L.A. Times Daily - Dec 18 2021

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Clues Answers
"Beats me" IVENOIDEA
"Doe, __ ... " ADEER
"Into Thin Air" setting MTEVEREST
"Love & Basketball" actor Omar EPPS
"Nature would not invest __ in such shadowing passion without some instruction": Othello HERSELF
"Nice work!" GOODSTUFF
"The Last O.G." network TBS
"Then what?" AND
"With any luck" IHOPE
"You __!" BETCHA
#34 DDE
Adidas rival AVIA
All Saints' __ EVE
Arm of the Korean War STEN
Bargain in court COPAPLEA
Bike shop array TENSPEEDS
Bonobo, for one APE
Bridge Base Online offering, e.g APP
Calls on a field REFS
Carmela portrayer on "The Sopranos" EDIE
Charlie Parker, at times ALTOIST
Chi preceder TAI
Conceals, in a way PALMS
Curator's concerns FAKES
Diminish slowly ERODE
Duff Beer server MOE
Family nicknames MAS
Father of the Amazons ARES
First animal in the Chinese zodiac RAT
Get around ELUDE
Get around AVOID
Giggly sound TEHEE
Gym sets REPS
Clues Answers
Insurance metaphor SAFETYNET
Isn't subtle, in a way EMOTES
Jeremiads RANTS
Latin for "scraped," in a phrase RASA
Least amt MIN
Massenet opera about a Spanish legend LECID
Metaphor for doing more than is required EXTRAMILE
Musical collaboration instruction ADUE
Parceled (out) DOLED
Parts of drills BITS
Party where no one goes home? SLEEPOVER
Pasture sound LOW
Pretty pitchers EWERS
Put away STOWED
Round item in a square box PIZZAPIE
Sandbox toy DUMPTRUCK
Semi shaft AXLE
Shipping rope TYE
Sierra __ LEONE
Soirees DOS
Some assembly stations SALADBARS
Stop digressing CUTTOTHECHASE
Stuffed hors d'oeuvre OLIVE
Title pages? DEEDS
Two after pi SIGMA
Wagner's father-in-law LISZT
What most novels are written in PASTTENSE
Words often embroidered HOMESWEETHOME
Zaire's Mobutu __ Seko SESE
__ al pomodoro: Tuscan soup PAPPA
__ ball MATZO