New York Times - Dec 25 2017

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Clues Answers
'Jeopardy!' host Trebek ALEX
'Slumdog Millionaire' setting INDIA
*Dispenser of psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown LUCYVANPELT
*Game-quickening timer in basketball SHOTCLOCK
*Long vegetable with a yellow pod WAXBEAN
*Marinara sauce thickener TOMATOPASTE
*Snowbirds' destination SUNBELT
1970s tennis champ Nastase ILIE
Adhering to old-fashioned modesty PRIM
Animal with a rack ELK
Arabian Peninsula nation YEMEN
Book jacket write-up BLURB
Bottle stopper CORK
Budgetary excess FAT
Call at a deli or barbershop NEXT
Cartoondom's Olive ___ OYL
Charlotte ___ (rich dessert) RUSSE
Cheerleader's cry RAH
Churchill Downs event DERBY
Clobber in the ring KAYO
Columbus campus, briefly OSU
Congeal, as blood CLOT
Cooking oil brand CRISCO
Ease up on LOOSEN
Fairy tale boy who outsmarts a witch HANSEL
Food unit counted by a dieter CALORIE
Game of pursuit TAG
Gate closer LATCH
Golf ball propper-upper TEE
Govt. of the Rebs CSA
Green precious stone JADE
Hairlike projections on cells CILIA
Hippocratic ___ OATH
Honolulu hello ALOHA
Landmass bounded by a mountain chain and three oceans ASIA
Like a midlevel general or a so-so movie TWOSTAR
List of popular songs ... or a hint to the ends of the answers to the starred clues HITPARADE
Lyndon Johnson and George W. Bush TEXANS
Mean witch's pronouncement CURSE
Clues Answers
Mel honored in Cooperstown OTT
Mischievous IMPISH
Miss America accessory SASH
Motorists' org AAA
Nighttime wear, familiarly PJS
Notable achievement FEAT
Overly theatrical type HAM
Playful river animal OTTER
President saying 'No!' VETOER
Purchase for a newborn LAYETTE
Racket DIN
Reb's foe YANK
Ships' direction controllers RUDDERS
Small food fish SMELT
Social gaffe FAUXPAS
Soft mineral TALC
Some 'big' burgers MACS
Something an arrested person tries to 'make' BAIL
Sorvino of 'Mighty Aphrodite' MIRA
Sound of disapproval TSK
Stars-and-stripes land, for short USA
Subway system METRO
Swede who developed a temperature scale CELSIUS
Swine HOGS
Take part in 49-Across RUN
Tie, as figure skates LACEUP
Utter failure FIASCO
Vice president between Gore and Biden CHENEY
Wagner's 'Liebestod,' e.g ARIA
Weirdo NUT
What might turn up dirt on someone? HOE
What psychological trauma may leave SCAR
Without repetition ONCE
Words solemnly sworn IDO
Years and years and years EONS