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Crosswords Buzz Answers 2018-12-23

polite post-request word
someone from Kinshasa
liquid in a car radiator
specialized knowledge
Athenian philosopher
those who are not present
janitors jangly accessories
English guy
Partner in indecision with 5-Down
Alternative to pavement
What leads many people to say ‘Let’s face it’?
Spanish greeting
G.I.’s address
California’s motto
Like a truck descending a steep hill
Sources of Manchego cheese
How polka bands get their start?
Org. with an annual Help a Horse Day
Big suit
Harvard University Press’s ___ Classical Library
Hundredths: Abbr
Pontiff’s gold treasure?
Performed creditably
Word with store or sign
Value
Like powwows
Register things
Star bursts
Summer hat
Enthrones
Query about the Freedom Caucus or Berniecrats?
Noted beauty contest loser
Most remote of the Near Islands
Irish port, county or bay
Shame!
Sushi eel
Improvised
Some refuges
Figure in Jewish folklore
Like some factories … or, in a different sense, like 90-, 109- and 119-Across (but not 24-, 32- and 53-Across)?
Potentially unhelpful answer to ‘Who’s there?
Speed
The 21st Amendment, e.g
Biblical spy
Wonder
Dutch cheese
Pas sans
Awestruck
Nickname for a hard-to-please girl?
Room to maneuver
Certifiable, so to speak
Bygone office position
Unctuousness
White part of pearly whites
Offshore sight, maybe
Vexes
Arabic name that sounds like a polite affirmative
Data maintained by competitive dentists?
Envelope abbr
That’s right!
Italian article
Intentionally lost
Speakers’ searches for just the right words?
Halliburton of the Halliburton Company
Buckwheat cereal
Restroom sign
Antidiscriminatory abbr
Iago or Othello
It notably has two bridges
Bleachers
x’ in 5x = x2 ÷ 2
Tit for tat?
Shoddy
Alas!
War-torn Syrian city
Philosophical argument for belief in God
Partner in indecision with 5-Across
Connoisseur of food and drink
One might be found near a cloverleaf
Modern prefix with tag
Series
Word with you but not me
Main ingredient in Wiener schnitzel
Kitchenware brand
Like corsets
Russian ‘peace
Terminus
Online enticement
Codger
Botanical bristles
Evidence left by a moth
Dead reckoning?
___ Alcorn, creator of Pong
Wood for a raft
And who ___?
Texter’s transition
St. Petersburg’s river
Unduly harsh
Has a 42-Down
See 41-Down
___ Lee, singer with the 2011 #1 album ‘Mission Bell
All limbs
Audit a class, say
Move slowly (along)
City near the Sierras
What comes before ‘B’?
Islamic mystic
Tinker (with)
Align
Doesn’t really see
Gift tag word
Lansing-to-Flint dir
Brief swim
Protective sorts in showbiz
Fervor
Some runoff sites
BBQ side
What can go before watt
Rare success story from the dot-com bubble
More pulchritudinous
Beau’s girl
___-Dixie (grocery chain)
It’s not as simple as a), b), c)
Go ahead!
Italian wine city
Trolley sound
Bee, e.g
Introvert’s focus
Cross inscription
Seethe
Max at the MoMA
Sea cow
Need for a model
Flowering herb also known as devil’s nettle
Woman’s name that means ‘star
Banisters
Not loose, as a diamond
4-0 series, say
Some refuges
Like panang curry
Git!
I did it!
It fits in a lock
Architect Maya
Mathematician’s 116-Down
Inits. before many state names
Jesus Christ, with ‘the
Actress who played Lisa Fowler in BBC TV soap EastEnders
Henri , French composer of music for ballets La Chatte and Les Forains
Pancho , Mexican revolutionary leader who died in 1923
Second son of Judah and Shua in the Old Testament
Quintus , Roman author of epic poem Annales who died in 169 BC
Island off Italy in the Gulf of Naples
Georges , French statesman and revolutionary guillotined in 1794
Massimo , Italy defender; 2006 FIFA World Cup squad member
Evans , 2004 London Marathon and Chicago Marathon mens race winner
Queen of Lydia in Greek mythology; mistress of Heracles when a slave
1905 stage play by George Bernard Shaw
Robert , 19th-century composer of song-cycle Dichterliebe
Emmanuel , 2004-11 Arsenal defender; 2006 UEFA Champions League Final runner-up
A P E , England Test cricketer who hit 101 against New Zealand in Auckland in 1971
Luigi , 18th-century Italian physiologist whose experiments demonstrated the principle of animal electricity
Jessica , US actress who portrayed Vera Miles in 2012 biopic Hitchcock
1996 Booker Prize-winning novel by Graham Swift
W-shaped constellation adjoining Cepheus and Perseus
1996-97 Swansea City FC manager
CGS unit of work or energy
Sailing ship of the 17th to 19th centuries engaged in trade with the East or West Indies
Island nation in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mozambique; capital Moroni
See 11
Muriel , author of novels The Girls of Slender Means and The Finishing School
Large tree of the East Indies that yields a valuable wood
Rebuilds
Highland dress item
Anaesthetic
Skin problem
Rank or sour
Trite
Hardly ever
Costing nothing
Synthetic material
Staying power
Wrestling blow
Large glass for sherry
Sleep noisily
Feat of daring
Burial or cremation
Engrave
Place to eat out
Track suitable for riding horses
Wide inlet of the sea
Beam of natural light
Travelling fair
Woollen cover for a bed
Operators
Very light wood
Plunder
Transport favourite rug
Sabotage in a charming way
Get hitched with European drip
Yearn for a steeple
Origin of decay around hole?
College of note, possibly
Friend working on ship
Juicer contains something cold
Last word from the cricket?
Slow-moving birds
Firm with graduate in a stupor
No clamour for god
Church either side of the head?
Most UN envoys have a song in them
Owing small fees
Regret giving agent ten orders
Declare mollusc has one
Attentive to wrong part
Short message from a bird
The Romans conqueror
A professor is a handsome youngster
New remit for headwear
Distinguish from patella
Tiny part of a cat
Speak about quote
Family gore
Wife to tear off for a drink
We sat around – hard work
The burden we bear
Weapon gets record points
Floor covering
Damage
Unwanted plant
Desire
Source
Public school
Pal
Frozen water
Cheerio!
Nocturnal creatures
Unconscious state
Norse deity
Place of worship
Melody
Subscription fees
Feel remorse
Suggest
Spellbound
Birds sound
Idol
Beautiful youth
Bishops headdress
Inform
Particle
Intone
Vital fluid
Adams ale
Perspire
Responsibility
Fencing sword
Slump
Slip
Unit of soldiers
Bungle
Lachrymose
Perfection
Game cube
Showed again
Impatient
Operate
Nonprofessional
Pills, e.g.
Sea anemone
Five-and-____
Phonograph part
Sunday service
Harsh sound
Indian butter
Wool grower
Show up: abbr.
Byrons above
Fell
Defame in print
Fidos treat
Arms storehouse
Dazzle
Cloth
Certify
Fragrant rice
Identity
Sour
Turn
Sort
Degree
Cordial flavor
Piggy
Aggravate
Function
Hithers mate
Stonecrop genus
Get up
Selfishness
Appearing
Designer Donna ____
Outraged
Force unit
Fruitcake find
The Bard, e.g.
Thing, in law
TVs Sajak
Cunning
Outline
Astride a horse
____ De-Lovely
Gam
Boor
Groom
Weight allowance
Simple
Buttes kin
Emmy, e.g.
Feeling
Travel mode
Globe
Mr. OBrien
Dalai ____
Milk sugar
Buzzer
Snack
Correspond
Organic acid
Quibble
Zeus, e.g.
Frozen abode
Subway coin
Shadowbox
Heidi peak
OK mark
First woman
Gun an engine
Hairstyle
Dormant
What Hepburn called Spencer Tracy
Winter, e.g.
Ascertain
In attendance
Cinnamon source
Appeals
Furnishings
Shows first number
Depleted
Follow as a result
Bowling pin wood
Princess Charlotte, to Harry
Hornets, e.g.
2008 TARP beneficiary
Think tank nuggets
The Thin Blue Line director Morris
Mexican month
Stage coach Hagen
*Chances that slipped away
Tricky bit
Type of well
Fulda tributary
Grillers flipper
Bird hangout
Romance novelist Hilderbrand
Gate datum: Abbr.
Windows forerunner
Type of jam in Sacher tortes
One of the original Warner Bros.
Sporty car roof
Long story
Way to go: Abbr.
Frees
Platform site: Abbr.
Twitter forwards, on Twitter
Kings Peak state
Just __ bit
Ramallah-based org.
Make an ad spicier, say
*True view
Shower unit?
Gives someone a hand
Flake or Duckworth: Abbr.
Gin flavor
*Often the best choice, in retrospect
Catchers place
Good times
Bring down
One often includes a colon
*Swindlers
Hearing range
Surreal ending?
__ song
Trash
Pronoun for a princess
Mr. Blue Sky band
They can yield immediate results
Poker great Ungar
PlayStation handheld game
Baking amts.
Autobahn winter hazard
Take no side
Tibetan monks
Sports radio host Patrick
Editors retraction
Salinger character who says to the story narrator, I dont think I shall tell you my full name
First name in exploration
Noteworthy stretches
Fruit-flavored frozen treat
Showy wrap
*Ristorante appetizers
Overhead rumblers
Im with you
Links hero, familiarly
__ Blue: old laundry soap
Graphic top
Uh-uh!
Bonkers
Packed away
Lombardys capital
Place on a pedestal
Raid targets
Reason to challenge an out call
Those, in Tabasco
Sherpa, usually
Like a typical O. Henry story
Boot the ball
Doves digs
Slip past
Mandatory Fun parodist, familiarly
Red or army follower
Earthshaking event
Gets ready
Such a pity
*Former Chilean dictator
Leaning type: Abbr.
Lady on stage
Place to tie up
Court dividers
… and your little dog, too! dog
Ya think?
Medicare prescription drug section
Jackson 5 member
Hearty pastry
Capital on a fjord
Menial laborer
Big bargain
*Bending over backward, say
Spiteful
Masters Tournament weekend groupings
Qtr.-ending month
Luau souvenirs
Much of Eastern Eur., once
Toughs territory
Unwelcome giveaways
Emergency menu
Butterfingered
Tended tots
Classic grape sodas
Divide fairly
Giant among low-cost carriers: Abbr.
Four: Prefix
Biblical builder
Dough
Opposite of exo-
Like comfy slippers
Three Coins … fountain
Punch deliverer
Venomous vipers
The Black Cat author
On the Bus With Rosa Parks poet Dove
Slights
Nicholas, for one
Bet money an all in player cant win
Loafers quality
Actress Gilbert
Visit briefly … and a hint to the answers to starred clues
Bigelow alternative
Lead-in to girl or boy
Scarface setting
60s-70s veep
__ voce: softly
Twangy-sounding
Tuckered out
Man with a code
Nagano-based printer giant
Provide fake cover for, e.g.
Sleeper agent
Texas MLBer
To be, to Benoît
Non-neutral atom
Wish Tree artist
Floor cleaners
Thailand, formerly
Piano exercise
Long story
Fade
Nervous walker
Designer Oscar ____ (3 wds.)
____ tube
Pressed
Appetizers
Garfield, e.g.
Allow
Amtrak depot (abbr.)
Craze
Dated (2 wds.)
Plus
Fall
Ramble
Night sound
Curve
Indian boat
Uncomplicated
Coin opening
Unwraps
Greek god
Pie slice
Time period
____-gallon hat
Picassos field
Tardiness
TV pooch
Divas offerings
Picky
Actress ____ Witherspoon
Exclude
Adams garden
Moves quickly
Quote
Favorites
Military doctor
Phantom of the ____
Planes captain
Read rapidly
Norways neighbor
Author ____ Fleming
Colony insects
Vegetarians taboos
Type of staircase
Is unable
Skin woe
Malicious look
Proves human
Narrate
Upon
Wave type
Actress ____ Streep
Directional symbol
Curtain
Whetstone
Bard of ____
Driving aids
On the ocean
Cinch
Middling (hyph.)
Eight musicians
French brandy
Angry
Telescope parts
Remove
Civic group (abbr.)
All kidding ____
Metal bolt
Adolescents
Rendered fat
Precinct
Layer
Direction
Teamsters rig
Tread
Kindled
Roles reversed in tie
Demote fraudulent dog warden
Prevents Russian flower arrangements having flower missing
Newscast from comedian Frank: hes possibly going downhill quickly
Shes changed the locks of broken box and reopened lid
This set upset people who believe in God
Northern entertainers encountering nothing but resistance for northern style
Huge area of mountains left deserted between Spain and the borders of India
Unionists accepting substantial Tory monetary offer, initially, but this should clear things up
What hardware store is doing for Christmas treat
Evacuation from east? So be it: to the west
3 runs behind schedule, then 4. Declared as a result
Strike Scot, perhaps, from behind, extremely raucously, giving jingoistic shout
Besmirch brand admitting scam, finally
Broken golf club – one engaged in another sport
Book demonstrates what to do if a fault occurs
Fits answer into text message sent on behalf of someone else
Cut up and passed around cocaine
Instrument used to be demanding, claims British orchestra leader
Terrible gout curbing sons enthusiasm
King of Cretes daughter and I are drunk
Kings Head is going downhill, serving nobleman
Bookseller quoted composer of musicals
Starts to suspect thief is hiding in loft, in fact
Irritability shown during contest in Essex
Minister again provides refuge
In some form, most ale contains this
Stroke stomach and top of leg
Nerdy Yorkshireman, say, with no time for reflection
Maybe protest over bare-knuckle boxing
See note
Frost
Fail to notice
Coiled length of yarn
Evaluate
Era
Short-term
Corpulent
Forecast
Lyric poem
Syringa
Shiny decoration
Arrive
Midlands city
Breathe out
Type
Banishment
Sequence
Plant fluid
Swagger
Blemish
A Farewell to __
Missing You singer John
Cowardly Lion actor
Betty of cartoons
Relevant, to lawyers
Gun shop purchase
Avis precursor
Ring holder
Marred
Watch word
Small pool
Provide
Surrounded by
Filled pastry
Poetic Pound
Basket for jai alai
__ Lingus
Adore
Sounds of surprise
Japanese noodle dish
Its in vein
Cape of Good Hope explorer
Shade of purple
God Bless America songwriter
Claim
Irish county
Embargo
Latin rhythm instruments
Polly, to Tom
Cleansing agent
Espouse
Faction
Billy or Nanny
Succinct
Top
Endorse
Out of line
Med lab specimen
Go in up to the ankles
Affectation
Westerners hat
Sewing machine attachment
Draw a __
Hit
Some resistance
Too much, musically
Shorten
Author Dahl
Type of mushroom
Gardeners implement
Helped
Measure of prevention
Gunwale attachment
Way, way off
Tiny bloodsucker
Raise crops
Female servant
Germinal author
Growing medium
Bangkok resident
Org.
English architect Jones
Striped quadruped
Voted in
Wood nymphs
What are we waiting for?
Correction section
Discountenance
Danny DeVitos Taxi role
Wonder Woman star Carter
Unoccupied
Captured
Bottle stopper
Church recess
Fret
Highly rated
Snug
Disadvantage
Shoe material
Cash registers
Root vegetable
Aviators
Well-nigh
European country
Shining
Male duck
Hatred
Against the law
Thick treacle
Clothed
Enormous
Roof material
Overseas
Discourage
Place of learning
Mail
Drinkers toast
Disclosed
Warlike
Puzzling question
Conflict
Pastimes
Supernatural being
Shape
Extol fathers attempt to make flaky piecrust
Maniacs, say, going in opposite directions
Engrossed in military exercises?
Gem provided by old friend
Pop her in pants for dance
Glass container in Cockneys car
Improved as a gambler
Think about red coins in change
Its a revolutionary wine
A Persian fairy some found superior
Making a mistake about a piece of jewellery
Principal thoroughfare terminates oddly
Ancient city in Jordan, one favoured by artist
Release without payment
The minister could be a sport
Jump over queens spaniel
Salesman is not to put on new coat
Workers organisation with means of raising flag
Angry lies about some racehorses
Christmas visitors can include one conjuror
Nelson led a man astray
Policemen try to provide building material
Good person bad at sin
Irelands round lake
Overlook
Aide: abbr.
Cry uncontrollably
Hounds quarry
Fast-food order
Nimble
Not mainstream
Throw in the towel
________ Cents a Dance
Wander
Plummet
Essence
Arctic hazard
Build up, as interest
Blossomed
Plant sprout
Noisy
Nana author
Bugle call
Menu
Give forth
________ out a living
Fairy tale opening
Subside
Glow
Building materials
Pleasant
Linen source
Burning light
Sully
Mellow
One of the winds
Disappointing ending
TVs Trebek
Pads paper
Refer to
Aviv opener
Fine or liberal field
Bad day for Caesar
Close
Citizen ________
De-crease
By means of
On land
Push hard
Smooth Operator singer
Ring decision
Rotated
Prototype: abbr.
Computer unit
Go kaboom
Concertina
Rainbow fish
Plunging
Provide with interrelated entries
Rampals instrument
Fall bloom
Khan of funk
Dealt (with)
Dint
Brutus or Cassius
Cream of the crop
Goes out with
Cavalry weapon
Hide
________ costs, by any means
Be home sick
Pie servings
Thrust (upon)
Canine concern
Fit
Playwright Coward
Have the lead
Surrounded by
Fence entrance
Former spouses
Fed. grant giver
Here, in France
Moves like a dogs tail
Sicilian erupter
Not too swift
Slack-jawed feeling
Question to an unknown caller
Portable grill
See 38-Down
Start of a riddle
In favor of
Downhillers, e.g.
— -haw! (rodeo yell)
Magazine agents success
Total failure
Riddle, part 2
Run — (buy drinks on credit)
Title for Lancelot
Sleep study acronym
Big vases
Riddle, part 3
Cab Calloway catchphrase
Lovingly, to a musician
Common folks
Similar to
Actor Kilmer
Peppery
Boxer Clay, later
Riddle, part 4
PC combo key
Water, in Vichy
A, in Italy
Zip- — -Doo-Dah
Riddle, part 5
Author Rand
Fall Classic mo.
12, on a sundial
Small kid
Clorox, e.g.
Having no 131-Across
Sarajevo locale
Riddle, part 6
Some vipers
— -pah-pah
Gen. Lees side: Abbr.
Half-pint
End of the riddle
— Stone (hieroglyphic discovery)
Gretels brother
Metal source
Painters undercoat
A Gershwin brother
Riddles answer
Sci-fi author Stanislaw
Email, e.g.
Some overcrowded houses
Historic span
Smiled villainously
See 74-Down
Top of a car
It follows // in a URL
Feels so nice!
Loses ones hair
Not guaranteed only to float
Merman of song
British prime minister May
Small peeves
Enzyme-name suffix
Transparent
Dwells
Shikoku sash
Is no longer
Here, in Le Havre
Sandbar
Indian language
Public scandal
Like Afghans
Act of exiting
Clic — (Bic brand)
Drain-clearing stuff
Shocks
Quick race
Sewing case
Baby buggy, to Brits
Tolkien meanies
Fish in a Pixar title
Doctors gp.
With 22-Across, spaced out
If — a Hammer
Mouselike animal
1970s Chevy
Curses!
Shed skin or feathers
Doctors gps.
Curse
Resident of Riyadh
Page of Juno
Albums first half
Make — in (begin working on)
Grand hotel
1983 comedy with Mr. T
Gasoline additive
Wading bird
Sickly
Label
Color shade
Say again?
Rocks Brian
Boat mover
With 130-Across, home of a Scottish monster
Say again
Old lovers
Say it — so!
— Field (Mets home)
Drifting sort
English prep school
Aides: Abbr.
Hmm, I guess so
Grandiosity
In the past
Magazine or book divs.
Wall — (financial district employee)
Nearly massless particle
Lacks entity
— boy!
Vie for the love of
Lurches from side to side
For a spell
Generous type
Its west of Colombia
Bursts (with)
Of the past
Ski cottage
Like pop flies
Co.s top dog
Halls pop partner
Slightly built
Admiral Graf — (German warship)
Mao — -tung
Sugar-name suffix
Big rabbit feature
Peak: Abbr.
Siouan tribe member
Abbr. on a bounced check
Sadly
CO’s aide
Sleepwalker
Left-hander
Knock out
Creature
Seasoned stew
Molten rock
One who rejects values
Build-up
Investigate
Expert
Noosed rope
Prodrome
I see!
Petty official
In restless musical style
In retaliation
Post
Litter
Not based on evidence (Latin)
Irksome
Echo-sounding equipment
Song and dance
Father Christmas’s first year in job with special outfit
Small chocolate boxes secure small chocolates
Preserved wrapping paper that’s accumulated
Phenomenon in sky or atmosphere, say
Such a campaign, even if successful, isn’t working
After Mass, avoid American waterfowl
Musical notes staff sent back to record company
Coloured glass therefore must contain whiskey
Tango I’d turned into sensible routine
Lost the race to rebuild primitive toilet
Extend Noel after upsetting scandal?
Where stock is kept for Christmas shopper, you might say?
King of Norway liking Louisiana — it’s fine outside
Publication, one for Christmas travellers
Kindly reach island’s empty temple
Garden close to place where thieves gather
Stocking fillers from shop in Soho
They’re partial to fashion shopping
It may adversely affect one’s view of last year
Not here holding can, so not drinking
Topless bar gets TV award
Nanny turns around to feed baby
Tiny animals standing in time machine
My turkey stuffing would be of no culinary use
What dove goes over to carry flying mammal
Stream circling power plant
See you crossing river with long insect types
Boxer may want this reason to fight?
Advent calendar to be opened outside home — wow!
Second present, mum’s new “single white male”, outside
Without thinking properly, nurses got off
Right parts to be bought in spring
Wrestles with God when worship is heard
Electronic device for a boy holding paper is real fancy
A Christmas activity alternatively turned into job
Swimsuit on, reasonably concealed by dress
After some drinks, see about a song
Delay winter — the fire’s out
Hard to lance boil? Tinsel might do it
One escorted around part of supermarket
Wanting revenue, collecting penny rent
Minimal air traffic to hold back pilot
Get into party given by Nag’s Head
Glad tidings from Rome — no suitcases lost!
By the way, is this what lacking appreciation means?
This dancer’s worried about work with female ice skater
Idiotically claim PET short for PET?
Mistletoe + friend + an unexpected freedom
Divers get warm out of water
Wrong shape for mine shaft
They are using the Internet and getting on with it
Uproar at home — curry in place of Christmas meal?
Old men will keep turning to passion
Where Santa is, and not the welcoming people, oddly
Is it going to suggest voting results?
Water flea, possibly an aphid
Fast, or primarily slow
Christmas tree decoration made by a new setter
I do a portrait
Public transport not quite working
Father Christmas’s first year in job with special outfit
Small chocolate boxes secure small chocolates
Preserved wrapping paper that’s accumulated
Phenomenon in sky or atmosphere, say
Such a campaign, even if successful, isn’t working
After Mass, avoid American waterfowl
Musical notes staff sent back to record company
Coloured glass therefore must contain whiskey
Tango I’d turned into sensible routine
Lost the race to rebuild primitive toilet
Extend Noel after upsetting scandal?
Where stock is kept for Christmas shopper, you might say?
King of Norway liking Louisiana — it’s fine outside
Publication, one for Christmas travellers
Kindly reach island’s empty temple
Garden close to place where thieves gather
Stocking fillers from shop in Soho
They’re partial to fashion shopping
It may adversely affect one’s view of last year
Not here holding can, so not drinking
Topless bar gets TV award
Nanny turns around to feed baby
Tiny animals standing in time machine
My turkey stuffing would be of no culinary use
What dove goes over to carry flying mammal
Stream circling power plant
See you crossing river with long insect types
Boxer may want this reason to fight?
Advent calendar to be opened outside home — wow!
Second present, mum’s new “single white male”, outside
Without thinking properly, nurses got off
Right parts to be bought in spring
Wrestles with God when worship is heard
Electronic device for a boy holding paper is real fancy
A Christmas activity alternatively turned into job
Swimsuit on, reasonably concealed by dress
After some drinks, see about a song
Delay winter — the fire’s out
Hard to lance boil? Tinsel might do it
One escorted around part of supermarket
Wanting revenue, collecting penny rent
Minimal air traffic to hold back pilot
Get into party given by Nag’s Head
Glad tidings from Rome — no suitcases lost!
By the way, is this what lacking appreciation means?
This dancer’s worried about work with female ice skater
Idiotically claim PET short for PET?
Mistletoe + friend + an unexpected freedom
Divers get warm out of water
Wrong shape for mine shaft
They are using the Internet and getting on with it
Uproar at home — curry in place of Christmas meal?
Old men will keep turning to passion
Where Santa is, and not the welcoming people, oddly
Is it going to suggest voting results?
Water flea, possibly an aphid
Fast, or primarily slow
Christmas tree decoration made by a new setter
I do a portrait
Public transport not quite working
American equivalent of a unit trust
Colombia’s most capped goalkeeper and the only one with a clean sheet in a Copa America competition (in 2001)
Tenzin Gyatso’s title
Short-necked jars of ancient Greece
From Yiddish, a female gossip or busybody
The ____ features Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding
“Tony Blair speaks with a passion as yet ____ by the cynicism of office” (The Scotsman, in 1997)
“Scintillate” shares an etymological origin with this Christmas decoration
The branches of this shrub, common around Los Angeles, are used as Christmas decorations
In words attributed to Lord Acton, “All power corrupts . . . and absolute power is even ____”
Annual thoroughbred race held at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney
An old-fashioned British indication of agreement
A Christmas tree decoration
“I strive to be brief, and I become ____” (Horace)
Actress who played Sally in When Harry Met Sally . . .
Firmly fixed
Singer whose only Christmas-themed single was December Will Be Magic Again, in 1979
American department store which published the 1939 booklet in which Rudolph the Reindeer first appeared
A tread and a ____ constitute a step
Colloquially, edible produce from genetically modified sources
Deficient, inadequate
Stage name of the Flemish singer Esther Lambrechts
Irish poet who wrote lyrics for The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer
Greek muse of lyric poetry
Document listing goods and the amount due for payment
Sacrament commemorating the Last Supper
Festival for which Jingle Bells was originally written
William Makepeace Thackeray’s “novel without a hero”
How a female shopper may be addressed
Having an appearance considered suitable for TV
Collection of rhymes published in 1744, considered the first volume for children
How Christmas pudding is often served
Creator of the “gentleman detective” Roderick Alleyn
The ____ was a gift from France to the USA, dedicated in 1886
Epithet added to a name, as in Alexander the Great
____ dos Santos Aveiro plays for Juventus and Portugal
Aden Gillett plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the ____’s current production of A Christmas Carol
In an elaborately decorated style
2009 Pat Holden film about a firm of Tranmere Rovers fans
Narrow strips connecting larger land areas
Frank Sinatra played the eponymous detective in this 1967 film
Creator of Rip Van Winkle and the idea of Santa’s flying sleigh
Renewal of licence after expiry or suspension
The maple genus
Scottish singer who appeared in the Morrisons 2007 Christmas advertising campaign
Yorkshire town whose nearby Stockeld Park is noted for its Christmas illuminations
Prefix indicating multiplication by a billion, or by the 30th power of 2
City which has donated the Christmas tree Trafalgar Square since 1947
Any of the Gilbert and Sullivan works originally presented by the D’Oyly Carte company
Fragrant Mediterranean shrub related to camomile
Wealthy, derived from the Latin for “flow towards”
Italy’s “Christmas Witch”, with a similar role to Santa Claus
Christmas celebrations centre around the Jaffa area of this Israeli city
Family title most closely associated with Christmas
Chinese system of meditative physical exercise
Key to the right of the hash symbol on a standard UK keyboard
Leggings in fashion, shortened and special
Vigorous university lecturer rebuffed criticism
Old year tuck that’s unhooked a freak
Tower in second home by water in France
Italian provides accommodation for horse in travellers’ inn
Street dog heading off for a while
What makes emperor well finally, one sort of oil
Music from the Monkees
Put out of home, get vessel on river
Dangerous material’s found in demolished cab sites
Tribe wandering about
Hospital procedure taking long time after short journey
Very drunk graduate got rid of
Fantastic Spice Girls finally becoming stars
Description of acid that’s used to kill man (fine!)
Old ruler and baronet getting drunk in skin tent
Password as reset works
The enemy heard something fragrant?
Old box in teachers’ room with unopened brandy
Male in very old age shows goal-directed behaviour
A boy tucked into seaweed and fruit
Horse gets left inside, fixed north of the border
Problem with the waterworks troubled our little girl
Boaster renders funny performance with energy
Operator in temporary accommodation — no man is allowed in
Drugs making people irascible in America
Bad patch in last bit of work glued carelessly
One out to be the supremo?
Inclination to escape pollution hanging over a big town
A politician in ceremony taken short — a hairy situation?
Deep problem? I cease to be troubled
More presentable girl involved in row
Not entirely nice, art ridiculously garish
Queen once said to be upset by this request
Diving bird a bit confused inside fountain once
Set in biology, number probing something precious
Sadly
CO’s aide
Sleepwalker
Left-hander
Knock out
Creature
Seasoned stew
Molten rock
One who rejects values
Build-up
Investigate
Expert
Noosed rope
Prodrome
I see!
Petty official
In restless musical style
In retaliation
Post
Litter
Not based on evidence (Latin)
Irksome
Echo-sounding equipment
Song and dance
Deep problem? I cease to be troubled
Collection of rhymes published in 1744, considered the first volume for children
Give a big shock to
Common vehicle
Attract
___ vera (cosmetics ingredient)
Have regrets about
Big Indian
Something to clean up
___ a beautiful day!
Approve
Old soda machine feature (2 words)
Prevent
Single dollar bill
Reddish purple
Sentence word that connects
Place for relaxing massages
With the same score
First-___ kit
Sword match
Sailors yes
Tool that pierces leather
Part of a swinging door
Thing worn with a business suit
Vegetable in a pod
Like the US banner? (2 words)
Place for a nice swim
Ancient
Tear, old-style
Bullets and BBs
Blemish
Solo in an opera
Ball ___ hammer
Visual item
Place with many stores
Door frame
Cheaper margarine alternative
U-turn from found
Nuclear treaty provision (2 words)
Old town news announcer
Another word for 2-Across
Answer back
Pilotless plane
Gathering tool
Slightly gapped
In a ___ (sort of)
___ du Flambeau, Wis.
Conclude
Pastor out in the country
Plant that climbs walls
To Kill a Mockingbird author
Have sickness
Earths light
Hard throw, in baseball
Ginger ___
Fantastic!
Users manual drawing
The stuff you breathe
Egg maker
Eagles claw
San Diego baseball player
A portion
Any large reference book
Opposite of work
Old Italian currency
Wicked
Distribute cards
Food for a baby
Burr novelist
Consequently . . .
Is it worth the risk?
Its our turn
Start playback
Take a chill pill
__ my case
80s Streisand film
A to E, to musicians
A Van Gogh home
According to
Actress Dern
Addition to spice up a dish
Administers an oath to
African fly
Aggressive football strategy
App extras
Ballet practice facility
Bands signal to start
Barbecue residue
Bed on wheels
Biscotti flavoring
Bowling button
Bubble up
Cameo stone
Camera function
Certain dietary restriction
Certain undercover cop
Chocolate/graham-cracker cookie
Collapsible silk headgear
Colorado resort
Comprises
Corns coat
Costumes
Disney duck
Disturb a speaker
Early computer
Eroded
Erstwhile digital encyclopedia
Excellent, in the 90s
Exercising count
Expressive music genre
Fabric fringe
Fin descriptor
Flatbread of India
Freight measure
French physicist
From Austrias capital
Getz of jazz
Giving back sass
GPS reading
Grain layer
Greenish blue
Gripping gadget
Had done laps in water
Help-a-tenant gathering
Hobby shop wood
How many LPs were rereleased
Insignificant
Intensified, with up
It means resident
Its left on the highway
Its often seen on airport TVs
Jellied garnish
Judge as qualified
Lambs maam
Landscapers installation
Less strenuous
Literary adverb
Long-eared equine
Mark on many exams
Meeting schedule
Military nucleus
Mr. Tolstoy
Much-repeated Deck the Halls syllables
New York college
No longer vacant
Noble title
Not level
Occur after
Of Survivor groups
Onetime Navajo foe
Operatic passage
Opposite of neath
Organic compound ending
Oscar role for Brando and De Niro
Outperforms
Pastors nickname
PD investigator
Peace, in a Latin Mass
Piece of some pies
Pop singer Del Rey
Pore through
Pre-refrigeration deliverer
Prefix for port
Primary
Reduced version
Regards as
Retired miler Sebastian
Roof rack gear
Salsa specification
Shape of orecchiette pasta
Single statistic
Siphons off
Smear on
Smelter byproduct
Sounds like Daffy Duck
South American plain
Spanish miss
Spiced tea from India
Squirm about
Start of a choosing rhyme
Start of the 12th century
Step between floors
Stop doing
Strut with spirit
Swinelike mammal
Take turns
Tennis great Lendl
Timber-shaping tools
Touched down
Tries ones best
Trite
Tylenol alternative
Typical high-schooler
Univ. aides
Up from sleep
US vaccine regulator
Valueless
Veep before Al
Venerable Hollywood and Vine theatre
Venerable ointment brand
Via wagering
Villainous Star Wars name
Walks over
Water beside Toledo
Water garnish
What some YouTube videos go
Where sea meets sky
Winter headwear
Wonderstruck
__ excellence (superior)
Magicians props
Hast permission
In what way?
Sleeping problem
Maternally related
Fury
Billie Jean for Michael Jackson
Three-up, e.g.
Opera stars
Babbled
Heavenly bodies
One way to be pale
Word or phrase pioneer
Crocodile ___ (Hogan film)
Poker stakes
Stays unsettled
Hotel amenity
No longer working (Abbr.)
Clever cons
Itll grow on you
Auto tire letters
Uses a coffee machine
___ celebre
Sips slowly, as a drink
Safe, private places
Head south for the winter
Schooling fish that burrows
Kind of humor or food
Hearing-related
7 Faces of Dr. ___ (film)
Deadly mob event
Shade provider
Eliminate
Small amount
Contact site
Les Miz setting
Ghostlike in appearance
Tail movement
Credit card fig.
Tijuana-to-Santa Fe dir.
Numbed
Takeoffs of a kind
Flat-topped formations
Adam and carpenter
Exclamation of derision
Periodic payments
Groups of four
Get boozed up
Mechanical window
Untended, as a lawn
… Story ___ Told
Dug in
Long, steep slope
Cornbread concoctions
Inducing emotions
Sand ridges
Classroom fixtures
Blender setting
Densely packed ski run
Hes ___ nowhere man
Burnout prescription
Stars enablers
Admires verbally
Form of rummy
Coffee container
Indian dress
Wild fight
Bolognas country
Less doubtful
Cathedral part
Like a new recruit
Thatll show em!
Drink cooler
Strong rating
Adjourn
Alongside an animal bearing right
An explosive? Thats putting it mildly!
Annual Oxbridge event
Artists model
Attempt to run through
Brewed beverage
Bygone German leader
Change some legal term
City near Los Angeles
Crew not finishing meal
Day with glee resulting in seductive look
Delete
Derelict
Dislike seen in clash at Edgbaston
Dog schedule backed by keeper
Easy chance for artists model perhaps?
Enticement
First one leaves couple shaving
Flirtatious glance
Forsake
Funeral hymn
Girl played in string quartet?
Hanger-on in airborne soldiers base?
Hint is not required by pest
Loathe
Maybe vampire conceals one lure
Mayhem, confusion
Modify
Museum custodian
Musical instrument
Ninepin
Nuclear weapon
Old man unhappy with Mrs Sharples in US location
Old ruler stuck into vodka is erratic
Paddle
Pay attention, the editors gripping
Pierce
Puss, incredibly close, gets ban
Recklessness in musicians playing
Remove from opera sequence
Return abroad for trial
Rower from Tromso arrived
Satirical piece let loose — ones bowled over
Send back: additional edit perhaps needed
Serious about good, sad song
Side by side
Snake to find in crafty contest
Sponger
Staff access to theatre
Subtle distinction
Such a vocal part brings chaos
Take notice of
Treads goo messily into theatre entrance
Trimming edges
Wasteland news boss left alone
Blondie tyke
Censored sound
Scram!
Scram!
All-in-one Apple computer
Any of the noble elements
Area enclosed by four city streets
Awful-smelling
Baseball bat makers tool
Black Panthers hairdo
Bothered to no end
Bring to ruin
Calf-length dress
Calls from a cote
Cause of woe
Combat-related trauma
David Bowies widow
Davids stone launcher
Defeated by one run, say
Dry cleaners challenge
Fare in troughs
Felt sore
Fine silverware
Golda of Israel
Grin from ear to ear
Gulf War missile
Have a bug
Headed for overtime
Homeric works
Icicles locale
Idaho product, informally
IHOP order
In high esteem
In the proverbial cellar
Ingredient in chips and chowders
Instrument struck with a mallet
Intertwines, as leather strips
Jump shots path
Kitchen extruders
Knock on the noggin
Laser printer need
Like most Turks
Lionel Hamptons instrument
Makeshift backyard swing
Means of childproofing a cabinet
Michigan town or its college
Mounts, as a jewel
Music festival lineup, for short
Namesake of ESPNs Courage Award
News tidbits
Oodles
Over-___ (sports wager)
Oxy target
Palm with purple berries
Part of a park bench
Pasta similar to rigatoni
Photograph on metal
Place for a flock
Polly, to Tom Sawyer
River to the Rhone
Rock guitarist Nugent
Rorschach test images
Roulette turns
Rulers of a sci-fi movie planet
Run together, in music
Rutabaga or turnip
Sausage unit
Saves for later
Shakespearean prince
Snobbish sorts
Some theater productions
Sources of some pressure
Tiki bar cocktail
Took the initiative
Valuable vein
Where It.s at
Witty line
___ Club (Costco competitor)
Jewish festival celebrating the Exodus (variant spelling)
Formerly a gold coin of various European countries
Took the initiative
Big-headedness; self-image
Small spit or skewer: French kebab
Beat; trick
Makes right
Name once applied to oriental colonies, trading countries
Agent
Bothersome annoying person
Covered single-seated carrying chair
Pertaining to the killing of ones parent (of the same sex) to possess the other
Bolivias legal capital; Ecuadors former currency
Excessive
Storage for a particular fashion item
Rivers of the same name in Scotland and England
Enumerating imaginary animals in an attempt to overcome insomnia
Greek hero of legend who killed the Minotaur
Extended house and estate (often of a farm)
Tentacled cephalopod
French informal restaurant
Country bumpkin; hick
Auberge or tavern
Does loud interruption put off?
Spur wheels (round one really on)
Wind up from fen with drought about to start
A gauge has the edge for a time
This guys left in kind of a mess
Passing a cut, soldiers flipped saw
Singer crazy about stripped back band
Empty green in Seville has unionist unsettled
Animal requirement takes animal carrier aback!
Girl held back by maniac, I reckon
Damage done internally to partly delicate instrument
On reflection, progressive…
…writer trashed a lord – without second line!
Baby boy going round with some parents
Understand this one, perhaps
Right fruit cut by a model can…
…feed Celt (bananas from rabbi, its thought)
Altered junk Earl made muddy?
Idea hot spearmen toyed with pans out
Vets docked her tail during drive
Dig located by the edge of town
Unnecessary histrionics about bareback riders core
Reserved man splits edited proofs
A city one missed, after a fashion
Country flag going up reliable poles, note
A girl without energy is a monster!
Girl losing face has passed muster
Wet cloth wrapped around hips
Assistant director claims women stripped Cary Grant!
Risk cutting the foremost hack off