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New York Times, Friday, January 2, 2015

Place where people lived in "How the Other Half Lives"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BFQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle in September 2013, a time when I was experimenting with numerous themeless grids with low word counts. My ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My wife's favorite themeless experience is when you go through a first pass and turn up nearly empty. A feeling of despondence ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times1/2/15 ( No. 23,796 )
Across
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One at the head of the class, informally : TEACH
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"Fearless" star, 2006 : JETLI
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Green yardstick : PAR
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They may be marked with X's : ADULTMOVIES
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Panegyrical lines : ODE
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What to call a cardinal : HISEMINENCE
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Shooter for kids : TAW
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1958 #1 hit composed by Vice President Charles Dawes : ITSALLINTHEGAME
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Rouge counterpart : NOIR
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Slightly : ATAD
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Burning sensation? : IRE
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Stuffed accessories : PINCUSHIONS
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Pluto, for one : MINORPLANET
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Brand maker? : REDHOTPOKER
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Classic computer game played on a grid : MINESWEEPER
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Sci-fi narcotic : TEK
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Leaning column? : OPED
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10 micronewtons : DYNE
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Group for people who are feeling blue? : DEMOCRATICPARTY
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Sierra Leone-to-Burkina Faso dir. : ENE
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Hocus-pocus : LEGERDEMAIN
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Sportswriter Pasquarelli : LEN
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Living : INEXISTENCE
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"The proper task of life," per Nietzsche : ART
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Modern connection points : PORTS
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Newbery Medal-winning author Eleanor : ESTES
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Falafel topper : TAHINI
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One with paper cuts? : EDITOR
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Kiwi's neighbor : AUSSIE
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Calculator button : CLEAR
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Code with tags : HTML
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Mitchell with the platinum album "Blue" : JONI
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Like 2014 but not 2015 : EVEN
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Salon job : TINT
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Source of dirty looks : LECH
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Roman "video" : ISEE
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Fries things? : POTATOES
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Disinclined to move : ADAMANT
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Takes a second? : REWEDS
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1,000 G's : MIL
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It's a dive : GAINER
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Hearts : PITHS
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Tagging along : INTOW
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People's 1992 Sexiest Man Alive : NOLTE
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Brunch offering : CREPE
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High-five request : UPTOP
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Satisfy : SLAKE
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Comparatively sound : HALER
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Got by : MADEDO
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Place where people lived in "How the Other Half Lives" : TENEMENT
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It might change color : RIPENER
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Detroit debut of 1927 : MODELA
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Fist-pounding boss, say : TYRANT
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Be coquettish with : ENTICE
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Macroeconomics pioneer : KEYNES
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Women, in pulp fiction : DAMES
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YouTube upload : CLIP
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Member of Clinton's cabinet for all eight years : RENO
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New ___ : AGER
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Part of 5-Down : TEXT
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Long-stemmed flower : IRIS
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There's not much interest in these nowadays : CDS
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Best of classic rock : PETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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