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L.A. Times Daily Feb 23 2016

"Bee's knees" equivalent CATSMEOW
"Peer Gynt Suite" dancer ANITRA
"Save me __" ASEAT
'60s radical gp SDS
Abbr. for some Garden State senators DNJ
Actor Gibson MEL
Answer (for) ATONE
At an earlier date (OK) SOONER
Attach with string TIEON
Band equipment component AMP
Bashful SHY
Belgian city where the In Flanders Fields Museum is located YPRES
Below, poetically NEATH
Blemish MAR
Byzantine or Roman (NY) EMPIRE
Change course suddenly VEER
Coeur d'__, Idaho ALENE
Colorful tropical fish TETRA
Composer's creation SCORE
Course with ratios MATH
Curved moldings OGEES
Deliver a speech ORATE
Dog-__: folded at the corner EARED
Drawer openers KNOBS
Egg-shaped tomato ROMA
Fictional Korean War surgeon Pierce (IA) HAWKEYE
Genealogy diagram TREE
German cries ACHS
Gets the better of ONEUPS
Hockey legend Bobby et al ORRS
Indian metropolis DELHI
James of jazz ETTA
James of the Old West JESSE
Likely will, after "is" APTTO
Lit. collection ANTH
Loved ones DEARS
Many California wines NAPAS
Microwave beeper TIMER
Microwaved NUKED
Milk: Pref LACTO
Molecule part ATOM
More confident SURER
Motel charges RATES
One of the Musketeers ATHOS
One raising a hand (TN) VOLUNTEER
Paintbrush bristles material NYLON
Part of NBA: Abbr ASSN
Part of USDA: Abbr AGRIC
Pedro's "I love you" TEAMO
Piled-high hairdo (UT) BEEHIVE
Pilot's prediction: Abbr ETA
Playful trick ANTIC
Plumber's piece PIPE
Puncture prefix ACU
Ranch group HERD
Seasonal gift giver SANTA
Seek divine intervention PRAY
Sermon giver: Abbr REV
Small talk IDLECHAT
Stomach problem ULCER
Suit on a board EXEC
Tennis period since 1968 OPENERA
Tic-tac-toe loser OXO
Top grade APLUS
Tribulations ILLS
Trivial MERE
Video game pioneer ATARI
Washington MLB team NATS
Wedge-shaped arch piece (PA) KEYSTONE
What seven puzzle answers are with reference to abbreviations in their clues NICKNAMES
Window framework SASH
Winter outerwear COATS
Word in a fair forecast (FL) SUNSHINE
__ and kin KITH
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