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Unmentionables
This puzzle has layers upon layers.
Anna Gundlach
Time Limit 30 minutes
Size 15x16
Words 81
Fillable squares 200
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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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Colorado locale with a Gay Ski Week
ASPEN
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TV ET whose real name is Gordon Shumway
ALF
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Schindler with a list
OSKAR
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Put a stop to
CEASE
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"Just so ya know..."
FYI
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Just a little ahead
UPONE
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"This is our situation"
HEREWEARE
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Kind of rights GenderPAC and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project fight for
TRANS
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"Queer ___"
EYE
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BRIEFS
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"Should ___ myself out?"
ILET
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Nicolas Cage's is named Kal-El
SON
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Ex-acorn
OAK
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World of Warcraft, e.g.
PCGAME
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Country that dissolved in 1991
USSR
30
Chef's kiss noise
MWAH
32
Golden Girl Arthur
BEA
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What you get if you don't pump enough iron
ANEMIA
36
Specialties
AREAS
38
MTV show brought back in 2017
TRL
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Sick of it all
WORLDWEARY
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Things that might come out in a row
SWEARWORDS
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BRA
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TEDDY
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Robot that sucks
ROOMBA
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OR staff
RNS
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Aspire laptop maker
ACER
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World of Warcraft creatures
ORCS
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Acclimatize
ATTUNE
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9-Down, e.g.
MAG
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PD transmission
APB
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"Thbphbptbth!!"
NYAH
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Sitting Bull or Crazy Horse
LAKOTA
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Private dining option, briefly?
MRE
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Took a stand?
GOTUP
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What the "unmentionables" in this puzzle are... and where to find them
UNDERWEAR
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January, in Venezuela
ENERO
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California roll ingredient, often
ROE
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THONG
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Viewed again, or cut again
RESAW
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Rose who has been AC/DC's lead singer since 2016
AXL
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Soundcloud uploads, generally
SONGS
DOWN
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Naproxen can help with them
ACHES
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"Peace"
SEEYOU
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There are two in "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", for short
PARENS
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112.5°
ESE
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Proof of delivery?
NEWBORN
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"To the best of my knowledge..." on Twitter
AFAIK
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Yoked harp
LYRE
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Lord's realm
FIEF
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LGBT lifestyle publication
OUT
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Piece of herb
SPRIG
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Marsupial known to sleep as much as 20 hours a day
KOALABEAR
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Jerry Stiller's comedy partner and Ben Stiller's mom
ANNEMEARA
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"Don't even trip"
RESTEASY
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Word with common or golden
ERA
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Place to get some spring cleaning done?
SPA
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Plug of tobacco
CHAW
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Waldorf, for one
SALAD
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I can really see myself there
MIRROR
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He's hard to find in kids' books
WALDO
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"Ughhhhh, that's so gross!"
EWW
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Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston
MOORE
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Construction reinforcement
REBAR
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Birthday that often comes with a huge party
TWENTYONE
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They carry the right
REDSTATES
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Psych ref. in its fifth edition
DSM
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Party crasher, probably
STRANGER
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Reynolds set to voice Detective Pikachu in the film adaptation
RYAN
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Hogs, as a joint
BOGARTS
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Picture of Pluto, maybe
CEL
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Started, as a TV show
CAMEON
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Leapt
SPRANG
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"Star Trek" officer whose name means "freedom" in Swahili
UHURA
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Pose for
MODEL
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Tucked in
ATE
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Arctic chunks
BERGS
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Kind of photography that supposedly captures the electromagnetic field around you, and therefore can tell your future
AURA
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James Polk's middle name
KNOX
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Sock noise
POW
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Miniscule creature Horton heard (which means the Grinch is also microscopic)
WHO
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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 Glen Ryan i 233 (0) 3:53
2 Katie Hamill i 240 (0) 4:00
3 Christopher Adams i 263 (0) 4:23
3 Jesse Lansner i 263 (0) 4:23
5 Amy Reynaldo i 273 (0) 4:33
6 Marie desJardins i 275 (0) 4:35
7 Avram Gottschlich i 284 (0) 4:44
8 Rob Tricchinelli i 289 (0) 4:49
9 Roger Barkan i 297 (0) 4:57
10 Jenna LaFleur i 298 (0) 4:58
11 Sam Ezersky i 300 (0) 5:00
12 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 326 (0) 5:26
13 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 333 (0) 5:33
14 Guy Tabachnick i 335 (0) 5:35
15 Matthew Gritzmacher i 340 (0) 5:40
16 Doug Peterson i 348 (0) 5:48
17 Peter Rimkus i 358 (0) 5:58
18 Sara Nies i 359 (0) 5:59
19 Andrew Miller i 367 (0) 6:07
20 Jason Keller i 373 (0) 6:13
21 Michael Fleck o 374 (0) 6:14
22 Bob White i 383 (0) 6:23
23 Peter Braxton i 385 (0) 6:25
24 Jan O'Sullivan i 386 (0) 6:26
25 Brian Lipinski i 395 (0) 6:35
26 Jeremy Horwitz i 398 (0) 6:38
27 Mary Tobler i 400 (0) 6:40
28 Michael Sharp i 401 (0) 6:41
29 Patti Varol i 405 (0) 6:45
30 Austin Burns i 409 (0) 6:49
31 Erin Rhode o R 410 (0) 6:50
32 Ron Osher i 427 (0) 7:07
33 Alex Jeffrey i 437 (0) 7:17
34 Ben Smith o 438 (0) 7:18
35 David Harris i 449 (0) 7:29
35 Claire Rimkus i 449 (0) 7:29
37 Thomas Silverstein i 452 (0) 7:32
38 Kim Vu o 457 (0) 7:37
39 Joe Bohanon o 458 (0) 7:38
40 Hannah Krug o R 459 (0) 7:39
41 Mike Sell i 460 (0) 7:40
42 Bruce Ryan o 466 (0) 7:46
43 Craig Rimby i 468 (0) 7:48
44 Adav Noti o 484 (0) 8:04
45 Brad Wilber o 491 (0) 8:11
46 Daryl Sng o 496 (0) 8:16
47 Phoebe McBee i 497 (0) 8:17
48 Jocelyn Abonamah o 498 (0) 8:18
49 Gabriel Gonzalez o 500 (0) 8:20
50 Vega Subramaniam i 512 (0) 8:32
51 Dan Felsenheld o 531 (0) 8:51
52 Joe Cabrera i 532 (0) 8:52
53 Ray Hunley o 536 (0) 8:56
54 Ben Aisen i 540 (0) 9:00
55 Adam Jackson o 545 (0) 9:05
56 Ariel Edwards-Levy o 548 (0) 9:08
57 Steve Lauducci o R 558 (0) 9:18
58 Randy Guggenheimer i 574 (0) 9:34
59 Todd Dashoff i 575 (0) 9:35
60 Noah Fortinsky o 582 (0) 9:42
61 Joel Johnson o 585 (0) 9:45
62 Nancy R Ross i 590 (0) 9:50
62 Dave Willis o 590 (0) 9:50
64 Brayden Burroughs o 591 (0) 9:51
65 Anne Rousseve o 592 (0) 9:52
66 Felicia Barr o 593 (0) 9:53
67 David Heinick i 597 (0) 9:57
68 Kevin Wald i 602 (0) 10:02
69 Ari Halpern o 616 (0) 10:16
70 Andy Gefen o 633 (0) 10:33
71 Brian Cimmet o 647 (0) 10:47
72 Tad Howard o R 658 (0) 10:58
73 Patricia Schutz o R 659 (0) 10:59
74 Amy Fine o R 666 (0) 11:06
75 Damon Gulczynski o 668 (0) 11:08
76 Brandon Lomuto o R 680 (0) 11:20
77 Kim Scudera o 681 (0) 11:21
78 Stephanie Olcott o 682 (0) 11:22
78 Luke giannini o 682 (0) 11:22
78 Tony Orbach o 682 (0) 11:22
81 Miriam Nadel i 684 (0) 11:24
82 Tom Susco o 686 (0) 11:26
83 Christine Quinones i 692 (0) 11:32
84 Jonathan Reiser o 693 (0) 11:33
85 Leslie Moeller o R 696 (0) 11:36
86 Craig Williams o 708 (0) 11:48
87 Durant Gipson o 722 (0) 12:02
88 Matt Stec o R 732 (0) 12:12
89 adam wilkins o R 738 (0) 12:18
89 Bret Martin o 738 (0) 12:18
91 Chalin Smith o 740 (0) 12:20
91 Jared Dashoff o 740 (0) 12:20
93 Brian Tetreault o 756 (0) 12:36
94 Kirk Nabors o R 760 (0) 12:40
95 Michael Berman o 763 (0) 12:43
96 Al Sanders i 781 (1) 4:11
97 Charles Stadtlander o 785 (0) 13:05
98 Robert Rosenfeld o 790 (0) 13:10
99 Dan Chall o 797 (0) 13:17
100 David Edward Schwartz o R 800 (0) 13:20
101 Joshua Powers o 802 (0) 13:22
102 Penelope Harper o 810 (0) 13:30
103 Patricia Heath o 812 (0) 13:32
104 pamela feiring o 834 (0) 13:54
105 Dane Afman o R 835 (0) 13:55
106 Marty Miller i 840 (1) 5:10
107 Susan Petito o 861 (0) 14:21
108 Virginia Sory Brown o 888 (0) 14:48
109 Louisa Tran o 895 (0) 14:55
110 Shannon Nabors o R 906 (0) 15:06
111 Sarah Culp o 922 (0) 15:22
112 Peter Gordon i 925 (0) 15:25
113 Adam Fine o R 943 (0) 15:43
114 Christopher King o 963 (1) 7:13
115 Stuart P. Drewry o R 1009 (1) 7:59
116 Lara L Manzione o R 1011 (0) 16:51
117 Sam Rosen-Amy o R 1013 (0) 16:53
118 Alex Carter o 1027 (1) 8:17
119 Eric Cockayne i 1041 (1) 8:31
120 Tim Mercure o R 1062 (0) 17:42
121 Jonathan Kaye o 1068 (0) 17:48
122 Andrew Tarr o R 1073 (0) 17:53
123 Peter Jones o 1076 (0) 17:56
124 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 1082 (1) 9:12
125 Nicholas Chin o 1143 (0) 19:03
126 Julien Meyer o R 1150 (0) 19:10
127 Quinn Mahoney o 1168 (2) 10:08
128 Neil Fitzpatrick o 1172 (0) 19:32
129 David Stein o 1208 (1) 11:18
130 Mary Mares o R 1230 (0) 20:30
131 Joni Brill Dashoff o 1232 (0) 20:32
132 beth agard o 1235 (0) 20:35
133 Michael Rosen o 1238 (0) 20:38
134 Laura Zipin o 1244 (3) 10:54
135 Joshua Heit o R 1282 (0) 21:22
136 Justin Quam o 1334 (0) 22:14
137 Lena Webb o 1338 (1) 13:28
138 Dan Stacey i 1374 (1) 14:04
139 Kevin Linger o 1378 (0) 22:58
140 Virginia Nicholson o 1413 (1) 14:43
141 Rex Robison o R 1454 (0) 24:14
142 Elizabeth Rodger o R 1535 (1) 16:45
143 Penni Barnett o 1564 (1) 17:14
144 Kerensa Gimre o 1602 (1) 17:52
145 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 1664 (0) 27:44
146 Annie Borchardt o R 1710 (2) 19:10
147 Chris Southcott o R 1735 (2) 19:35
148 Alex Fine o R 2093 (2) 25:33
149 Burak Tekin o 2096 (10) 21:36
150 Rachel Sadon o R 2420 (4) 30:00
151 Amanda Johnson o R 2810 (17) 30:00
152 Julie Gaddy o R 2836 (19) 29:26
153 Adam Larson o R 2840 (18) 30:00
154 mike palko o R 2870 (19) 30:00
155 Kyle Vaughan o R 2900 (20) 30:00
156 Kibosh Lettering o R 2960 (22) 30:00
157 Ellen Haas o R 3050 (25) 30:00
158 Anthony Landi o R 3258 (35) 28:28
159 Gregory Pike o 3410 (37) 30:00
160 Steve Gaddy o R 3800 (50) 30:00
161 John Watson o R 4040 (58) 30:00
162 brian palko o R 4190 (63) 30:00
163 Jennifer Osher o R 4340 (68) 30:00
164 Tess Wolterstorff o R 5630 (111) 30:00
165 Megan Beresford o 6380 (136) 30:00