LA Times Crossword Answers

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You may be one of those people who like solving LA Times crosswords. If you are now trying to solve the daily crossword in the LA Times which was published on April 14th, 2022, you may find that some of the clues are difficult and you do not know the answers at all. Well, you do not have to be worried because you can find the answers of all clues here.

Answers for LA Times Crosswords on April 14th, 2022

Across

Number

Clue

Answer

1

“Leaves of Grass” name WALT

5

Links to a social media post TAGS

9

Ivy, e.g.: Abbr. SCH

12

They’re better boosted than inflated EGOS

13

Actor Willem DAFOE

14

NCAA’s “Tide” ALA

15

Where many blood cells are produced BONEMARROW

17

Witty retort MOT

18

French film CINE

19

Be in session SIT

20

Neutralize DEFUSE

22

Indigo plant ANIL

23

Pleased GLAD

25

Challenges requiring nerve DARES

26

Like some Sundays LAZY

27

Aleppo’s land SYRIA

29

Alliance acronym NATO

30

Champs-Elysees lunch choice CREPE

32

Carrying process GESTATION

34

Break in the action LULL

36

German pop star who sang “99 Luftballons” NENA

37

The very beginning SQUAREONE

41

Russian rulers TSARS

45

Go left, say TURN

46

Does as told OBEYS

48

First name in fashion YVES

49

Wild party RAGER

51

“Enchanted” movie girl ELLA

52

Gradually withdraw WEAN

53

Playground retort ARETOO

55

Droop SAG

56

“The Hobbit” creatures ORCS

57

Buffet server URG

58

Head-scratching words … and, phonetically, a feature of the four longest Down answers WHYONEARTH

61

Brief moment SEC

62

Fix AMEND

63

Protected, at sea ALEE

64

Word with devil or dog SLY

65

Brooklyn ballers NETS

66

Puts in ADDS

Down

Number

Clue

Answer

1

Online group study WEBINAR

2

Fret (over) AGONIZE

3

Big name in travel guides LONELYPLANET

4

Mao_-tung TSE

5

Style of some surf and turf TARTARE

6

Cont. south of Western 31-Down AFR

7

“Glad that’s settled!” GOOD

8

Stitched up SEWED

9

Katana-wielding warrior SAMURAI

10

Approximately CLOSETO

11

Slams, slangily HATESON

13

Newspaper rival of the Bugle in the Spider-Man universe DAILYGLOBE

16

Inbox list: Abbr. MSGS

18

Advanced math subj. CALC

21

Oz, for one FANTASYWORLD

24

Anaheim attraction DISNEYLAND

28

Joined the clean-plate club, say ATE

31

See 6-Down EUR

33

Queen’s subject ANT

35

Celestial feline LEO

37

Big name in blue jeans STRAUSS

38

Bicker QUARREL

39

Reason for pacing URGENCY

40

Half or full holds NELSONS

42

Turned aside AVERTED

43

Arrives at REACHES

44

W-2 IDs SSNS

47

Wise one SAGE

50

Atkinson of British comedy ROWAN

54

Woeful cry OHME

59

Still YET

60

Roadside help letters AAA

Explanation About Some Answers Above

According to the Lax Crossword site, here is the explanation of some of the answers of the crosswords above.

  • WALT
    Walt Whitman is one of the greatest American poets and he was born in 1819 on Long Island. He lived through the American Civil War. “Leaves of Grass” is a collection of poetry that he created and it was published in 1855.
  • SCH
    Initially, the term “Ivy League” was defined as an athletic conference. However, now this term is used to describe a group of schools of higher education that are related to a long tradition and academic excellence. What schools are categorized into the Ivy League? Those are Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
  • DAFOE
    Who is Willem Dafoe? He is an American actor and he was an early member of an experimental theatre company named The Wooster Group. The Loveless was his first leading role in 1982.  Then, he played the main antagonist in Streets of Fire in 1984, and To Live and Die in L.A. in 1985.
  • ALA
    The athletic teams of the University of Alabama (“BAMA”) are called the Crimson Tide and it refers to the team colors  namely crimson and white.
  • BONEMARROW
    Producing red blood cells is one of the main roles of bone marrow. However, this process is limited to the heads of the long bones in the body. Besides, the lymphocytes that support the immune system of the body are also produced by marrow.
  • MOT
    The meaning of Bon Mot is ‘good word’ where it is translated from French. Bon Mot is used to mean “quip, witticism.”
  • CINE
    Cinema in French is “cinema” and often it is shortened to “ciné.”
  • ANIL
    Another name for the indigo plant is anil. It is also the name of the blue indigo dye that is obtained from it. The anil color is close to navy blue.
  • SYRIA
    In Syria, Aleppo is the biggest city and the location of the city is not far from Damascus.
  • NATO
    NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and it was founded not long after World War II in 1949. It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Lord Ismay is the first NATO Secretary General where he was the chief military assistant of Winston Churchill during World War II.
  • CREPE
    The French word for pancake is Crepe. The Avenue des Champs-Elysees is one of the most popular streets in the world as explained on the Lax Crossword site.
  • GESTATION
    The gestation period which is normal for humans is 280 days. It is a little over 9 months. However, the period of gestation is able to be a little shorter or longer. In 1945, it was confirmed that a pregnancy was 375 days where it is over 12 months.
  • NENA
    Nena is a German singer and in 1984 she had a big hit. Luftballon is the name which is given to a child’s toy balloon in German.
  • TSARS
    The term ‘czar’ or ‘tsar’ is a Slavic word. It was first used as a title by Simeon I of Bulgaria in 913 AD. “Czar” is from the word ‘caesar’ where it was a synonym of emperor at that time.
  • YVES
    Yves Saint Laurent was a fashion designer. At first, he began working as an assistant to Christian Dior when he was 17 years old. Four years later, Dior passed away and Yves Saint Laurent was named head of the House of Dior. In 1950, he was conscripted into the French Army, but he ended up in a military hospital. It was because he suffered from a mental breakdown from the hazing which was done to him by his fellow soldiers. After treatment, he began his own fashion house.

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