L.A. Times Daily - Jun 22 2022

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Clues Answers
"Blech!" ICK
"But it's a dry __" HEAT
"Taxi" mechanic LATKA
"The Lion King" lion NALA
"What __, chopped liver?" AMI
"You __ your best" DID
Accolades ACCLAIM
Actor McKellen IAN
Actress Goldie HAWN
American Eagle Outfitters lingerie brand AERIE
Amo, amas, __ AMAT
Apparently was SEEMED
Apple pie order ALAMODE
Area represented by Sen. Gillibrand NYS
Barcelona's naci—n ESPANA
Bk. read at Purim ESTH
Buttonlike earring STUD
Chewing the scenery EMOTING
Chicago-to-Toronto dir ENE
Clever remark MOT
Confirms, as a password REENTERS
Cr�me de la cr�me ALIST
Crypts TOMBS
Fan out SPLAY
Flavor enhancer, for short MSG
Floor model DEMO
Foes that seem impossible to beat NEMESES
Gal‡pagos Islands researcher DARWIN
Gave up CEDED
Genuflect KNEEL
Hanauma Bay's island OAHU
Healthy starter GARDENGREENS
High hybrid stat MPG
Home of many L.A. Times readers SOCAL
Honolulu-born jet pilot who became a pop singer DONHO
Isl. with four provinces IRE
Clues Answers
Islands northeast of Cuba BAHAMAS
Julia of "The Addams Family" RAUL
Leading in a tight game UPONE
Meaty entrée TBONESTEAK
Mega- squared TERA
Melissa Benoist's role on "Supergirl" KARA
Muscle twitch SPASM
Paul Anka's "__ Beso" ESO
Periodic Pacific current ELNINO
Photo __ OPS
Place for a "snake bite" piercing LIP
Pool or polo GAME
Praised LAUDED
Prez on a fiver ABE
Private school ACADEMY
Red-wrapped cheeses EDAMS
Rivera who holds the MLB record for career saves MARIANO
Rubberneck GAWK
See 36-Down PIN
Sequence of dishes such as 18-, 25-, 38-, and 55-Across, in more ways than one HOMEMADEMEAL
Slight advantage LEGUP
Spam holder CAN
Squeaky ball, e.g DOGTOY
Stalagmite creator DRIP
Starless? UNRATED
Tank top kin, briefly CAMI
Thurman of "The War With Grandpa" UMA
Tractor-trailer RIG
Traveling band CARAVAN
Vocation TRADE
Welcome warmly SMILEAT
Whiz ACE
Whole lot SCAD
With 10-Down, politician's flag, often LAPEL
Word processor feature EDITMENU
Writer Bombeck ERMA
Zodiac animal with horns RAM
__ mortals MERE