New York Times, Thursday, August 5, 2021 Crossword Answer

Clues Answers
___ Pizza (punny trattoria name) PISA
A host of answers? TREBEK
After the top half of a 42-Down, circles around the block? HOLECOVERS
After the top half of a 7-Down, sophisticated lady OFTHEWORLD
Anti-D.U.I. org. MADD
Apt rhyme for “lumberjacks” AXE
Before the bottom half of a 42-Down, keeps arguing after something has been decided BEATSADEAD
Before the bottom half of a 7-Down, tipple and then some DRINKLIKEA
Big, in adspeak MEGA
Bucolic beasts EWES
Bucolic call BAA
Carrie in “Sex and the City” BRADSHAW
Certain protective parent, colloquially MAMABEAR
City sieged by Joan of Arc : ORLEANS
Connect with LINKTO
Cool it, lovebirds GETAROOM
Cry of pain … or laughter HOWL
Draft picks ALES
Flash point? CAMERA
Follower of Christmas or Easter ISLAND
Fourth periods in hockey, for short OTS
Game show shout-out HIMOM
Grammy category OPERA
Graph component GRID, AXIS
Green smoothie ingredient KIWI
Gummy candy brand HARIBO
Hard one to teach, in a saying OLDDOG
His murder elicited the first wail of mourning, in Islamic accounts ABEL
Hybrid creature of myth MERMAID
Hybrid creature of myth CENTAUR
Icy remark? BRR
Inits. in a.m. TV GMA
Isle known as “The Gathering Place” OAHU
It may be wireless BRA
Japanese automaker ISUZU
Kicked things off OPENED
King of cubs LION
Late-night interviewee, e.g. TVGUEST
Lead-in to care MEDI
Leave out OMIT
Letdown at a fireworks show DUD
Liquid-Plumr alternative DRANO
Live well sloganeer GNC
Lord of the Rings baddie ORC
Major talking point on CNBC, maybe IPO
Maneuverable, in nautical lingo YAR
MC ___ of N.W.A REN
Miss ___ Regrets, jazz standard performed by Ethel Waters and Ella Fitzgerald OTIS
Philosopher Mo-___ TZE
Playwright Bertolt BRECHT
Pole worker ELF
Portrait seen on renminbi bank notes MAO
Prerelease, in Silicon Valley BETA
Rival of Athens SPARTA
Rubbish receptacle ASHBIN
Seconded IAGREE
Some tribal leaders on “Game of Thrones” KHALS
Son in “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” ALEC
Sounds like a plan LETS
Sport shooting variety SKEET
Sport shooting variety TRAP
Stained, in a way INKY
Stopped producing new leads, as an investigatio WENTCOLD
Sushi bar choice EEL, AHI
Talk up TOUT
That, en Espana ESO
They might be tied using a taiko musubi (“drum knot”) OBIS
Throat malady, for short STREP
Time ___! ISUP
Total War game company SEGA
When the Lyrid meteor shower typically peaks APRIL
Where you might search for a lead? IMDB
You can see right through it GLASS

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