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USA Today Sep 04 2013

"Candle in the Wind" performer John ELTON
"Mater" lead-in ALMA
"Now we can finally begin!" ATLAST
"Positive Thinking" proponent PEALE
"Shish" dish KABOB
"Take a Chance ___" (ABBA song) ONME
Abrasion aftermath SCAB
Academic, as an arguable point MOOT
All thumbs KLUTZY
An orderly grouping ARRAY
Anderson of "Baywatch" PAMELA
Attack and completely hem in BESET
Ax handle HAFT
Bad-mouth KNOCK
Balder's dad ODIN
Black cat, to some OMEN
Cathedral recess APSE
Causing the lips to pucker SOUR
Certain free radical ALKYL
Cheerleading routine YELL
Chocolate-yielding tree CACAO
Clarified butter GHEE
Classic '90s workout video ABSOFSTEEL
Container in a wine cellar CASK
Cough medicine, often SYRUP
Far East nursemaid AMAH
First mate's agreement AYE
Footnote alert ASTERISK
For whom the bell tolls THEE
Furnace waste SLAG
Giants quarterback Manning ELI
Greek liqueur OUZO
Handyman's must-have TOOLSET
Head of a Muslim state (Var.) KALIF
Helpers for middle management? TUMMYTUCKS
Hematological classification letters ABO
Holiday starches YAMS
In vigorous health HALE
Iran's official language FARSI
It opened in Cairo AIDA
It's past displeasure IRE
It's said to be wise OWL
Javelin paths ARCS
Lead-in to "date" or "trap" SETA
Long Island borough BROOKLYN
Look that may offend LEER
Milan's land ITALY
Mispickel or cinnabar ORE
Moo ___ pork (Chinese dish) SHU
Music to a comedian's ears BELLYLAUGHS
Nine goddesses of the arts MUSES
Not relaxed TENSE
Open, as a barn door UNBOLT
Outback steakhouse meat? EMU
Oz in literature AMOS
Passion ZEAL
Peacekeeping force NATO
Plains tribe KIOWA
Post-Thanksgiving discomfort STOMACHACHE
Press, as clothes IRON
Put on the market SELL
Rabbitlike rodent AGOUTI
Recuperate HEAL
Repayment reminder IOU
Result of an uneven matchup ROUT
Salesman's wares LINE
Sgt. Snorkel's four-legged friend OTTO
Shade in "America the Beautiful" AMBER
Short and stout DUMPY
Some familia members TIAS
Subjects for searching or saving SOULS
Talk of the Gaelic ERSE
Teapot cover COZY
Tree house NEST
Use a fruit knife on PARE
Work with one's dough KNEAD
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