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Death. (1)

The rest of the word is —

I'm giving a lift, but I'm not gonna offer any tea.

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  • $\begingroup$ Did you mean one-letter answer? That's what (1) usually means. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Sep 7 '17 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack Yes, sorry for the typo. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Sep 7 '17 at 2:20
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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure this is a cryptic clue? Cryptic clues have definition and wordplay in them. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 7 '17 at 2:47
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The answer is:

E

Because

(the end, i.e. the end of the word "the")

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer is right, but the way you solved it isn't quite right. Death is the end of LIFE. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Sep 7 '17 at 2:47
  • $\begingroup$ DEATH = end of LIFE $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Sep 7 '17 at 3:41
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    $\begingroup$ That's why, I have "the rest" which yields LIF. When you take away E from LIFE, LIF remains. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Sep 7 '17 at 3:54
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    $\begingroup$ @RupertMorrish I have reconsidered my earlier opinion, and you are correct. I have removed my comments. $\endgroup$ – MikeQ Sep 7 '17 at 5:11

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