USA Today Crossword Answers - February 12, 2015

USA Today Crossword Answers - February 12, 2015

Clue

Answer

"Hard ___!" (helm command)

ALEE

"Hey . . . over here!"

PSST

"Nail" anagram

LAIN

Abbreviation for some generals

RETD

Accustom to hardship (var.)

ENURE

Addams butler

LURCH

Annie, and others

ORPHANS

Australasian parrot

LORY

Avant-garde word form

NEO

Basketball venue

ARENA

Be the king

REIGN

Bear in the air

URSA

Beggar's request

ALMS

Big name in oil

HESS

Blood lines from the heart

AORTAS

Bored feeling

ENNUI

Cheech or Chong persona

HIPPIE

China's ___ of Four

GANG

Chocolate source

CACAO

Completely botch

RUIN

Croquet stakes

PEGS

Cultural value system

ETHIC

Different from

UNLIKE

Distinct features of a problem

ASPECTS

Distinctive flair

ELAN

Enjoys the kiddie pool

WADES

Exclamation of disgust

PHOOEY

Exploit

USE

Features of many TV dramas

SHOCKINGENDINGS

Films with "casts of thousands"

EPICS

Fire bugs

ANTS

Full of backtalk

SASSY

Give permission to

ALLOW

Harbor vessel

SCOW

Heavy weight?

TON

Holiday tune

NOEL

Horse preceder, at times

CART

Hubbubs

ADOS

Impolite dinner sound

SLURP

Knot-tying site

ALTAR

Lip-___ (pretend to sing)

SYNC

Luxury spread

CAVIAR

Man known for double takes?

NOAH

Man of the cloth

PASTOR

Martin and Cain

DEANS

Northern diving bird

AUK

Not a mystery

KNOWN

Not quite a quartet

TRIO

Nutmeg covering

ARIL

Ork, for one

PLANET

Perch for a bighorn

CRAG

Person's distinctive quality

AURA

Popular street name

MAIN

Port of Rome, long ago

OSTIA

Precede (with "to")

LEADUP

Proceeded stealthily

CREPT

Promissory note, of a sort

IOU

Public boulevard

PASEO

Puzzle solver's shout

AHA

Quick food shop

DELI

Rug type

AREA

Seaweed variety

KELP

Secrecy fabric?

VEIL

Signature melody

THEME

Spock's feature

EAR

Spy's name, often

ALIAS

Story's first word

ONCE

Swine swill

SLOP

Tandoor-baked bread

NAAN

The financially savvy make them meet

ENDS

Type of spray

NASAL

Uncle Remus offering

TALE

Unexpected thing left at your door

SURPRISEPACKAGE

What horrible performances can produce

STUNNEDSILENCES

Work in a pawnshop

LEND

Yoked groups

TEAMS