Here are the answers to the crossword puzzle from our newspaper published on April 24, 2017.

 
ACROSS

1 Lump of dirt
 5 Notch shape
 8 Ink a contract
 12 Surfer slang
 14 Fritz's possessive
 15 Helm position
 16 Pierre's school
 17 Holm and Fleming
 18 Coniferous tree
 19 Bright meteor
 21 Not mentioned
 23 7 and 11
 24 Give it a go
 25 -- Moines, Iowa
 26 Convenient (2 wds.)
 30 Great Lakes tribe
 32 2012 Pixar movie
 33 Abundant
 37 Expose or reveal
 38 Jargon
 39 Billionth, in combos
 40 Grasp
 42 Sweepstakes
 43 Caterpillar foot
 44 Sermon giver
 45 Refrain syllables
 48 Hear clearly
 49 "She Done -- Wrong"
 50 Portable PC
 52 Removing, as a splinter
 57 Survey finding
 58 Fresh
 60 Bat's navigational system
 61 Castle defense
 62 Elevator inventor
 63 Viennese sweet
 64 "You Are My Destiny" composer
 65 Choke or joke
 66 Burmese utterance

 
DOWN 
 1 Julia Child, e.g.
 2 Focal points
 3 Foul smell
 4 Wide valley
 5 Osso buco base
 6 Half of zwei
 7 Making certain
 8 Chumps
 9 Epic of Troy
 10 Wish granter
 11 Has to have
 13 Fillet a fish
 14 Gentle
 20 Join on
 22 Nikita's no
 24 Vogue
 26 "Waterloo" group
 27 Bushwhack
 28 Dwell on
 29 Ward off
 30 Veld antelope
 31 Madrid mister
 33 Trouser feature
 34 Feedbag filler
 35 A law -- itself
 36 Before long
 38 Flock gatherer
 41 Thus
 42 Weakest, as an excuse
 44 Dessert choice
 45 Andes ruminant
 46 Tori Spelling's dad
 47 Articulate
 49 AAA recommendations
 51 Londoner's farewell (hyph.)
 52 Stick
 53 Climb sharply
 54 Concerning (2 wds.)
 55 Defense gp.
 56 Ballooned
 59 Flight board info