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XL/XE Review 

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reviews for the Atari Classic 



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REVIEWED THIS ISSUE 



,,„„ reviewed by 
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XL/XE UTILITY' 



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Part Deux 



AUTO FOLDERS AND FILES 






THE BASICS OF " l SS3SS. 

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TT ROUNDUP RATING 



ROUNDUP conducted by Stuart Murray 



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