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In Search of Lost Time
It's the end of an era... and the beginning of a new one.
Neville Fogarty
Time Limit 25 minutes
Size 17x17
Words 98
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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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Goes into la-la land
SPACES
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Adobe Acrobat Reader files
PDFS
11
"The Dark Side of the Moon" triangle
PRISM
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Pain in the butt
HASSLE
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Caf&eacute; au ___
LAIT
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Hole-digging device
AUGER
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Secure movie rights for a haboob?
OPTIONDESERTSTORM
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Yes, in Lyon
OUI
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___ la la
TRA
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BBQ applications
RUBS
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Uncle, south of the border
TIO
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"Power Metal" and "Far Beyond Driven" court cases?
PANTERASUITS
30
Meat, for a carnivore
DIET
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Car amenity used in winter
HEATER
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"Quite the opposite!"
NOTSO
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Tag
LABEL
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Long-eared thief in New Super Mario Bros. U
NABBIT
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With 82-Across, Canadian actor who played Jason Seaver on "Growing Pains"
ALAN
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Smudge on a Scantron form?
ERASURETHING
47
Fa follower
SOL
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North Carolina school
ELON
49
Playground challenge
DARE
50
What a cow says
MOO
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Art from an office fill-in?
TEMPPAINTING
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"Me too!"
SAME
55
Melt, as fat
RENDER
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Word clued as "Modern messages" in a 1995 New York Times crossword
FAXES
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___ O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub's "24" role
CHLOE
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1987 Dustin Hoffman bomb
ISHTAR
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Laundry room accumulation
HEAP
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Music groups featuring the merchant of Venice?
ANTONIOBANDS
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"There's a mouse in here, and I'm freaking out!"
EEK
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H H H
ETAS
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Put two and two together, maybe?
ADD
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Jr.'s jr.
III
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Therapy for a closet organizer?
SHOERACKTREATMENT
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Golden Horde member
TATAR
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Online giggle
HEHE
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See 40-Across
THICKE
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Attacks, as gnats
SWATS
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Praising poems
ODES
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Superfluity
EXCESS
DOWN
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Salt-N-Pepa title that's repeated in a Betty Everett title
SHOOP
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___ New Guinea
PAPUA
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John who was Patty Duke's third husband
ASTIN
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TV franchise that had a "Cyber" show
CSI
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"Calling America" band, familiarly
ELO
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Nissan sedan
SENTRA
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Make happy
PLEASE
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"___ Rheingold"
DAS
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Guy with a few Food Network shows
FIERI
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Emulate a model
STRUT
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Quarterback's throw
PASS
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Something groovy?
RUT
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Phrase shouted by "Face the Music" contestants
IGOTIT
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Sum of the terms of an infinite sequence
SERIES
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Japanese agent created by John P. Marquand
MRMOTO
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"Phooey!"
DRAT
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Cable channel with "Angie Tribeca" and "Conan"
TBS
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Not now
THEN
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Lengthy swimmer
EEL
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Brunch vessels
URNS
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Does once?
DOTH
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nick@___
NITE
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Make it to the end
LAST
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35-Down ingredient
ALOE
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Soothing stuff sometimes made with 34-Down
BALM
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Car company whose logo resembles an Euler diagram
AUDI
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Raisin ___
BRAN
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Frozen floater
BERG
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Lust for life
ELAN
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___ rage
ROID
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Youngest Bront&euml; sister
ANNE
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Big name in big screens
IMAX
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ending city
NOME
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"Anything ___"
GOES
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French for "sword"
EPEE
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Stage piece
PROP
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Tony! Toni! Ton&eacute;!, e.g.
TRIO
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"Waitress" composer/lyricist Bareilles
SARA
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So rad
FAB
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Where pirates keep their booty
CHESTS
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TV show with Buck Owens
HEEHAW
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Like Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull
LAKOTA
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Critter catchers
SNARES
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Seek's counterpart
HIDE
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As of right now
TODATE
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"One Day ___ Time" (2017 Netflix reboot
ATA
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___ Cheesier (old Doritos flavor
NACHO
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Voiced disapproval
TSKED
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Sister-in-law's daughter, perhaps
NIECE
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Tiny tennis shots
DINKS
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Bing results
SITES
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Makes a mistake
ERRS
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Take in bacon, maybe
EAT
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First word of 78-Down's clue
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"The Audience Is Listening" co.
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Open ___ night
MIC
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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 284 (0) 4:44
2 Roger Barkan i 303 (0) 5:03
3 Dave Tuller i 311 (0) 5:11
4 Katie Hamill i 322 (0) 5:22
5 Andrew Feist i 360 (0) 6:00
6 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 377 (0) 6:17
7 Doug Peterson i 391 (0) 6:31
8 Sam Ezersky i 403 (0) 6:43
9 Christopher Adams i 411 (0) 6:51
10 Amy Reynaldo i 430 (0) 7:10
11 Bob White i 437 (0) 7:17
12 Jeremy Horwitz i 463 (0) 7:43
13 Jesse Lansner i 465 (0) 7:45
14 Elaine Renner i 468 (0) 7:48
15 Andrew i 474 (0) 7:54
16 Austin Burns i 480 (0) 8:00
17 Todd McClary i 499 (0) 8:19
18 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 517 (0) 8:37
18 Jason Keller i 517 (0) 8:37
20 Michael Sharp i 527 (0) 8:47
21 Steve Smith i 530 (0) 8:50
22 Steve Langer i 536 (0) 8:56
23 Marty Miller i 551 (0) 9:11
24 Craig Harman i 557 (0) 9:17
25 Susan K. Hoffman i 573 (0) 9:33
26 Ben Smith o 577 (0) 9:37
27 Phoebe McBee i 581 (0) 9:41
28 Thomas Silverstein i 587 (0) 9:47
29 Vega Subramaniam i 588 (0) 9:48
30 Steve Kaltenbaugh o R 600 (0) 10:00
31 Brian Lipinski o R 606 (0) 10:06
32 Eric Cockayne o 607 (0) 10:07
32 Brian Cross i 607 (0) 10:07
34 Peter Gordon i 615 (0) 10:15
35 Kim Scudera o R 627 (0) 10:27
36 Ben Aisen i 630 (0) 10:30
37 Ariel Edwards-Levy o R 650 (0) 10:50
38 Kim Vu o 658 (0) 10:58
39 Tony Dutra o 665 (0) 11:05
40 Jenna LaFleur o R 683 (0) 11:23
41 Finn Vigeland i 695 (0) 11:35
42 Mike Sell o 698 (0) 11:38
43 Steve Tice i 714 (0) 11:54
44 Larry Rosin o R 748 (0) 12:28
45 Joe Bohanon o R 761 (0) 12:41
46 Craig Rimby i 766 (0) 12:46
47 Gabriel Gonzalez o 772 (0) 12:52
48 Andy Gefen o 787 (0) 13:07
49 Bret Martin o 793 (0) 13:13
50 Joe Miller o 794 (0) 13:14
51 Daryl Sng o 795 (0) 13:15
52 Christine Quinones i 829 (0) 13:49
53 Laura Radloff o 843 (0) 14:03
53 Brian Cimmet o 843 (0) 14:03
55 Maureen Turman o 845 (0) 14:05
56 Miriam Nadel i 846 (0) 14:06
57 Adav Noti o 850 (0) 14:10
58 Giovanni Pagano o 864 (0) 14:24
59 Tony Orbach o 876 (0) 14:36
60 Etan Yeshua o R 893 (0) 14:53
61 Elizabeth Hefferon o 900 (0) 15:00
62 Samuel Henager o R 901 (0) 15:01
63 Jeremy Koenig o R 914 (0) 15:14
64 Thomas Bennett o R 951 (0) 15:51
65 Damon Gulczynski o 953 (0) 15:53
66 Dave Willis o R 1008 (0) 16:48
67 Laura Zipin o 1023 (0) 17:03
68 Joshua Powers o R 1036 (0) 17:16
69 Evans Clinchy o 1045 (0) 17:25
70 Kerri McDonald o R 1080 (0) 18:00
71 Aaron Riccio o 1097 (0) 18:17
72 Brayden Burroughs o 1160 (0) 19:20
73 Kevin Wald i 1164 (1) 10:34
74 Michael Fleck o R 1180 (2) 10:20
75 Jacob King o R 1192 (1) 11:02
76 Jared Dashoff o 1207 (1) 11:17
77 Susan Petito o 1224 (0) 20:24
78 Durant Gipson o 1238 (0) 20:38
79 Todd Dashoff i 1248 (2) 11:28
80 Mike Glennon i 1255 (2) 11:35
81 Michael Berman o 1282 (1) 12:32
82 Dan Felsenheld o 1304 (2) 12:24
83 Ayana Brooks o 1324 (1) 13:14
84 Diane Mezzanotte o R 1331 (1) 13:21
85 Molly Brady o R 1332 (1) 13:22
86 patrick lowery o 1333 (0) 22:13
87 Christopher King o 1352 (2) 13:12
88 Virginia Sory Brown o 1367 (0) 22:47
89 Erica Blom o 1370 (0) 22:50
90 Don Underwood o R 1372 (1) 14:02
91 Adesina O. Koiki o 1376 (0) 22:56
92 Randy Guggenheimer o 1381 (1) 14:11
93 Dustin Foley o R 1387 (1) 14:17
94 Sara Hewitt o 1419 (2) 14:19
95 Alec Schwartz o R 1443 (0) 24:03
96 Nina Sossen o 1483 (1) 15:53
97 Craig Williams o R 1487 (0) 24:47
98 Penelope Harper o 1500 (0) 25:00
99 Andrew Braniff o R 1557 (3) 16:07
100 pamela feiring o 1564 (2) 16:44
101 Steve Ander o 1727 (1) 19:57
102 Ryan Ermey o R 1855 (1) 22:05
103 Alison Candela o 1997 (1) 24:27
104 Burak Tekin o R 2030 (1) 25:00
105 Gregory Pike o 2090 (3) 25:00
106 Robert F. Russell o 2120 (4) 25:00
107 Felicia Barr o R 2133 (7) 23:43
108 Louisa Tran o R 2150 (5) 25:00
109 Hannah Burstein o R 2162 (8) 23:42
110 Jodi Koehn-Pike o R 2210 (7) 25:00
111 Amanda Hompe o 2240 (8) 25:00
112 Joni Brill Dashoff o 2330 (11) 25:00
113 Justin Quam o R 2420 (14) 25:00
114 Andy Neal o 2510 (17) 25:00
115 Dustin Perry o R 2540 (18) 25:00
115 Phyllis Lee o R 2540 (18) 25:00
117 beth agard o R 2660 (22) 25:00
118 Teresa Hone o R 3590 (53) 25:00
119 Nick Napolitano o R 3740 (58) 25:00
120 Abigail Bowman o R 4010 (67) 25:00
120 Robert Weintraub o R 4010 (67) 25:00
122 Jack Lawson o R 4250 (75) 25:00
123 Neha Desai o R 4340 (78) 25:00
124 Mike Brodecky o R 5120 (104) 25:00
124 Jim Pagels o 5120 (104) 25:00
126 Brett Lehigh o R 9261 (Not attempted)
126 Ellen Rosenkranz o R 9261 (Not attempted)
126 Spencer Neff o 9261 (Not attempted)