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Non-Linear Narratives
Prepare to see the aging process as a whole new animal.
Erik Agard ft. Allegra Kuney
Time Limit 45 minutes
Size 19x19
Words 114
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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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Poet hidden (not very well) in this clue
POE
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Readable body part
PALM
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Nonverbal "Not this again ..."
SIGH
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Jesus, for one
JEW
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___-de-sac
CUL
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French friend
AMIE
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Spot for a banjo
KNEE
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Short #2's
NUBS
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Cautious stockbroker's order
STOPLOSS
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Like an unclean navel
LINTY
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Key in which G# is the leading tone: Abbr.
AMAJ
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Healthy sandwich ingredients
SPROUTS
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Fail to include
OMIT
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Tough to chew
ROPY
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Something proverbially closed by God
DOOR
27
Note promising repayment
IOU
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Dessert whose name translates to "pick me up"
TIRAMISU
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Bryn ___
MAWR
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Mr. Tumnus of Narnia, for one
FAUN
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Feature of an extra-challenging Sporcle quiz
NOHINTS
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Pop a squat
SIT
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Question you might ask yourself while watching a trippy movie
AMIHIGH
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Class that sounds like a man's name
GYM
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"Ain't ___ No/I ___ Life" (Nina Simone song)
GOT
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Lead to
TRIGGER
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Harry Potter's friend Finnigan
SEAMUS
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"___ to Defy" (The CW slogan)
DARE
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One who believes in a dictatorship of the proletariat
LENINIST
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It's unlikely to get a high plating score on "Iron Chef"
GLOP
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Hopefully not how you feel while solving this puzzle
BORED
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Ants ___ log
ONA
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Leave ___ (depart for college, say)
THENEST
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The loneliest number, in Napoli
UNO
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Relative of Norsk and Svenska
DANSK
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Vowel-heavy make
AUDI
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Smarting remark
THATHURT
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Follower of cordon or Corbin
BLEU
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Portmanteau word for a childish grownup
KIDULT
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Nation ranked first in internet freedom, per a 2012 Freedom House study
ESTONIA
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Ice Bucket Challenge cause
ALS
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Fish a/k/a bacalao
COD
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"Ta-ta!"
CHEERIO
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"Party Up (Up in Here)" rapper
DMX
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Degenerate
GOTOPOT
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Candy shape
CANE
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Most-watched TV drama worldwide in 2013
NCIS
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Teach about
SCHOOLIN
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"Breaking Amish" network
TLC
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Canadian diva
DION
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Objectively the least scary feature of a T. rex
ARMS
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Alpha follower
BETA
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Boringly unvaried
ONENOTE
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On
ATOP
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Embarrass
ABASH
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Band figure?
RINGSIZE
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2004 Usher hit (or a synonym of 85-Down)
YEAH
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Roman statesman known as "the Censor"
CATO
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"What is this, the ides of March?!"
ETTU
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Title for Dalloway or Butterworth
MRS
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Clock setting for summer in Secaucus
EDT
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Son of Aphrodite
EROS
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Bleed (in)
SEEP
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Cry of encouragement from a grandmother, say
EAT
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Alternatives to Macs
PCS
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Fielders record them
OUTS
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Deterrent to talking (leaper)
ELOPDATINONESTHROAT
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1940 musical about a sleazy nightclub habitu&eacute; (hopper)
PALOORAGNAK
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French flame
AMOUR
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Format of many a BuzzFeed article
LIST
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Jesus, for one
MESSIAH
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"There's only one thing I hate more than lying: ___ milk, which is water that's lying about being milk": Ron Swanson
SKIM
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"Wouldn't you agree, guv?"
INNIT
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Progressing like the two hoppers in this puzzle
GETTINGUPTHERE
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One-third of a Fat Albert catchphrase
HEY
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Progressing like the four creatures in this puzzle
JUMPINGAROUNDINTIME
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Certain online shopping site
EBAYSTORE
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Paper named for a thoroughfare: Abbr.
WSJ
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Campbell serving face
NAOMI
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Stem, at sea
PROW
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Sleazy nightclub habitu&eacute; (leaper)
LOUNGEGNILHCTAH
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Scandal-ridden mayor Emanuel
RAHM
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They're non-contradictory?
OUIS
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___ Rewards (program at those Something Rogers restaurants)
ROYS
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You, in Yucat&aacute;n
USTED
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Bog down
MIRE
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Container of dressings (hopper)
FIRSTAIDTIBBAR
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Blues hub: Abbr.
STL
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___ fun (noodle dish)
MEI
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Not ill
HALE
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Purveyor of Chikara knives
GINSU
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Superlative word
MOST
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Uke notable
DONHO
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Sound followed by an "oops," perhaps
THUD
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Progressing like the two leapers in this puzzle (think Benjamin&mdash;you know, from the movies)
BUTTONINGUP
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Future teacher's major: Abbr.
EDUC
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Jerks, for short
DBAGS
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Earmarked
ALLOCATED
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"Just ___ suspected!"
ASI
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Spinning car parts
RIMS
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E-receipt line
TAX
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Funk bassist with a "gang"
KOOL
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Greenish-blue
TEAL
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Naval NCOs
CPOS
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Treats for concertgoers (if the band is good
ENCORES
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Verve
OOMPH
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Peacock noises
COOS
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"Groovy!"
NEATO
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Al ___
DENTE
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Takeout possessive
TSOS
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When it's not very brite outside
NITE
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Pound or Koenig with verses
EZRA
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Consent from a pirate
AYE
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Pro
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Superlative word part
EST
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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 Roger Barkan i 555 (0) 9:15
2 Sam Ezersky i 567 (0) 9:27
3 Dave Tuller i 584 (0) 9:44
4 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 672 (0) 11:12
5 Andrew Feist i 673 (0) 11:13
6 Doug Peterson i 724 (0) 12:04
7 Jason Keller i 729 (0) 12:09
8 Katie Hamill i 769 (0) 12:49
9 Amy Reynaldo i 785 (0) 13:05
10 Elaine Renner i 797 (0) 13:17
11 Todd McClary i 868 (0) 14:28
12 Susan K. Hoffman i 870 (0) 14:30
13 Steve Langer i 910 (0) 15:10
14 Michael Sharp i 918 (0) 15:18
15 Jeremy Horwitz i 954 (0) 15:54
16 Glen Ryan i 1005 (1) 7:55
17 Ben Aisen i 1010 (0) 16:50
18 Austin Burns i 1027 (0) 17:07
19 Craig Harman i 1028 (0) 17:08
20 Jacob King o R 1049 (0) 17:29
21 Mike Sell o 1050 (0) 17:30
22 Peter Gordon i 1061 (0) 17:41
23 Todd Dashoff i 1107 (0) 18:27
24 Mike Glennon i 1110 (0) 18:30
25 Kevin Wald i 1113 (0) 18:33
26 Steve Smith i 1114 (0) 18:34
27 Michael Berman o 1115 (0) 18:35
28 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 1122 (0) 18:42
29 Andrew i 1172 (0) 19:32
30 Dustin Foley o R 1177 (0) 19:37
31 Daryl Sng o 1189 (0) 19:49
32 Jesse Lansner i 1197 (1) 11:07
33 Steve Kaltenbaugh o R 1204 (0) 20:04
34 Phoebe McBee i 1213 (0) 20:13
35 Ariel Edwards-Levy o R 1216 (0) 20:16
36 Eric Cockayne o 1225 (0) 20:25
37 Ben Smith o 1233 (0) 20:33
38 Brian Cross i 1237 (0) 20:37
39 Finn Vigeland i 1242 (0) 20:42
40 Larry Rosin o R 1251 (0) 20:51
41 Brian Cimmet o 1278 (0) 21:18
42 Bob White i 1283 (0) 21:23
43 Aaron Riccio o 1368 (0) 22:48
44 Kim Scudera o R 1371 (0) 22:51
45 Tony Orbach o 1373 (0) 22:53
46 Bret Martin o 1374 (0) 22:54
47 Gabriel Gonzalez o 1400 (0) 23:20
48 Erica Blom o 1406 (0) 23:26
49 Christine Quinones i 1440 (0) 24:00
49 Tony Dutra o 1440 (0) 24:00
51 Steve Tice i 1445 (0) 24:05
52 Christopher Adams i 1457 (6) 12:57
53 Samuel Henager o R 1476 (0) 24:36
54 Brayden Burroughs o 1521 (0) 25:21
55 Joe Miller o 1529 (0) 25:29
56 Brian Lipinski o R 1543 (1) 16:53
57 Thomas Silverstein i 1564 (1) 17:14
58 Elizabeth Hefferon o 1572 (0) 26:12
59 Marty Miller i 1597 (3) 16:47
60 Dan Felsenheld o 1618 (0) 26:58
61 Michael Fleck o R 1637 (1) 18:27
62 Damon Gulczynski o 1659 (0) 27:39
63 Susan Petito o 1703 (0) 28:23
63 Adav Noti o 1703 (0) 28:23
65 Laura Zipin o 1704 (0) 28:24
66 Steve Ander o 1732 (1) 20:02
67 Jenna LaFleur o R 1735 (1) 20:05
68 Kim Vu o 1753 (1) 20:23
69 Andy Gefen o 1764 (0) 29:24
70 Justin Quam o R 1766 (0) 29:26
71 Jeremy Koenig o R 1780 (0) 29:40
72 Ayana Brooks o 1816 (0) 30:16
73 Vega Subramaniam i 1881 (3) 21:31
74 Molly Brady o R 1918 (1) 23:08
75 Dave Willis o R 1940 (1) 23:30
76 Don Underwood o R 1994 (0) 33:14
77 patrick lowery o 2001 (0) 33:21
78 Miriam Nadel i 2018 (1) 24:48
79 Virginia Sory Brown o 2026 (0) 33:46
80 Etan Yeshua o R 2070 (1) 25:40
81 Randy Guggenheimer o 2073 (1) 25:43
82 Evans Clinchy o 2094 (1) 26:04
83 Giovanni Pagano o 2122 (4) 25:02
84 Diane Mezzanotte o R 2154 (2) 26:34
85 Craig Williams o R 2170 (0) 36:10
86 Joe Bohanon o R 2191 (1) 27:41
87 Christopher King o 2241 (1) 28:31
88 Craig Rimby i 2355 (4) 28:55
89 Maureen Turman o 2397 (1) 31:07
90 Andrew Braniff o R 2439 (5) 29:49
91 Ryan Ermey o R 2462 (1) 32:12
92 Thomas Bennett o R 2568 (4) 32:28
93 Jared Dashoff o 2618 (1) 34:48
94 Alison Candela o 2657 (1) 35:27
95 Joshua Powers o R 2660 (1) 35:30
96 Sara Hewitt o 2696 (0) 44:56
97 Louisa Tran o R 2718 (7) 33:28
98 Alec Schwartz o R 2771 (2) 36:51
99 pamela feiring o 2862 (3) 37:52
100 Amanda Hompe o 2878 (1) 39:08
101 Hannah Burstein o R 2884 (4) 37:44
102 Felicia Barr o R 2956 (9) 36:26
103 Burak Tekin o R 3148 (6) 41:08
104 Nina Sossen o 3190 (8) 40:50
105 Kerri McDonald o R 3289 (3) 44:59
106 Laura Radloff o 3320 (4) 45:00
106 Durant Gipson o 3320 (4) 45:00
108 Adesina O. Koiki o 3332 (9) 42:42
109 Phyllis Lee o R 3440 (8) 45:00
109 Robert F. Russell o 3440 (8) 45:00
111 Abigail Bowman o R 3528 (14) 43:28
112 Penelope Harper o 3650 (15) 45:00
113 beth agard o R 3890 (23) 45:00
114 Jodi Koehn-Pike o R 3980 (26) 45:00
115 Andy Neal o 4160 (32) 45:00
116 Joni Brill Dashoff o 4190 (33) 45:00
117 Jack Lawson o R 4370 (39) 45:00
118 Teresa Hone o R 4580 (46) 45:00
119 Jim Pagels o 4790 (53) 45:00
120 Dustin Perry o R 4843 (55) 44:53
121 Nick Napolitano o R 4940 (58) 45:00
122 Neha Desai o R 5210 (67) 45:00
123 Robert Weintraub o R 5630 (81) 45:00
124 Mike Brodecky o R 6350 (105) 45:00
125 Gregory Pike o 7340 (138) 45:00
126 Brett Lehigh o R 12051 (Not attempted)
126 Ellen Rosenkranz o R 12051 (Not attempted)
126 Spencer Neff o 12051 (Not attempted)