USA Today Crossword Answers - December 14, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - December 14, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Fear of Flying" author

JONG

"Heaven forbid!"

OHNO

"Keep ___ cards and letters coming in!"

THOSE

"Racy" neckwear?

ASCOT

"___ was saying . . ."

ASI

And the like

ETC

Athletic events

MEETS

Bad, bad Brown

LEROY

Beatles lullaby?

SIESTARDAY

Bombeck of "At Wit's End"

ERMA

Bridge-crossing fee

TOLL

Bronx Bombers

YANKS

Broom-___ (witch in a strip)

HILDA

Chess pieces

MEN

Cup for wine

CHALICE

Dagger's partner

CLOAK

Deadlocked

TIED

Decorator's concern

MOTIF

Detector activator

METAL

Dissipates

FADES

Dynamic beginning?

AERO

Ending for "glob" or "mod"

ULE

Facial fixes

NOSEJOBS

Farm butter

RAM

Fashionably old-fashioned

RETRO

Federal agent

TMAN

Field mouse

VOLE

Flip-flop

REVERSAL

Fury

RAGE

Go sour, as milk

TURN

Grotesque waterspout

GARGOYLE

Guitarist Paul

LES

Hail

EXTOL

Hairstyle

COIF

He's a doll

KEN

He's out of this world

ALIEN

High school department

MATH

Jerks made them in the '50s

SODAS

Keats feats

ODES

Kulik on ice

ILIA

Latin 101 verb

AMAT

Leaky tire sound

SSS

Like Methuselah

OLD

Like roses

RED

Many California wines

NAPAS

Mexican Mrs

SRA

Observant

OPENEYED

Of the same kind

AKIN

Old Italian money

LIRE

One who takes risks

DARER

Org. for dentists

ADA

Part of QED

ERAT

Part of TGIF

FRI

Pierce with a horn

GORE

Poker pay-in

ANTE

Pond growth

ALGAE

Popular creme-filled cookie

OREO

Preceder of 6-Across

DEAL

Ringing or ring site

EAR

Round Table member

LANCELOT

Second name in cosmetics

KAY

Seep

EXUDE

Solar dark patch

SUNSPOT

Solitary

ISOLATED

Suffers from

HAS

Tasseled cap

FEZ

They hop into bed?

SLEEPFROGS

Tommy's gun

STEN

Turkish nabob

EMIR

TV's talking horse

MISTERED

Volcanic stuff

MAGMA

What's bigger than Lincoln in Nebraska?

OMAHA

Where a sleepyhead gets his news?

SNOOZEPAPER

Where Paul Bunyan slept?

SLUMBERYARD

With "Stiff," a Dorothy Lamour comedy

THELUCKY

Words of denial

NOS

Workshop gizmo

TOOL

___ Helens (Wash. volcano)

MTST