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Crossword puzzle answers: August 24, 2016

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

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ACROSS1 Kitchen meas. 5 Gridder -- Alonzo Stagg 9 Cobra toxin 14 Matty or Felipe 15 Close in on 16 Invisible swimmer (var.) 17 Hayseed humor 18 Rights org. 19 "C" in C.S. Forester 20 Highest grade 22 Cover, as snow 24 Walrus hunter 26 -- be a pleasure! 27 Ads 30 Not in good taste 35 Motel freebies 36 ASAP 37 "The Banana Boat Song" (hyph.) 38 Lb. or oz. 39 Featured musician 42 Eighteen-wheeler 43 Dregs 45 Cast 46 Deli crepes 48 Borrow on 50 Goings-on 51 Hockey great 52 Frighten 54 Dine too well 58 Act as if 62 -- Jean Baker 63 Sheriff Andy's kid 65 Dueler's weapon 66 Cherbourg shes 67 Itches 68 Hoarfrost 69 Dilapidated 70 Collapses, in a way 71 Nae sayer
DOWN  1 Diplomat's forte 2 Put on the brakes 3 Sponge feature 4 Artificial tan source 5 Playing marbles 6 Temple city -- Picchu 7 Heating fuel 8 Cold-shoulder 9 Leave the premises 10 Fixed a manuscript 11 Giraffe feature 12 Drama award 13 Fountain order 21 Tooth cleaner 23 Inventories 25 Coached 27 Choir selection 28 "Balcony scene" swain 29 Movie with a posse 31 Hit dead-center 32 "The Lion King" voice Cheech -- 33 Twisting the truth 34 Meditators 36 Punch 40 Scarlett of Tara 41 Carnivore's delight (hyph.) 44 Hailed, maybe 47 Scatters trash 49 Kind of spoon 50 Arm-twisting 53 Mimicry 54 Small bills 55 Field mouse 56 Dashiell contemporary 57 Fiddles with 59 Larger-than-life 60 Verne's skipper 61 Bug repellent 64 Potpie veggie

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