L.A. Times Daily - Mar 15 2021

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Clues Answers
"Jurassic Park" predator TREX
"Roses __ red ... " ARE
"The Naked and the Dead" author Norman MAILER
"__ Misérables" LES
Antlered Yellowstone beast ELK
Apt word found in "accident" DENT
Before, in poems ERE
Behind-the-scenes money source ... and a hint to the start of 20-, 35- and 43-Across SILENTPARTNER
Bit the dust ATEIT
Box score number STAT
Boxer's foursome PAWS
Brings on board HIRES
Cable TV's Nat __ Wild GEO
Car's blinker TURNSIGNAL
CNN anchor Burnett ERIN
Cold War initials USSR
Collectors' item? TAX
Distinctive vibe AURA
Dorothy's dog TOTO
Drum type SNARE
Dry-eyes solution SALINE
Elton or Lennon JOHN
Eucalyptus eater KOALA
Experiencing writer's block, say STUCK
Fill until full SATE
First of a cereal box trio SNAP
Garlicky mayo AIOLI
Great Lake with the shortest name ERIE
Grocery shoppers' aids LISTS
He played Grant on "Lou Grant" ASNER
Heed a bailiff's order RISE
Hesitant utterances UMS
Hindu god of desire KAMA
Hook's vessel PIRATESHIP
Hot tub feature JET
Hyphenated fruit drink brand HIC
Incense-sensing sense SMELL
Italian wine region ASTI
Clues Answers
King of rock 'n' roll ELVIS
Lao Tzu's "way" TAO
Light snack NOSH
Like many cars sold online USED
Luau neckwear LEI
Mah-jongg piece TILE
Manual filing target? NAIL
Mary-Kate, to Ashley TWIN
Morning awakener ALARMCLOCK
Officials calling strikes UMPS
One of four in five LETTER
Online talk show PODCAST
PBS science series NOVA
Poi source TARO
Response from the next room INHERE
Roadside lodgings INNS
Sauce with basil PESTO
Scared, with "out" CREEPED
Secluded valley GLEN
See 5-Down MESSI
Sick ILL
Spanish gold ORO
Spinning toys TOPS
Stick a stake in, as a vampire IMPALE
Take a breath INHALE
Tel Aviv's land ISRAEL
Tenant's contract LEASE
Theater walkways AISLES
Toddler's monster deterrent NIGHTLIGHT
Trickle SEEP
Underdog's victory UPSET
Urban transit systems METROS
What a regular often orders, with "the" USUAL
Wide awake ALERT
With 14-Across, soccer's GOAT, to many LIONEL
Yale students ELIS
Youngster, metaphorically SPRINGCHICKEN
__City: computer game SIM