opposite of spicy

MILD

Pace or race follower

CAR

Put into law

ENACT

Put-down

SLUR

Putin's refusal

NYET

Regular

NORMAL

Sauce thickener

ROUX

Second-stringers

BTEAMS

Shade

HUE

Small recess

NICHE

Somewhat

ABIT

Suffix with ranch

ERO

Thwarts

STYMIES

Titanic victim John Jacob ___

ASTOR

Title for Sam or Ben

UNCLE

Twosome

DUO

U.S. intelligence org

NSA

U.S.S. ___ (aircraft carrier named for a former admiral)

NIMITZ

Univ., e.g

SCH

Unnamed others

THEY

Vikings, e.g

NORSE

Wall Street inits

NYSE

Weightless state, informally

ZEROG

What i.o.u.'s represent

DEBTS

Worldwide

GLOBAL

Writer's plan

OUTLINE

___ constrictor

BOA

___ nut (Chinese fruit)

LITCHI

___ of Wight

ISLE

___ Park, Colo

ESTES