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New York Times, Saturday, March 30, 2019

Author:
Greg Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Message on the "cake car" in the climactic scene of "Animal House"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Johnson.
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© 2019, The New York Times3/30/19 ( No. 25,344 )
Across
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Firearms without serial numbers : GHOSTGUNS
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Capital known as the City of Trees : BOISE
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Part of a wedding weekend : REHEARSAL
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Something holding up the works? : EASEL
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It was discovered on Mars in 2018 : ORGANICMATERIAL
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Some suits : CEOS
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Take a furtive look : PEEKIN
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The third of three X's : TOE
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"Cómo es ___?" (Spanish for "What's the deal?") : ESO
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Peabrain? : MENDEL
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Nonreligious observance: Abbr. : DST
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U-Haul competitor : RYDER
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Not up : SAD
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Substantial : MEATY
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He works with bugs : ITGUY
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Lift : PILFER
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They're chewable but not meant to be eaten : DOGTOYS
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Evening service : VESPERS
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County in northeast England : DURHAM
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Old Testament prophet : MICAH
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Feature of many a general's statue : STEED
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Political commentator Pfeiffer : DAN
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A caddie may retrieve one : DIVOT
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To give: Sp. : DAR
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Matched (up) : SYNCED
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"South Park" brother : IKE
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Hair clump : MAT
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Ancient supercontinent : PANGEA
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"Shoot!" : RATS
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"What a dang shame" : ITJUSTAINTRIGHT
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Some bar signs : NEONS
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1965 hit by the Kinks : SETMEFREE
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"Money says ..." : IDBET
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Perch for a deer hunter : TREESTAND
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Seller of staples : GROCER
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Martin Luther's crime : HERESY
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"Glad to hear it!" : OHGOOD
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They're blue on maps : SEAS
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Trig. function : TAN
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Beef : GRIPE
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The 23rd one took place in 2010 : USCENSUS
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Catholic celebration : NAMEDAY
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Quenched : SLAKED
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"It's ___ real" : BEEN
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Part of many a rowing club logo : OAR
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"Can I come out now?" : ISITSAFE
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Kelp forest resident : SEAOTTER
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Magazine that's weekly in France but monthly in the U.S. : ELLE
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No later than : TIL
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He has a Wild Ride at Disneyland : MRTOAD
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Oracle's home : DELPHI
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This or that : EITHER
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Totally screw up? : MISADD
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Extended warranty fig. : YRS
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Court venue : GYM
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___ deck (bodybuilder's machine) : PEC
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Deg. that requires the study of calculus : DDS
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Like movie rental stores : OUTDATED
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Workplace kudos : GREATJOB
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Minnelli who married Judy Garland : VINCENTE
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More shabby : MANGIER
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Pfizer drug : VIAGRA
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"Well, that was weird" : OKTHEN
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Put into beta : TESTED
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Didn't go anywhere : SAT
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Message on the "cake car" in the climactic scene of "Animal House" : EATME
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Cute-sized : MINI
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It's often spoken with one hand at the edge of one's mouth : PSST
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Falling-out : RIFT
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Here's one pour vous : UNE
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Diner's booking, slangily : RES

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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