USA Today Crossword Answers - December 22, 2014

USA Today Crossword Answers - December 22, 2014

Clue

Answer

"'Tis a pity!"

ALAS

"Aeneid" figure

EROS

"Am I glad that's over!"

PHEW

"Bucks" intro

MEGA

"Days of ___ Lives"

OUR

"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," e.g

CAROL

"Iron Mike"

TYSON

"Purple ___" (Hendrix classic)

HAZE

"Slumdog Millionaire" locale

AGRA

"Sound" beginning

ULTRA

"___ go bragh!"

ERIN

14-Across, in London

ODOUR

A khan

AGHA

African nation

MALI

Again from scratch

ANEW

Air bag, of a sort

LUNG

Air controller's place

TOWER

Airport choices

GATES

Alternatives to pumpernickels

RYES

Assured of success

MADEINTHESHADE

At a furious pace

MADLY

Backers for plasterwork

LATHS

Barley-shaped pasta

ORZO

Be extra audible

YELL

Bedtime reading

STORY

Bit of repartee

QUIP

Bit of yarn

HANK

Bled in the wash

RAN

BP acquisition

AMOCO

Brawls

SETTOS

Classroom no-no

GUM

Combine two into one

MERGE

Commanded right

GEED

Common spread, briefly

MAYO

Continental money

EURO

Corrects text

EDITS

Detecting device

SENSOR

Doff a cap

UNHAT

Driver of an elephant

MAHOUT

Fashionable

CHIC

Fine, fast horse

ARAB

George of Royals fame

BRETT

Gloom producer

PALL

Go for a dip

SWIM

Greek letter

OMEGA

Hit the ground

ALIT

Howard and Isaac

STERNS

In a crowd of

AMID

In a distressed manner

WORRIEDLY

Japanese immigrants

ISSEIS

Kin of a tsunami

EAGRE

Light beam

RAY

Long-tailed parrot

MACAW

Manfred of music

MANN

McLendon-Covey of TV's "The Goldbergs"

WENDI

Mid-March date

IDES

Miller and others

LITES

Mrs. Dithers of the comics

CORA

One from Baghdad

IRAQI

One's partner

ONLY

Parasitic insects

NITS

PC alternative

MAC

Pickle type

DILL

Profitable again

BACKINTHEBLACK

Rise high

SOAR

Small, round marks

DOTS

Something in the air

AROMA

Speed of sound ratio

MACH

Spread apart, as fingers

SPLAY

Succumb to frustration

THROWINTHETOWEL

Tartan cap

TAM

Those around the Round Table

SIRS

Type of apartment

WALKUP

Violent whirlpool

MAELSTROM

Win by a landslide

TROMP

Word said before opening the eyes

AMEN