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"—And He Built a Crooked House—"

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  1. The story is about a mathematically-inclined architect named Quintus Teal who has what he thinks is a brilliant idea to save on real estate costs by building a house shaped like the unfolded net of a tesseract

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  2. a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein first published in Astounding Science Fiction in February 1941, and reprinted in the collection The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag in 1959

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  3. the quotation marks and dashes being part of the story’s title

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  4. Teal, a "graduate architect" who refuses to discard the Picard-Vessiot theory, designs what he wishes would be a four-dimensional house

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  5. The title is presumably a reference to the nursery rhyme "There was a Crooked Man", although the title as written does not quite appear in the rhyme

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