USA Today – May 5 2022 Crossword Answers

Clues Answers
‘Battle of the ___’ SEXES
‘Five-fingered’ footwear TOESHOES
‘Me day’ locale SPA
‘Mistake Creek Massacre’ painter QUEENIEMCKENZIE
‘My luck is coming soon!’ IMDUE
‘Obviously, silly!’ DUH
‘Party in the ___’ (2009 hit) USA
‘That was a close one!’ WHEW
‘The faster the better!’ ASAP
‘___ the night before Christmas . . .’ TWAS
Apt rhyme of ‘spot’ DOT
Arouse, like curiosity PIQUE
Autos CARS
Award for Michaela Onyenwere in 2021 ROOKIEOFTHEYEAR
Big burden ONUS
Birth control option IUD
Button alternative SNAP
Central Plains tribe PAWNEENATION
Chakapuli and gumbo, e.g STEWS
Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane ___’ EYRE
Chocolatey spread NUTELLA
Civil rights law of 1972 TITLEIX
Couples PAIRS
Cushions PADS
Dark film genre NOIR
Deflating balloon sound PFFT
Delivery person’s course ROUTE
Denver time zone (Abbr.) MST
Doesn’t blink STARES
Egyptian boy king, for short TUT
Entertained AMUSED
Fast-food chain with carhops SONIC
Footwear outlet store DSW
Former SAT section that sounds like the first two letters of ‘SAT’ ESSAY
Frog’s partner in children’s lit TOAD
Genre from Jamaica SKA
Graceful bird SWAN
Hockey rink surface ICE
Hot drinks usually aren’t consumed through them STRAWS
In a manner of speaking SOTOSAY
Langston Hughes poem ITOO
Large hole PIT
Long fish EELS
Mailed SENT
Makes decisions on Tinder SWIPES
Many a college applicant, age-wise TEEN
Membership costs FEES
Not young OLD
Number that’s its own square ONE
Parking penalty FINE
Phone downloads APPS
Pop-ups in a web browser ONLINEADS
Poses a question ASKS
Prefix with ‘potent’ OMNI
Put pen to paper WRITE
Regret RUE
Restless ANTSY
Row in a calendar app WEEK
Rx regulator FDA
Seats in a chapel PEWS
Shakshuka ingredient TOMATO
Standards of perfection IDEALS
Stroke gently PET
The ‘hump’ of many workweeks WEDNESDAY
The ___ (game with virtual people) SIMS
Title for some profesoras (Abbr.) SRA
Toll-paying option EZPASS
Try to act like EMULATE
Use an oar ROW
Whizzes ACES
Wing eater’s need NAPKIN
Word before ‘pad’ or ‘pool’ STENO
Yellowfin or albacore, e.g TUNA
___ Mist (soda) SIERRA
___ room (place for a pool table) REC

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