Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 10 17:12:42 UTC 2007

A teaser on Yahoo:

" Why the latecomer:
Fred Thompson, aides try to explain his late-entry into White House race."

Why the hyphen? A search of Yahoo News for the string finds a UPI story
where it's in the headline, hyphenated as an attributive NP:
"Late-entry Thompson targeted in debate"

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