L.A. Times Daily - Jan 2 2022

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Clues Answers
"... and __ of thousands!" ACAST
"Billions" airer, briefly SHO
"Level Up" singer CIARA
"Mad Men" business ADAGENCY
"Mudbound" director Rees DEE
"Ready when you are!" IMALLSET
"Stranger Things" genre SCIFI
"Such a cute cat!" AWW
"This __ to stop" HAS
"Wine Country" actress FEY
"__ we all?" ARENT
2021 Pixar film set in Italy LUCA
A bit less than a canter LOPE
Actor Morales ESAI
At the moment when ONCE
Aussie colleges UNIS
Baconator chain WENDYS
Barcelona bar bite TAPA
BÃ%A1nh mì condiment PATE
Big name in bread PANERA
Bits of wisdom SAWS
Blood drive fluids SERA
Brightly plumed songbird ORIOLE
Bygone Ford div MERC
Candle count, maybe AGE
Candle used in a lighthouse? WAXBEACON
Casper-to-Denver dir SSE
Childhood hero, perhaps IDOL
Colombian capital BOGOTA
Come out on top WIN
Common tweet symbols ATS
Convenient envelope-opening strip TEARTAPE
Cornish of "Jack Ryan" ABBIE
Corp. honchos CEOS
Costa __ RICA
Craftsy etailer ETSY
Craving URGE
Created BORN
Debate side ANTI
Decathlon number TEN
Degrees for some execs MBAS
Disobedient REBEL
Drag show toppers WIGS
Dry runs TESTS
Edit, in a way CUT
Even now STILL
Expressive chat image EMOJI
Fictional Kazakh journalist BORAT
First-string squad ATEAM
Foil alternative EPEE
Fr. misses MLLES
Garden-variety USUAL
Genesis tower locale BABEL
Golden years funds IRAS
Goofy drawing? CEL
Goree who played Cassius Clay in "One Night in Miami..." ELI
Graceful horse ARAB
Grazing area LEA
Great Lake near Detroit ERIE
Half a toy train? CHOO
Head-turning birds OWLS
Horse victim? TROY
Imitations of disapproving sounds? RASPBERRYCOPIES
iRobot vacuum ROOMBA
Island off Tuscany ELBA
Its supreme body is the Universal House of Justice BAHAI
Jamaican citrus fruits UGLIS
James Gang associate Starr BELLE
Jet speed measure MACH
Jeter's jersey number TWO
Julia's "Ocean's Eleven" role TESS
Jump in a tutu JETE
Clues Answers
Lauderdale neighbor BOCA
Lebanon's capital BEIRUT
Legal order WRIT
Like "Lost" characters MAROONED
Liquid meas GAL
Loud laughs ROARS
Love to pieces ADORE
Make an oopsie ERR
Mallorcan seaport PALMA
Many, many years EON
Match sound to video SYNC
Medium gift ESP
Microscope part LENS
More current NEWER
More frilly LACIER
Mt. Hood's state ORE
Museum tour rule NOCAMERAS
Nolde watercolor with a turbulent title STORMYSEA
Obnoxious sort CREEP
On one's __: having recovered FEET
Online source for film buffs IMDB
Orderly NEAT
Panama pal AMIGO
People ONES
Perform a pregame NFL ritual ... or, in four parts, phrase that hints at seven long Across answers TOSSACOIN
Pinnacle ACME
Pitcher Sparky, first American League reliever to win the Cy Young Award LYLE
Place out of the sun ARBOR
Pool and pickleball SPORTS
Pop singer Del Rey LANA
Problem that plagues the grid? POWERSCOURGE
Pump number OCTANE
Recede EBB
Research places LABS
Reward for a fan at a smokehouse drawing? LIFETIMEBACON
Risky way to save TAXEVASION
Rochelle Walensky's org CDC
Rock-clinging mollusks ABALONES
Russo of "Thor" RENE
Safari find SITE
Sci-fi author Palmer ADA
Shop with record sales MUSICSTORE
Short statement or question ITIS
Shrill bark YIP
Small container TIN
Small drying aids FACETOWELS
Smart guy? ALEC
Snake secretion VENOM
Snake that can walk on water? MIRACLECOBRA
Snow day coasters SLEDS
Soft minerals TALCS
Staff for sailing CREW
Stir up AROUSE
Summa cum __ LAUDE
Tax prep pros CPAS
Thick-heeled shoes WEDGES
Throw out DUMP
Tot's belly TUM
Travel stop INN
Traveling jokester? HIGHWAYCOMEDIAN
Treasury Dept. variable GNP
Truth alternative DARE
Unwinding luxury BUBBLEBATH
Vaper's stick, for short ECIG
Where teams annually make ice picks? NHLDRAFT
Wildlife trail SPOOR
Word after string or sing ALONG
Word in a beauty brand since 1952 OLAY
Workout trainers? MUSCLECOACHES
Yearly record ANNAL
__ Yello MELLO