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Welcome to D.C.
Good luck finding your way around!
Erik Agard
Time Limit 20 minutes
Size 15x15
Words 76
Fillable squares 181
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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Intel processor?
SPY
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Figure on a cake, often
AGE
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Garment that covers the face
NIQAB
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"What do you get when you ___ an elephant with a grape?"
CROSS
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Latin word on an itinerary
VIA
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"Uptown Funk" singer Mars
BRUNO
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En ___
ROUTE
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With 59-Across: YELLOW LINE
IMSHAKING
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Syrian president Bashar al-___
ASSAD
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___ culpa
MEA
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Actor Jet and singer Lykke, for two
LIS
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Katniss's love in the "Hunger Games" franchise (their celebrity couple name is... unfortunate)
PEETA
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ORANGE LINE
DELMONTE
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Brand that pioneered many infomercial techniques (you could even say it was on the - *takes off sunglasses* - cutting edge)
GINSU
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Year that duels were outlawed in Iceland
MVI
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Integral computer hardware: Abbr.
CPUS
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Bank holding, for short
ACCT
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Glean
INFER
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GREEN LINE
PAYTOTHEORDEROF
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Cellist's cakeful
ROSIN
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Olden days
YORE
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Swine whine
OINK
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___ Awards (ceremony at which Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have won Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, respectively, five years running)
CMA
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___-garde
AVANT
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RED LINE
BASEPATH
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Part of a ring in which a 69-Across is set
BEZEL
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"Could've ___ a V8!"
HAD
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"___ 'nuff"
SHO
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Say what's up
HOLLA
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See 18-Across
INMYBOOTS
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Sign indicating a broadcast is underway
ONAIR
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Get behind the wheel
STEER
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Petsitting site?
LAP
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Cop/car's front?
RENTA
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Jazz musician who wrote, "I see them as they are to is / And not the seeming isness of the was"
SUNRA
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Holiday shelf denizen
ELF
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It might be included in a jewelry box?
GEM
DOWN
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Type of paper or metal
SCRAP
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"___ = words in their best order ... poetry = the best words in the best order": Coleridge
PROSE
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Y'all's cousin
YOUSEGUYS
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Bird-related prefix
AVI
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Wheelhouse item?
GIMME
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Crossword finals necessity
EASEL
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Sports gp. that Curry and Mayo belong to
NBA
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Cheese off
IRK
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Patchwork project
QUILT
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Role for Quvenzhané in 2014
ANNIE
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Sources of cranberries
BOGS
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SILVER LINE
STATISTICS
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Honda Accord, e.g.
SEDAN
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2013 Football Hall of Fame inductee Mia
HAMM
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Earldom relative
DUCHY
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Roman poet who wrote, "Let who does not wish to be idle fall in love!"
OVID
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BLUE LINE
NINEONEONE
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Got behind the wheel
SAT
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Emer. procedure for which it might help to hum "Stayin' Alive" or "The Imperial March"
CPR
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Kung ___ shrimp
PAO
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Lucious's job title at Empire Entertainment, on "Empire"
CEO
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Bat mitzvah reading
TORAH
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German expressionist of the 1920s
FRITZLANG
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Long-ass time
EON
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___ Stadium (home of D.C. United)
RFK
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"It's ___" (treater's insistence)
ONME
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MLK's title: Abbr.
REV
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Lhasa ___
APSO
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Be a hater
ABHOR
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___ knots (African-originated hairstyle)
BANTU
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Don Draper et al. (the answer is a letter short of the TV show they're on)
ADMEN
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D-bag relative
AHOLE
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Summer's end?
TOTAL
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Among the best
ELITE
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Once - and possibly future? - SoCal NFLer
LARAM
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Radiator's sound (Radiator is the name of my pet snake)
HISS
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"___ a wizard, Harry"
YER
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___ fitting
BRA
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Rating system in which a 30 means about 97% of UVB rays are blocked
SPF
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Stats
Puzzle 1
20:00
15x15
Puzzle 2
30:00
15x15
Puzzle 3
45:00
20x19
Puzzle 4
15:00
15x15
Puzzle 5
40:00
17x17
Mean percent correct 95.39% 93.91% 95.34% 96.66% 81.36%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 8.34 11.03 14.44 6.38 44.74
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 1.87 3.33 3.48 1.54 12.17
Mean empty squares 6.47 7.7 10.96 4.84 32.57
Mean allotted time used 61.0% 55.8% 50.7% 55.1% 67.7%
Mean solve time 12:12 16:43 22:49 8:16 27:05
Mean time per correct square 4.24s 5.91s 4.63s 2.69s 8.32s
Fastest solve 4:20 5:47 8:08 3:05 7:32
Fastest error-free solve 4:20 5:49 8:08 3:05 7:32
Mean score 1196.9 1606.9 1999.4 835.1 3235.2
Best score 260 349 488 185 452
Worst possible score 7130 7730 12500 7130 10100
Number of error-free grids 52 39 56 67 40
Number of unfinished grids 25 23 15 16 40
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Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 joon pahk i 260 (0) 4:20
2 Andrew Feist i 300 (0) 5:00
3 Trip Payne i 318 (0) 5:18
4 Eric Maddy i 344 (0) 5:44
5 Sam Ezersky i 358 (0) 5:58
6 Michael Sharp i 360 (0) 6:00
7 Jesse Lansner i 366 (0) 6:06
8 Doug Peterson i 387 (0) 6:27
9 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 406 (0) 6:46
10 Jeff Dubner i 407 (0) 6:47
11 Jeremy Horwitz i 408 (0) 6:48
12 Rob Tricchinelli i 412 (0) 6:52
13 Scott Weiss i 414 (0) 6:54
14 Amy Reynaldo i 418 (0) 6:58
15 Angela Olson Halsted o 424 (0) 7:04
15 Andrew Miller o R 424 (0) 7:04
16 Peter Rimkus i 426 (0) 7:06
17 Robert T. White i 433 (0) 7:13
18 Michael Megargee i 447 (0) 7:27
19 Matt Gaffney o 482 (0) 8:02
20 Louis Kesten i 489 (0) 8:09
21 Jan O'Sullivan i 492 (0) 8:12
22 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 494 (0) 8:14
23 Craig Harman i 506 (0) 8:26
24 Josh Himmelsbach o R 530 (0) 8:50
25 Doug Hoylman i 533 (0) 8:53
26 Alex Jeffrey i 549 (0) 9:09
27 Ron Osher i 564 (0) 9:24
28 Andrew Laurence i 583 (0) 9:43
29 Phoebe McBee i 610 (0) 10:10
30 Peter Gordon i 613 (0) 10:13
31 Thomas Silverstein o 628 (0) 10:28
32 Ben Dwertman o 649 (0) 10:49
33 Todd Dashoff i 727 (0) 12:07
34 Dan Felsenheld o 730 (0) 12:10
35 Christine Quinones o 734 (0) 12:14
36 Bruce Ryan o 751 (0) 12:31
37 Vega Subramaniam i 767 (0) 12:47
38 Andy Gefen o R 778 (0) 12:58
39 David Stein o 783 (0) 13:03
40 Al Sanders i 867 (1) 5:37
41 Michael Miyazaki o R 869 (0) 14:29
42 Steve Tice i 872 (0) 14:32
43 George Tolley i 873 (0) 14:33
44 Bret Martin o 887 (0) 14:47
45 Gabriel Gonzalez o 907 (0) 15:07
46 Ray Hunley o R 923 (0) 15:23
47 Amy Paepke o 930 (0) 15:30
48 Mark Samburg o R 957 (0) 15:57
49 Adam Jackson o 974 (0) 16:14
50 Joe Cabrera i 975 (0) 16:15
51 Avram Gottschlich i 979 (1) 7:29
52 Roberta Strauss i 1057 (1) 8:47
53 David Heinick i 1140 (1) 10:10
54 Steve Langer i 1141 (1) 10:11
55 Joanne Sullivan o 1143 (0) 19:03
56 Derek Allen i 1150 (1) 10:20
57 Steve Smith i 1187 (1) 10:57
58 Susan Losher o 1200 (0) 20:00
59 Glen Ryan i 1281 (1) 12:31
60 Jared Dashoff o 1291 (1) 12:41
61 Mary Stackhouse o 1309 (1) 12:59
62 Ben Jones o R 1415 (3) 13:45
63 Zoe Jacoby o 1486 (1) 15:56
64 Ken Levin o 1506 (6) 13:46
65 Carol Levin o 1561 (1) 17:11
66 Christopher King o R 1646 (1) 18:36
67 Trey Runnion o 1656 (1) 18:46
68 Tom Quigley o R 1694 (3) 18:24
69 Miriam H. Nadel o 1707 (2) 19:07
70 Peter Jones o R 1730 (1) 20:00
70 Joe Bockskopf o 1730 (1) 20:00
71 Tony Orbach o 1775 (3) 19:45
72 David Schooler o 1790 (3) 20:00
73 Michael Solberg o R 1850 (5) 20:00
74 Jim Quinlan o 1910 (7) 20:00
74 Joe Miller o 1910 (7) 20:00
74 Penelope Harper o 1910 (7) 20:00
75 Neil Fitzpatrick o 1940 (8) 20:00
76 pamela feiring o 2090 (13) 20:00
76 Gilda Turitz o 2090 (13) 20:00
77 Ian Livengood o 2150 (15) 20:00
78 Brayden Burroughs o R 2210 (17) 20:00
79 Laura Zipin o 2240 (18) 20:00
80 john connelly o 2270 (19) 20:00
81 Terry Bunton o 2510 (27) 20:00
82 Cathy Sacks o 2570 (29) 20:00
83 Lena Webb o 2600 (30) 20:00
84 Robert Russell o 2630 (31) 20:00
85 Damon Gulczynski o R 2720 (34) 20:00
86 Michael Rosen o 2750 (35) 20:00
87 Owen Paepke o 2900 (40) 20:00
88 Debbie Myers o 2990 (43) 20:00
89 Kat Benesh o R 3110 (47) 20:00
89 Matt Zipin o R 3110 (47) 20:00
90 Megan Beresford o R 3710 (67) 20:00
91 Marion Shields o 3860 (72) 20:00
92 Howard Flax o R 4010 (77) 20:00
93 Mani Subramaniam o R 4280 (86) 20:00
94 Jennifer Allen o R 4820 (104) 20:00