New York Times Crossword Answers - December 23, 2014

New York Times Crossword Answers - December 23, 2014

Clue

Answer

'Ciao'

PEACE

'Sands of Iwo ___'

JIMA

'The Cosby Show' son

THEO

'We Three Kings of Orient ___'

ARE

'Winnie ___ Pu'

ILLE

2014 World Series winners

GIANTS

Actress Arthur

BEA

Advance, as a clock

SETAHEAD

Attempt, as a field goal

GOFOR

Bake in a sauce

ESCALLOP

Become rusted

OXIDIZE

Brennan of 'Private Benjamin'

EILEEN

Bright, as a fire

BLAZING

British rule in old India

RAJ

Buddy

BRO

Center

CORE

Clichéd gift on Mother's Day

PERFUME

Coarse, as humor

EARTHY

Commandeer

HIJACK

Cree, Creek or Crow

TRIBE

Day-___

GLO

Declines

EBBS

Diamond bag

BASE

Duped

HAD

Dusk-dawn connector

TIL

Engine sound at Indy

ROAR

Espresso and cappuccino

COFFEES

Fanatic

MANIAC

Fend off, as mosquitoes

SLAPAT

Fireside chat prez

FDR

Flexible, electrically

ACDC

Former F.B.I. chief Louis

FREEH

General on Chinese menus

TSO

Give a heads-up

WARN

Greek personification of the outer sea

OCEANUS

Half-___ (low-octane drink order)

CAF

Ibsen's 'Hedda ___'

GABLER

Ice mass

FLOE

Illuminated from behind

REARLIT

Italian carmaker

FIAT

Kebab stick

SKEWER

Lab culture medium

AGAR

Largest country in Africa since the breakup of Sudan in 2011

ALGERIA

Lie in wait

LURK

Like Santa's helpers

ELFIN

Mad ___

HATTER

Make a quick note of

JOT

Milan opera house

LASCALA

Muscle

SINEW

New York Stock Exchange symbol

BULL

One helping an addict

ENABLER

One in the class of '12 or '13, now

ALUM

One justification for the Iraq war, for short

WMD

Online publication

EZINE

Org. in the 'Dirty Harry' movies

SFPD

Pale

WAN

Pince-___ (glasses that clip to the nose)

NEZ

Plural animal name that does not end in '-s'

OXEN

Puppeteer Tony

SARG

Rapper with the 1991 hit 'Rico Suave'

GERARDO

Real hoot

GASSER

Snatch

NAB

Snicker

TEEHEE

Spell-off

BEE

Storied locale for the circled letters in 8- and 65-Across

BEANSTALK

Take back, as a false charge

RETRACT

The 13 of PG-13 and 17 of NC-17

AGES

Ticklish red Muppet

ELMO

Tonsil doc

ENT

Vexes

RANKLES

Violates the rules

ISNTOK

WaPo competitor

NYT

Wayward offspring, informally

BADSEED

Weekly 'Whew!'

TGIF

When repeated, Mork's sign-off

NANU

___ avis

RARA

___ dish

PETRI

___ flash

NEWS