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7 Dec 21, Tuesday, LA Times Crossword Answers

7 Dec 21, LA Times Crossword Solutions

Across

  • 1 Sneaker feature : LACE
  • 5 Balance scale container : PAN
  • 8 Plays the role of : ACTS AS
  • 14 Milky white gem : OPAL
  • 15 Focus of modern-day surfing : EGO
  • 16 Most achy : SOREST
  • 17 *Spends time in the gym : WORKS OUT (FIREWORKS & RAIN OUT)
  • 19 Shrimp entrée : SCAMPI
  • 20 Prime meridian std. : GST
  • 21 Make into law : ENACT
  • 23 Quaking tree : ASPEN
  • 24 One of the Coen brothers : ETHAN
  • 26 *Upscale eatery service for topper wearers : HAT CHECK (FIRE HAT & RAIN CHECK)
  • 28 Big-time celeb : A-LISTER
  • 31 P-like Greek letter : RHO
  • 32 ACLU issues : RTS
  • 33 Smell really bad : REEK
  • 34 Crosses (out) : XES
  • 36 Antiquated : OLD
  • 38 James Taylor classic … or, respectively, what can precede the two words in each answer to a starred clue : FIRE AND RAIN
  • 42 “__ on my watch!” : NOT
  • 43 Chaney of horror films : LON
  • 44 Where some surfers shop : EBAY
  • 47 Nonprofit URL ending : ORG
  • 50 __ Lingus : AER
  • 52 Ophthalmologist’s field : EYECARE
  • 54 *Times Square New Year’s Eve custom : BALL DROP (FIREBALL & RAINDROP)
  • 57 Calf-length skirts : MIDIS
  • 58 Like the sea when waves are crashing : AROAR
  • 59 NFL Dolphins’ home : MIAMI
  • 62 Bloodshot : RED
  • 63 Broadway’s Ethel : MERMAN
  • 65 *When employment ends, formally : EXIT DATE (FIRE EXIT & RAIN DATE)
  • 67 Cheese in some bagels : ASIAGO
  • 68 Freight weight : TON
  • 69 Old Spice competitor : AFTA
  • 70 Balanced conditions : STASES
  • 71 Aardvark’s morsel : ANT
  • 72 Common flag symbol : STAR

Down

  • 1 Transmission choice for steep ascents : LOW GEAR
  • 2 Biblical disciple : APOSTLE
  • 3 One driving the wrong way? : CAR THIEF
  • 4 Lodge member : ELK
  • 5 Menial laborer : PEON
  • 6 Océano filler : AGUA
  • 7 V-shaped slit : NOTCH
  • 8 Pack animal : ASS
  • 9 Pepsi rival : COCA-COLA
  • 10 Vandalize : TRASH
  • 11 Start of the Marines’ motto : SEMPER …
  • 12 Appearance : ASPECT
  • 13 Smells really bad : STINKS
  • 18 Dispatched : SENT
  • 22 Driveway material : TAR
  • 25 Welcome to one’s home : ASK IN
  • 27 Like rosebushes : THORNY
  • 29 New Hampshire prep school town : EXETER
  • 30 Actor Stephen : REA
  • 35 NBC weekend show : SNL
  • 37 Cinque times due : DIECI
  • 39 Blowup on the highway : ROAD RAGE
  • 40 Buck’s partner : DOE
  • 41 Annual hoops player selection event : NBA DRAFT
  • 45 Short operatic solo : ARIETTA
  • 46 “Whatever you say, honey” : YES, DEAR
  • 47 Trumps’ White House predecessors : OBAMAS
  • 48 Least cooked : RAREST
  • 49 Vocalist Estefan : GLORIA
  • 51 CD follower : -ROM
  • 53 Radiate : EMIT
  • 55 Asian priests : LAMAS
  • 56 Michelangelo masterwork : PIETA
  • 60 Neural transmitter : AXON
  • 61 Like new : MINT
  • 64 Turndowns : NOS
  • 66 Courtroom figs. : DAS