Crossword puzzle answers: December 16, 2016

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

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ACROSS1 "In" thing 4 Girl from Baja 9 Tobacco plug 13 Back when 14 English seaside resorts 15 Wet thoroughly 16 Ice Age elephants 18 Bach instrument 19 Rapiers 20 Has a quarrel with (2 wds.) 22 Last course 25 Festive log 26 Hit the sack 28 Spiral in space 32 B-movie pistol 35 Long for 37 Ms. Zellweger 38 DeMille genre 40 Ice cream and root beer 42 Zest 43 Poet Conrad -- 45 Fountain treats 47 Earmark 48 Came down hard 50 Thigh bone 52 Leaf source 54 Goes back over 58 Cutting in two 62 Hold dear 63 Move on 64 Where mollusks zonk out (2 wds.) 67 Curly coifs 68 Sidekick 69 Zeta follower 70 Rockies, briefly 71 Big laughs 72 Untold centuries
DOWN 1 Illustrious 2 Slack-jawed 3 Rx amounts 4 One way to follow 5 Laid low 6 Rite answer (2 wds.) 7 Meeting, for short 8 Ore analysis 9 Victorian underwear 10 Sci-fi award 11 Hairy twin 12 What -- wrong? 15 Sand -- 17 Harper of "Tender Mercies" 21 Strain, as an engine 23 Coral habitat 24 Wild ducks 27 Evidence 29 GP expertise 30 Warrior princess 31 Burglar of yore 32 Duffel filler 33 Samoa's capital 34 "Kon- --" 36 Auto-safety advocate 39 Peso fractions 41 Unlikely to bite 44 The jitters 46 Polls 49 Roman gods 51 Caboose's place 53 Tennyson's "-- Arden" 55 "The Zoo Story" penner 56 Because of (2 wds.) 57 Family car 58 Chowder morsel 59 Not right 60 Make a salary 61 Pita sandwich 65 Great Lake locks 66 HBO alternative
 
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