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USA Today Sep 10 2008

''. . . like you've ___ ghost!'' SEENA
''. . . poem lovely as ___'' (Kilmer) ATREE
''Bloom County'' penguin OPUS
''Ho, ho, ho'' sayer JOLLYGREENGIANT
''Peer Gynt'' composer GRIEG
''SNL'' finish time, in N.Y. ONEAM
''Wanna hear a secret?'' PSST
30 Rock occupant NBC
Add as an afterthought TACKON
After discounts NET
Attention-getter, for a judge GAVEL
Bands on the radio? FMS
Blackberry and iPhone PDAS
Bout of indulgence SPREE
Came closer NEARED
Canning containers JARS
Chariots of hire? CABS
Claiborne or Taylor LIZ
Co-host Kelly RIPA
Comes in ENTERS
Cooper and Roosevelt ALICES
Country's Haggard MERLE
Cream of the crop ELITE
Crispy Tex-Mex snacks NACHOS
Crunch's rank CAPN
Dahl or Francis ARLENE
Descriptive of an intimate dinner ADEUX
Eden tree FIG
Embodiment of happiness? CLAM
Flanders of cartoons NED
Floral Van Gogh focus IRIS
For one APOP
Garlic parts CLOVES
General in gray LEE
Govt. narcotics watchdog DEA
Hardly haute cuisine SLOP
He's Incredible (and like 20-, 38- and 57-Across) HULK
Henson character KERMITTHEFROG
Hostess Perle MESTA
Influence (with ''on'') RUBOFF
Insurance frontman THEGEICOGECKO
Invoice qty. AMT
Israel's southernmost city ELAT
It allows a tummy tan BIKINI
Items on a ''honey-do'' list TASKS
Keebler cracker ZESTA
Kind of column SPINAL
Match segments SETS
Mean what you don't say IMPLY
Meat skewered by Monty Python SPAM
Motel sign ICE
Native state of eight presidents VIRGINIA
Pick of the litter? ALPO
Piedmont wine center ASTI
Plot part ACRE
Poses at a bodybuilding competition FLEXES
Prepare for action GEARUP
Pressure cooker's sound SSS
Ranch-raised ratite EMU
Red sky, to some OMEN
Rise high SOAR
Salsa quality TANG
Seeks gold in a stream PANS
Shard site DIG
Shipmate of ship mates? NOAH
Some surf-and-turf servings LOBSTERS
Start of a well-known soliloquy TOBE
Summer abroad ETE
Switchblade SHIV
Truckloads ALOT
Two-dimensional space AREA
Unit of magnetic field strength GAMMA
Virtual inbox filler EMAIL
Voice in the chorus ALTO
Wall St. debuts IPOS
When to leave a message TONE
With defects and all ASIS
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