L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - January 27, 2015

L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - January 27, 2015

Clue

Answer

"Cool!"

RAD

"Incredible!"

UNREAL

Agatha Christie's title

DAME

Annoying swarm

GNATS

Appear that way

SEEMTO

Arctic sea bird

AUK

Auth. unknown

ANON

Award for a sitcom

EMMY

Big windstorm

GALE

Blog VIPs

EDS

Bough breaker

AXE

Bubble bath spot

TUB

Building detail, briefly

SPEC

Check from the IRS

REFUND

Classic comedy team, with "The" ... and what the last words of 20-, 38- and 44-Across comprise

THREESTOOGES

Cleaning up after the mess?

ONKP

Consumerist Ralph

NADER

Detested thing

ANATHEMA

Easy race pace

TROT

Fare steamed in corn husks

TAMALES

Fasten, as buttons

DOUP

Films featuring chaps in chaps

OATERS

First piece moved in chess, often

QUEENSPAWN

Fit to be tied

IRATE

Flat-topped elevation

MESA

Fuzzy fruit

KIWI

Gen-__: boomer's kid, usually

XER

George Eastman's camera

KODAK

Gossipmonger

YENTA

Grab, as ice cubes

TONG

Had a bite

ATE

Half a colon

DOT

Home of baseball's Marlins

MIAMI

Inscribed award

PLAQUE

Insult

SLUR

Junkyard metal

SCRAP

Kitchen flooring

LINOLEUM

Let loose

FREE

Letter-named thoroughfares in Bklyn

AVES

Like much early history

ORAL

Littlest of a litter

RUNT

Lovebirds, e.g

DUO

Many an Amman man

ARAB

Media workers' org

AFTRA

Mentalist Geller

URI

Mexican mom

MADRE

Most shipshape

NEATEST

Mother's Day month

MAY

Mousse kin

GEL

NBC skit show

SNL

Neighbor of Can

USA

One that falls in the fall

LEAF

Opposed to

ANTI

Palette user

ARTIST

Protestant denom

EPIS

Racket

DIN

Red and Coral

SEAS

Religious offshoot

SECT

Ringful on a belt

KEYS

Rock used for hammering, e.g

STONEAGETOOL

Seasoned veteran

PRO

Seuss character who "speaks for the trees"

LORAX

Shari Lewis' Lamb Chop, memorably

SOCKPUPPET

Sharper, as vision

KEENER

Ship bottom

HULL

Showy jewelry

BLING

Sneaker brand

KEDS

Software test versions

BETAS

Soprano Gluck

ALMA

Still owed

UNPAID

Surprised scream

EEK

Takes a load off

SITS

Ten C-notes

ONEG

Triumphant cries

AHAS

Universal principle

AXIOM

Voice below soprano

ALTO

Whence icicles hang

EAVE

Wine quality

NOSE

Wrap for a sprain

TAPE

__ Piper

PIED