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The Washington Post Dec 17 2017

'2 + 2 = 5' problem? SUMTHINGSWRONG
'Chicago' star GERE
'Could be trouble' UHOH
'Don't panic' BECALM
'Friends' friend ROSS
'Get __!': 'Control yourself!' AGRIP
'King __' LEAR
'More than I wanted to know' TMI
'Pic-a-nic' basket-seeking toon, familiarly YOGI
'Unto the Sons' memoirist TALESE
'What have we here?!' OHO
'What __?' OFIT
1925 Bryan foe DARROW
2-Down, to Cato AMOR
Absorb, as a loss EAT
Actor Diggs TAYE
Actress Blanchett CATE
Actress Gaye of 'Ali' NONA
Adlai's 1956 running mate ESTES
Aerial mission SORTIE
Aesopian ending MORAL
Anthony __, Pulitzer winner for 'All the Light We Cannot See' DOERR
Approval indicator SEAL
Arms-folded response MAKEME
Astronomy Muse URANIA
Athlete Jackson discusses immunization options? BOTALKSINJECTIONS
Average salary on a Detroit team? PAYPERTIGER
Avoids like the plague ESCHEWS
Ballet outfits TUTUS
Basic French infinitive ETRE
Bean in Hollywood ORSON
Beauty pageant band SASH
Beer originally brewed near a Northwest capital, briefly OLY
Big name in candy REESES
Bit of porch furniture, perhaps SETTEE
Borscht veggie BEET
Brief moments SECS
Bring back to a former state RESTORE
Brother of Peyton ELI
Bun choice SESAME
Camera component LENS
CEO's credential MBA
Certs competitor TICTAC
Checked (out) SCOPED
Chinese evergreen LITCHI
Chooses OPTS
Clapton et al ERICS
Cruise purpose PLEASURE
Cupid, to Plato EROS
Dadaist collection ARPS
Darling HONEY
Defense gp. dissolved in 1977 SEATO
Denver-to-Omaha dir ENE
Easy rhythm LILT
El __, Texas PASO
Fighting ender TREATY
Forgers of a sort SMITHS
Former Renault LECAR
Foxy SLY
Garden invader WEED
General Bradley OMAR
Gift recipient DONEE
Grandmas, earlier MOMS
Greiner of 'Shark Tank' LORI
Handel opera written in Italian ORESTE
Harrow competitor ETON
How rural areas are populated SPARSELY
Ira Gershwin's forte LYRICS
Islamic branch SHIA
Island birthplace of Pythagoras SAMOS
Japanese theater form NOH
Key for Debussy? ILE
Kit set TOOLS
Lacking company ALONE
Lamb piece ESSAY
LAX inspection org TSA
Leslie Charteris hero, with 'The' SAINT
Like serious errors GRIEVOUS
Lincoln who was the first screen adult Tarzan ELMO
Meager amount IOTA
Med school subj ANAT
Mild oath DANG
Mischievous IMPISH
Motion passers AYES
NBA nickname since the '70s MAGIC
Nile biter ASP
No. 5 maker CHANEL
Offer of help ICAN
Phobia beginning ACRO
Pinstripes wearer YANKEE
Pizazz ELAN
Places with courts GYMS
Podcaster Carolla ADAM
Poehler 'Weekend Update' co-host on 'SNL' FEY
Put an end to BAN
Quick, as service SAMEDAY
Reflective SHINY
Refrain syllables TRALA
Rodeo accessory REATA
Roof rack items SKIS
Rotting results ODORS
Rover's turf MARS
Rugby action SCRUM
Seaman's complete canvas expense? WHOLESAILCOST
Searches all over SCOURS
Set of nine ENNEAD
Seville : Sra. :: Seattle : __ MRS
Shore squawker SEAGULL
Situation when a frat room is empty? NOBUDDYHOME
Spring spelling event could face cancellation? MAYBEEMAYBENOT
Subject of clothed and nude Goya portraits MAJA
Success on the second roll SPARE
Take __ at ASTAB
Tara surname OHARA
Tarzan player Ron ELY
Tease RAG
The Beatles, e.g BRITS
Thin porridge GRUEL
Tide type NEAP
Toyota Camry model SOLARA
Two above an eagle PAR
Unintended revelation SLIP
Was humbled ATECROW
Wee amount TAD
Weekly inspiration for many SERMON
What 'it takes,' at the start of many macho mantras AREALMAN
Where the Mets played SHEA
Word derived from a marquis SADIST
Writer anticipates a vacation? AUTHOREYESTIMEOFF
Writer Bagnold ENID
__ Sea DEAD
'50s presidential mon___r ike
'Already watched that film before' seenit
'Cake Boss' finish icing
'Finished!' there
'Gimme some Friskies!' meow
'Se7en' motif sin
'The devil is in the details,' e.g idiom
'The Profit' network cnbc
'___ You' (Pink Floyd classic) hey
Abandoned, and a description of one of this puzzle's circled words leftbehind
Added to the critique piledon
Ages ___ ago
Aladdin's partner in crime abu
Americano mixer soda
Anticipatory feeling hope
Arcade game listings, and a description of one of this puzzle's circled words topscores
Arm band, for short? nra
Basis of a tantrum ire
Beast of biblical treks ass
Big Balkans group serbs
Boca burger's protein source soy
Body of rock studied by a hydrogeologist aquifer
Bonnie Parker's portrayer in 'Bonnie and Clyde' fayedunaway
Brad of 'Fury' pitt
Brand of trash products hefty
Campsite confection smore
Canned heat sterno
Cheerful ditties lilts
Chicago daily, briefly thetrib
City woe slum
Clear, as memory erase
Completely lost atsea
Confine hemin
Conjure evoke
Consultation cost fee
Cool and unsocial standoffish
Coolidge on albums rita
Cosmonaut Novitskiy oleg
Country singer Church eric
Curveball ace Blyleven bert
Decorates, in automotive slang pimps
Delivery letters ups
Diamond corner third
Dim type dolt
Drug linked to a mid-2010s epidemic opioid
Early Guatemalans mayas
End of the line terminus
ENT's diagnosis, maybe tonsillitis
Evening get-together at a restaurant din{nerd}ate
Exude emit
Fathered begat
FDR's ___ Deal new
Feature opposite the hypotenuse, and a description of one of this puzzle's circled words rightangle
First lady after Frances ida
Flawless ideal
Flick nitpicker of note ebert
Foreman's delivery jab
Genre for Eiichiro Oda manga
Govt. institution that makes commemorative medals usmint
Graduate student? alumnus
Hangs about lolls
High point for a churchgoer? spire
Hoist liftup
Home players, once vcrs
How some theatrical people may burst out insong
Indonesian locale where an international film festival has been held since 2007 bali
It has winglike fins manta
Kauai goodbye aloha
Kool stuff ash
Krasnoyarsk currency ruble
Lacking liveliness inert
Ladies in the field ewes
Langston Hughes poem itoo
Launched a tirade ranted
Like 'Alien' eerie
Like Al Gore's diet vegan
Like pink grapefruit tart
Like some sandwich orders ontoast
Like the tomatoes on bruschetta, often diced
Long of 'The Best Man' nia
Low point nadir
Low tie oneall
Magistrate's focus law
Magnificent mark aplus
Make uneasy abash
Makes effervescent aerates
Many a Neruda piece ode
Marisa of 'War, Inc.' tomei
Meridian's state idaho
Metaphorical roles hats
Modern expression of excitement squee
Moist surface growth mildew
Name in telegraphy morse
Nature walk options trails
Nicknames for dachshunds wie{nerd}ogs
Northern Finnish region that's home to the 'Official Hometown of Santa Claus' lapland
Onetime car failure edsel
Onion relative chive
Overly formal self-intro itisi
Parallel lines in math? equals
Paranormal letters esp
Pasta sheet, in lasagna layer
Performs, to the Bard doth
Periods of equilibrium stases
Pizza pie parts crusts
Pool units? genes
Potpie spheroid pea
Proverbs preposition unto
Quaint 'cool' neato
R&B singer Marie teena
Reach the low point, and a description of one of this puzzle's circled words bottomout
Really vexed ateat
Remained on the shelf sat
Reno from Miami janet
Request for permission cani
Rich treat mousse
Rose guards thorns
S&L offerings iras
Safety point value two
See 50 Down square
Shirley of 'Goldfinger' eaton
Sine qua ___ non
Slimeballs cads
Smooching in front of your friends, e.g pda
Some amphibious pets newts
Southern state symbol lonestar
Stage coach Hagen uta
Still sleeping notup
Subject of a 2017 Ken Burns-Lynn Novick documentary, briefly nam
The Joker, e.g maniac
They produce unusually large harvests bumpercrops
Thin-sounding reedy
Tiny winged nuisances gnats
Toughen, as steel anneal
Toy soldier makeup tin
Treatment plant stuff sewage
TV journalist Melber ari
Vicious with a bass sid
Went on a 5K, say ran
Whoop it up roister
With 52 Down, Paul Lynde's longtime place in a TV game show, and a description of one of this puzzle's circled words center
Writes 'good' as 'gold,' e.g errs
___ call mating
___ del Fuego tierra
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