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USA Today Sep 24 2003

"Algiers" actress Lamarr HEDY
"Guarding ___" (Shirley MacLaine film) TESS
"Norma ___" RAE
"Of course!" SURE
Alphabetizer's omission THE
As such PERSE
Assayer's subject ORE
Australian six-footer EMU
Barbie's male friend KEN
Beachgoer's protection SUNHAT
Big bucks? DEER
Brother of Jack and Bobby TED
Cincinnati sluggers REDS
Combo size, sometimes TRIO
Cropped up AROSE
Day or way preceder MID
Dieter's target GIRTH
Dirt road feature RUT
Drifting ice chunk FLOE
Early jazz BOP
Ezra Pound's home state IDAHO
Final, maybe TEST
Finally arrive at ENDUP
Gardner of Hollywood AVA
Go up in smoke BURN
Hardly a little angel TERROR
Hawaiian food staple TARO
Humdinger LULU
Hunts and pecks TYPES
In a lethargic manner IDLY
In great demand HOT
In need of an airing MUSTY
It's played before play begins ANTHEM
Kirk bench PEW
Leering type OGLER
Little beetle that gets around VWBUG
Made loafers reflect SHINED
Mag. blue-pencilers EDS
Masher's look LEER
Member of an orthodox Jewish sect HASID
Moved aimlessly DRIFTED
New Orleans dunker HORNET
One on two feet BIPED
Out's opposite SAFE
Pays, as a bill SETTLES
Physical responses? AHS
Ponder MUSE
Prepare a present GIFTWRAP
Professor's goal TENURE
Quick as a wink FLEET
Reading forerunner ABCS
Renaissance preceder DARKAGES
Roughly AROUND
Search for plunder MARAUD
Sensible SOUND
Sine ___ non QUA
Slightly more than 11 percent NINTH
Soul singer Redding OTIS
Staff addition, sometimes QUARTERNOTE
Still packaged UNUSED
Stratford's river AVON
Stratum of coal SEAM
Tall chest of drawers HIGHBOY
Tennyson's "Geraint and ___" ENID
The lion in summer LEO
They leave things hanging CLOTHESPINS
Tinged with sarcasm WRY
Top priority NUMBERONE
Uh-uh NAH
Varmint ANIMAL
Where boards are formed SAWMILL
Wind down ABATE
Winery feature VAT
Yankee known for "61" MARIS
___ Romeo ALFA
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