L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 29, 2014

L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - December 29, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Big" fast-food sandwich

MAC

"Can't Help Lovin' __ Man"

DAT

"Certainly!"

INDEED

"Fried Green Tomatoes" co-screenwriter Fannie

FLAGG

"Honor Thy Father" author Gay

TALESE

"Mamma Mia!" group

ABBA

Abdul and Zahn

PAULAS

Actor Alda

ALAN

Ancient calculators

ABACI

Arid expanses

DESERTS

Attack, to Fido

SIC

Attractive

PRETTY

Baseball's Cobb and football's Law

TYS

Bomb trials, briefly

HTESTS

Catch sight of

SEE

Caustic chemical

LYE

Clock-setting std

GMT

Clumsy type

OAF

Colo. neighbor

KANS

Comic Buddy who played Costello in "Bud and Lou"

HACKETT

Conductor's wand

BATON

Craft with an outboard

POWERBOAT

Cuba, por ejemplo

ISLA

Day's 24: Abbr

HRS

DVR brand

TIVO

Earnest request

PLEA

Elbow poke

JAB

Final: Abbr

ULT

Fitting

APT

French pal

AMI

Gems that come mostly from Australia

OPALS

Gillette razor

ATRA

Halloween sheet wearers

GHOSTS

Handed over, as land

CEDED

Iranian religion

BAHAI

Jimmy of the Daily Planet

OLSEN

Kid around with

TEASE

King toppers

ACES

Lab eggs

OVA

Large-group legal proceeding

CLASSACTION

Lens for a panorama

WIDEANGLE

Like a neglected lawn

WEEDY

Like italics

ASLANT

Major speech, as at a convention

KEYNOTE

Maker of the Genesis game system

SEGA

Netanyahu of Israel, familiarly

BIBI

New Mexico art hub

TAOS

Nikita's no

NYET

Old California fort

ORD

Omelet need

EGG

Opposite of COD

PPD

Palindromic "before"

ERE

Part of a hotel bathroom set

HANDTOWEL

Philandering fellow

CAD

Place for a cocktail

BAR

Power failures

OUTAGES

Prez on a penny

ABE

Pulitzer winner James

AGEE

Rags-to-riches author Horatio

ALGER

Rain forest parrot

MACAW

Secure method of payment

BANKDRAFT

Stretch across

SPAN

Supermarket franchise initials

IGA

Tax form ID

SSN

Tax whiz, briefly

CPA

The third "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie (and where you might find the first part of 18-, 24-, 34-, 40- and 48-Across)

ATWORLDSEND

Tip-top

AONE

Transcript no

GPA

Tripod for a canvas

EASEL

Ump's call with outstretched arms

SAFE

Waterfront org

ILA

Weapon in the David and Goliath story

SLINGSHOT

Wheel shaft

AXLE

Wooing period

COURTSHIP

Writer Ferber

EDNA

Zinc __: sunblock ingredient

OXIDE

__ d'Arc

JEANNE

__ Moines

DES