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This Mashup's for the Byrds
I swear!
Tracy Bennett
Time Limit 35 minutes
Size 18x18
Words 109
Fillable squares 260
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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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Bibliographic shortener, for short
IBID
5
Junk folder fodder
SPAM
9
"Don't click now" advisory, briefly
NSFW
13
Quite chichi
ARTY
14
Soccer player's foot-to-ball motion
TOETAP
16
Occult visionary
SEER
17
Bluesy jazzman Allison
MOSE
18
Limited print order ... or a marathoner's 3K
SHORTRUN
20
"First they ___ for the Socialists ...": Niem&ouml;ller
CAME
21
Moratorium
BAN
22
A time to gather stoners together
BURNINGMAN
24
Lapse big-time
SIN
25
Survive like one-percenters in a devastated economy, say
DOFINE
27
Quantum unit of visible light
PHOTON
29
Did as directed?
ACTED
30
Minarets : mosques :: ___ : cathedrals
SPIRES
35
In a fraught bipolar phase
MANIC
37
Norman patronymic with "Gerald" or "Hugh"
FITZ
38
Words of solace
THERENOW
40
With 80-Across, star of HBO's "Insecure"
ISSA
41
Midori on ice
ITO
42
A time to be borne
THERAPTURE
44
Certain extra periods, for short
OTS
45
Cheap but inviting letters
BYO
46
Language of Lahore
URDU
47
Boundary river of Hades
STYX
48
Word before acceptance, positivity, or activism
FAT
49
Toy brick brand with a TARDIS set
LEGO
51
In emphatic font, like four clues in this puzzle: Abbr.
ITAL
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Hector's "Iliad" foe
AJAX
55
"SNL" network
NBC
58
Pantry item
CAN
60
TV show in which Locke and Faraday manipulate time
LOST
63
Set of values
DATA
64
A time you many embrace
GROUPHUG
67
Profess publicly
AVOW
68
Inhabited, quaintly
DWELT
70
Sight ___
UNSEEN
71
___ Mobile (telecom that espouses eco-friendly beliefs)
CREDO
72
A time to trend
TWITTERSTORM
75
Be pro-choice, in a way
OPT
78
Brainstorm fruit
IDEA
79
Spare in the boot
TYRE
80
See 40-Across
RAE
83
Alex Morgan and Rube Goldberg, vis-&agrave;-vis UC Berkeley
ALUMNI
85
___ Crunch
CAPN
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Casual dining spot
EATERY
90
Reap in the wilderness
FORAGE
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Drop ___
TROU
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This instant
ATONCE
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Simultaneous in time
SYNCED
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Send a private message?
SEXT
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Profundities at sea
DEPTHS
DOWN
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One of two in "pentameter," if you say it right
IAMB
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Amy Poehler-produced series starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson
BROADCITY
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With this puzzle's subtitle, line added to lyrics taken from Ecclesiastes in a '60s folk song
ITSNOTTOOLATE
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Change one's locks?
DYE
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In no time
SOON
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It may precede menopause
PERI
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Target reader alert: Abbr.
ATTN
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Helgenberger of "China Beach"
MARG
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Gov't foreign policy group
NSC
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"525,600 minutes" song featured in 80-Down
SEASONSOFLOVE
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Fighter for igualdad de g&eactue;nero
FEMINISTA
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Little brown songbird
WREN
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Separated the wheat from the chaff
THRESHED
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Tirelessly produces (or, contronymically, drains)
PUMPSOUT
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Solstice's bounty or dearth
SUN
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"Not this time," slangily
NAH
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"I ___ you adieu"
BID
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Twice or thrice, "YUMZ!"
NOM
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Tasseled felt hat
FEZ
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___ chi (Chinese martial art)
TAI
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Irregular heartbeat, in doc-speak
AFIB
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Country that's home to soccer's Alianza Lima
PERU
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Glass on the radio
IRA
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Exercise unit, informally
REP
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Talking trees of Tolkien
ENTS
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Thrown, as a high-noon shadow
CAST
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Mob
THRONG
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Getting twisted out of shape
WRYING
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Sharp yank
TUG
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Tel. tail?
EXT
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Glorify mightily
EXALT
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Set off ___ bells
ALARM
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Contribute
ADD
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Biting need
JAW
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"Et tu, ___?"
BRUTE
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Gets a hold of
CONTACTS
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Yuletide treat roasted on an open fire
CHESTNUT
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Mama's sis
AUNTY
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Lawn in a roll
SOD
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___-time (cheat)
TWO
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Purpose
USE
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Bits ___ second
PER
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Attack of conscience, say
TWINGE
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Make
CREATE
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"___ and went to Heaven"
IDIED
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Mountain nymph
OREAD
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Some galoots
OAFS
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Deceptive manipulation
PLOY
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Thrice, title of 3-Down's source song
TURN
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Musical featuring 10-Down (which is spelled out by the added letters in the four clues taken from Ecclesiastes)
RENT
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Get into cat pose
ARCH
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Peter Gabriel's "In Your ___"
EYES
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Bruh, back in the day
MAC
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"The Days ___ Just Packed" (Calvin & Hobbes title)
ARE
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Old-time curse
POX
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From the ___ (all over again)
TOP
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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 329 (0) 5:29
2 Roger Barkan i 360 (0) 6:00
3 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 378 (0) 6:18
4 Katie Hamill i 382 (0) 6:22
5 Dave Tuller i 445 (0) 7:25
6 Amy Reynaldo i 470 (0) 7:50
7 Christopher Adams i 495 (0) 8:15
8 Jesse Lansner i 499 (0) 8:19
9 Sam Ezersky i 504 (0) 8:24
10 Andrew Feist i 544 (0) 9:04
11 Doug Peterson i 552 (0) 9:12
12 Susan K. Hoffman i 559 (0) 9:19
13 Michael Sharp i 575 (0) 9:35
14 Jason Keller i 578 (0) 9:38
15 Bob White i 580 (0) 9:40
16 Austin Burns i 624 (0) 10:24
17 Phoebe McBee i 647 (0) 10:47
18 Elaine Renner i 679 (0) 11:19
19 Steve Smith i 683 (0) 11:23
20 Kim Vu o 707 (0) 11:47
21 Jeremy Horwitz i 712 (0) 11:52
22 Larry Rosin o R 719 (0) 11:59
23 Steve Langer i 723 (0) 12:03
24 Vega Subramaniam i 726 (0) 12:06
25 Andrew i 742 (0) 12:22
25 Ben Smith o 742 (0) 12:22
27 Michael Fleck o R 750 (0) 12:30
28 Brian Lipinski o R 751 (0) 12:31
29 Brian Cross i 755 (0) 12:35
29 Todd McClary i 755 (0) 12:35
31 Kim Scudera o R 758 (0) 12:38
32 Craig Harman i 760 (0) 12:40
33 Thomas Silverstein i 767 (0) 12:47
34 Gabriel Gonzalez o 796 (0) 13:16
35 Daryl Sng o 808 (0) 13:28
36 Mike Sell o 812 (0) 13:32
36 Eric Cockayne o 812 (0) 13:32
38 Craig Rimby i 816 (0) 13:36
39 Ben Aisen i 825 (0) 13:45
40 Randy Guggenheimer o 850 (0) 14:10
41 Peter Gordon i 852 (0) 14:12
42 Christine Quinones i 854 (0) 14:14
43 Aaron Riccio o 863 (0) 14:23
44 Steve Tice i 878 (0) 14:38
45 Kevin Wald i 883 (0) 14:43
46 Molly Brady o R 885 (0) 14:45
47 Dan Felsenheld o 903 (0) 15:03
48 Todd Dashoff i 910 (0) 15:10
49 Miriam Nadel i 913 (0) 15:13
50 Adav Noti o 941 (0) 15:41
51 Elizabeth Hefferon o 961 (0) 16:01
52 Joe Miller o 970 (0) 16:10
52 Tony Orbach o 970 (0) 16:10
54 Don Underwood o R 995 (0) 16:35
55 Dave Willis o R 1007 (0) 16:47
56 Joe Bohanon o R 1013 (0) 16:53
57 Tony Dutra o 1032 (0) 17:12
58 Bret Martin o 1053 (0) 17:33
59 Susan Petito o 1066 (0) 17:46
60 Justin Quam o R 1094 (0) 18:14
61 Dustin Foley o R 1114 (0) 18:34
62 Jared Dashoff o 1115 (0) 18:35
63 Marty Miller i 1160 (1) 10:30
64 Erica Blom o 1193 (0) 19:53
65 Durant Gipson o 1202 (0) 20:02
66 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 1203 (1) 11:13
67 Thomas Bennett o R 1218 (0) 20:18
68 Andrew Braniff o R 1235 (0) 20:35
69 Joshua Powers o R 1243 (0) 20:43
70 Jenna LaFleur o R 1245 (2) 11:25
71 Craig Williams o R 1260 (0) 21:00
72 Brian Cimmet o 1301 (0) 21:41
72 Steve Ander o 1301 (0) 21:41
74 Andy Gefen o 1309 (0) 21:49
75 Ariel Edwards-Levy o R 1326 (1) 13:16
76 Giovanni Pagano o 1362 (0) 22:42
76 Alison Candela o 1362 (0) 22:42
78 Evans Clinchy o 1367 (0) 22:47
79 Finn Vigeland i 1372 (1) 14:02
80 Mike Glennon i 1407 (0) 23:27
81 Damon Gulczynski o 1441 (0) 24:01
82 Laura Zipin o 1448 (1) 15:18
83 patrick lowery o 1449 (0) 24:09
84 Penelope Harper o 1470 (0) 24:30
85 Jeremy Koenig o R 1480 (0) 24:40
86 Steve Kaltenbaugh o R 1492 (3) 15:02
87 Alec Schwartz o R 1512 (0) 25:12
87 Samuel Henager o R 1512 (0) 25:12
89 Ayana Brooks o 1514 (1) 16:24
90 Laura Radloff o 1562 (3) 16:12
91 Etan Yeshua o R 1570 (1) 17:20
92 Diane Mezzanotte o R 1604 (1) 17:54
93 Christopher King o 1639 (1) 18:29
94 Felicia Barr o R 1641 (2) 18:01
95 Ryan Ermey o R 1728 (0) 28:48
96 Sara Hewitt o 1748 (2) 19:48
97 Maureen Turman o 1757 (2) 19:57
98 Kerri McDonald o R 1777 (0) 29:37
99 Michael Berman o 1843 (1) 21:53
100 Brayden Burroughs o 1857 (2) 21:37
101 Amanda Hompe o 1906 (0) 31:46
102 Hannah Burstein o R 1929 (4) 21:49
103 pamela feiring o 2029 (2) 24:29
104 Phyllis Lee o R 2071 (3) 24:41
105 Nina Sossen o 2072 (1) 25:42
106 Joni Brill Dashoff o 2200 (1) 27:50
107 Jacob King o R 2227 (4) 26:47
108 Virginia Sory Brown o 2245 (2) 28:05
109 Louisa Tran o R 2447 (11) 26:57
110 Teresa Hone o R 2688 (8) 32:28
111 Spencer Neff o 2837 (24) 26:57
112 Andy Neal o 2887 (13) 33:17
113 Abigail Bowman o R 3008 (16) 33:48
114 Jodi Koehn-Pike o R 3020 (14) 35:00
115 Adesina O. Koiki o 3052 (18) 33:32
116 Ellen Rosenkranz o R 3080 (25) 30:30
117 Gregory Pike o 3110 (17) 35:00
118 beth agard o R 3350 (25) 35:00
119 Neha Desai o R 3440 (28) 35:00
120 Dustin Perry o R 3560 (32) 35:00
121 Robert F. Russell o 3800 (40) 35:00
121 Nick Napolitano o R 3800 (40) 35:00
123 Burak Tekin o R 3860 (42) 35:00
124 Robert Weintraub o R 4910 (77) 35:00
125 Mike Brodecky o R 5780 (106) 35:00
126 Jim Pagels o 6200 (120) 35:00
127 Jack Lawson o R 6500 (130) 35:00
128 Brett Lehigh o R 10401 (Not attempted)