(February 1985)

Archie, 1973 Series
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132
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The Archie Digest Library
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
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Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie knows the spirit of Christmas is giving!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Keywords
Christmas tree; gifts; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #181

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Shopper Comes a Cropper (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Archie's Season Reasoning Greeting (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fill in the letters

Breakfast in Bed (Table of Contents: 4)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead

About Face (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle

The Return of Jingles (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jingles; Jangles; Jughead Jones; Jeeves; Santa Claus
Reprints

Ski Holidaze (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Flake Off (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

Cleaning Up! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charlie Hawse;
Reprints

The Peace Maker (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones

A Crack Skater (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

Indexer Notes

Get Archie through the maze of cracks in the ice to Veronica.

Season's Beatings (Table of Contents: 12)

Leroy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Moore
Pencils
Tom Moore
Inks
Tom Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Moore

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Leroy; Veronica Lodge
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you can't afford $3.00
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; sales clerk

A Clothes Call (Table of Contents: 14)

Miss Grundy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee

The Show Up (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Reprints

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Archie and His Pals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Dexter Taylor

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Veronica; Little Jughead; Little Archie; Santa Claus; Little Reggie
Synopsis
Riverdale's kids wait excitedly for Christmas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this story.

Veronica's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews (as a puppet); Betty Cooper (as an tree ornament); Jughead Jones (as a tree ornament); Reggie Mantle (as a tree ornament)
Synopsis
Veronica is using an puppet of Archie
Reprints

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; snowman
Synopsis
Betty is sitting on a snowman's lap
Reprints

The Bare Facts or What's New Mother Hubbard! (Table of Contents: 19)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
G. Le Moine
Inks
G. Le Moine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Witch Fulfillment (Table of Contents: 20)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Cousin Ambrose; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda proves she can give away as many toys as Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #268, no credits listed in this digest.

Tie Tale (Table of Contents: 21)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; sales clerk
Synopsis
Jughead wants a tie removed from a store window as he can't stand the sight of it.
Reprints

Uneasy Rider (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; farmer; wife
Reprints

Cool Yule or Rudolph the Red Knows Rain, Dear (Table of Contents: 23)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; children
Reprints

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Snow causes Archie to be stranded at Betty's when he is supposed to be at Veronica's, much to her annoyance.
Reprints

Gift Wrapped (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
While trying to wrap a present Li'l Jinx wraps herself.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Dear Betty and Veronica / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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? [as Betty and Veronica]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
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?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going steady with a cute boy but my parents don't like him
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is pop working late at the office again?
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Fred's friend

Love Finds a Way... (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Harley
Pencils
Al Harley
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Al Hartley

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Mrs. Muggs.

To Each His Own (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; sales clerks
Reprints

Saved by the Belle! (Table of Contents: 30)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Simpson

Inferior Decoration (Table of Contents: 31)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; sales clerk
Synopsis
Jughead asks for a tie to be removed from a store window as it gives him a headache whenever he sees it.

Indexer Notes

This is a different version of the story in 'Tie Tale'.

Loafer Laugher (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Good Skate (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie want to learn to skate.
Reprints

Fit to be Tied (Table of Contents: 34)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Harvey; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Reprints

Window Pain (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has to replace some windows broken by her snowballs.

Buss Stop (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Puddle Jumper (Table of Contents: 37)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge

Kid Stuff (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Santa Claus
Reprints

A Christmas Story (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Santa Claus [Mr. Weatherbee]; the reindeer keeper [Veronica Lodge]; cook [Jughead Jones]; elf [Moose Malone]; elf's girlfriend [Midge Klump]; elf's rival [Reggie Mantle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only Archie is himself in this story.

Snow Go Go (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lil Jinx
Reprints

Flour Child (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Gaston; Chuck Clayton; Moose Malone; Hiram Lodge
Reprints

Christmas Fun Page (Table of Contents: 42)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Guess the picture, solve the rebus, Christmas decoration to make, finding the correct route, making tinfoil ornaments and making candy canes from pipe cleaners

Treasonable Facsimile (Table of Contents: 43)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Because they went to the same place Jughead's composition is identical to Archie's.

Time On My Hands (Table of Contents: 44)

Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Moose; Clock repairman

The Giving Game (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Reprints

Bill Chill (Table of Contents: 46)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Archie's Official Checklist (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

A Miss Miss (Table of Contents: 48)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wakes up to find she has missed Santa Claus again.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

Mr. Weatherbee Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm deeply touched Miss Grundy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Betty's Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 50)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Betty is painting a Christmas message with headshots of friends and family in the background (seven out of twenty visible)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is the mike all hooked up for my speech to the assembly?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle

[Keep Up With the Jones] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Double the Pages! Double the Fun!] (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Archie knows the spirit of Christmas is giving!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Shopper Comes a Cropper
    Archie
  4. 3. Archie's Season Reasoning Greeting
  5. 4. Breakfast in Bed
    Jughead
  6. 5. About Face
    Archie
  7. 6. The Return of Jingles
    Archie
  8. 7. Ski Holidaze
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Flake Off
    Archie
  10. 9. Cleaning Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. The Peace Maker
    Archie
  12. 11. A Crack Skater
    Archie
  13. 12. Season's Beatings
    Leroy
  14. 13. ["If you can't afford $3.00"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  15. 14. A Clothes Call
    Miss Grundy
  16. 15. The Show Up
    Betty and Veronica
  17. 16. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
    Little Archie and His Pals
  18. 17. Veronica's Christmas Card
  19. 18. Betty's Christmas Card
  20. 19. The Bare Facts or What's New Mother Hubbard!
    Jughead
  21. 20. Witch Fulfillment
    Sabrina
  22. 21. Tie Tale
    Jughead
  23. 22. Uneasy Rider
    Mr. Weatherbee
  24. 23. Cool Yule or Rudolph the Red Knows Rain, Dear
    Jughead
  25. 24. Snow Job
    Archie
  26. 25. Gift Wrapped
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. ["I'm going steady with a cute boy but my parents don't like him"]
    Dear Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["Is pop working late at the office again?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  29. 28. Love Finds a Way...
    Jughead
  30. 29. To Each His Own
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Saved by the Belle!
    Mr. Weatherbee
  32. 31. Inferior Decoration
    Jughead
  33. 32. Loafer Laugher
    Archie
  34. 33. Good Skate
    Archie
  35. 34. Fit to be Tied
    Sabrina
  36. 35. Window Pain
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Buss Stop
    Archie
  38. 37. Puddle Jumper
    Reggie
  39. 38. Kid Stuff
    Betty
  40. 39. A Christmas Story
    Archie
  41. 40. Snow Go Go
    Li'l Jinx
  42. 41. Flour Child
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. Christmas Fun Page
  44. 43. Treasonable Facsimile
    Jughead
  45. 44. Time On My Hands
    Moose
  46. 45. The Giving Game
    Archie
  47. 46. Bill Chill
    Jughead
  48. 47. Archie's Official Checklist
  49. 48. A Miss Miss
    Li'l Jinx
  50. 49. ["I'm deeply touched Miss Grundy!"]
    Mr. Weatherbee Pin-Up
  51. 50. Betty's Christmas Card
  52. 51. ["Is the mike all hooked up for my speech to the assembly?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  53. 52. [Keep Up With the Jones]
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. [Double the Pages! Double the Fun!]
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