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Sean-Carlo Rewind
ACROSS
 1 Dismayed? Ah, tags misspelled. (6)
 4 Testing biblical weapon around camp mostly. (8)
10 Colored cooks get Pine MD. (9)
11 Los Angeles room is loaded. (5)
12 Pet perhaps in “Fudge-Nut” mart. (7)
13 Bit of glitter in Spanish fish. (7)
14 Hoses Tuesday around big top. (5)
16 Calling up third of inventory: ring, ruler… (8)
19 Erl’s idea: “Dance of the Stars.” (8)
21 Somewhat sinister, nasty and grim. (5)
23 Reference to $100 in “Rent” show. (7)
25 Not noticing United Nations area out around point. (7)
27 Lose tremor. (5)
28 Scuba gear, e.g., and half a reel kept by swimmers. (9)
29 Introduction Tour—ever fresh. (8)
30 Separated fibers of meal with speed, oddly. (6)
 
DOWN
 1 Cut off from first aid: wildcat, mutt, ape. (8)
 2 “Indian Building Pig!”—article. (5)
 3 Central Russians trespass on edges of Arkansas mountains. (7)
 5 Serious illness takes eastern assistants. (5)
 6 Fish and headless doll in knapsack. (7)
 7 Ending ice cream need. (9)
 8 Look into organ deregulation. (6)
 9 Poison part-time love and principal sweet-heart. (8)
15 Dreadful cafe’s brie in lawyer’s possession. (9)
17 “Birds” rule US TV broadcasting. (8)
18 Raw poetry in “Semi-Fecund.” (8)
20 Note athletic core and hands: that’s initially a factor. (7)
21 City’s key in sink. (7)
22 Painting escape in back. (6)
24 River tribe is new. (5)
26 Supports mid-season: maintains wager. (5)
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