USA Today Crossword Answers - October 2, 2015

USA Today Crossword Answers - October 2, 2015

Clue Answer
"Beetle Bailey" character SARGE
"He's ___ nowhere man" (Beatles) AREAL
"How soothing!" AAH
"It" game TAG
"Minimum" amount WAGE
American cuckoos ANIS
Assay subject ORE
Be indebted to OWE
Becomes narrower TAPERS
Carried piggyback TOTED
Caterwauled YOWLED
Cause for celebration VICTORY
Closes, as an envelope SEALS
Coffee, slangily JAVA
Coffeehouse container URN
Coiffed like a lion MANED
Command to a big dog DOWNBOY
Common aquarium fishes TETRAS
Core of a PC CPU
Dermatological diagnosis, sometimes CYST
Diminutive WEE
Disney Dalmatian PONGO
Dispatch a fly SWAT
Dresden's river ELBE
Emotional pain TWINGE
Eyed impolitely LEERED
Family guy DAD
First installment DOWNPAYMENT
Geisha's sash OBI
Gladiatorial venues ARENAS
Golden Delicious, for one APPLE
Good times and bad UPSANDDOWNS
Himalayan mystery creature YETI
Hornswoggled MULCTED
Hunter's weapon RIFLE
Insomniac's quest SHUTEYE
Item often fetched STICK
Item on a chairlift SKI
Jailbird CON
Lady of Seville DONA
Long and impressive, as a film EPIC
Longtime Chinese chairman MAO
Magazine article measurement LINAGE
Military flotilla ARMADA
More polished SUAVER
NBA great Jason KIDD
Not secret OVERT
Old name for Iran PERSIA
One of the musical Jacksons JANET
One-man band performances SOLI
Outcropping CRAG
Pig's schnoz SNOUT
Promising UPANDCOMING
Puts to rest, as fear ALLAYS
Reflect brilliantly GLISTEN
Regain consciousness COMETO
Ring, like bells PEAL
Roaming folks NOMADS
Senseless INANE
Small 33-Across WEN
Snake-haired woman of myth MEDUSA
Strong, unpleasant smell REEK
Tea biscuit SCONE
Tightly packed DENSE
Tough battle UPHILLFIGHT
Turkish title (var.) AGHA
Vast treeless plain in Arctic regions TUNDRA
Venomous snake COBRA
Vietnam's capital HANOI
Walton who founded Wal-Mart SAM
Weightlifter's unit REP
What you can spend NET
Where the ark came to rest ARARAT
Worthless cloth RAG
Wrangler's boot item SPUR
___ de Janeiro RIO