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New York Times, Monday, November 25, 2013

Start of a bumper sticker that may end with one's favorite (usually expensive) vehicle

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Der. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2013, The New York Times11/25/13 ( No. 23,393 )
Across
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Remarks not made seriously : JESTS
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Tiny arachnid ... or tiny amount : MITE
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Greek letters resembling tridents : PSIS
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Hawaiian greeting : ALOHA
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Wild mountain goat : IBEX
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___ trap (part of a dryer) : LINT
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Italian city with a semiannual fashion week : MILAN
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Big jump : LEAP
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___ Krabappel of "The Simpsons" : EDNA
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Start of a bumper sticker that may end with one's favorite vacation spot : IDRATHERBEIN
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Spanish hero El ___ : CID
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___ Xing (street sign) : PED
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Cheer for a torero : OLE
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Mattress site : BED
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Start of a bumper sticker that may end with one's favorite hobby : HONKIFYOULOVE
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Expect : AWAIT
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Employ : USE
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Pens' contents : INKS
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Condé ___ (magazine company) : NAST
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Penalized for a driving violation, say : FINED
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Slugger Carlos : PENA
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Buzzing pest : GNAT
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Chapel Hill sch. : UNC
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Prove appropriate for : BEFIT
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Start of a bumper sticker that may end with one's favorite (usually expensive) vehicle : MYOTHERCARISA
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Piece of stage equipment : AMP
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Wish undone : RUE
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Possessed : HAD
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"Love ___ neighbor ..." : THY
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Start of a bumper sticker that may end with one's favorite attraction : WILLBRAKEFOR
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Where Tibet is : ASIA
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Madison and Fifth, e.g.: Abbr. : AVES
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College student's concentration : MAJOR
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Casino game with numbered balls : KENO
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Restaurant window display : MENU
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Circumvent : EVADE
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Small fractions of joules : ERGS
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Tiny colony dwellers : ANTS
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Geeklike : NERDY
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Alternative to jelly : JAM
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Note after fa : SOL
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Spicy ethnic food : THAI
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Hole dug on a beach : SANDPIT
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Term of address for a noblewoman : MILADY
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Sarcastic reply : IBET
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Place to sip oolong : TEAHOUSE
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Kicked out : EXPELLED
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Commoner : PLEB
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Secondary advantage : SIDEBENEFIT
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Concave belly button : INNIE
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Be upright : STAND
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Hoops official : REF
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Vintage car inits. : REO
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Former tennis pro Michael : CHANG
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Des Moines native : IOWAN
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Gathering of biological evidence after an arrest : DNASAMPLING
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Poker pot : KITTY
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1/16 of a pound : OUNCE
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Venomous snake : VIPER
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Jewish turnover : KNISH
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4-Down skewered meat dish : SATAY
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Comedy Central cartoon set in the year 3000 : FUTURAMA
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Beyond elated : INHEAVEN
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Troubling sign of things to come : BADOMEN
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Celestial body : ORB
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___ monkey : RHESUS
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Half-___ (latte order) : CAF
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No longer sleeping : AWAKE
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Stingy sort : MISER
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Vientiane's land : LAOS
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Clark ___, alter ego of Superman : KENT
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Four-star review : RAVE
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Jelly container : JAR
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Strange : ODD
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King: Sp. : REY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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