USA Today Crossword Answers - December 28, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - December 28, 2014

Clue

Answer

". . . man ___ mouse?"

ORA

"CSI: Miami" star

CARUSO

"To the max" suffix

EST

"What ___ the odds?"

ARE

A narcotic drug

OPIATE

Acad. in Colorado Springs

USAF

Analyze

TEST

Answers to charges

PLEAS

Architect's detail

SPEC

Baseball, for one

SPORT

Basic

PUREANDSIMPLE

Burn on a grill

SEAR

Burning remnant

ASH

Casual hairstyle

PONYTAIL

Certain birthstone

OPAL

Chance occurrence

PURECOINCIDENCE

Chubby

PUDGY

Classical colonnade

STOA

Coastal eagle

ERNE

Compass line

ARC

Conceited sort

SNOB

Contented sound

PURR

Cozy retreat at home

DEN

Deli order, sometimes

REUBEN

Director Spike

LEE

Drug-resistant bacterium

SUPERBUG

El ___, Spanish hero

CID

Elizabethan collars

RUFFS

End an Internet session

LOGOFF

Examine diligently (with "over")

PORE

Excellent human quality

PURENESSOFHEART

Fertility goddess

OPS

Fix, as a clock

SET

Fluttering trees

ASPENS

Football holders

TEES

Fragrant root used in perfumes

ORRIS

Galena and feldspar, for two

ORES

Give free, as a ticket

COMP

Glasses piece

LENS

Hollywood legend Marilyn

MONROE

In the style of

ALA

Italian province or its capital

ASTI

Kind of rug or cat

PERSIAN

Like a mad dog

RABID

Like Hubbard's cupboard

BARE

Luau dip

POI

Meet, in poker

SEE

Misspell, e.g

ERR

Online store, e.g

EBUSINESS

Oversharpened pencil?

NUB

Period of light

DAYTIME

Petty quarrels

TIFFS

Plant pouches

SACS

Prophetess

SIBYL

Put to work

USE

Raised

UPREARED

Rebellion

UPRISING

Representations of the mother of Jesus

PIETAS

Rover's foot

PAW

Saintly archbishop of Canterbury

AUGUSTINE

Sanitary

CLEAN

Scottish quick bread

SCONE

Seafood with a shell

OYSTER

Spicy topping

SALSA

Starts the show

OPENS

Suit size (Abbr.)

REG

Super ___ (Nintendo system)

NES

Takes certain vows

WEDS

Trembling with fear

TREPID

Type of car, nurse or sergeant

STAFF

Vanna turnover?

ANI

Visitors from space

ALIENS

When the IRS gets a lot of mail (Abbr.)

APR

Where whalers go

ASEA

Which port in a storm?

ANY

With a bow, musically

ARCO