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New York Times, Thursday, October 29, 2015

Source of the line "There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Trabucco.
Sam Trabucco notes:
Hey all! Excited to be making my NYT debut today. I came up with this puzzle during my last few weeks of college (I know, I was pretty ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's very infrequent that I see a debut this smooth, this colorful, this well-executed. Fun theme — L I O N repeated in four themers, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/29/15 ( No. 24,096 )
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Co. that bought out Applebee's in 2007 : IHOP
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Rest : EASE
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Some causes of insomnia : DRIPS
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Come down hard : POUR
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Hunk : SLAB
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Dangerous emission : RADON
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Party-going and such : SOCIALLIFE
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Skyline feature : SPIRE
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Final answer? : OTHER
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Unnatural, in a way : EERIE
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Number of monosyllabic U.S. state names : ONE
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One whose work is going downhill? : SKIINSTRUCTOR
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Rasputin, for one : MYSTIC
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Very quickly : ASAP
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OPEC member: Abbr. : UAE
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Locale for snow leopards : NEPAL
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Backpack part : STRAP
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Sign at the front of some bars : CLEF
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Second chance : DOOVER
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Bothered : SORE
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1881 novel "for children and those who love children" : HEIDI
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"Cars" producer : PIXAR
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___ change : OIL
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Rat : FINK
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Skim : NONFAT
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Campbell's variety : CHICKENNOODLE
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Director Besson : LUC
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Like some turns and dates : BLIND
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Where to see Spaceship Earth : EPCOT
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Message from a server : EMAIL
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Almost all ... and a hint to the five circled letters : LIONSSHARE
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Pass up : FORGO
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Stuff of legends : LORE
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Like 2016, but not 2015 : EVEN
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Pay for : TREAT
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Addie's husband in "As I Lay Dying" : ANSE
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Into the sunset : WEST
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___ facto : IPSO
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Call at night : HOOT
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"You got me" : OUCH
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Father figure : PRIEST
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Subj. for 6-Downs : ESL
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See 5-Down : ALIEN
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Some hotel conveniences : SAFES
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Friedrich ___, first president of the German Republic : EBERT
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Source of the line "There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" : DRSEUSS
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Knock : RAP
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Easy-to-use : IDIOTPROOF
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Film unlikely to have a costume designer? : PORNO
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Mean grin : SNEER
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Hollywood's Alan or Adam : ARKIN
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Org. from which Óglaigh na hÉireann split off : IRA
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Put away : ICED
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Burmese and Himalayans : CATS
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A lot : MUCH
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Big lock maker : YALE
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"Do what you want!" : SEEIFICARE
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Father figure : POP
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Bird: Prefix : AVI
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Big Apple thoroughfare, informally : LEX
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Las Vegas casino opened in 2009 : ARIA
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Hide : PELT
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Banking inits. : FDIC
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South African money : RAND
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Matter of interpretation : INKBLOT
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Parts : ROLES
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Partner to Kenan in a 1990s Nickelodeon sitcom : KEL
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Dewey, to Donald : NEPHEW
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Chin feature : CLEFT
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"___ me" : HUMOR
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Nabisco wafer : NILLA
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Bagel variety : ONION
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Aerosol targets : ODORS
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Give in : CAVE
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Contents of veins : ORES
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Part of a hobo city : TENT
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Supermarket chain : IGA
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Formerly known as : NEE

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

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