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L.A. Times Daily Sep 01 2012

"Be that as it may ..." ATANYRATE
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" lyricist CARA
"M*A*S*H" dramatic device GALLOWSHUMOR
"The Tourist" author Steinhauer OLEN
"__ Plays Fats" (1955 jazz LP) SATCH
Air Canada Centre team, informally THELEAFS
Bach hymn arrangements CHORALES
Balcony alternative BAYWINDOW
Bone: Pref OSTE
Brown, for one IVY
Capture, in a way TAPE
Cleese role in "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" GRIMREAPER
Commercial identifiers TRADENAMES
Complex gp APTS
Confused ATSEA
Curse repellers TALISMANS
Dernier __ CRI
Doesn't quite reveal GETSAT
Earth mover HOE
Eugene O'Neill character? APOSTROPHE
Exhaust USE
Farm hauler DRAY
Four-yr. conflict WWI
Frankfurter's pronoun ICH
Graphic designer's deg BFA
Head of a PIN?: Abbr PERS
Hebrew letter before shin RESH
How most maps are drawn TOSCALE
Ipanema greeting OLA
King Faisal's brother SAUD
Left nothing in the tank WENTWHOLEHOG
Light golden brown HAZEL
Like playing tennis with the net down, to Robert Frost FREEVERSE
Map coordinate: Abbr LAT
Marsh bird SNIPE
Milne's "Mr. __ Passes By" PIM
More than equaling UPPING
Mythical Aegean Sea dweller NEREID
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby ALLISON
Not blown up ACTUALSIZE
Novel conclusion? IST
Oldies syllable SHA
One stationed at a base UMP
Orbital position nearest the sun PERIHELION
Overlying ATOP
Passing remarks? YEAS
Paul or Lloyd of Cooperstown WANER
Peace Nobelist Cassin RENE
Picasso medium OILPASTELS
R.I.'s Sheldon Whitehouse, e.g SEN
Realtor's come-on OPENHOUSE
Results ENSUES
Run like the wind, e.g SIMILE
Shop sign word after open, maybe TIL
Short drop-off? CATNAP
Short stretch of track SIDING
Slangy advertising suffix ORAMA
Spurious FALSE
Strike setting LANE
Thin ice, say PERIL
Tried it HADAGO
Tuba note PAH
Watched EYED
Where gravel may represent water ZENGARDEN
Without gaps in coverage ATOZ
Work on a bed WEED
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