USA Today Crossword Answers - August 18, 2015

USA Today Crossword Answers - August 18, 2015

Clue Answer
"Beowulf" beverages MEADS
"Idylls of the King" character ENID
"Legal" prefix PARA
"Smart" guy ALEC
"What'd I tell ya?" SEE
"You there?" HELLO
2002 Winter Olympics locale UTAH
A-list ELITE
Archaeological site DIG
Avoid ESCHEW
Balderdash TRIPE
Bandy words SPAR
Become independent SPREADONESWINGS
Better an edge HONE
Blah DRAB
Bulrush, e.g SEDGE
Burn a meaty surface SEAR
Capital and largest city of Ghana ACCRA
Capital of Norway OSLO
Cereal killer ERGOT
Cogwheel adjuncts PAWLS
Conflicted TORN
Corny place IOWA
Correct a tire pull ALIGN
Court plea, for short NOLO
Cropped photos? PICS
D.C. title SEN
Dark suit SPADES
Dealer's nemesis NARC
Deodorant's place UNDERARM
Eat like a rat GNAW
Emulate an eagle SOAR
Exhale sadly SIGH
Eyes, poetically ORBS
Fired from cover SNIPED
Fool's lack SAPIENCE
Four-door auto SEDAN
Goatish glance LEER
Greek cross TAU
Habitat for some wild animals LAIR
Handed-down history LORE
Health spot SPA
Improvise on the ivories NOODLE
Inexperienced GREEN
It can lead to higher costs INCREASEDDEMAND
Kind of colony PENAL
Kind of hockey shot SLAP
Kiss, for the fancy OSCULATE
Lifeguards, often RESCUERS
Lifted, so to speak STOLE
Like a board STIFF
Matterhorn, e.g ALP
Missing from the Marines, e.g AWOL
No honest fellow, he LIAR
Nursery item CRIB
Nut with caffeine KOLA
P.I., e.g TEC
Pharmacist's sale DRUG
Pilot's announcement, briefly ETA
Porcelain pitcher EWER
Portable liquor bottles FLASKS
Quickie Spanish courses TAPAS
Red-haired orphan ANNIE
Regrets RUES
Russian ruler before 1917 TSAR
Shrek, e.g OGRE
Side squared, for a square AREA
Some TV offerings DRAMAS
Surrealist Magritte RENE
Taxi rider FARE
Thai currency BAHT
They leave empty-nesters GROWNUPCHILDREN
They make collars COPS
Turkish generals (var.) AGHAS
TV's bilingual explorer DORA
Young winged god of the Greeks EROS