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Mall Shook Up
Hostile takeovers in the retail clothing industry have yielded some new mergers, so we had to change the mall directory.
Laura Braunstein
Time Limit 35 minutes
Size 19x19
Words 116
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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Reception strength indicators
BARS
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Gone
LOST
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Trading card game subtitled "The Gathering"
MAGIC
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U2's first album
BOY
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Inch or mile
UNIT
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Cookie with no creme filling in its 100-calorie pack version
OREO
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Acid type
AMINO
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Charlottesville sch.
UVA
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Covered-up Chiquita-Dole disparity?
SECRETBANANAGAP
24
Acorn source
OAK
25
Brontë settings
MOORS
26
No Clue
SCOT
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Female prophets, in Ancient Greece
SIBYLS
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Suppliers of spicy side dishes for taco trucks?
HOTBEANOUTFITTERS
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Pay to play
ANTE
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Regatta need
OAR
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Steak specification
RARE
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Assembly affirmatives
YEAS
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Renaissance or Four Seasons
HOTEL
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Place to film
SET
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Impulse
WHIM
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Big Dick of literature
MOBY
45
Leave alone
LETBE
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Rate of movement
PACE
48
Marlboro competitor
CAMEL
51
Agitated
ABOIL
52
Yardstick
RULER
53
What future historians will call the United States, before it was taken over by our new insect overlords?
OLDAMERICANREPUBLIC
57
Second first person pronoun?
NEWME
58
Pentameter has two of them
IAMBS
59
Awakened
RISEN
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Parking lot shuttle, perhaps
TRAM
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Friend at sea
MATEY
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Lowly one
PEON
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Gumbo pod
OKRA
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Offering in 28-Down
ALE
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Stands up
JILTS
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"Les Etats-___"
UNIS
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Site of Glacier Nat'l Park
MONT
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You might have one on each knuckle
TAT
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"Honest!"
NOBS
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Cast of characters for "H.M.S. Pinafore"?
VICTORIASNAVYCREW
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Shaken gourd
MARACA
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Calls it quits
ENDS
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Someone looking for a moray
EELER
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Kitchen brand that's great for those with carpal tunnel syndrome
OXO
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Something rapped about by citified raptors?
URBANEAGLETOPIC
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___-mo
SLO
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Summa cum ___
LAUDE
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Cape in Carolina
FEAR
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Plastic wrap brand
GLAD
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End of some bottoms
HEM
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Cat in a Blake poem
TYGER
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Shade trees related to cannabis and hops
ELMS
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Reconcile your phone's calendar, maybe
SYNC
DOWN
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Clear the dishes
BUS
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Clownfish's home
ANEMONE
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Shell stuffer
RICOTTA
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Flashing lights
STROBES
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Many, informally
LOTSA
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Celestial object
ORB
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Word with Dead or Red
SEA
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Monk's hairstyle
TONSURE
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"___ Constant Sorrow" (folk song featured in "O Brother, Where Art Thou")
MANOF
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Prized violin
AMATI
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___ economy (what the crossword puzzle business is, for most of us)
GIG
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Agitated
INASTATE
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Xerox machine, generically
COPIER
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Lifts
BUOYS
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Elliptical shape
OVAL
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Himalayan cattle
YAKS
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Word at the center of some palindromes
ERE
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No Clue
ACT
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Places for porters
BREWPUBS
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Fodder
HAY
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Rookie, online
NOOB
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Like Cheerios
OATY
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"All about that bass, 'bout that bass, no ___"
TREBLE
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Love's band
HOLE
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Cool's youngest kid?
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Mix
STIR
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Berry who played Dandridge
HALLE
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Strand, like the Erebus and Terror
ICEIN
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Grand Marquis maker, for short
MERC
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"Distracted boyfriend" or "Tea-drinking Kermit"
MEME
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Seeming length of a flight delay
EONS
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He tells the story of Patient Griselda, in "The Canterbury Tales"
CLERK
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Negative campaigns, say
ADWAR
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Tribute musical starring Meryl Streep
MAMMAMIA
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Company best known for making anvils and TNT
ACME
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Mess up
RUIN
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Not fooled by
ONTO
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Classic theater name
RIALTO
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"Can't believe ___ the whole thing!"
IATE
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They're paid to play
PROS
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Fish that can have a 20-foot-wide "wingspan"
MANTARAY
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Blueprint
PLAN
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___ Candy, Wonder Woman's sidekick
ETTA
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"You can come out now"
ITSSAFE
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Fixes a jam
UNCLOGS
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What you might get if you send a work-related email on the weekend
NOREPLY
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Spanish or Portuguese
IBERIAN
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Opposite of NNE
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Dark arts
OCCULT
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Revving sound
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Duane ___, NYC drugstore chain
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Word with space or sanctum
INNER
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Gator's tail
ADE
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Swerves
VEERS
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However
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___ pit
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Center of many revolutions
AXLE
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"It's not a ___, it's a feature"
BUG
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Mousse alternative
GEL
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Escapees go on it
LAM
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Public health org.
CDC
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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 389 (0) 6:29
2 Marie desJardins i 426 (0) 7:06
3 Al Sanders i 427 (0) 7:07
4 Christopher Adams i 438 (0) 7:18
5 Katie Hamill i 440 (0) 7:20
6 Avram Gottschlich i 452 (0) 7:32
7 Roger Barkan i 469 (0) 7:49
8 Guy Tabachnick i 504 (0) 8:24
9 Peter Rimkus i 516 (0) 8:36
10 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 528 (0) 8:48
11 Amy Reynaldo i 534 (0) 8:54
12 Doug Peterson i 538 (0) 8:58
13 Andrew Miller i 544 (0) 9:04
14 Michael Sharp i 548 (0) 9:08
15 Rob Tricchinelli i 551 (0) 9:11
16 Sam Ezersky i 566 (0) 9:26
17 Jenna LaFleur i 595 (0) 9:55
18 adam wilkins o R 600 (0) 10:00
19 Bob White i 612 (0) 10:12
20 Peter Braxton i 615 (0) 10:15
21 Erin Rhode o R 621 (0) 10:21
22 Brian Lipinski i 626 (0) 10:26
23 Mary Tobler i 643 (0) 10:43
24 Claire Rimkus i 656 (0) 10:56
25 Ray Hunley o 668 (0) 11:08
26 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 670 (0) 11:10
27 Hannah Krug o R 672 (0) 11:12
27 Austin Burns i 672 (0) 11:12
28 Jason Keller i 690 (0) 11:30
29 Thomas Silverstein i 691 (0) 11:31
30 Daryl Sng o 693 (0) 11:33
31 Randy Guggenheimer i 698 (0) 11:38
32 Jan O'Sullivan i 709 (0) 11:49
33 Jeremy Horwitz i 724 (0) 12:04
34 Ben Smith o 745 (0) 12:25
35 Alex Jeffrey i 757 (0) 12:37
35 Craig Rimby i 757 (0) 12:37
36 David Harris i 772 (0) 12:52
37 Phoebe McBee i 775 (0) 12:55
38 Kim Vu o 795 (0) 13:15
39 Ariel Edwards-Levy o 800 (0) 13:20
40 Brad Wilber o 805 (0) 13:25
41 Joe Cabrera i 818 (0) 13:38
42 Ben Aisen i 825 (0) 13:45
43 Kevin Wald i 836 (0) 13:56
44 Quinn Mahoney o 841 (0) 14:01
45 Steve Lauducci o R 852 (0) 14:12
46 Eric Cockayne i 855 (0) 14:15
47 Michael Fleck o 856 (0) 14:16
48 Alex Carter o 857 (0) 14:17
49 Tad Howard o R 865 (0) 14:25
50 Patti Varol i 876 (0) 14:36
51 Brandon Lomuto o R 877 (0) 14:37
52 Gabriel Gonzalez o 879 (0) 14:39
53 Mike Sell i 892 (0) 14:52
54 Patricia Schutz o R 896 (0) 14:56
55 Jocelyn Abonamah o 898 (0) 14:58
56 Adav Noti o 905 (0) 15:05
57 Jared Dashoff o 926 (0) 15:26
58 Christine Quinones i 927 (0) 15:27
58 Stephanie Olcott o 927 (0) 15:27
59 Charles Stadtlander o 930 (0) 15:30
60 Todd Dashoff i 936 (0) 15:36
61 Bret Martin o 948 (0) 15:48
62 Nancy R Ross i 955 (0) 15:55
63 Noah Fortinsky o 959 (0) 15:59
64 Bruce Ryan o 980 (0) 16:20
65 Dave Willis o 982 (0) 16:22
66 Felicia Barr o 983 (0) 16:23
67 Jonathan Reiser o 994 (0) 16:34
68 Miriam Nadel i 1028 (0) 17:08
69 David Heinick i 1029 (0) 17:09
70 Dan Stacey i 1045 (0) 17:25
71 Jesse Lansner i 1047 (1) 8:37
72 Kim Scudera o 1048 (0) 17:28
73 Matthew Gritzmacher i 1077 (1) 9:07
74 Joe Bohanon o 1083 (0) 18:03
75 Anne Rousseve o 1086 (0) 18:06
76 Joshua Powers o 1088 (0) 18:08
77 Damon Gulczynski o 1092 (0) 18:12
78 Sara Nies i 1095 (2) 8:55
79 Marty Miller i 1097 (1) 9:27
80 Michael Berman o 1102 (0) 18:22
81 Matt Stec o R 1104 (0) 18:24
82 Laura Zipin o 1105 (0) 18:25
83 Brayden Burroughs o 1109 (0) 18:29
84 Andy Gefen o 1111 (0) 18:31
85 Dane Afman o R 1117 (0) 18:37
86 Burak Tekin o 1134 (0) 18:54
87 Adam Jackson o 1140 (0) 19:00
88 Durant Gipson o 1145 (0) 19:05
89 Susan Petito o 1178 (0) 19:38
90 Rex Robison o R 1184 (0) 19:44
91 Andrew Tarr o R 1187 (0) 19:47
92 Craig Williams o 1192 (0) 19:52
93 Lena Webb o 1193 (0) 19:53
94 Brian Cimmet o 1203 (0) 20:03
95 Brian Tetreault o 1211 (0) 20:11
96 Ari Halpern o 1212 (0) 20:12
97 Penni Barnett o 1281 (0) 21:21
98 Vega Subramaniam i 1291 (1) 12:41
99 Chalin Smith o 1310 (0) 21:50
100 Peter Gordon i 1316 (0) 21:56
101 Amy Fine o R 1320 (1) 13:10
102 Ron Osher i 1335 (1) 13:25
103 Kerensa Gimre o 1348 (0) 22:28
104 Virginia Sory Brown o 1388 (0) 23:08
105 Patricia Heath o 1409 (0) 23:29
106 Stuart P. Drewry o R 1410 (1) 14:40
107 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 1416 (2) 14:16
108 Penelope Harper o 1422 (0) 23:42
109 Julien Meyer o R 1430 (0) 23:50
110 Adam Fine o R 1435 (0) 23:55
111 Tom Susco o 1437 (1) 15:07
112 Leslie Moeller o R 1458 (1) 15:28
113 Tony Orbach o 1470 (2) 15:10
114 Ellen Haas o R 1480 (0) 24:40
115 Shannon Nabors o R 1488 (1) 15:58
116 Joel Johnson o 1507 (1) 16:17
117 Christopher King o 1509 (2) 15:49
118 Kirk Nabors o R 1544 (1) 16:54
119 Tim Mercure o R 1558 (0) 25:58
120 Louisa Tran o 1564 (0) 26:04
121 Dan Felsenheld o 1581 (2) 17:01
122 Annie Borchardt o R 1605 (1) 17:55
123 David Stein o 1610 (4) 16:30
124 Neil Fitzpatrick o 1765 (0) 29:25
125 Luke giannini o 1770 (1) 20:40
126 Lara L Manzione o R 1788 (2) 20:28
127 Dan Chall o 1799 (0) 29:59
128 Virginia Nicholson o 1808 (1) 21:18
129 Michael Rosen o 1825 (0) 30:25
130 Jonathan Kaye o 1847 (0) 30:47
131 David Edward Schwartz o R 1849 (3) 20:59
132 Joshua Heit o R 1925 (2) 22:45
133 Justin Quam o 1933 (1) 23:23
134 Elizabeth Rodger o R 1945 (1) 23:35
135 pamela feiring o 1984 (2) 23:44
136 Chris Southcott o R 2007 (0) 33:27
137 Sam Rosen-Amy o R 2116 (1) 26:26
138 Robert Rosenfeld o 2125 (3) 25:35
139 Kevin Linger o 2141 (1) 26:51
140 Sarah Culp o 2246 (2) 28:06
141 Amanda Johnson o R 2400 (2) 30:40
142 beth agard o 2408 (3) 30:18
143 Joni Brill Dashoff o 2436 (5) 29:46
144 Kyle Vaughan o R 2450 (1) 32:00
145 mike palko o R 2550 (5) 31:40
146 Mary Mares o R 2636 (2) 34:36
147 John Watson o R 2690 (3) 35:00
148 Alex Fine o R 2716 (6) 33:56
149 Peter Jones o 3020 (14) 35:00
150 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 3110 (17) 35:00
151 Rachel Sadon o R 3290 (23) 35:00
152 Nicholas Chin o 3410 (27) 35:00
153 Kibosh Lettering o R 3590 (33) 35:00
154 Gregory Pike o 3950 (45) 35:00
155 Julie Gaddy o R 3980 (46) 35:00
156 Steve Gaddy o R 4010 (47) 35:00
157 Jennifer Osher o R 4700 (70) 35:00
158 Anthony Landi o R 4820 (76) 34:00
159 Adam Larson o R 5150 (85) 35:00
160 Tess Wolterstorff o R 6050 (115) 35:00
161 Megan Beresford o 6350 (125) 35:00
162 brian palko o R 6800 (140) 35:00