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Is There a Fee for Emotional Baggage?
Warning: This puzzle may cause a Berning desire to travel to Switzerland.
Angela Olson Halsted
Time Limit 20 minutes
Size 15x15
Words 78
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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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Eats
HAS
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Result of guitar practice, probably
CALLUS
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Coleslaw, for one
SIDE
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___ blonde (grayish hair shade)
ASH
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Bless, in a way
ANOINT
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Apple tablet
IPAD
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Brazilian city in a Pablo Cruise song
RIO
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A few years ago, I decided to go on a singles trip to South Korea. It was there I met ...
MYSEOULMATE
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"Spider-___: Far From Home"
MAN
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Acronym for Jed Bartlet on "The West Wing"
POTUS
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A Doll's House playwright Henrik
IBSEN
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Canadian diva Celine
DION
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Santa ___, California
ANA
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Our first trip together was in the Czech Republic. We had a huge list of places we wanted to see, but our guide there kept us within a realistic schedule. I guess you could say she was pretty ...
PRAGUEMATIC
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Desi name akin to Rex
RAJ
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Started again, as a candle
RELIT
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Major for a future Fed employee
ECON
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"Ciao!"
TATA
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Royal name in Norway
OLAV
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"___ you a little old for this?"
ARENT
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Gosling of the "Hey Girl" meme
RYAN
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Part of a window
PANE
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Stitch's pal
LILO
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"___ bleu!"
SACRE
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Airport code on Australia's east coast
SYD
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On our flight to Canada, he tried to skip the airline's safety presentation, but I told him we ...
OTTAWATCHIT
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How many it takes to tango
TWO
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Information in a spreadsheet
DATA
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Apt surname for a birder
CROWE
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Build a sun porch, e.g.
ADDON
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3313, for an LP
RPM
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Sadly, our trip to Italy is where it all fell apart. He left me halfway through the vacation, so for the rest of the time I just cried and ...
ROMEDAROUND
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Director Spike or bassist Geddy
LEE
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"It's clear to me now"
ISEE
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"Bodak Yellow" rapper whose name comes from a bum brand
CARDIB
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Manuscript readers: Abbr.
EDS
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Like an axle needing repair
BENT
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Sophisticated
CLASSY
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One-named "Cheap Thrills" singer
SIA
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"First do no ___" (phrase frequently attributed to Hippocrates)
HARM
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Continent home to most people
ASIA
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Rhimes's production company
SHONDALAND
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Sleep in a tent, say
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"Tennis, ___?"
ANYONE
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In need of direction
LOST
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"In ___ of flowers ..."
LIEU
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Some, in Spanish
UNOS
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Poker legend Ungar
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The lion king in "The Lion King"
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Potables actually first brewed in England, for short
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June 1, 2019, for one
DATE
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Genesis garden
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Nickname that omits "oln"
LINC
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"___ up" ("It's no use")
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BTO's "You ___ Seen Nothing Yet"
AINT
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Kudos
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Pass along
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Consideration for some scholarships
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Amtrak's East Coast express train
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So far
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Singer of "Georgia on My Mind" and "Hit the Road Jack"
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Pioneering game company
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Jackson inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019
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Parcel of land
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Silicon Valley's Palo ___
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What you might be on if your flight is overbooked
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Had debts
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Apollo Creed's son
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Short message to one's followers
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Item purchased by a parent-to-be
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Ceremonial flower on "The Bachelor"
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Sign of the future
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Disappearing sea
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Bilingual cartoon explorer
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Flops
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Mani's partner, in a spa
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Arizona spring training home for the Cubs and the A's
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UVA and UNC are in it
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Stats
Puzzle 1
20:00
15x15
Puzzle 2
30:00
17x17
Puzzle 3
35:00
17x17
Puzzle 4
35:00
16x15
Puzzle 5
20:00
15x15
Mean percent correct 99.84% 99.56% 97.13% 96.1% 99.72%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 0.31 1.08 6.89 7.88 0.52
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 0.22 0.31 1.78 2.61 0.3
Mean empty squares 0.09 0.76 5.11 5.27 0.23
Mean allotted time used 35.6% 37.8% 54.4% 57.3% 41.1%
Mean solve time 7:06 11:21 19:03 20:02 8:12
Mean time per correct square 2.29s 2.77s 4.9s 6.19s 2.67s
Fastest solve 2:42 3:27 5:24 4:47 3:00
Fastest error-free solve 2:53 3:27 5:24 4:47 3:00
Mean score 524.3 801.8 1516.9 1565.9 570.8
Best score 173 207 324 287 180
Worst possible score 7310 9710 9800 8660 7250
Number of error-free grids 163 163 132 144 169
Number of unfinished grids 1 4 24 23 3
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2 Glen Ryan i 177 (0) 2:57
3 Al Sanders i 191 (0) 3:11
4 Sam Ezersky i 194 (0) 3:14
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