USA Today Crossword Answers - November 6, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - November 6, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Fall" prefix

PRAT

"The Metamorphosis" author Franz

KAFKA

"What ___ to be the problem?"

SEEMS

"___ be an honor"

ITD

Activist Parks

ROSA

Advantageous

USEFUL

Astronomer's unit of distance

PARSEC

Beget

ENGENDER

Big wheels of fortune?

ORACLES

Blue Bonnet product

OLEO

Boiling blood

IRE

Cacti kin

YUCCAS

Cellular stuff

RNA

Certain crustacean

ISOPOD

Cicero was one

ORATOR

Comedian Bill, informally

COS

Comfort, in a way

REASSURE

Contribute

ADDIN

Cousin of "ahem"

PSST

Cubby, e.g

NOOK

Dead center?

MORGUE

Deducted from gross weight

TARED

Delta debris

SILT

Detroit hoopster

PISTON

Dissolve, as a partnership

END

Dundee resident

SCOT

E-Street Band guitarist Lofgren

NILS

Fancy topping for crackers

PATE

Firming, as muscles

TONING

First family member

EVE

First or third baseman

CORNERINFIELDER

Flavorful

SAPID

Fleecy clouds

CIRRI

Four Corners state

UTAH

Fraction of a joule

ERG

Global septet, so to speak

SEAS

Group that has its own organ

CHOIR

Heavenly glow

AURA

Illinois River city

PEORIA

Industry magnate

CZAR

Infomercials, e.g

ADS

Iridescent stone

OPAL

It doesn't hold water

SIEVE

Like Elvis' blue shoes

SUEDE

Like the Mojave

ARID

Long skirt

MIDI

Mixed with other things

IMPURE

Most offbeat

ODDEST

Muslim honorific

AGA

Nabisco cookies

OREOS

Nancy Drew's boyfriend

NED

Old pro with good taste?

SEASONEDVETERAN

On terra firma

ASHORE

One advanced in years

SENIORCITIZEN

One dollar, in some places

EURO

One side in checkers

RED

Opera highlight

ARIA

Organize, as an exhibition

CURATE

Payback promise

IOU

Pelvis parts

ILIA

Postal creed word

NOR

Pugs and poodles

DOGS

Punjab princess

RANI

Quotation notation, briefly

ANON

Reddish antelope

IMPALA

Run one's mouth

YAP

Slip, as on ice

SKID

Sound hoarse

RASP

Squash and pumpkin, e.g

GOURDS

Taiwan's capital

TAIPEI

Taj Mahal locale

AGRA

Valuable discoveries

FINDS

Valuable violin

AMATI

Verb subject

NOUN

Where a Brit may powder her nose

LAV

Word before "Sopranos" and "Leftovers"

THE