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"Sad to say ...” (4)

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'sad to say' is the definition.
('alas' is said before reporting something sad)

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(Other definitions for alas that I've seen before include "Oh dear!" , "Expression of grief/pity" , "Antipodean island state" , "Archaic exclamation of sorrow or regret" , "What a shame!" .)

I've seen this clue in the King Feature Syndicate, the USA Today and The New York Times.
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