How many letters in the Answer?

L.A. Times Daily Aug 30 2012

"I'm thinkin' not" NAW
"Land __ alive!" SAKES
"My thought is ..." IDARESAY
"The handmaiden of creativity": Eliot ANXIETY
"The Natural" protagonist Hobbs ROY
*Computer-generated visual media DIGITALART
*Rewards cardholder's benefit LOYALTYPROGRAM
*Salad dressing ingredient SOYBEANOIL
*Time for laundry and such CLEANINGDAY
Athlete dubbed "O Rei do Futebol" PELE
Audience member ATTENDEE
Bank claim LIEN
Baseball div ALEAST
Bizarre OUTRE
Brazilian novelist Jorge AMADO
Bygone GM division OLDS
Concur AGREE
Cowpoke's pal PARD
Curved molding OGEE
CГґte d'Azur saison ETE
Dads PAS
Does some yard work WEEDS
Environmentalist Sigurd OLSON
Former Disney chief EISNER
Got real? CAMETRUE
Grade sch. basics RRR
Guilty, for example PLEA
Hand-holding dance HORA
His voice is heard after "Live, from New York ..." PARDO
Horace's "__ Poetica" ARS
Hosp. areas ERS
Hunting or fishing SPORT
IDs on a carousel TAGS
Illusory hope RAINBOW
In short supply RARE
Infinitesimal ATOMIC
Infomercial kitchen brand GINSU
Key not used by itself CTRL
Limerick fifth LINE
Long sail VOYAGE
Marshy lowlands FENS
Mozart's "__ fan tutte" COSI
Nimble AGILE
One known for great service ACER
Pungent bulb ONION
Reveal all? GONUDE
Reveal all? STRIP
Rhinitis doc ENT
Risque BLUE
Road maneuvers, briefly UIES
Roulette option RED
Set right, in a way ATONEFOR
Show of strength? FLEX
Solomonic WISE
Spartan serf HELOT
Sporty cars GTS
Sporty VW GTI
Starting a project ... and what the letters between the starting and ending pairs of letters in each starred answer are doing? BREAKINGGROUND
Surrealist Jean ARP
Tetley competitor SALADA
They may be sealed LIPS
Thick-skinned citrus fruit POMELOS
Tiffany collectibles LAMPS
Time and again, in verse OFT
Unfavorable impression? DENT
Word in discount store names SAV
Workers' rights org NLRB
Yale grads ELIS
Zenith's opposite NADIR
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