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USA Today Sep 02 2015

"Life ___ short . . ." ISTOO
"Little of this, little of that" dish STEW
"Mila 18" author Leon URIS
"What was ___ think?" ITO
A famous twin ENG
Actress Winona RYDER
Ancient Greek marketplace AGORA
Apply scissors TRIM
Arrange by categories ASSORT
As good as it gets OPTIMAL
Bailiwick AREA
Beer relatives ALES
Boat maneuverer OAR
Burn the surface of SEAR
Challenge for denture wearers TAFFY
Clean up a manuscript EDIT
Coming out even TYING
Common degree BUSINESS
Complete duration SPAN
Convert from abstract to concrete REIFY
Cornell's ___ Hall SNEE
Dam-building New Deal agcy TVA
Daughter of Rhea HERA
Dried-up riverbeds WADIS
Emulate a police officer ARREST
Ending with "bed" or "farm" STEAD
Enlightened one, in Buddhism ARHAT
Famed fountain of Rome TREVI
Fascinated by INTO
Free (of) RID
Gandhi associate NEHRU
Ganges access GHAT
Gasoline brand ESSO
Give some lip to SASS
Go into a new mode SHIFTGEARS
Green shade LIME
Hero's award MEDAL
Island near Java BALI
Kind of acid URIC
Kind of hygiene ORAL
Legendary actress Ruby DEE
Lingerie item SLIP
Mature OFAGE
Measure of medicine DOSE
Miles per hour, e.g RATE
Moscow's land RUSSIA
One recipient of Jesus' healing LEPER
One who gets out a lot? ESCAPEARTIST
One who wasn't drafted ENLISTEE
Pantyhose type CONTROLTOP
Part of CD DISC
Personal histories PASTS
Photo finish MATTE
Pop in a barnyard SIRE
Precedent setter TESTCASE
Prevents from entering BARS
Producer of Oreos NABISCO
Public relations interpretations SPINS
Puts up, as a skyscraper ERECTS
Rice Burroughs or Allan Poe EDGAR
Rose part STEM
Singers, dancers and comics ENTERTAINERS
Sold chances RAFFLED
Some saving options IRAS
Tarry awhile BIDE
To be, in Paris ETRE
Unpleasant work DRUDGERY
Uses the knocker RAPS
Young salmon PARR
___ gin fizz SLOE
___-tat-tat RATA
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