New York Times Crossword Answers - January 17, 2015

New York Times Crossword Answers - January 17, 2015

Clue

Answer

'Into Thin Air' setting

NEPAL

'M*A*S*H' extra

ROK

'The only institution in the world which has been dying for four thousand years,' per John Steinbeck

THEATER

1983 Joel Schumacher film

DCCAB

A little reading at the supermarket checkout?

UPCCODE

Act of God, e.g., in a contract

FORCEMAJEURE

Ad ___

HOC

Animated film franchise starting in 2011

RIO

Bedamn

ACCURSE

Bellwether's call

BAA

Blabber

BIGMOUTH

Book of ___

KELLS

Call from on high

UPHERE

Cilantro source

CORIANDER

Come out of one's shell, maybe

MOLT

Come together

JELL

Cover of the Bible?

FIGLEAF

Deductive

APRIORI

Doesn't stop

KEEPSAT

Faith that preaches nonviolence to all living beings

JAINISM

Fibonacci, e.g

PISAN

Figure also called the crux ansata

ANKH

Focus of over 4,000 clubs around the world

SCRABBLE

Gambol

FROLIC

Gossipy affair

KLATCH

Grilled, on a menu

ASADA

Grp. involved in much diplomacy

PLO

Hearing at a hearing?

SIDEBAR

Hip-hop's ___ tha Kyd

SYD

Huff

SNIT

Istanbul is on it

BOSPORUS

It might have decorative feet

URN

It's an honour: Abbr

OBE

Itch

URGE

Johann ___, opponent of Martin Luther

ECK

Jungle herbivores

TAPIRS

Leave suddenly

DECAMP

Less stiff

SPRIER

Like Internet memes

REPOSTED

Like one side of the Aral Sea

KAZAKH

Literally, 'military commanders'

SHOGUNS

Lure

SIRENSONG

Michaels of rock and reality TV

BRET

Mother who had a bone to pick?

HUBBARD

Not confined

ATLARGE

Noted Greek officer

KOJAK

Ousts

BOOTS

Polishes

BUFFSUP

Prefix with chemical

AGRO

Provider of shock value?

RICHTERSCALE

Really bothered (by)

EATENUP

Really build up

LIONIZE

Reveled (in)

BASKED

Seconds

BACKSUP

Service higher-up

BRASSHAT

Smaller than small

SUBATOMIC

Something not to be believed

TALE

Stingers, of a sort

BBS

Talk ___

SMACK

Team logo spot

HELMET

Ten Commandments subject

ADULTERY

Terse compliment

NICE

The first one opened in Garden City, Mich., in 1962

KMART

Top gun

ACE

Top-level

CLASSA

Under: Fr

SOUS

War of 1812 battle site

ERIE

___ Air

IPAD

___ Jerry, band with the 1970 hit 'In the Summertime'

MUNGO

___ story

SOB