USA Today Crossword Answers - December 16, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - December 16, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Am ___ believe . . . ?"

ITO

"Beat it!"

SCAT

"Enchanted" girl in a 2004 film

ELLA

"Joy of Cooking" author Rombauer

IRMA

"La Boheme," e.g

OPERA

"Where America's day begins"

GUAM

"___ Frome"

ETHAN

1969 Peace Prize grp

ILO

2014 playoff team

DETROITTIGERS

36-Across, for one

PRO

A little bit of work

ERG

A Muse

ERATO

Acquire

GAIN

Allows to

LETS

Baby's first word, often

MAMA

Bad lighting?

ARSON

Battering device

RAM

Be against

ABUT

Bench wear

ROBE

Big galoot

OAF

Bird who may come home?

BALTIMOREORIOLE

Bitterly cold

RAW

Black, in poetry

EBON

Bloody, as a horror film

GORY

Bone cavity

FOSSA

Broadcast

EMIT

Captain's guess, briefly

ETA

Circus cries

OHS

Clove hitch, e.g

KNOT

Cold cuts, e.g

MEAT

Cold pie

ESKIMO

Comfortable with

USEDTO

Controls a horse

REINS

Corn concoction

PONE

Cornea's companion

SCLERA

Cravings

YENS

Cup part

BRIM

Cut and splice further

REEDIT

Decomposes

ROTS

Disney classic

BAMBI

Down for the night

ABED

Face-to-face exam

ORAL

Georges ____, French philosopher

SOREL

Gomer on a sitcom

PYLE

Great balls of fire

STARS

Gulf VIP (var.)

AMIR

Hair segment

TRESS

Headful of unruly hair

MOP

Husband of Isis

OSIRIS

It may be stemmed or turned

TIDE

Jeter, career-long

NEWYORKYANKEE

Keep out

BAR

Look up to

ADMIRE

Majestically, to a conductor

MAESTOSO

Manual propeller

OAR

Master, in Swahili

BWANA

Metabolism descriptor

BASAL

Method of many messages

EMAIL

Moisten

BEDEW

Money hoarder

MISER

Move forward

PROPEL

Neon, e.g

GAS

O. Henry's "The Gift of the ___"

MAGI

Olympic archer

EROS

Oversized

BIG

Prefix for "state"

INTER

Priority Mail org

USPS

Rodeo bull

BRAHMA

San ___, Calif

DIEGO

Sleek, for short

AERO

Speak deceitfully

PALTER

Summit

TOP

Swimming pool sound

SPLASH

They have pupils

IRISES

Unappealing handshake quality

LIMPNESS

Utter

SAY

Volcano in Sicily

ETNA

Welcomes

GREETS