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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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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
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Chef's kiss noise
MWAH
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Golden Girl Arthur
BEA
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What you get if you don't pump enough iron
ANEMIA
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Specialties
AREAS
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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
4 Amy Reynaldo i 273 (0) 4:33
5 Marie desJardins i 275 (0) 4:35
6 Avram Gottschlich i 284 (0) 4:44
7 Rob Tricchinelli i 289 (0) 4:49
8 Roger Barkan i 297 (0) 4:57
9 Jenna LaFleur i 298 (0) 4:58
10 Sam Ezersky i 300 (0) 5:00
11 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 326 (0) 5:26
12 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 333 (0) 5:33
13 Guy Tabachnick i 335 (0) 5:35
14 Matthew Gritzmacher i 340 (0) 5:40
15 Doug Peterson i 348 (0) 5:48
16 Peter Rimkus i 358 (0) 5:58
17 Sara Nies i 359 (0) 5:59
18 Andrew Miller i 367 (0) 6:07
19 Jason Keller i 373 (0) 6:13
20 Michael Fleck o 374 (0) 6:14
21 Bob White i 383 (0) 6:23
22 Peter Braxton i 385 (0) 6:25
23 Jan O'Sullivan i 386 (0) 6:26
24 Brian Lipinski i 395 (0) 6:35
25 Jeremy Horwitz i 398 (0) 6:38
26 Mary Tobler i 400 (0) 6:40
27 Michael Sharp i 401 (0) 6:41
28 Patti Varol i 405 (0) 6:45
29 Austin Burns i 409 (0) 6:49
30 Erin Rhode o R 410 (0) 6:50
31 Ron Osher i 427 (0) 7:07
32 Alex Jeffrey i 437 (0) 7:17
33 Ben Smith o 438 (0) 7:18
34 David Harris i 449 (0) 7:29
34 Claire Rimkus i 449 (0) 7:29
35 Thomas Silverstein i 452 (0) 7:32
36 Kim Vu o 457 (0) 7:37
37 Joe Bohanon o 458 (0) 7:38
38 Hannah Krug o R 459 (0) 7:39
39 Mike Sell i 460 (0) 7:40
40 Bruce Ryan o 466 (0) 7:46
41 Craig Rimby i 468 (0) 7:48
42 Adav Noti o 484 (0) 8:04
43 Brad Wilber o 491 (0) 8:11
44 Daryl Sng o 496 (0) 8:16
45 Phoebe McBee i 497 (0) 8:17
46 Jocelyn Abonamah o 498 (0) 8:18
47 Gabriel Gonzalez o 500 (0) 8:20
48 Vega Subramaniam i 512 (0) 8:32
49 Dan Felsenheld o 531 (0) 8:51
50 Joe Cabrera i 532 (0) 8:52
51 Ray Hunley o 536 (0) 8:56
52 Ben Aisen i 540 (0) 9:00
53 Adam Jackson o 545 (0) 9:05
54 Ariel Edwards-Levy o 548 (0) 9:08
55 Steve Lauducci o R 558 (0) 9:18
56 Randy Guggenheimer i 574 (0) 9:34
57 Todd Dashoff i 575 (0) 9:35
58 Noah Fortinsky o 582 (0) 9:42
59 Joel Johnson o 585 (0) 9:45
60 Nancy R Ross i 590 (0) 9:50
60 Dave Willis o 590 (0) 9:50
61 Brayden Burroughs o 591 (0) 9:51
62 Anne Rousseve o 592 (0) 9:52
63 Felicia Barr o 593 (0) 9:53
64 David Heinick i 597 (0) 9:57
65 Kevin Wald i 602 (0) 10:02
66 Ari Halpern o 616 (0) 10:16
67 Andy Gefen o 633 (0) 10:33
68 Brian Cimmet o 647 (0) 10:47
69 Tad Howard o R 658 (0) 10:58
70 Patricia Schutz o R 659 (0) 10:59
71 Amy Fine o R 666 (0) 11:06
72 Damon Gulczynski o 668 (0) 11:08
73 Brandon Lomuto o R 680 (0) 11:20
74 Kim Scudera o 681 (0) 11:21
75 Stephanie Olcott o 682 (0) 11:22
75 Luke giannini o 682 (0) 11:22
75 Tony Orbach o 682 (0) 11:22
76 Miriam Nadel i 684 (0) 11:24
77 Tom Susco o 686 (0) 11:26
78 Christine Quinones i 692 (0) 11:32
79 Jonathan Reiser o 693 (0) 11:33
80 Leslie Moeller o R 696 (0) 11:36
81 Craig Williams o 708 (0) 11:48
82 Durant Gipson o 722 (0) 12:02
83 Matt Stec o R 732 (0) 12:12
84 adam wilkins o R 738 (0) 12:18
84 Bret Martin o 738 (0) 12:18
85 Chalin Smith o 740 (0) 12:20
85 Jared Dashoff o 740 (0) 12:20
86 Brian Tetreault o 756 (0) 12:36
87 Kirk Nabors o R 760 (0) 12:40
88 Michael Berman o 763 (0) 12:43
89 Al Sanders i 781 (1) 4:11
90 Charles Stadtlander o 785 (0) 13:05
91 Robert Rosenfeld o 790 (0) 13:10
92 Dan Chall o 797 (0) 13:17
93 David Edward Schwartz o R 800 (0) 13:20
94 Joshua Powers o 802 (0) 13:22
95 Penelope Harper o 810 (0) 13:30
96 Patricia Heath o 812 (0) 13:32
97 pamela feiring o 834 (0) 13:54
98 Dane Afman o R 835 (0) 13:55
99 Marty Miller i 840 (1) 5:10
100 Susan Petito o 861 (0) 14:21
101 Virginia Sory Brown o 888 (0) 14:48
102 Louisa Tran o 895 (0) 14:55
103 Shannon Nabors o R 906 (0) 15:06
104 Sarah Culp o 922 (0) 15:22
105 Peter Gordon i 925 (0) 15:25
106 Adam Fine o R 943 (0) 15:43
107 Christopher King o 963 (1) 7:13
108 Stuart P. Drewry o R 1009 (1) 7:59
109 Lara L Manzione o R 1011 (0) 16:51
110 Sam Rosen-Amy o R 1013 (0) 16:53
111 Alex Carter o 1027 (1) 8:17
112 Eric Cockayne i 1041 (1) 8:31
113 Tim Mercure o R 1062 (0) 17:42
114 Jonathan Kaye o 1068 (0) 17:48
115 Andrew Tarr o R 1073 (0) 17:53
116 Peter Jones o 1076 (0) 17:56
117 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 1082 (1) 9:12
118 Nicholas Chin o 1143 (0) 19:03
119 Julien Meyer o R 1150 (0) 19:10
120 Quinn Mahoney o 1168 (2) 10:08
121 Neil Fitzpatrick o 1172 (0) 19:32
122 David Stein o 1208 (1) 11:18
123 Mary Mares o R 1230 (0) 20:30
124 Joni Brill Dashoff o 1232 (0) 20:32
125 beth agard o 1235 (0) 20:35
126 Michael Rosen o 1238 (0) 20:38
127 Laura Zipin o 1244 (3) 10:54
128 Joshua Heit o R 1282 (0) 21:22
129 Justin Quam o 1334 (0) 22:14
130 Lena Webb o 1338 (1) 13:28
131 Dan Stacey i 1374 (1) 14:04
132 Kevin Linger o 1378 (0) 22:58
133 Virginia Nicholson o 1413 (1) 14:43
134 Rex Robison o R 1454 (0) 24:14
135 Elizabeth Rodger o R 1535 (1) 16:45
136 Penni Barnett o 1564 (1) 17:14
137 Kerensa Gimre o 1602 (1) 17:52
138 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 1664 (0) 27:44
139 Annie Borchardt o R 1710 (2) 19:10
140 Chris Southcott o R 1735 (2) 19:35
141 Alex Fine o R 2093 (2) 25:33
142 Burak Tekin o 2096 (10) 21:36
143 Rachel Sadon o R 2420 (4) 30:00
144 Amanda Johnson o R 2810 (17) 30:00
145 Julie Gaddy o R 2836 (19) 29:26
146 Adam Larson o R 2840 (18) 30:00
147 mike palko o R 2870 (19) 30:00
148 Kyle Vaughan o R 2900 (20) 30:00
149 Kibosh Lettering o R 2960 (22) 30:00
150 Ellen Haas o R 3050 (25) 30:00
151 Anthony Landi o R 3258 (35) 28:28
152 Gregory Pike o 3410 (37) 30:00
153 Steve Gaddy o R 3800 (50) 30:00
154 John Watson o R 4040 (58) 30:00
155 brian palko o R 4190 (63) 30:00
156 Jennifer Osher o R 4340 (68) 30:00
157 Tess Wolterstorff o R 5630 (111) 30:00
158 Megan Beresford o 6380 (136) 30:00