Here are the answers to the crossword puzzle from our newspaper published on December 28, 2017.

 
ACROSS
1 Smooth-pated
 5 Went very slowly
 10 Actor -- Baldwin
 14 Tony's cousin
 15 Anxious to start
 16 Waiter's offering
 17 Mix batter
 18 Substantial
 19 Roulette color
 20 Disco flasher
 22 Prepares to land
 24 Vases with feet
 26 66 and I-80
 27 Function
 30 Carved the turkey
 34 NBA player
 35 India neighbor
 38 Huge
 39 Imitate
 40 Small coins
 42 Clumsy boat
 43 Rounds of applause
 46 Spring month
 48 Winged insect
 49 Houston ball team
 51 Orchestra members
 53 Contented murmurs
 55 Urges
 56 Agendas
 60 Chutney, e.g.
 64 Grass
 65 Danke, in Dijon
 67 Ferber or Best
 68 Kind of molding
 69 Extremely
 70 Bench sitters
 71 Housefly, to humans
 72 Wood finish
 73 Tree fluids
 
DOWN 
 1 Cuts short
 2 Help with a heist
 3 Fish-story teller
 4 Slow route
 5 Glued tight
 6 "Norma --"
 7 Mild rejoinder
 8 Sellers or O'Toole
 9 Secret meetings
 10 Memory gap
 11 Uris of "Topaz"
 12 Oklahoma town
 13 Mongrels
 21 Grain husks
 23 Biology topic
 25 Brown-tinted photo
 27 Plains tribe
 28 Daddies
 29 Social gathering
 31 Ill-tempered ones
 32 Long-plumed bird
 33 Fakes out, on the rink
 36 Current meas.
 37 Composer -- Anderson
 41 Omsk native
 44 Old cop show
 45 Fly upward
 47 Solitary
 50 Private eye
 52 Small land masses
 54 Make steel from iron
 56 Fall softly
 57 Come unglued
 58 Feels obligated
 59 Sp. miss
 61 Cerebral achievement
 62 Ginger cookie
 63 Smokehouse products
 66 Dernier --