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L.A. Times Daily Oct 26 2005

"About Schmidt" actress BATES
"Care to demonstrate?" SHOWME
"Rent-__": 1988 film ACOP
"That hurts!" OUCH
'60s song, e.g. OLDIE
2004 NCAA basketball champs UCONN
Actor Mandel HOWIE
Apply haphazardly SMEAR
Baja bread PESO
Battery terminal ANODE
Block accommodation CELL
Boob tube addict COUCHPOTATO
Cabbage dispenser? ATM
Campfire treat SMORE
Co. that makes arrangements FTD
Code carrier DNA
Competition award PRIZE
Completely, with "from" HEADTOTOE
Covered all the bases UMPED
Director Pakula ALAN
Drink to excess HITTHESAUCE
Drummer's platform RISER
Eccentric type GEEZER
Engine maker __ & Whitney PRATT
Espresso foam CREMA
Exchanged promises IDOS
Fed. money lender SBA
Foolhardy RASH
Former Lacoste partner IZOD
Fraternity event RUSH
Garden pest APHID
Give off EMIT
Gumbo pod OKRA
High-tech image ICON
Is behind, in a way OWES
It often involves pie throwing SLAPSTICK
It was part of the Northwest Territory OHIO
Japanese beer brand ASAHI
Kind of cream SOUR
Monty Python's "Spamalot," for one FARCE
Near failure of a kind DEE
Negative link NOR
Old road ITER
Paris-to-Lyons dir. SSE
PC bailout key ESC
Photographer Adams ANSEL
Picnic crasher ANT
Piled whites and darks WASH
Possible title for this puzzle SOMELIKEITHOT
Posterior HIND
Prep school for some princes ETON
Pueblo tribe member HOPI
Put on the payroll HIRE
Put the kibosh on KILL
Really big show EXPO
Restaurateur Toots SHOR
Roadside eatery DINER
Salinger title girl ESME
Sci-fi or horror GENRE
Scope leader ENDO
Sculptor's subject TORSO
See 17-Across OPERA
Set up FRAME
Single-master SLOOP
Small batteries AAS
Spring in the desert OASIS
Suitable APT
Tag player's declaration NOTIT
The whole enchilada ATOZ
Throat trouble STREP
Top spot APEX
Tots' song refrain EIEIO
Univ. figures PROFS
USN noncom CPO
With 12-Down, never-ending saga SOAP
With not a moment to spare DOWNTOTHEWIRE
Yearn ACHE
__ crust UPPER
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