USA Today Crossword Answers - January 31, 2015

USA Today Crossword Answers - January 31, 2015

Clue

Answer

"A Nest of Simple ___" (O'Faolain novel)

FOLK

"Buffalo" Bill

CODY

"Cheers" character

NORM

"M*A*S*H" character

RADAR

"Upon this rock" apostle

PETER

A single time

ONCE

African carnivore

HYENA

Arabian Sea gulf

ADEN

Archaeologist's milieu

DIG

Author Loos

ANITA

Bamako's country

MALI

Beat the pants off

TROMP

Becomes more complex, as a plot

THICKENS

Boehm, for one

FLUTIST

Booed

JEERED

Card-game authority Edmond

HOYLE

Chatter idly

PRATE

Cheesemaker's product?

MILKYWHEY

Chef's phrase

ALA

Chocolate tree

CACAO

Choice word

ELSE

Christmas carols

NOELS

Cleaning cloth

RAG

Dental problem

DECAY

English novelist Bagnold

ENID

Father, informally

DAD

Flaxlike fiber

RAMIE

Flue collection

SMUT

Fourth of July?

WYE

Front for metric or bar

ISO

Go backwards in time?

EMIT

Gratuitous herb?

FREETHYME

Hall of Famer Lajoie

NAP

Having a hard time deciding

TORN

He crosses the line

SCAB

Inheritor right out of the shower?

CLEANHEIR

Largest tree stump?

SUPERBOLE

Loll about

LAZE

Luxuriously soft and satiny

SILKEN

Machinations

SCHEMES

Manner

STYLE

Mighty trees

OAKS

Mimicking one

APER

More healthy-looking

HALER

Nephrite

JADE

Objects intuited but not seen

NOUMENA

Olympic sword

EPEE

One being exploited

USEE

One who walks purposefully

STRIDER

Pahlavi, for one

SHAH

Parker and Waterman

PENS

Part of a cheerleader's routine

YELL

Participate in an auction

BID

Plant swelling

EDEMA

Poet St. Vincent Millay

EDNA

Prado display

ART

Put on the market

OFFER

Refusals from the Pope?

ROMANNOES

River of eastern Germany

SPREE

Rugrat

TOT

Rx measures

DOSES

Scratch out a living

EKE

Shaving-cream additive, sometimes

ALOE

Singer Waters

ETHEL

Stage of development

PHASE

Star observer

GAZER

Sting

SMART

Stir up

AGITATE

Straighten

ALIGN

Tackle's partner

BLOCK

The first "L" of L.L. Bean

LEON

The sour taste of Robespierre's tenure?

ACIDREIGN

Therefore

THUS

They make spots

ADMEN

Try to obtain

SEEK

Unable to appreciate the symphony

TONEDEAF

Wine classification

SEC

___ of Troy

HELEN