USA Today Crossword Solutions - Sep 01, 2014

USA Today Crossword Solutions - Sep 01, 2014

ClueAnswer
"24" hero Jack BAUER
"Cross my heart and hope to ___!" DIE
"Finally!" ATLONGLAST
"Les Miserables" setting SEWER
"Pardon me" grunts AHEMS
"Terrible" ages TWOS
"The Matrix Reloaded" character NEO
According to ALA
Aim at the barcode SCAN
Alaska resource OIL
Alliance of nations BLOC
Area under a concha APSE
Away from the gusts ALEE
Bewhiskered animal SEAL
Bird no more DODO
Birdhouse nester WREN
Briggs' partner in engines STRATTON
British "Bye-bye!" TATA
Bull sound SNORT
Certain Eastern European CROAT
City in Norway OSLO
Civil punishments FINES
Composition by Chopin ETUDE
Cooking fats LARDS
Cousin of a camel LLAMA
Cry one's eyes out BAWL
Defunct sports org. since '76 ABA
Detonation maker TNT
Doughboy's ally POILU
Drop, as from a list OMIT
Dropped-egg sound SPLAT
Easygoing marketing technique SOFTSELL
Epic poem division CANTO
Evening, in Venice SERA
Exterior finish for dwellings STUCCO
Feature of many a sumo wrestler POTBELLY
Final try LASTATTEMPT
Former coin of Cremona LIRA
Get bested LOSE
Greenhouse heat SOLAR
Harp ancestors LYRES
Health resort SPA
In a normal voice ALOUD
It may be played or donated ORGAN
It's used if all else fails LASTRESORT
Lacking in liveliness DRAB
Lazy girl? SUSAN
Like the "o" in go LONG
Little lad TYKE
Little picture ICON
Missing, GI-style AWOL
Nebraska city OMAHA
Network, for example AIRER
One of the Inner Hebrides SKYE
Operatic masterpiece of 1871 AIDA
Overly fond ones DOTERS
Pallid-looking ASHY
Persona non ___ GRATA
Playing will a full deck SANE
Poetic patchwork CENTO
Ring with a glow HALO
Shalhoub role MONK
Some piano workers TUNERS
Some tributes ODES
Sound that's coming back? ECHO
Strip at a swim meet LANE
Subject of a house inspection test RADON
Swimming-pool tester TOE
Talked like Vito Corleone RASPED
The whole shebang ALL
They might be pale ALES
Throw one's support behind BACK
Two-choice situation EITHEROR
Very well-constructed BUILTTOLAST
Wallace of Reader's Digest renown LILA
Where the game is, if not home AWAY
Word with "covert" or "special" OPS
Word with "latch" or "hold" ONTO