USA Today - Nov 26 2021

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Clues Answers
'Absolutely,' for short DEF
'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon M. ___ CHU
'If all ___ fails . . .' ELSE
'Mrs. America' legislation ERA
'The Owl House' creator Terrace DANA
'___ you kidding me?!' ARE
After-hours work schedule NIGHTSHIFT
Airplane seating preference AISLE
Alpha, beta, ___ GAMMA
Angel's headpiece HALO
Anger IRE
Article of clothing passed on from someone else HANDMEDOWN
Ask desperately BEG
Badminton divider NET
Beer garden orders ALES
Biceps' place ARM
Bit of rain DROP
Bra parts that can be padded CUPS
Breathe like a hot dog PANT
Chemical peel offerer SPA
Chooses OPTS
Computer command after a mistake UNDO
Contributes ADDS
Croc's relative GATOR
Deal with something challenging COPE
Decorated platform in a pride parade FLOAT
Deplete USEUP
Dictionary listing USAGE
Distinctive vibe AURA
Dog park sounds WOOFS
Dove sound COO
Drink that may contain tapioca pearls TEA
Eggy holiday drink NOG
Email button SEND
Family member STEPSISTER
Fraction of a dollar CENT
Frozen desserts ICES
Green character in 'The Empire Strikes Back' YODA
Clues Answers
Hindmost REAR
Japanese ___ (brightly colored tree) MAPLE
Length of some plays ONEACT
Like neon clothing LOUD
Like snails and slugs SLIMY
Material from which minerals are extracted ORE
Mega-sized GIANT
Mini-golf number PAR
Mme., in English MRS
Molecule with two chains of nucleotides DNA
Mujaddara ingredient RICE
Newspaper delivery assignment (Abbr.) RTE
Nintendo brother celebrated on Mar. 10 MARIO
Oman's capital MUSCAT
Peach crumble bit OAT
Pentathlon blade EPEE
Person on a camel or a horse RIDER
Rap or riot grrrl, for example MUSICGENRE
Relative of a rabbit HARE
Release from a knot UNTIE
Remainder REST
Remove completely ERASE
Respected senior ELDER
Rough cut of a song DEMO
Singer Frank OCEAN
Small publication NEWSLETTER
Soccer star Smith SOPHIA
Some sheep EWES
Spicier HOTTER
Sushi shape ROLL
Tiniest of the litter RUNT
Tragus piercing's place EAR
Underway BEGUN
Unreturned tennis serve ACE
Ventilate AIROUT
Victory-securing shot GAMEWINNER
Wee bit TAD
___ cheese NACHO
___ Haute, Indiana TERRE