New York Times Crossword Answers - January 21, 2015

New York Times Crossword Answers - January 21, 2015

Clue

Answer

'... ___-foot pole!'

ATEN

'Lethal Weapon' force, briefly

LAPD

'Rocky III' actor (and an apt answer in this puzzle)

MRT

'The Faerie Queene' woman

IRENA

'Three Men in ___' (Jerome K. Jerome novel)

ABOAT

A. A. Milne hopper

ROO

Adopt, as a stray

TAKEIN

Alarm clock's purpose

AROUSAL

Ally of the Cheyenne: Var

ARAPAHOE

Beats the rap

WALKS

Bruins legend Bobby

ORR

Buck passer, maybe

DOE

Built later

NEWER

Catty remark?

MEW

Chem. unit

MOL

Chill producer

AGUE

Chitlins, ham hocks, etc

SOULFOOD

College course part

UNIT

Defense grp. since 1948

OAS

Enola Gay's payload, in brief

ABOMB

Exiled Amin

IDI

Fidgety

IMPATIENT

First Burmese prime minister

UNU

Flight component

STEP

Following the nine black squares in the center of the grid, a hint to five pairs of answers in this puzzle

FORMATION

Go yard, in baseball slang

HOMER

Hacker's need

AXE

Handrail support

NEWEL

Heat or Thunder

NBATEAM

History is recorded in it

PASTTENSE

Incite to action

BESTIR

J.F.K. Library architect

PEI

Joint action

TOKE

Justice Kagan

ELENA

Kinkajou cousin

COATI

Lago or río contents

AGUA

Michael of 'Flashdance'

NOURI

Mr. Spock's forte

LOGIC

North-of-the-border grid org

CFL

Not at all hidden

BLATANT

Online info sources

FAQS

Performance extras

ENCORES

Pointless

INUTILE

Popular online reference, for short

WIKI

Protrudes, with 'out'

JUTS

Roadside attention-getter

FLARE

Roman magistrate

EDILE

Scout's mission, for short

RECON

See 26-Across

TASTE

See 29-Across

TIMES

See 5-Across

TIGHT

See 52-Across

TRACK

See 56-Across

TREAT

Self-portraitist Frida

KAHLO

Shows the way, biblically

LEADETH

Sign of availability

TOLET

Simple quatrain pattern

ABAB

Small excerpt

SNIPPET

Socialists, on the political spectrum

FARLEFT

Some sheet metal workers

TINSMITHS

Something in brackets

TAXRATE

Sta-___ fabric softener

PUF

Stand

ABIDE

Suffix with ethyl

ENE

Texter's button

SEND

Thriller set on Amity Island

JAWS

Totally befuddled

ATSEA

Trees with triangular nuts

BEECHES

Verdi aria '___ tu'

ERI

Wheat bristle

AWN

When Juliet tells the Nurse she will come in from the balcony

ANON

With 28-Down, disagreeable quality of diet sodas

AFTER

With 30-Down, frequently

OFTEN

With 54-Down, song with the same name as its album

TITLE

With 57-Down, meal for which everyone pays his or her own way

DUTCH

With 7-Down, incapable of leaking

WATER

Witty bit

QUIP

Wreck

RUIN

YouTube video lead-ins

ADS

___-80 (classic computer)

TRS