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On the Walk
Please, no meowing.
Angela Olson Halsted
Time Limit 15 minutes
Size 14x14
Words 70
Fillable squares 164
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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Cake ingredient at a seafood restaurant
CRAB
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Throat-clearing noise
AHEM
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It comes after Oscar in the NATO alphabet
PAPA
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Suffix for billion or Frigid
AIRE
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Volcano output
LAVA
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Unknown author, for short
ANON
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Dispersed quickly
SCATTERED
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"___ Rhythm"
IGOT
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Hummus brand
SABRA
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Knocked up, slangily
PREGGERS
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Swiss peak
ALP
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Contest near the end of "Hamilton"
DUEL
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Holiday that doesn't require a plane ticket
STAYCATION
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Hazard at sea
FOG
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Actress Turner of "Peyton Place"
LANA
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Sire's partner
DAM
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Something you shouldn't tell a woman on the street to do
SMILE
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Banish
EXILE
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D.C. baseball player
NAT
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Food inspection org.
USDA
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Sense of humor
WIT
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Animal Control employee
DOGCATCHER
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Alda who played Hawkeye on "M*A*S*H"
ALAN
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Homer Simpson exclamation
DOH
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Barbaric
INHUMANE
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Noodles probably found in a college dorm room
RAMEN
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Lion's den
LAIR
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Bluegrass bass player's technique
PIZZICATO
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Fancy pajamas fabric
SILK
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Farm measurement
ACRE
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___ Rock Cafe
HARD
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"___ fair in love and war"
ALLS
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Enjoy a good book
READ
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Home of Iowa State University
AMES
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Mama of the Mamas and the Papas
CASS
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Costa ___
RICA
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Many a Middle East native
ARAB
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Deception, perhaps
BETRAYAL
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Pub offering
ALE
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Instrument that evokes heaven
HARP
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Even one time
EVER
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Got by
MADEDO
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Satchel in the Baseball Hall of Fame
PAIGE
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Aquatic creature that may be silver, gold, or zebra
ANGELFISH
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Below average, as grades
POOR
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Industrious insects
ANTS
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Mineral with a hardness of 1 on the Mohs scale
TALC
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"Sun's out, ___ out"
GUNS
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Bachelor's digs
PAD
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Killed, in Biblical parlance
SLEW
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Big yellow vehicle in a Joni Mitchell song
TAXI
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Clarence Thomas accuser in 1991
ANITAHILL
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Drink mix brand often associated with NASA
TANG
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Non-PC desktop
IMAC
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"Ye ___ Shoppe"
OLDE
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Stuff in a camper's backpack
GEAR
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Girl in Granada
MUCHACHA
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Dutch cheese or the town for which it's named
EDAM
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(Just a) little bit
TAD
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Even (with)
ONAPAR
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Singer Amos
TORI
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Observes an online forum without contributing
LURKS
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Ingrid's "Casablanca" role
ILSA
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Hammer's target
NAIL
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Friendly
NICE
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Vox editor-at-large Klein
EZRA
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"Just the facts, ___" (phrase Joe Friday never actually said)
MAAM
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To be, in Toulouse
ETRE
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Assents silently
NODS
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26th of 26 in England
ZED
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Stats
Puzzle 1
15:00
14x14
Puzzle 2
30:00
15x16
Puzzle 3
35:00
19x19
Puzzle 4
35:00
15x15
Puzzle 5
25:00
15x15
Mean percent correct 99.54% 97.77% 98.06% 95.87% 96.79%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 0.75 4.47 5.68 7.9 6.19
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 0.15 1.0 1.44 2.35 0.96
Mean empty squares 0.61 3.47 4.24 5.55 5.23
Mean allotted time used 38.2% 43.2% 52.9% 55.8% 52.1%
Mean solve time 5:43 12:57 18:31 19:32 13:01
Mean time per correct square 2.11s 3.98s 3.87s 6.4s 4.18s
Fastest solve 2:30 3:53 6:29 5:06 4:07
Fastest error-free solve 2:30 3:53 6:29 5:06 4:07
Mean score 429.9 1020.8 1442.2 1613.5 1155.2
Best score 150 233 389 306 247
Worst possible score 6320 8300 11390 8330 7790
Number of error-free grids 144 129 112 109 126
Number of unfinished grids 5 12 12 24 16
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Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Katie Hamill i 150 (0) 2:30
1 Glen Ryan i 150 (0) 2:30
2 Marie desJardins i 159 (0) 2:39
3 Al Sanders i 160 (0) 2:40
4 Matthew Gritzmacher i 164 (0) 2:44
5 Sam Ezersky i 165 (0) 2:45
6 Rob Tricchinelli i 167 (0) 2:47
7 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 171 (0) 2:51
7 Christopher Adams i 171 (0) 2:51
8 Roger Barkan i 179 (0) 2:59
9 Marty Miller i 185 (0) 3:05
9 Avram Gottschlich i 185 (0) 3:05
10 Amy Reynaldo i 186 (0) 3:06
11 Doug Peterson i 188 (0) 3:08
12 Sara Nies i 192 (0) 3:12
13 Mary Tobler i 195 (0) 3:15
14 Jesse Lansner i 196 (0) 3:16
15 Peter Rimkus i 197 (0) 3:17
16 adam wilkins o R 198 (0) 3:18
17 Andrew Miller i 199 (0) 3:19
18 Jeremy Horwitz i 200 (0) 3:20
18 Guy Tabachnick i 200 (0) 3:20
19 Ron Osher i 213 (0) 3:33
20 Joel Johnson o 214 (0) 3:34
20 Jason Keller i 214 (0) 3:34
21 Austin Burns i 220 (0) 3:40
22 Claire Rimkus i 221 (0) 3:41
23 Michael Sharp i 222 (0) 3:42
23 Brian Lipinski i 222 (0) 3:42
24 Jan O'Sullivan i 225 (0) 3:45
25 Bob White i 226 (0) 3:46
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27 Brian Cimmet o 231 (0) 3:51
28 Randy Guggenheimer i 234 (0) 3:54
28 Eric Cockayne i 234 (0) 3:54
29 David Heinick i 237 (0) 3:57
30 Hannah Krug o R 243 (0) 4:03
31 Jenna LaFleur i 244 (0) 4:04
32 Dane Afman o R 253 (0) 4:13
33 Thomas Silverstein i 255 (0) 4:15
34 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 256 (0) 4:16
34 Kim Scudera o 256 (0) 4:16
35 Ray Hunley o 257 (0) 4:17
36 Stuart P. Drewry o R 262 (0) 4:22
37 Alex Jeffrey i 263 (0) 4:23
38 Patti Varol i 265 (0) 4:25
38 Dan Felsenheld o 265 (0) 4:25
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40 Steve Lauducci o R 268 (0) 4:28
41 Phoebe McBee i 271 (0) 4:31
41 Kim Vu o 271 (0) 4:31
42 Craig Rimby i 272 (0) 4:32
43 Ariel Edwards-Levy o 274 (0) 4:34
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44 Shannon Nabors o R 275 (0) 4:35
44 Joe Cabrera i 275 (0) 4:35
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46 Charles Stadtlander o 277 (0) 4:37
46 David Harris i 277 (0) 4:37
47 Todd Dashoff i 280 (0) 4:40
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48 Nancy R Ross i 282 (0) 4:42
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48 Vega Subramaniam i 282 (0) 4:42
49 Joshua Heit o R 287 (0) 4:47
50 Matt Stec o R 288 (0) 4:48
51 Mike Sell i 294 (0) 4:54
52 Dan Stacey i 296 (0) 4:56
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53 David Edward Schwartz o R 297 (0) 4:57
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54 Kevin Wald i 299 (0) 4:59
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57 Tad Howard o R 303 (0) 5:03
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59 Virginia Nicholson o 308 (0) 5:08
60 Noah Fortinsky o 309 (0) 5:09
61 Brandon Lomuto o R 311 (0) 5:11
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62 Bret Martin o 313 (0) 5:13
62 Annie Borchardt o R 313 (0) 5:13
63 Kirk Nabors o R 314 (0) 5:14
64 Luke giannini o 316 (0) 5:16
65 Ben Aisen i 320 (0) 5:20
66 Patricia Schutz o R 322 (0) 5:22
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68 Burak Tekin o 324 (0) 5:24
69 Brayden Burroughs o 330 (0) 5:30
70 Amy Fine o R 333 (0) 5:33
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73 Andrew Tarr o R 340 (0) 5:40
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75 Miriam Nadel i 342 (0) 5:42
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81 Lara L Manzione o R 358 (0) 5:58
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83 Christine Quinones i 363 (0) 6:03
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87 Chalin Smith o 377 (0) 6:17
87 Elizabeth Rodger o R 377 (0) 6:17
88 Justin Quam o 378 (0) 6:18
89 Louisa Tran o 381 (0) 6:21
89 Craig Williams o 381 (0) 6:21
90 Rex Robison o R 382 (0) 6:22
91 Adam Fine o R 400 (0) 6:40
92 Adam Jackson o 420 (0) 7:00
92 Jonathan Reiser o 420 (0) 7:00
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94 Leslie Moeller o R 428 (0) 7:08
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96 Virginia Sory Brown o 433 (0) 7:13
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98 mike palko o R 459 (0) 7:39
99 Michael Rosen o 462 (0) 7:42
100 Amanda Johnson o R 475 (0) 7:55
101 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 478 (0) 7:58
102 Kyle Vaughan o R 482 (0) 8:02
103 Gregory Pike o 490 (0) 8:10
104 Joni Brill Dashoff o 492 (0) 8:12
105 Jonathan Kaye o 494 (0) 8:14
106 Sarah Culp o 503 (0) 8:23
107 Neil Fitzpatrick o 520 (0) 8:40
108 Julien Meyer o R 521 (0) 8:41
109 Tim Mercure o R 528 (0) 8:48
110 Chris Southcott o R 531 (0) 8:51
111 Steve Gaddy o R 537 (0) 8:57
112 Mary Mares o R 538 (0) 8:58
113 Adam Larson o R 555 (0) 9:15
114 Ellen Haas o R 607 (0) 10:07
115 Peter Gordon i 614 (0) 10:14
116 Sam Rosen-Amy o R 630 (0) 10:30
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118 John Watson o R 726 (0) 12:06
119 Peter Braxton i 750 (1) 3:40
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131 Rachel Sadon o R 1037 (2) 7:57
132 Alex Fine o R 1088 (2) 8:48
133 Kibosh Lettering o R 1340 (1) 13:30
134 brian palko o R 1670 (9) 15:00
135 Anthony Landi o R 2000 (20) 15:00
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138 Jennifer Osher o R 2330 (31) 15:00