(December 1974)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
164
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Bi-monthly
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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Color
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Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
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Was Ongoing Series

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Autumn!! Mother Nature's master work of beautiful, ever changing colors--- reds, yellows, oranges, browns---
Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Li'l Jinx; Little Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Point of View (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge; Moose; Miss Grundy; Mr. Weatherbee; Supt. of Schools
Synopsis
An inhuman creature is a new student at Riverdale, but the teachers don't notice.
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Litter Perfect (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Genre
teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty is shocked that Veronica thinks of a dropped five dollar bill as trash.
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Handy Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Moose
Synopsis
While reading a book about a mysterious avenger called the Green Hand, Archie crashes into a door and gets two black eyes. Not wanting Veronica to think he's clumsy he decides to stay out of school for a week and tells Reggie not to squeal. Reggie, on the other hand, decides to send messages with a green hand print and make it look like Archie is staying out of school out of fear.
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In My Solitude (Table of Contents: 5)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is trying to avoid Jughead because he wants to spend time alone with Veronica.

Puzzles (Table of Contents: 6)

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Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Fill in the words and find the secret word that ties them all together and a garden word scramble.

Wooer Viewer (Table of Contents: 7)

Big Ethel / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Big Ethel
Synopsis
Big Ethel is wearing a rear view mirror on her head.
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Surprise Prize (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie won a door prize.
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Odor Wise (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Moose; Midge
Synopsis
Archie reveals an unknown talent... he smells. That is he can tell the difference between perfumes.
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Collector's Item! (Table of Contents: 10)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose; Midge
Synopsis
Reggie tries to get Jughead to collect money for the school dance refreshments.
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To Drive, Or Not To Drive (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has to convince his dad to let him drive the new car.
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Don't Fence Me In (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee helps Archie in fencing.
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Archie's Platter Quiz (Table of Contents: 13)

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Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Name the music standards illustrated.

Can You Name These Dance Steps? (Table of Contents: 14)

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Archie Andrews
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Name the dance steps illustrated.

No Bones About It! (Table of Contents: 15)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Bill Vigoda
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Genre
teen
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Jughead Jones; Professor Bones
Synopsis
Jughead is helping the professor reconstruct a dinosaur.
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Egyptian Goddess Mystery (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Archie / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling
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Bob Bolling

Genre
children
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Little Archie Andrews; Peggy Drake; Chic Cooper; Mr. Drake; Mrs. Drake; Captain O'Brien; Professor Hadley: Unnamed gang of thieves
Synopsis
Peggy Drake thinks she can solve the crime wave that's been going on in Riverdale.
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Indexer Notes

At the bottom of page 1 is a notice about the Archie's Restaurant in Joiliet, Illinois.

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Vote Notes! (Table of Contents: 17)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is running for president of her club.
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Heavy Date (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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teen
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Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie has $1.59 and he has promised to take Veronica to the Ritz for dinner.
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Gags And Drags (Table of Contents: 19)

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Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Buzz
Synopsis
Veronica is annoyed that Archie is working on a car with his friend Buzz.
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Hole In One (Table of Contents: 20)

Coach Kleats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
It's raining too hard for the boys to practice golf outside.
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Once In A Whirl (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Reggie tricks Archie into trying to get a record number of hula hoop spins.
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Strike Bawl (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Sam; Moose
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go to Sam's Bowling Alley despite being disastrous bowlers.
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Expressionism (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead is painting, but he can only do a few strokes at a time.

Snowed In (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica flatter Archie's parents.
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All For One (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Smithers; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Veronica plans to spend time alone with Archie, but then finds out that Archie is with Betty, Jughead suggests he go to them instead of Veronica because his presence puts the damper on romance.
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Rubber Ribber (Table of Contents: 26)

Reggie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose; Tommy
Synopsis
Reggie switched the real Swiss cheese on Archie's sandwich with rubber cheese.
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Lip Service (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is disappointed the he doesn't need to shave yet, so Jughead helps him with his old disguise kit.
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Indexer Notes

At the bottom of page 1 is a notice for the Archie's Restaurant in Merrillville, Indiana.

Mr. Inferno (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mr. Inferno [the Devil]
Synopsis
Betty makes a deal with the Devil to get Archie.
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The Model Muddle! (Table of Contents: 29)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
children
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Li'l Jinx; Greg; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Greg has a large model of a fly.
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Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
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Synopsis
Puzzles related to hamburgers.

Hearts and Sours (Table of Contents: 31)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge is annoyed the Archie hasn't gone home yet.

Block That Kick (Table of Contents: 32)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Moose
Synopsis
Archie is telling Reggie of the most exciting play of the game.

A Love Story (Table of Contents: 33)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor
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Dexter Taylor

Genre
children
Characters
Spotty; Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Queenie
Synopsis
Little Archie's dad tells him the story of an old shoe shine man and his dog Queenie.
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The Frog (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
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Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Moose; Midge; Cousin Wartly
Synopsis
Jughead claims he's enchanted and turns Reggie into as frog and the gang reacts as if Reggie is a frog.
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Southern Exposure! (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Frank Doyle
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Harry Lucey
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Terry Szenics
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Genre
teen
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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Eloise; Pop Tate; Midge; Moose
Synopsis
Archie has returned from a visit down south with a southern accent and the manners of a southern gentlemen which drives the girls wild.
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Rein Check! (Table of Contents: 36)

Moose and Midge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Moose; Midge
Synopsis
Moose and Midge are riding horses.
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Blank Prose (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica can't think of a thing to put in her diary.
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Chirp Skate (Table of Contents: 38)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie has a canary that chirps the scores to future ball games.
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Risky Business (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
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Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie's dad wants Archie's help in selling Mr. Lodge an insurance policy.
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Poopsie (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Charlie; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty overhears Veronica call Archie by the pet name of Poopsie.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Autumn!! Mother Nature's master work of beautiful, ever changing colors--- reds, yellows, oranges, browns---"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Point of View
    Archie
  4. 3. Litter Perfect
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Handy Man!
    Archie
  6. 5. In My Solitude
    Jughead
  7. 6. Puzzles
  8. 7. Wooer Viewer
    Big Ethel
  9. 8. Surprise Prize
    Archie
  10. 9. Odor Wise
    Archie
  11. 10. Collector's Item!
    Reggie
  12. 11. To Drive, Or Not To Drive
    Archie
  13. 12. Don't Fence Me In
    Mr. Weatherbee
  14. 13. Archie's Platter Quiz
  15. 14. Can You Name These Dance Steps?
  16. 15. No Bones About It!
    Jughead
  17. 16. Egyptian Goddess Mystery
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Vote Notes!
    Li'l Jinx
  19. 18. Heavy Date
    Archie
  20. 19. Gags And Drags
  21. 20. Hole In One
    Coach Kleats
  22. 21. Once In A Whirl
    Archie
  23. 22. Strike Bawl
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Expressionism
    Jughead
  25. 24. Snowed In
    Archie
  26. 25. All For One
    Jughead
  27. 26. Rubber Ribber
    Reggie
  28. 27. Lip Service
    Archie
  29. 28. Mr. Inferno
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. The Model Muddle!
    Li'l Jinx
  31. 30. Puzzle Page
    Jughead
  32. 31. Hearts and Sours
    Veronica
  33. 32. Block That Kick
    Moose
  34. 33. A Love Story
    Little Archie
  35. 34. The Frog
    Jughead
  36. 35. Southern Exposure!
    Archie
  37. 36. Rein Check!
    Moose and Midge
  38. 37. Blank Prose
    Betty and Veronica
  39. 38. Chirp Skate
    Jughead
  40. 39. Risky Business
    Archie
  41. 40. Poopsie
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. ["Hey, Archie fans! Here's another super comics digest and it's loaded with 160 pages of stories and fun in full color!"]
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