USA Today Crossword Answers - October 29, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - October 29, 2014

Clue

Answer

". . . was blind but now I ___"

SEE

"Ahem" alternative

PSST

"Skoal," for one

TOAST

"The Laughing Cavalier" painter Frans

HALS

"___ the ramparts . . ."

OER

Advantages

UPSIDES

Airport listing, for short

ETA

Anglers with nets

SEINERS

Anteater features

SNOUTS

Awaits decision

PENDS

Be silent, on a score

TACET

Before, for a bard

ERE

Bi, halved

UNI

Bottle cover

CAP

Canoes, e.g

BOATS

Capital of the Gem State

BOISE

Centers

MIDSTS

Character in boots

PUSS

Classified things

ADS

Clavell novel

TAIPAN

Collection of saws?

SAYINGS

Confessional subject

SIN

Continually finds fault

CARPS

Cube with 21 dots

DIE

Delirium or hysteria

MANIA

Disagreeable obligation

ONUS

Down an evening meal

SUP

Electrical resistance measure

OHMAGE

Endings for "shoo"

INS

First course, often

TOSSEDSALAD

First daughter, once

CHELSEA

First word, often

MAMA

Friend, way down south

AMIGO

Ginger ale or root beer

SODAPOP

Half an umlaut

DOT

Hit, in the Bible

SMITE

Hypothesis

POSSIBILITY

Infant's affliction

COLIC

Is under the weather

AILS

It's actually an 18-Down

TITMOUSE

Larry of basketball fame

BIRD

Lennon's Yoko

ONO

Like some pressure or criticism

UNDUE

Like some religions

PAGAN

Lower in value

ABASE

Metallic alloy

BRASS

Most ritzy

TONIEST

Once-___ (quick appraisals)

OVERS

One of several billion

ASIAN

Organs males lack

UTERI

Overcharged

GOUGED

Prevents access to

SHUTS

Print type

ELITE

Prudish person

BLUENOSE

Psychology 101 topic

EGO

Ready to travel

ABOARD

Reporter's point of view

SLANT

Seven, to Caesar

VII

She gets hers in May

MOM

Shows to do laundry by?

SOAPS

Small dining party

ONE

Small shot of strong stuff

NIP

Smiles

GRINS

Soft palate attachment

UVULA

States of agitated irritation

SNITS

Suitable for the occasion

APT

They express ownership

POSSESSIVES

They're all yours

POSSESSIONS

Threw one's hat in the ring

RAN

Title's first word, often

THE

Took for a fool

USED

Took the weight off one's feet

SAT

Track prelims

HEATS

VIP in D.C

SEN

Willow twig

OSIER

Woodworking tools

RASPS

Young's partner in accounting

ERNST

___ Remo, Italy

SAN