L.A. Times Daily - Sep 4 2023

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Clues Answers
"Buenos Aires" musical EVITA
"Dig in!" EAT
"Home on the __" RANGE
"Peace" shape VEE
"Queen of All Media" Winfrey OPRAH
"The Twilight Zone" specialty IRONY
"__ be the judge of that" ILL
*"I confess! You got me!" GUILTYASCHARGED
*Clue suspect dressed in red MISSSCARLET
*Parakeet's home BIRDCAGE
*The key to good locks? HAIRCARE
4x4, briefly UTE
Argentine aunt TIA
Barber's powder TALC
Baseball official UMP
Become clogged, as a printer JAMUP
Begin a conversation, and what the answers to the starred clues do to their circled letters? BREAKTHEICE
Boston newspaper HERALD
Chemical in some plastics, briefly BPA
Civil rights icon Parks ROSA
Commotion ADO
Conjunction that's the "B" in the FANBOYS mnemonic BUT
Crown sparkler JEWEL
Curling piece STONE
Dating app info AGE
Dip stick? CELERY
Dubious, slangily SUS
Earlier AGO
False front GUISE
Food flavoring SPICE
Foreboding sign OMEN
Go on to say ADD
Golfer Ernie known as "The Big Easy" ELS
Knowing better now WISER
Latvia's capital RIGA
Less civil RUDER
LGBTQ+ advocacy org ACLU
Clues Answers
Like the Mandarin and Thai languages TONAL
Muscle twitch TIC
Nailed an exam ACEDIT
Net judge's call LET
Night anticipating the Ball Drop, informally NYE
Nine-digit ID issuer SSA
Out of style PASSE
Package PARCEL
Painter's stand EASEL
Poems of praise ODES
Pond plant REED
Popular group in school COOLKIDS
President who appointed two women to the Supreme Court OBAMA
President who declared Juneteenth a federal holiday BIDEN
Puts underground BURIES
Quiz-show host EMCEE
Raves (about) GUSHES
Regarding ASTO
Rodent in a maze LABRAT
Romance novelist Danielle STEEL
Russian autocrat TSAR
Say "C-H-E-E-S-E"? SPELL
Self-assembly furniture giant IKEA
Silicon Valley's __ Alto PALO
Some nest eggs, for short IRAS
Spanish birthplace of St. Teresa AVILA
Speculate GUESS
Stinging insect HORNET
Sudsy bar SOAP
Surgery ctrs ORS
Ted Lasso setting: Abbr ENG
Temptation URGE
Tennis star Naomi OSAKA
Tropical fruit GUAVA
Where most of "Moby-Dick" takes place ATSEA
Wipe clean ERASE
__ out: reacted angrily LASHED
__ Quixote DON
__ wafers NILLA