New York Times Crossword Answers - February 24, 2016

New York Times Crossword Answers - February 24, 2016

Clue Answer
'Explorer' channel NATGEO
'Six-pack' muscles ABS
'Star Wars' droid, informally ARTOO
'This is no joke!' IMEANIT
'You've Got a Friend ___' INME
Acrobat's wear UNITARD
Apple originally marketed to schools EMAC
Become less intense SIDE
Blackmore's Doone LORNA
Bow respectfully SALAAM
Capital on the Aare BERN
Central figure in a Mussorgsky opera TSAR
City on the Arno PISA
College benefactor Yale ELIHU
Column style IONIC
Comedians' shindig ROAST
Composer of music 'as ignorable as it is interesting' ENO
D-Day vessels, for short LSTS
Dead Sea Scrolls sect ESSENES
Diva ___ Te Kanawa KIRI
Eartha who sang 'C'est Si Bon' KITT
Eucalyptus-munching animal KOALA
Extreme: Abbr ULT
Football legend Amos Alonzo ___ STAGG
Formicide's target ANT
Fruitcake fruit CITRON
Goes underwater ... or a hint to the answers on the perimeter of this puzzle SUBMERGES
Greet, as the new year RINGIN
Guinness suffix EST
Guitar amp effect ECHO
Hoity-toity sort SNOB
Like the area between city and farm URBAN
Like the pointed end of a pencil TAPERED
Lofty in thought or manner LIME
Loser to VHS BETAMAX
LP protectors SLEEVES
M.I.T. part: Abbr TECH
M.I.T. part: Abbr INST
Make impure TAINT
Mani-pedi spot SPA
Meat of the matter STANCE
Mens ___ (criminal intent) REA
Number of states that border the Mississippi TEN
Politico lampooned by Fey PALIN
Popular Bach piece for the lute BOURREE
Property recipient, in law ALIENEE
Puts down by force DUES
Renter from a renter LETTER
Ring stoppages, for short TKOS
Rio's land, to natives BRASIL
S.U.V. named for a lake TAHOE
Send over the moon ELATE
Serengeti antelope GNU
Sign to heed OMEN
Speed of sound MACHONE
Stock market fluctuation DIP
Super Bowl highlights, to many ADS
Sushi bar option SASHIMI
Take away TRACT
Tale of adventure GEST
Talent show judge, often PANELIST
The '2' in the formula for water, e.g SCRIPT
Thigh-slapper GASSER
Totally absorbed ENRAPT
Triton's domain SEA
Twinings in London is one TEAHOUSE
U.S. broadcaster overseas VOA
U.S.S. Nautilus, for one MARINE
Underlying theme TEXT
Upper reaches of space ETHER
Visitor to Siam, on stage and film ANNA
Wasabi ___ (bar snack) PEAS
With all judges present ENBANC
World Series game sextet UMPS
Yanks' allies in W.W. I and II BRITS
Yoga posture ASANA