L.A. Times Daily - Jan 17 2021

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Clues Answers
"Chicago" star GERE
"For You" co-singer Rita ORA
"Gimme a minute" ONESEC
"I'll take that as __" ANO
"No fighting!" BENICE
"See ya!" BYEBYE
"The Irishman" Oscar nominee PACINO
"To clarify ... " IMEANT
*Avocado misnomer ALLIGATORPEAR
*Building diagram FLOORPLAN
*Cause of some back pain POORPOSTURE
*Discount ticket based on age SENIORPASS
*It's not 112-Across MINORPOINT
*Pre-wedding bash BACHELORPARTY
*Raffle rewards, perhaps DOORPRIZES
*Workforce LABORPOOL
Acknowledge surreptitiously, maybe NODAT
Adjust for pitch TUNE
Aficionado MAVEN
Alton Brown cooking show "Reloaded" in 2018 GOODEATS
Amp carrier ROADIE
Asian laptop brand ACER
Autobahn autos AUDIS
B-school subject ECON
Beer with a black eagle in its logo TECATE
Blood bank category TYPEAB
Blood line VEIN
Borrow from a library CHECKOUT
Bounty rival VIVA
Brouhaha ADO
Bugs in cop shows WIRETAPS
Building beam GIRDER
Causing the willies EERIE
Celery piece RIB
Channel guide, say MENU
Checking account lure NOFEE
Chicago NFL team's founder PAPABEAR
Civil War general MEADE
Cried in the cornfield CAWED
Crude cartel OPEC
Dallas Wings' org WNBA
Degs. for playwrights MFAS
Disneyland shuttle TRAM
Downed with an ax HEWN
Downright or outright DARNED
Dry spell at the plate SLUMP
Easy-to-play instruments KAZOOS
Encountered MET
Engine parts RODS
Everest expert SHERPA
Exec's aide ASST
Feature of Japan's flag REDSUN
Follow OBEY
Garden rodent VOLE
Garfield's frenemy ODIE
Gets by DOESOK
Go sky-high SOAR
Golf great Karrie WEBB
Grain in granola OAT
Grass-skirt dance HULA
Had to pay OWED
Hall of Fame quarterback Tarkenton FRAN
Hamlet, for one PRINCE
Having significant consequences SERIOUS
Held on to KEPT
High seas concern PIRACY
Hindu honorific SRI
Implore URGE
Impulsive RASH
Informal "Get me?" YAKNOW
Inquires ASKS
Clues Answers
Investigate again, as a cold case REOPEN
IOC country code three before Qatar POR
Itinerary abbr ARR
L.A.-to-Tucson dir ESE
La Scala highlight ARIA
Ladybug or weevil BEETLE
Language __ ARTS
Laura of "Big Little Lies" DERN
Layered veggie ONION
Lea Salonga, e.g FILIPINA
Leaf through SKIM
Leaving the amateur ranks, and a hint to the answers to starred clues TURNINGPRO
Like salves TOPICAL
Line to the audience ASIDE
List-ending abbr ETAL
Malek of "Mr. Robot" RAMI
Many Oscar nominees ACTORS
Marriage acquisition INLAW
Mexican buffet feature SALSABAR
Mo. with dog days AUG
Monetary trifle, in slang HAY
Monotonous sound DRONE
Most capable ABLEST
Nap site BED
Nat __ Wild: cable channel GEO
Neighbor of Den NOR
Not quite foggy MISTY
Olive extract OIL
One who gives a hoot OWL
One who scoffs at bagged pekoe, perhaps TEASNOB
Pack away STOW
Part of a journey LEG
Part of a process STEP
Piece of cake CINCH
Pizzeria allure AROMA
Playground response ARESO
Pretender PHONY
Promotional campaign PUSH
Publisher Larry __, portrayal for which Woody Harrelson received an Oscar nomination FLYNT
Push-up target PEC
Puts in stitches SEWS
Quick attack FORAY
Quick drink NIP
Ration (out) METE
Retreats with peels SPAS
Silent performers MIMES
Sitcom sewer worker EDNORTON
Sneaky SLY
Sonata producer HYUNDAI
Splendid display POMP
Spots for ski racks ROOFS
Squid's squirt INK
Stare in wonder GAWK
Superlative prefix UBER
Supersedes REPLACES
Sweetie, in slang BAE
Total mystery ENIGMA
Trio for A-Rod and Trout MVPS
Twitch stream annoyance DELAY
Unable to decide TORN
Understanding GRASP
Unstable subatomic particle KAON
Virtual alter ego AVATAR
Walk-__: small roles ONS
Wall St.'s "Big Board" NYSE
Watch dogs? PETSIT
Waze option: Abbr RTE
Winter's day outburst BRR
Yachter's pronoun HER
__ Diego Padres SAN
__ Millions MEGA