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New York Times, Friday, October 14, 2016

Cream song with the lyric "Dance floor is like the sea, / Ceiling is the sky"

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {VX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Last.
Natan Last notes:
This one was a lot of fun to make! I'd thought AINT I A WOMAN would make a nice entry ever since Finn Vigeland, the JASA Crossword ... read more
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When I become my generation's great writer, what adjective will people use to describe my style? "Chenesque" sounds wonky, and there ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/14/16 ( No. 24,447 )
Across
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Connections : INS
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Connections to the sternum : RIBS
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Not assured at all : DICEY
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"You can figure as well as I can" : DOTHEMATH
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Treasure : ADORE
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Cream song with the lyric "Dance floor is like the sea, / Ceiling is the sky" : IFEELFREE
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Things that may be compressed : FILES
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Excluded category in the Paleo diet : DAIRY
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Little treasure : GEM
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Now : TODAY
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Kind of wave : SINE
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Wasabi go-with in sushi meals : GARI
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List heading : TODO
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People who are in them are out, in brief : ORS
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Shavit with the 2013 best seller "My Promised Land" : ARI
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Where Spike Lee earned his M.F.A. : NYU
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Little: Fr. : PEU
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Not identifying with one's assigned sex : TRANSGENDER
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1851 Sojourner Truth speech : AINTIAWOMAN
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Online addresses, in part : DOMAINNAMES
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"Ur hilarious!" : LOL
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Bit of evasion : ZAG
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Still : YET
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Two or three sets, say : GIG
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Where the Taj Mahotsav festival is held : AGRA
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Either director of "Inside Llewyn Davis" : COEN
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Part of MSG : MONO
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Fit : SPASM
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Info in a Yelp listing: Abbr. : HRS
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Either half of a 1973 "duel" : BANJO
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Lacked options : HADTO
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Ask : INQUIREOF
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Tribe whose name means "long tail" : ERIES
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Dessert so-called for its portions of flour, butter, eggs and sugar : POUNDCAKE
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Purchase at a golf pro shop : SKORT
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Purchases at a golf pro shop : TEES
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Flushed : RED
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"Don't you doubt me!" : IDIDSO
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"You cheated!" : NOFAIR
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Round containers? : STEINS
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Bet (on) : RELY
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Subj. of many antiglobalization protests : IMF
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Threat of a strike, in labor negotiations : BARGAININGCHIP
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Lead : STEER
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Birdbrained : DAFT
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Birdbrain : IDIOT
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Typical "S.N.L." start : COLDOPEN
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Something you can control the volume with? : EREADER
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"Me?" follower : YESYOU
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"___, boy!" : HERE
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Terse and unadorned, as writing : HEMINGWAYESQUE
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Part of MGM's motto : GRATIA
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"Babalú" bandleader : ARNAZ
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Ones ranking above knaves : YEOMEN
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Not realized : UNMET
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Fashion mogul Gunn : TIM
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___ Marcos, Tex. : SAN
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Some "CSI" figs. : DAS
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App with over 200 free stations : AOLRADIO
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Place to play with toys : DOGPARK
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Things that might be batted at a ball : LASHES
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Approach : GONEAR
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Something not many people laugh at : INJOKE
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Blew it : GOOFED
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Floral symbol of patience : ASTER
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"... but I could be wrong" : ORNOT
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Comedian Maron : MARC
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Superlatively : MOST
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Contends (for) : BIDS
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Clément Marot poem "A ___ Damoyselle Malade" : UNE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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