The Washington Post - Dec 13 2017

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Clues Answers
#2 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time CLAPTON
'Born Free' lioness ELSA
'One Mic' rapper NAS
'Taras Bulba' novelist Gogol NIKOLAI
'Treasure Island' author's initials RLS
*'Cruel Summer' band BANANARAMA
*Extremely retro food regimen? PALEODIET
*Friendly words to departing guests GLADYOUCAME
*Like medicine that works quickly FASTACTING
28-Down, essentially POD
Amino __ ACID
Area below the abdomen GROIN
Attorney's assignment CASE
Auburn University home ALABAMA
Brainiac EGGHEAD
Brewpub brew PALEALE
Burger bun flavorings SESAMES
Campus eatery, for short CAF
Car seller's employer: Abbr DLR
Chew (on) GNAW
Common yoga pose ... and a hint to hidden names in the answers to starred clues DOWNWARDDOG
Composer Puccini GIACOMO
Cookie bits in some Milka chocolate bars OREOS
Desperate DOORDIE
Droop SAG
Drunkard SOT
Eggs in a lab OVA
Fly high SOAR
Flying Solo? HAN
Former Swedish automaker SAAB
Gaming rookie, in slang NOOB
Gratuity TIP
HDTV brand RCA
HDTV choice LCD
Homecoming figure GRAD
Hotel lobby hangings ART
Clues Answers
Hyphenated fruit drink brand HIC
Insisted on it SAIDSO
Like some celebrity memoirs TELLALL
Male bodybuilder HEMAN
Mineo of movies SAL
More heavily populated DENSER
Nervous ONEDGE
Old-school 'cool' HEP
Org. with Thunder and Heat NBA
Out-of-date OLD
Pal of Sleepy DOC
Palm smartphone TREO
Pasta sauce herb BASIL
Prefix with Saxon ANGLO
Qatar's capital DOHA
Remove calcium deposits from DELIME
Rock producer Brian ENO
Rock show venues ARENAS
Salaries INCOMES
Simple card game WAR
Six-sided state UTAH
Small dogs TOYS
Smart guys? ALECS
Smoked meat HAM
Solid __ rock ASA
Southern veggie OKRA
Spaceship Earth locale EPCOT
Spoken ALOUD
Steams up ENRAGES
Steinbeck's '__ of Eden' EAST
Tennis great Monica SELES
Trafficking org DEA
U.K. country ENG
Uncle, in Mexico TIO
Unit at the pumps GALLON
Usual people in a roundup? SUSPECTS
Welcomers at the church door GREETERS
Young fox KIT
Zion Church letters AME