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Jam Session
What a rush.
Paolo Pasco
Time Limit 35 minutes
Size 19x14
Words 91
Fillable squares 222
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
1
Roman god with two faces
JANUS
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Top spot
ACME
10
Strapped clothing
BRA
13
Heat
COPS
17
Give reparations
ATONE
18
Big name in sports balls
VOIT
19
Be less than 100%
AIL
20
Main character in a bee movie that's not "Bee Movie"
ULEE
21
Ultra-current
UPTOTHEMNT
23
Instant
SPLITSCN
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Rapper with the lyric "I never sleep, 'cause sleep is the cousin of death"
NAS
26
Coffee servers
URNS
27
Subjects of some treaties
TESTBANS
28
The Meet Cute and the Comedic Misunderstanding, e.g., in romantic movies
TROPES
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Suffix with party
GOERS
33
Adhere (to)
HEW
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Event in every "Project Runway" season finale
FASHIONWE
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Like the imagery in a lot of edgy teens' journals
SATANIC
40
Apples since 1998
IMACS
42
One of three in "Hamilton"
DUEL
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Prop that Beyonc&eacute; uses to smash car windshields, a fire hydrant, and the camera in her "Hold Up" music video
BAT
44
Ono who tweeted "Steal all the clocks and watches in the world. Destroy them."
YOKO
45
Hardware element
DISK
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___ Gala (star-studded event in NYC)
MET
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Eddie Murphy or Amy Poehler, to "SNL"
ALUM
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Suffolk neighbor
ESSEX
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A&ndash;A and others
OCTAVES
52
Unprofessional display, in slang
AMATEURHU
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One who just won't shut up
NAG
55
Manterrupter's lead-in
OKBUT
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Didn't make a change
SATPAT
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Ottoman ruler also referred to as Aslan
ALIPASHA
62
Those people
THEM
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Flair in the wrestling ring?
RIC
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Subject of a 1976 New York magazine cover story by Tom Wolfe
THEMEDCD
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The period right before a deadline ... or an alternative title for this puzzle?
CRUNCHTIME
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"___-bing, ___-boom!"
BADA
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Nonsense song syllable
TRA
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Collection of sheep (or sheeple)
HERD
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Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" or "Divergent" or "Some Third Generic Teen Movie" (not really)
ANSEL
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Real first name of The Weeknd
ABEL
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Movie about a man falling in love with an operating system
HER
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Does some role play
ACTS
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"Buns of ___"
STEEL
DOWN
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Quick trip
JAUNT
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How some stocks are sold
ATPAR
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"Slow down there, tiger!"
NOTSOFAST
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Card game where players match colors and numbers
UNO
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Card game where players match colors, shapes, numbers of shapes, and shadings
SET
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State
AVER
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Personal event chronicled in many YouTube videos
COMNGOUT
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Notation next to a wrong answer on a quiz, maybe
MINSONE
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Diminishing suffix
ETT
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Private places
BASES
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Criticizes, in slang, with "on"
RIPS
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Kenan Thompson's first sketch comedy show
ALLTHAT
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Editing technique used in many "30 Rock" gags
CUTAWAYSHT
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Last name of a Daily Planet employee
OLSN
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Southwest river
PECS
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Make happy
SEN
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"Shut it!"
HUSH
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"Suuuuure ..."
IBET
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Not a quick trip
TRE
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Horse or llama, e.g.
PACKANIMAL
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Stock tip?
ESS
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Animal in Biblical sacrifices, usually
EWLAMB
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Ten days from today, e.g.
IDES
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"OMG LITERALLY ME"
SAME
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"Figures ..."
NOSUPRISE
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Well-"liked" figure in politics
IKE
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Actress Laverne of "Orange Is the New Black"
COX
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Connecting words?
IDO
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___ drop
MIC
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Needlessly offended, in crude internet slang
BUTTHURT
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Band whose mascot is a skeleton named Vic Rattlehead
MEGADTH
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Artist Toulouse-___
LAUTREC
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The Obama years, e.g.
ERA
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Modern hit?
VAPE
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Letters indicating a pseudonym
AKA
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The few, the proud (and the abbreviated)
USMC
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"Shoot," as in "Shoot, I have to send in the puzzle now and I'm not done wtih the clues"
OHDAR
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The music Mann? (shoot, gotta get this done, no more clever clues)
AIMEE
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immune system part that ... *googles* ... identifies antigens, sure whatever
TCELL
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guy in moby dick, idk if i should be more specific
AHAB
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iT might be "buried" by journalist
LEDE
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aaaah!! event
SCRE
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they might justify the m3ans
ENDS
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' we don't know yet" abb.r
TBA
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"Don't ___" (the s ong like "... wish ya girlfriend was hot like me)"
CHA
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Suffres s form
HAS
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explosive that stands for <look up expanded name>
TNT
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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
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1 Katie Hamill i 434 (0) 7:14
2 Dave Tuller i 452 (0) 7:32
3 Amy Reynaldo i 504 (0) 8:24
4 Sam Ezersky i 506 (0) 8:26
5 Roger Barkan i 548 (0) 9:08
6 Doug Peterson i 580 (0) 9:40
7 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 653 (0) 10:53
8 Jesse Lansner i 671 (0) 11:11
9 Andrew Feist i 685 (0) 11:25
10 Glen Ryan i 694 (0) 11:34
11 Andrew i 737 (0) 12:17
12 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 764 (0) 12:44
13 Austin Burns i 791 (0) 13:11
14 Jason Keller i 792 (0) 13:12
15 Elaine Renner i 815 (0) 13:35
15 Ben Aisen i 815 (0) 13:35
15 Thomas Silverstein i 815 (0) 13:35
16 Ariel Edwards-Levy o R 825 (0) 13:45
17 Kevin Wald i 862 (0) 14:22
18 Steve Smith i 876 (0) 14:36
19 Bob White i 894 (0) 14:54
20 Steve Langer i 896 (0) 14:56
20 Craig Harman i 896 (0) 14:56
21 Jenna LaFleur o R 902 (0) 15:02
22 Kim Vu o 912 (0) 15:12
23 Phoebe McBee i 950 (0) 15:50
24 Christopher King o 951 (0) 15:51
25 Christopher Adams i 962 (1) 7:12
26 Brian Lipinski o R 969 (0) 16:09
27 Susan K. Hoffman i 970 (0) 16:10
28 Marty Miller i 992 (0) 16:32
29 Peter Gordon i 995 (0) 16:35
30 Jeremy Horwitz i 1020 (0) 17:00
31 Eric Cockayne o 1022 (0) 17:02
32 Mike Sell o 1052 (0) 17:32
33 Tony Dutra o 1086 (0) 18:06
34 Giovanni Pagano o 1087 (0) 18:07
35 Aaron Riccio o 1160 (0) 19:20
36 Bret Martin o 1233 (0) 20:33
37 Michael Sharp i 1236 (2) 11:16
38 Kim Scudera o R 1249 (0) 20:49
38 Christine Quinones i 1249 (0) 20:49
39 Todd Dashoff i 1293 (0) 21:33
40 Vega Subramaniam i 1305 (0) 21:45
41 Michael Fleck o R 1312 (0) 21:52
42 Adav Noti o 1315 (0) 21:55
43 Todd McClary i 1321 (1) 13:11
44 Damon Gulczynski o 1339 (0) 22:19
45 Brian Cross i 1357 (0) 22:37
46 Dan Felsenheld o 1438 (0) 23:58
47 Steve Tice i 1440 (0) 24:00
48 Larry Rosin o R 1456 (1) 15:26
49 Samuel Henager o R 1491 (0) 24:51
50 Dustin Foley o R 1506 (0) 25:06
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52 Andrew Braniff o R 1555 (0) 25:55
53 Laura Zipin o 1587 (0) 26:27
54 Joe Bohanon o R 1598 (0) 26:38
54 Don Underwood o R 1598 (0) 26:38
55 Steve Ander o 1613 (0) 26:53
56 Finn Vigeland i 1656 (2) 18:16
57 Jared Dashoff o 1682 (0) 28:02
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59 Jacob King o R 1698 (0) 28:18
60 Sara Hewitt o 1715 (0) 28:35
61 Miriam Nadel i 1720 (0) 28:40
62 Gabriel Gonzalez o 1770 (0) 29:30
63 Durant Gipson o 1861 (0) 31:01
64 Dave Willis o R 1877 (0) 31:17
65 Brayden Burroughs o 1936 (0) 32:16
66 Andy Gefen o 1988 (1) 24:18
67 Ben Smith o 2030 (2) 24:30
68 Laura Radloff o 2071 (0) 34:31
69 Etan Yeshua o R 2075 (1) 25:45
70 Thomas Bennett o R 2118 (1) 26:28
71 Randy Guggenheimer o 2188 (2) 27:08
72 Craig Williams o R 2217 (1) 28:07
73 Evans Clinchy o 2264 (2) 28:24
74 Felicia Barr o R 2489 (4) 31:09
75 Mike Glennon i 2690 (3) 35:00
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76 Daryl Sng o 2720 (4) 35:00
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