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Before and After
Here's an easy puzzle to get you started!
Angela Olson Halsted
Time Limit 15 minutes
Size 15x15
Words 78
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NOTE: Only in-person results are included in stats, error data, and score list
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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Wrestling team goals
PINS
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Pure
UNCUT
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Japan's tallest peak
FUJI
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Business letter abbr.
ENCL
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Dog walker's need
LEASH
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Unknown author: Abbr.
ANON
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Trendy berry
ACAI
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It's held in a ship's hold
CARGO
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Irish dances
JIGS
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Construction site thieves?
HAMMERBANDITS
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Jelly container
JAR
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"You've ___ Mail"
GOT
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To no ___ (fruitlessly)
AVAIL
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One more than uno
DOS
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Molten rock
MAGMA
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Periodical about a Tom Hanks movie?
BIGMAGAZINE
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Go bad
ROT
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Line on a 32-Down
AXIS
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University of Maine town
ORONO
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Major conflicts
WARS
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1991 Pearl Jam debut album
TEN
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Using the wrong fork, for example?
DINNERLAPSE
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Author Madeleine L'___
ENGLE
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Mend a hem, say
SEW
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Actor Milo
OSHEA
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Paintings and such
ART
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Homer Simpson exclamation
DOH
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Au pair's afternoon activity?
NAPMANAGEMENT
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Like 60-Across
BALD
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Telly Savalas role
KOJAK
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Orator's spot
DAIS
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Popular dog name
FIDO
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Cause joy in
ELATE
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West Point inits.
USMA
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Old Glory, for example
FLAG
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Jazz band section
SAXES
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"That was a close one!"
PHEW
DOWN
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Soup veggie
PEA
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1/12 of one foot
INCH
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March Madness org.
NCAA
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Carjackers' tools
SLIMJIMS
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Stomach malady
ULCER
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Close to
NEAR
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Low-___ diet
CARB
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Links org.
USGA
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Butt-baring swimwear
THONG
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Part of a Tex-Mex entr&eactue;e
FAJITA
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Hospital wing
UNIT
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Runs for exercise
JOGS
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Connections
INS
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___ fide (in bad faith)
MALA
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Feature of Montreal's Olympic Stadium
DOME
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Lessen
ABATE
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Fourth name on a typical list of Santa's reindeer
VIXEN
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Getting older
AGING
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Mends socks
DARNS
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Endangered atmospheric layer (if you're one of those people who believes in science)
OZONE
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Tendon
SINEW
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Bar chart, e.g.
GRAPH
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Eponymous code inventor
MORSE
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Completely confused
ATSEA
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"There but for the grace of God ___"
GOI
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"Neither rain ___ snow..."
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Got ready for a meal
WASHEDUP
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Skin: Suffix
DERM
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Weaver's device
LOOM
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Pomeranian, for one
LAPDOG
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Seizes
TAKES
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Hockey fake-outs
DEKES
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Bang
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He played Pierce on "M*A*S*H"
ALDA
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Mardi Gras city, for short
NOLA
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Abrasive cleaner brand
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Fence opening
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The N in CSNY
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"___ After ___": Cyndi Lauper hit ... or what can follow the first word and precede the second in each theme answer
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Closest companion, in texts
BFF
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Observed
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Stats
Puzzle 1
15:00
15x15
Puzzle 2
35:00
19x14
Puzzle 3
35:00
18x18
Puzzle 4
45:00
19x19
Puzzle 5
25:00
17x17
Mean percent correct 99.49% 94.08% 97.52% 96.39% 96.32%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 0.93 13.15 6.44 10.64 8.91
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 0.18 3.7 1.55 1.73 1.18
Mean empty squares 0.76 9.44 4.89 8.91 7.73
Mean allotted time used 33.4% 55.0% 40.6% 44.3% 44.5%
Mean solve time 5:00 19:15 14:12 19:55 11:06
Mean time per correct square 1.65s 5.53s 3.36s 4.2s 2.86s
Fastest solve 2:40 7:12 5:29 7:55 4:44
Fastest error-free solve 2:40 7:14 5:29 9:15 4:44
Mean score 399.3 1732.9 1187.9 1742.9 1100.0
Best score 160 434 329 555 284
Worst possible score 6890 9260 10400 12050 9260
Number of error-free grids 104 66 84 67 81
Number of unfinished grids 3 40 12 15 18
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Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Glen Ryan i 160 (0) 2:40
2 Andrew Feist i 177 (0) 2:57
3 Roger Barkan i 181 (0) 3:01
4 Katie Hamill i 186 (0) 3:06
5 Dave Tuller i 196 (0) 3:16
6 Christopher Adams i 201 (0) 3:21
7 Sam Ezersky i 203 (0) 3:23
8 Marty Miller i 216 (0) 3:36
9 Austin Burns i 238 (0) 3:58
10 Elaine Renner i 240 (0) 4:00
11 Bob White i 243 (0) 4:03
12 Jesse Lansner i 246 (0) 4:06
13 Doug Peterson i 249 (0) 4:09
14 Jeremy Horwitz i 255 (0) 4:15
15 Amy Reynaldo i 263 (0) 4:23
16 Susan K. Hoffman i 266 (0) 4:26
17 Michael Sharp i 267 (0) 4:27
18 Andrew i 270 (0) 4:30
18 Kerri McDonald o R 270 (0) 4:30
20 Brian Lipinski o R 279 (0) 4:39
20 Vega Subramaniam i 279 (0) 4:39
22 Mike Glennon i 282 (0) 4:42
23 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 288 (0) 4:48
24 Ariel Edwards-Levy o R 290 (0) 4:50
24 Jenna LaFleur o R 290 (0) 4:50
26 Steve Smith i 292 (0) 4:52
26 Eric Cockayne o 292 (0) 4:52
28 Michael Fleck o R 294 (0) 4:54
29 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 297 (0) 4:57
30 Finn Vigeland i 302 (0) 5:02
31 Damon Gulczynski o 303 (0) 5:03
32 Sara Hewitt o 304 (0) 5:04
33 Craig Harman i 305 (0) 5:05
34 Kim Vu o 309 (0) 5:09
35 Brian Cimmet o 311 (0) 5:11
36 Todd McClary i 312 (0) 5:12
37 Joe Bohanon o R 313 (0) 5:13
38 Todd Dashoff i 314 (0) 5:14
38 Jason Keller i 314 (0) 5:14
40 Christopher King o 316 (0) 5:16
40 Peter Gordon i 316 (0) 5:16
42 Kim Scudera o R 320 (0) 5:20
43 Steve Kaltenbaugh o R 322 (0) 5:22
44 Jared Dashoff o 323 (0) 5:23
45 Phoebe McBee i 325 (0) 5:25
45 Adav Noti o 325 (0) 5:25
47 Craig Rimby i 326 (0) 5:26
48 Steve Tice i 327 (0) 5:27
49 Tony Orbach o 328 (0) 5:28
50 Mike Sell o 335 (0) 5:35
51 Ayana Brooks o 339 (0) 5:39
51 Diane Mezzanotte o R 339 (0) 5:39
53 Brian Cross i 341 (0) 5:41
54 Maureen Turman o 342 (0) 5:42
55 Dave Willis o R 343 (0) 5:43
56 Aaron Riccio o 348 (0) 5:48
57 Thomas Silverstein i 349 (0) 5:49
58 Tony Dutra o 353 (0) 5:53
59 Thomas Bennett o R 354 (0) 5:54
59 Andy Gefen o 354 (0) 5:54
61 Randy Guggenheimer o 356 (0) 5:56
62 Gabriel Gonzalez o 365 (0) 6:05
63 Andrew Braniff o R 366 (0) 6:06
63 Joshua Powers o R 366 (0) 6:06
65 Erica Blom o 375 (0) 6:15
65 Ben Aisen i 375 (0) 6:15
67 Steve Ander o 380 (0) 6:20
68 Christine Quinones i 383 (0) 6:23
69 Etan Yeshua o R 390 (0) 6:30
69 Dan Felsenheld o 390 (0) 6:30
71 Joe Miller o 395 (0) 6:35
72 Kevin Wald i 398 (0) 6:38
73 Laura Radloff o 399 (0) 6:39
74 Evans Clinchy o 415 (0) 6:55
75 Virginia Sory Brown o 418 (0) 6:58
76 Dustin Foley o R 424 (0) 7:04
77 Brayden Burroughs o 430 (0) 7:10
78 Michael Berman o 432 (0) 7:12
79 Nina Sossen o 434 (0) 7:14
80 pamela feiring o 438 (0) 7:18
81 Justin Quam o R 440 (0) 7:20
82 Elizabeth Hefferon o 442 (0) 7:22
83 Samuel Henager o R 446 (0) 7:26
84 Jeremy Koenig o R 449 (0) 7:29
85 Giovanni Pagano o 453 (0) 7:33
86 beth agard o R 459 (0) 7:39
87 Louisa Tran o R 463 (0) 7:43
88 Andy Neal o 465 (0) 7:45
89 Durant Gipson o 473 (0) 7:53
90 Bret Martin o 482 (0) 8:02
91 Craig Williams o R 488 (0) 8:08
92 Susan Petito o 503 (0) 8:23
93 Teresa Hone o R 514 (0) 8:34
94 Joni Brill Dashoff o 520 (0) 8:40
95 patrick lowery o 521 (0) 8:41
96 Alison Candela o 539 (0) 8:59
97 Gregory Pike o 555 (0) 9:15
98 Penelope Harper o 585 (0) 9:45
99 Burak Tekin o R 612 (0) 10:12
100 Adesina O. Koiki o 613 (0) 10:13
101 Spencer Neff o 646 (0) 10:46
102 Ellen Rosenkranz o R 656 (0) 10:56
103 Dustin Perry o R 687 (0) 11:27
104 Jacob King o R 792 (1) 4:22
105 Steve Langer i 802 (1) 4:32
106 Robert Weintraub o R 855 (0) 14:15
107 Molly Brady o R 859 (1) 5:29
108 Don Underwood o R 912 (1) 6:22
109 Ben Smith o 913 (2) 5:53
110 Larry Rosin o R 939 (2) 6:19
111 Robert F. Russell o 950 (1) 7:00
112 Daryl Sng o 955 (2) 6:35
113 Felicia Barr o R 970 (1) 7:20
113 Alec Schwartz o R 970 (1) 7:20
115 Jodi Koehn-Pike o R 985 (1) 7:35
116 Amanda Hompe o 988 (1) 7:38
117 Miriam Nadel i 1008 (4) 6:28
118 Laura Zipin o 1080 (1) 9:10
119 Ryan Ermey o R 1095 (1) 9:25
120 Neha Desai o R 1140 (1) 10:10
121 Phyllis Lee o R 1153 (3) 9:23
122 Brett Lehigh o R 1184 (1) 10:54
123 Hannah Burstein o R 1209 (3) 10:19
124 Abigail Bowman o R 1240 (2) 11:20
125 Nick Napolitano o R 1245 (1) 11:55
126 Jim Pagels o 2120 (24) 15:00
127 Mike Brodecky o R 2780 (46) 15:00
128 Jack Lawson o R 3080 (56) 15:00