USA Today Crossword Answers - December 21, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - December 21, 2014

Clue

Answer

"Make it snappy!" initials

ASAP

"Moon River" lyricist Johnny

MERCER

"Platoon" extras

GIS

"Rag Mop" brothers

AMES

Adult acorn

OAK

Affirmative votes

YESES

Always, in verse

EER

Amount of hair

TRESS

Baseball legend Williams

TED

Baseball's Speaker

TRIS

Beer holder

STEIN

Bishop's territory

SEE

By swallowing

ORALLY

Character and personality determinants

GENES

Children's connectibles

DOTS

Clandestinely (with "sub")

ROSA

Clear-headed

SANE

Coffee order

LATTE

Colossal

HUGE

Computer monitor, for short

CRT

Confessional topics

SINS

Conger, for one

EEL

Dairy farmer's pitch (Part 1)

MILKISANUDDERLY

Dairy farmer's pitch (Part 2)

AWESOME

Dairy farmer's pitch (Part 3)

SOURCEOFCALCIUM

Dispatched

SENT

Do basic math

ADD

Eagle by the sea

ERNE

Early Scots

PICTS

European mountain range

ALPS

Fade like a flower

WILT

Fail the polygraph

LIE

Feline's cry

MEOW

Fencer's thrust

LUNGE

Film ___ (moody movie)

NOIR

Found a new tenant for

RELET

Friend, in Quebec

AMIE

Gangster Lansky

MEYER

Half of half-and-half

CREAM

Heeded the photographer

SMILED

Highest point

ACME

Hobble

MAIM

Hotel amenities

SAFES

J.R. Ewing's mama

ELLIE

Lasso users

ROPERS

Like some hands or threats

IDLE

Like some notebook paper

RULED

Linguini, e.g

PASTA

Lotion ingredient

ALOE

Mao ___-tung

TSE

Monetary unit of India

PAISA

Muscular strength

SINEW

Music's ___ Na Na

SHA

Neither masc. nor neut

FEM

Notable period in history

ERA

One of the Three Musketeers

ATHOS

One who can take a joke

SPORT

Out of port

ASEA

Pilot's in-flight announcement

ETA

Pitch in

HELP

Place to get a ribeye

STEAKHOUSE

Pool player's stick

CUE

Protected from the elements

INSIDE

Quick on the uptake

APT

Run away to marry

ELOPE

Second addendum to a letter (Abbr.)

PPS

Sixth sense?

ESP

Skim milk product

FARMCHEESE

Soggy grassland

MARSH

Sound receivers

EARS

Speaks scratchily

RASPS

Tailor's target

TEAR

Talk idly

PRATE

Tavern order

ALE

Tetherball fixture

POLE

Turn on an axis

SLUE

Used a prie-dieu

KNELT

Warm up, as food

REHEAT

Your parents' sisters

AUNTS

___-do-well

NEER