USA Today Crossword Answers – Thursday October 21 2021


Here are the answers to USA Today Crossword puzzles Thursday October 21 2021.
’24K Magic’ singer Mars – BRUNO
‘Best Colleges’ list maker, briefly – USNEWS
‘I swear!’ – NOLIE
‘LOL’ alternative – HAHAHA
‘Of course!’ – YES
‘Smooth Operator’ singer – SADE
‘The best!’ in internet slang – FTW
‘The ___’ (comic strip turned Cartoon Network show) – BOONDOCKS
‘Whoa, whoa, whoa!’ – SLOWDOWN
‘___ can’t be right!’ – THAT
‘___ So Fine’ (Chiffons hit) – HES
92%, as a letter grade – AMINUS
Actor Studi – WES
Animal hidden in ‘pretzel knot’ – ELK
Antlered deer – STAG
Attorney’s field – LAW
Bouncers check them – IDS
Boxer Laila – ALI
Cafeteria item that might be used as a sled – TRAY
Canyonlands National Park state – UTAH
Clog or wedge – SHOE
Country where Yalda Night is celebrated – IRAN
Cryptanalysis org – NSA
Cushiony shoe parts – INSOLES
Deep sleep letters – REM
Drivers exceeding the limit – SPEEDERS
Enjoy some vindaloo – EAT
Expands the family, perhaps – ADOPTS
Feature of an accessible building, perhaps – RAMP
Fennec foxes have big ones – EARS
Fetus, metaphorically – BUNINTHEOVEN
Fill with love – ENAMOR
Gender-neutral pronoun – THEY
Genre for Reel Big Fish – SKA
Getting the job done – ONIT
Goal for many professors – TENURE
H.S. students nearing graduation – SRS
Hawaiian garland – LEI
Hindustani classical music instrument – SITAR
House, in Spanish – CASA
Letters on a sign at a racial justice march, perhaps – BLM
Lost fish in a Pixar film – NEMO
Lovers’ Lane encounter – ROLLINTHEHAY
Maria ___ Trapp (‘The Sound of Music’ role) – VON
More achy – SORER
Most minimal – LEAST
Not verbose – TERSE
Nucleus’s place – ATOM
Obtained admission – GOTIN
Put dish soap in the dishwasher, say – ERR
Resides – DWELLS
Rice dishes – PILAFS
Say aloud to be recorded – DICTATE
Skin care brand that sounds like a cheer – OLAY
Smelled bad – STANK
Social standards – NORMS
Softball gloves – MITTS
Some airport vehicles – UBERS
Soothing plants – ALOES
Sound that might replace a curse word – BLEEP
Stuck-up – SNOBBY
Symbol between pronouns – SLASH
Tear – RIP
Tempo – PACE
Unrealistic aspiration – PIEINTHESKY
Urge to travel – WANDERLUST
Video chats, say – SKYPES
Vow – OATH
Warty amphibian – TOAD
Website for sharing and categorizing images – PINTEREST
Zip, zilch, zero – NADA
___ and hearty – HALE
___ Aviv – TEL


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