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Crossword puzzle answers: February 8, 2016

Here are the answers to today's crossword puzzle from our newspaper.

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ACROSS1 Opposite of post- 4 Pea jackets? 8 Costa -- 12 Bright crescent 13 La Scala highlight 14 Sultans' cousins 16 Loaded for -- 17 Basement alternative 19 In peril (2 wds.) 21 Mark of Zorro 22 Sub -- (secretly) 23 Billiard sticks 25 Surrealist painter 27 Punctual (3 wds.) 31 Hang loose 35 Up for payment 36 Bantu people 38 -- in the wind 39 Party pooper 41 Wild fear 43 Jade 44 Literary work 46 Peeves 48 Apiece 49 Walked unsteadily 51 Mountaineers 53 Pasternak woman 55 Gin-fizz flavor 56 Diet spread 59 Role for Madonna 61 Joke response (3 wds.) 65 Did some heavy lifting? (2 wds.) 68 Lacking color 69 Bugs' nemesis 70 Shake -- --! 71 Just scraped by 72 Fill the hull 73 Dozes off 74 Oedipus --
DOWN1 Bard or minstrel 2 Thunder 3 Add vitamins 4 Ready to go (2 wds.) 5 Bruin great 6 Cameron -- of films 7 Hewn 8 Lo- -- graphics 9 Fixes firmly 10 Breezy greeting 11 Equator segments 12 Wall St. degree 15 Neptune's kingdom 18 Soft metal 20 Lesseps' canal 24 Kind of panel 26 Refrain syllables 27 More peculiar 28 Clinic staffer 29 Kid 30 Medieval garment 32 Purple color 33 Down the road 34 Pitchers 37 Flowerpot holders 40 Rode fast 42 Upper limits 45 Affirmative vote 47 Bad air 50 -- Scott decision 52 Belt clip-on 54 Of birds 56 Unfold, in verse 57 Break in the action 58 The avenging Mrs. Peel 60 A Guthrie 62 Swallow 63 Holly shrub 64 Mr. Danson 66 Prior to 67 U.K. lexicon
 

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