(February 1979)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Pages
132
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bi-monthly
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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0271000699402
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! I hope you two are having as much fun as I am!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #159

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Look Who's Here (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Harry Lucey
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Merry Christmas!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hubert Smithers
Synopsis
Archie is so clumsy that Veronica asks him to leave her house until his enthusiasm wanes.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

A Question of Answers (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
One stranger after another comes up to Archie and Jughead pulling a stupid old joke that begins with a question ("Can you tell me how to get to Sam's Sauna Salon" or "Do you have the time?"). Finally they vow to get the next person who tries to pull that joke on them.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's going on?
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Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee in a sled.

Helpless Helpers (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty and Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Hot Dog (a dog); Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Jughead intends to play Santa (with Hot Dog as his reindeer) for the children at the local hospital, despite the derision everyone in the gang is giving him.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Whiffed Gift (Table of Contents: 6)

Reggie [Archie] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
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Reggie
Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie buys Veronica a nice gift but Reggie manages to make Veronica think it came from him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your composition has no feeling, no color!
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Jughead's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A teacher doesn't like Jughead's writing.

A Very Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 8)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
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Letters
Dexter Taylor

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Little Archie
Genre
drama; humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Happy; Fangs Fogarty; Geraldine Grundy; un-named organ grinder
Synopsis
An organ grinder is hit by a car and drops his monkey in the snow while he's being taken to the hospital. Little Archie finds the monkey and names him "Happy."
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Keywords
Christmas; monkey; organ grinder

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Pin Problem (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bob White
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Archie agonizes over the cost of a Christmas present for his mother.
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Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; diamond pin; jewelry; present

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shovel your walk for half a buck!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie offers to shovel Betty's sidewalk.

Vacation Deflation (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Mr. Weatherbee
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee picks an out-of-the-way mountain lodge to spend his winter vacation in order to be sure to get away from Archie. Unfortunately, he picks the lodge where Archie is working as a hired hand.
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Keywords
blizzard; luggage; mountains; snow; snowmobile; vacation

The Spell of Christmas (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Sabrina
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Ambrose teaches Sabrina that giving of yourself is more important at Christmas time than giving gifts.
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Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Yule Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 13)

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Indexer Notes

A Christmas themed word find puzzle and find the differences between six Santas.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold it!
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Coach Kleats Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats has five people on his four person toboggan team.

Love's Labor Lost (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie's friends are annoyed when he goes non-commercial for Christmas, giving peace and brotherhood rather than material gifts. He finally gives in, but by then they have come to agree with his original impulse.
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Keywords
Christmas; gift

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

All Heart (Table of Contents: 16)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

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Jughead
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mrs. Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
After putting Hot Dog out in the cold, Jughead has a dream that their situations are reversed.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The principal said we could decorate for our football hop with pine trees!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead cut down a tree for the sock hop.

Do Not Open Till Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Charley; Greg; Gigi
Synopsis
Gigi has nowhere to go for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Tree Glee (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
The gang only has a few dollars to buy a tree and get refreshments for the school Christmas party so they decide to chop down their own tree.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Jughead's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Jughead! What are you taking orders for now?
Feature Logo
Jughead's Gag Bag
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead is selling windshield wipers.

Handlebar Happiness (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
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Betty and Veronica
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty enjoys her bicycle.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Britches Wishes (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Mr. Weatherbee
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Miss Beazly; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee doesn't want to play Santa until Betty helps him learn the true spirit of Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Quizzers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's snowball time!
Feature Logo
Quizzers [Li'l Jinx head]
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze puzzle and an unscramble the words puzzle.

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Dear Santa (Table of Contents: 24)

Li'l Jinx / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm writing to tell you what a good girl i've been all year!
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's letter to Santa Claus.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Betty's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someone has eaten all my health food candies.
Feature Logo
Betty's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Someone has stolen the food from Betty and Veronica's desks.

Guided Mistletoe (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Hartley ?
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Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Big Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Archie causes mayhem with mistletoe. Mr. Weatherbee makes him demonstrate its uses with Big Ethel.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; mistletoe

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

The Melting Point (Table of Contents: 27)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Sabrina
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey Kinkle; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
When Harvey catches Sabrina using magic to keep herself snow-free, she can only provide a lame excuse. Then she must perpetuate the excuse when Harvey starts telling everyone he meets about what he saw.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Downhill Dandy (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Coach Kleats; Ethel Muggs; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead sets a new downhill ski time because Ethel is pursuing him.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Christmas Photos of Archie and the Gang (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Andrews; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Series of gags in the form of photos in an album.
Reprints

Take Your Choice! (Table of Contents: 30)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx takes her Christmas presents over to play with Greg.

Christmas Season with Betty & Veronica (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Betty & Veronica
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Archie each sacrifice something precious to them in order to buy gifts for each other.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

This plot is very similar to the O. Henry short story "The Gift of the Magi".

The Last Christmas (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once there was a house! It was old! It was deserted!
Feature Logo
Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and the gang are trapped in a blizzard and spend the night in a home where a child had died on Christmas Eve a hundred years ago and his mother's ghost was still there weeping for him. They set up the Christmas tree that they were transporting and place their gifts under the tree and while they sleep the boy's ghost is finally able to enjoy his last Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
abandoned house; Christmas; ghost

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, the Secretary General will be there!
Feature Logo
Archie's Gag Bag
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead wears a dress.

[Laugh Comics Digest #21] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Jughead with Archie Digest #31] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Golly! I hope you two are having as much fun as I am!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Look Who's Here
    Archie
  4. 3. A Question of Answers
    Jughead
  5. 4. ["What's going on?"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag
  6. 5. Helpless Helpers
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Whiffed Gift
    Reggie [Archie]
  8. 7. ["Your composition has no feeling, no color!"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  9. 8. A Very Merry Christmas
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Pin Problem
    Archie
  11. 10. ["Shovel your walk for half a buck!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  12. 11. Vacation Deflation
    Mr. Weatherbee
  13. 12. The Spell of Christmas
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Yule Puzzle Page
  15. 14. ["Hold it!"]
    Coach Kleats Gag Bag
  16. 15. Love's Labor Lost
    Archie
  17. 16. All Heart
    Jughead
  18. 17. ["The principal said we could decorate for our football hop with pine trees!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  19. 18. Do Not Open Till Christmas
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. Tree Glee
    Archie
  21. 20. ["Oh, Jughead! What are you taking orders for now?"]
    Jughead's Gag Bag
  22. 21. Handlebar Happiness
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Britches Wishes
    Mr. Weatherbee
  24. 23. ["It's snowball time!"]
    Quizzers
  25. 24. Dear Santa
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. ["Someone has eaten all my health food candies."]
    Betty's Gag Bag
  27. 26. Guided Mistletoe
    Archie
  28. 27. The Melting Point
    Sabrina
  29. 28. Downhill Dandy
    Jughead
  30. 29. Christmas Photos of Archie and the Gang
    Archie
  31. 30. Take Your Choice!
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Christmas Season with Betty & Veronica
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. The Last Christmas
    Archie
  34. 33. ["Archie, the Secretary General will be there!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  35. 34. [Laugh Comics Digest #21]
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
  37. 36. [Jughead with Archie Digest #31]
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