Usa Today Crossword

Start of something

ONSET ...

Soft murmur

COO ...

Ruthless ruler

DESPOT ...

Pushup ___

BRA ...

Protective attire

ARMOR ...

Possums have 50

TEETH ...

Part of a bike

PEDAL ...

Name that’s 13-Across backward

ARI ...

Money machine

ATM ...

Martial arts strikes

CHOPS ...

Like the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

EGYPTIAN ...

Like someone who orders people around

BOSSY ...

Like a roly-poly

TINY ...

Light gas in some lights

NEON ...

Large 8-Down

ELK ...

Keeps quiet

SAYSNOTHING ...

Join in

PARTAKE ...

Jabbed

POKED ...

It changes position every minute

BIGHAND ...

In an emotionless manner

STONILY ...

Homegirl, in Honduras

AMIGA ...

H.S. class that deals with cells

APBIO ...

Excommunicate

EXILE ...

Even-handed

FAIR ...

Enclosure for swine

STY ...

Electioneering at a taqueria, perhaps

HISPANDERING ...

Device that’s fed quarters

METER ...

Designer whose creations might be controlled with strings

PUPPETMAKER ...

Declare invalid

ANNUL ...

Dance at Hilo’s Merrie Monarch Festival

HULA ...

Crew

POSSE ...

Concur

AGREE ...

City on the Sierra Nevada

RENO ...