January 17 2018 - USA Today Crossword Answers

January 17 2018 - USA Today Crossword Answers

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"Jeopardy!" whiz Jennings

KEN

"La Boheme" soprano

MIMI

"Rope-a-dope" boxer

ALI

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" tree

PEAR

"You gotta be joking!" and a hint to the last parts of 21-, 31- and 42-Across

GIMMEABREAK

Accra's land

GHANA

Aisle with butter and eggs

DAIRY

Amos with the 2012 single "Flavor"

TORI

Ari of NPR

SHAPIRO

Benedict Arnold's crime

TREASON

Big name in canned meat

ARMOUR

Bills depicting the Great Seal

ONES

Bird of the bayou

HERON

Bit of shutter hardware

HINGE

Blackthorn fruit

SLOE

Blasting ___ (detonators)

CAPS

Brand name in White Russians, for short

STOLI

Brief but heated argument

SETTO

Capitol Hill gofer

SENATEPAGE

Celeb pair

ITEM

City on the Truckee

RENO

Colgate-Palmolive soap since 1970

IRISHSPRING

Common kilt pattern

PLAID

Cousin ___ ("Jimmy Kimmel Live" regular)

SAL

Creative flash

IDEA

Cyber-junk

SPAM

Decorate richly

GILD

Deli snack

NOSH

Dostoevsky's "The ___"

IDIOT

Factor in club choice

LIE

Figures on toy boxes

AGES

Flower with a yellow central disk

ASTER

Fly like a moth

FLIT

Gershon of "Face/Off"

GINA

Go-go dancer's skirt

MINI

Got top billing

STARRED

Have a 33-Down

EAT

Hockey thug

GOON

Hurricane feature

EYE

Irish dances

JIGS

It sells, it's said

SEX

Land in a river

ISLET

Letters before omicrons

XIS

Line that doesn't fly on the Shabbat

ELAL

Looks acceptable at first glance

SEEMSOK

Macpherson on five Swimsuit Issue covers

ELLE

Marry on the sly

ELOPE

Martini garnish

OLIVE

More than just miffed

IRATE

Musk of Tesla, Inc

ELON

Net judges' calls

LETS

Nikkei Index currency

YEN

Not suckered by

ONTO

Odes, e.g

POETRY

Outback babies

JOEYS

Partner of Principe

SAOTOME

Place for a fill-up

GASSTATION

Place for a perm

SALON

Place to post opinions

BLOG

Primate of Madagascar

LEMUR

Progressive spokesperson

FLO

Realize, as profits

REAP

Receptacle under a grate

ASHPIT

Rub the wrong way

IRK

Salma who played Frida Kahlo

HAYEK

St. Moritz setting

ALPS

Starting score in tennis

LOVE

Stash away

SECRETE

Successor of mono

STEREO

Therefore, in logic

ERGO

Toys with strings

KITES

Ultimate authority

SAYSO

Whiskey in a Manhattan

RYE

Wood of the Rolling Stones

RON

Work well together

MESH

Workplace-monitoring org

OSHA

World Series prize

RING

Y-sporting collegians

ELIS