USA Today – Aug 9 2018

Clues Answers
‘Mario Kart’ console WII
‘Metamorphoses’ poet OVID
‘Nearer, My God, to ___’ THEE
‘Yesterday!’ on a memo ASAP
‘___ your nails!’ LOVE
10 percent donation TITHE
13-Down’s locks MANE
5-by-5-square crossword, e.g MINI
Alternative to single-elimination ROUNDROBIN
Arriving group’s cry WEREHERE
Assign stars to, say RATE
Beat decisively, slangily WHUP
Bridge seat EAST
Brown rice and buckwheat, for two WHOLEGRAINS
Bunyan’s tool AXE
Burrows who wrote ‘Can-Can’ ABE
Car part called a ‘bonnet’ in Britain HOOD
Cartoon skunk Le Pew PEPE
Competitor of Alamo AVIS
Cue card contents LINE
Dartboard wood ELM
Destroy financially RUIN
Diamond defect FLAW
Don’t stand firm BEND
Dumb as a rock DENSE
Early victim of temptation EVE
Elastic bandage brand ACE
Excited, with ‘up’ AMPED
Fly like an eagle SOAR
Frans who painted ‘The Merry Toper’ HALS
Freight-hopping migrant HOBO
Gambler’s heavy loss, figuratively SHIRT
Gears up GETSSET
Goes off-stage EXITS
Haggard who sang ‘Mama Tried’ MERLE
Have good intentions MEANWELL
I, in Ithaca IOTA
In-home caregiver AIDE
It springs eternal, in a saying HOPE
Clues Answers
Janet of the Clinton Cabinet RENO
Lassie, notably COLLIE
Lead, as a rock band FRONT
Like Caitlyn Jenner, for short TRANS
Lust or gluttony, e.g CARDINALSIN
Macbeth’s initial rank THANE
Made the scene CAME
Multiskilled worker DOALL
Oil-yielding mineral SHALE
Oral vaccine pioneer SABIN
Part of a Whopper BUN
Perfect or pluperfect TENSE
Petting zoo animal PONY
Place for a pinsetter LANE
Played the first card LED
Prefix with geek or mensch UBER
Project leader PRIMEMOVER
Put into play SERVE
Put to a grindstone HONE
Queen of whodunits ELLERY
Recall, as old memories DREDGEUP
Runny cheese BRIE
Scene of 20-Across’ temptation EDEN
Schiller’s ‘___ to Joy’ ODE
Spa attire ROBE
Star-shaped flower ASTER
Start of a scuba dive DESCENT
State with the motto ‘Industry’ UTAH
Street-vendor Gucci bag, e.g SHAM
Strong desires YENS
Takes a whack at TRIES
Taught after school, perhaps TUTORED
They may be dominant or recessive GENES
Tournament for all OPEN
Trims to fit, say EDITS
Triple Crown race, familiarly THEDERBY
Word on some campaign buttons REELECT
___-Defamation League ANTI
___-Ida (Tater Tots brand) ORE

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