12/23/16 Answer Daily Celebrity Crossword

12/23/16
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1A
Group that monitors air quality: Abbr.
EPA

4A
Units of heredity
Genes

9A
Served lunch to
Fed

12A
Friend
Pal

13A
Lift higher
Raise

14A
Football’s Cardinals, on a scoreboard
Ari

15A
Arab group headed by Mahmoud Abbas: Abbr.
PLO

16A
Furious
Irate

17A
Playful bite from a puppy
Nip

18A
Catch a whiff of
Smell

20A
Carries by hand
Totes

22A
Winning team in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Championship
Villanova

26A
“Dawn of the Planet of the ____” (2014 movie)
Apes

28A
Person who stands behind a baseball catcher, for short
Ump

29A
Right away: Abbr.
ASAP

32A
Runner-up in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Championship: 2 wds.
North Carolina

35A
Poke fun at
Tease

36A
Start of a reiteration: 2 wds.
I Said

37A
Actress Mullally or Fox
Megan

41A
Player who threw the winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer for 22-Across: 2 wds.
Kris Jenkins

47A
“Little piggies,” to small children
Toes

48A
Ending for “despond” or “depend”
Ent

49A
Tater ___ (Ore-Ida product)
Tots

51A
Brother of Cain, in Genesis
Abel

52A
___-Magnon man
Cro

53A
Wicked
Evil

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54A
One-named soccer superstar of the 1960s and 1970s
Pele

55A
___-gallon hat
Ten

56A
“___ + Jane” (MTV comedy series)
Mary

1D
“Almost Christmas” actor Omar
Epps

2D
Tree that produces dates
Palm

3D
Plant used for treating sunburn: 2 wds.
Aloe Vera

4D
Cook in a barbecue pit
Grill

5D
Hearing organ
Ear

6D
Actress Vardalos
Nia

7D
Approximate guess: Abbr.
Est

8D
____ it (get the job done): 2 wds.
See To

9D
Disney film that features Mickey as a sorcerer’s apprentice
Fantasia

10D
Pennsylvania city that shares its name with a Great Lake
Erie

11D
Quick swims
Dips

19D
People often write them before grocery shopping
Lists

21D
Racetrack shapes
Ovals

23D
Enterprise captain Jean-___ Picard
Luc

24D
“I ___ Rock” (Simon & Garfunkel hit): 2 wds.
Am A

25D
“Wait wait .. Don’t Tell Me!” broadcaster
NPR

26D
Hard-working insect
Ant

27D
“The Tell-Tale Heart” author
Poe

30D
Singer DiFranco
Ani

31D
___ thai (noodle dish)
Pad

33D
Skirt’s bottom edges
Hems

34D
Sound from a pig
Oink

38D
Push out, like a CD
Eject

39D
Category such as action, sci-fi, or western
Genre

40D
“Star Trek Beyond” actor Yelchin who died in June 2016
Anton

41D
Retired NBA superstar ___ Bryant
Kobe

42D
Rod and ___ (fishing gear)
Reel

43D
Land surrounded by water
Isle

44D
Single thing
Item

45D
Suddenly bright star
Nova

46D
Blend with a spoon
Stir

47D
Beer keg’s spigot
Tap

50D
____ and the Family Stone (“Family Affair” band)
Sly

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