L.A. Times Daily Crossword Answers - November 23, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Beg pardon ..."

AHEM

"Borstal Boy" author Brendan

BEHAN

"Desire Under the Elms" playwright

ONEILL

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" lyricist

CARA

"Gunsmoke" star

ARNESS

"Not so fast!"

WHOA

"O, that way madness lies" speaker

LEAR

"Punch buggy" in a car trip game

VWBEETLE

"Stop"

NOMORE

"Ta ta!"

CIAO

"The Mod Squad" role

LINC

"__-Tiki"

KON

*2003 romantic comedy with multiple story lines

LOVEACTUALLY

*Amy Dickinson, for one

ADVICECOLUMNIST

*Botticelli on display in the Uffizi

BIRTHOFVENUS

*Friends for life

BLOODBROTHERS

*Space mission team

GROUNDCONTROL

2012 U.S. Women's Open winner Na Yeon __

CHOI

35-Across, briefly

TMI

Acted hastily

RUSHED

Ad writer's award

CLIO

Addressee of two New Testament epistles

TIMOTHY

Art in a parlor

TAT

Bakery purchase

ROLL

Basilica area

APSE

Big initials in nutritional supplements

GNC

Bit of inline skating gear

KNEEPAD

Blowups: Abbr

ENLS

Book jacket part

FLAP

Bygone Fords

LTDS

Calendar list, briefly

SKED

Carry on

WAGE

Christiane Amanpour's network

CNN

City near the Amalfi Coast

SALERNO

Colleague of Ruth and Sonia

ELENA

Coming up soon

ONTAP

Cycle beginning

TRI

Danger sign

REDFLAG

Designer Wang

VERA

Driving force?

ENGINE

Drought-prone

ARID

Emilia's husband

IAGO

End-of-letter letters

ENC

Event that kicks off shopping for 119-Across

BLACKFRIDAY

Far-away connection?

AND

Fashion monogram

YSL

Fertilizer ingredient

PEAT

Festive time

THEHOLIDAYS

Fight (for)

VIE

Focus of some searching?

SOUL

Folks

PARENTS

Footnote word

IDEM

Fringe

EDGE

Frisco squad

NINERS

Funereal ring

KNELL

Genesis wife

LEAH

Getting one's feet wet

WADING

GI on the run

AWOL

Giraffe kin

OKAPI

Goblet parts

STEMS

Grand-scale tale

EPIC

Grass units

BLADES

Harbor a grudge against

RESENT

Hebrew for "my master"

RABBI

Hit the dirt?

SCRUB

Important theme for 119-Across, and a word that can be used with the starts of the answers to the starred clues

GIVING

Indian tea

CHAI

Insurance __

AGENCY

Interstate H-1 locale

OAHU

Iron-rich cabbage

KALE

Island east of Java

BALI

Jones of song

CASEY

Keep mum

CLAMUP

Knock for __

ALOOP

Large body of eau

MER

Layered cut

SHAG

Leaf

PAGE

Less cordial

ICIER

Loud speaker

ORATOR

Low voice

BASSO

Manicurist's concern

CUTICLE

Many a Balkan

SLAV

Map collection

ATLAS

Massachusetts resort

CAPEANN

Michelob beer

ULTRA

Nile cobras

ASPS

Nonexpert

LAY

Not yours, in Tours

AMOI

Nothing but

MERE

Novelist Waugh

ALEC

On __ basis

ATRIAL

Particular

ITEM

Passé players, briefly

VCRS

Pasture

LEA

Pays to stay

RENTS

Personal quirks

TICS

Pink hue

MELON

Player

ATHLETE

Polish writing

EDIT

Potala Palace city

LHASA

Prefix with gram

EPI

Put an __: terminate

ENDTO

Put out to sea

SAIL

Qualifying suffix

ISH

Rams' home

STLOUIS

Refuse

TRASH

Rock 'n' roll era dance

SOCKHOP

Salad dressing ingredient

VINEGAR

Saturate

SOAK

Scarf securer

BROOCH

Seasonal worker?

ELF

Sharp

ACID

Sicily, to Sicilians

ISOLA

Sioux language featured in "Dances With Wolves"

LAKOTA

Skipping nothing

FROMATOZ

Sports shoe with a Cantilever heel

AVIA

Spots for holsters

HIPS

Stands the test of time

LASTS

Start to commute?

TELE

State that declared its independence in 2008

KOSOVO

Strength

ASSET

Stylish eatery word

CHEZ

SUNY city on Lake Ontario

OSWEGO

Super

AONE

Super Bowl XLIV MVP

BREES

Sure bet

LOCK

Sushi-grade tuna

AHI

Temporarily out, in baseball lingo

ONTHEDL

They're often grad students

TAS

Tight-knit group

CLAN

Timberlake's old band

NSYNC

Unlikely lawyer in a 1992 film title

VINNY

Unlikely to speak up

MOUSY

Unnerving sound on a hiking trail

RATTLE

Verbal shrug

MEH

Vice __

VERSA

Well-chosen

APT

Westernmost Texas county

ELPASO

Wood pattern

GRAIN

Work hard

MOIL

Work on a bust

SCULPT

Year in Italy

ANNO

__ Kippur

YOM

__ of influence

SPHERE