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Currency Exchange
Two kinds of jack in the boxes.
Andy Kravis
NOTE: Nothing written in the pre-filled squares will be scored
Time Limit 35 minutes
Size 17x17
Words 100
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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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Dolphins' group
AFCEAST
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___ bag
GRAB
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October birthstone
OPAL
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Savory hybrid beverage brand
CLAMATO
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"O patria mia" singer
AIDA
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2018 film that earned Netflix its first Best Picture Oscar nomination
ROMA
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"Hungry Like the Wolf" synth-pop group (South Africa)
DU(RAND)URAN
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No big surprise (South Korea)
SMALL(WON)DER
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"Unravish'd bride of quietness," in a Keats poem
URN
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Like classes for toddlers, briefly
PREK
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Manspreading, say
SPLAYING
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Indie ___
CRED
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Take scissors to, maybe
TRIM
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"Your" of yore
THY
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Hubbub
ADO
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High-energy
TYPEA
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Cow catchers
LASSOES
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What may mark the conclusion of a speech
ENDQUOTE
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Fizzy purple beverage (Mexico)
GRA(PESO)DA
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Diamond VIP
UMP
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Blu-ray alternative
DVD
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Go astray
ERR
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Gujarati honorific
SAHIB
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Fasten, in a way
TAPE
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Modern weapon that uses pulleys and cables to help fire arrows (United Kingdom)
COM(POUND)BOW
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Pre-law?
BILL
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Echo voice
ALEXA
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Badger or carp
NAG
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Country star ___ Nas X
LIL
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Underhanded
SLY
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Legalese adverb
HERETO
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Play Candy Crush on the train platform, say
KILLTIME
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Enemies of old-timey gangsters
COPPERS
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Rock legend Frank with the album "Sheik Yerbouti"
ZAPPA
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Where to get some "Fresh Air"
NPR
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Largest labor union in the U.S., for short
NEA
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___ land
LALA
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Pro
PLUS
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Title libertine of a 1787 Mozart opera (Vietnam)
(DONG)IOVANNI
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Spill the beans
TELL
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Small quantity?
AMT
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Utmost
LEVELBEST
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"Hallelujah!"
GLORYBE
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Straight tops or bottoms
ACES
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"O patria mia," e.g.
ARIA
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Period between classes?
GAPYEAR
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TV character described by Jon Stewart as "a fastidious, pigeon-worshiping felt tyrant"
BERT
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Abrasive tool
RASP
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"Perfect" singer Ed
SHEERAN
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Ventilation tube, briefly
ACDUCT
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Spate
FLURRY
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Bright red spice (Japan)
CA(YEN)NEPEPPER
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Source of extra-large eggs
EMU
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Lobbying org. that produces the web series "Date My Grandma"
AARP
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Button on a controller
START
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Office expense
TONER
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Carbon dioxide, usually
GAS
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Canyon vantage points
RIMS
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Makes a play, perhaps
ADAPTS
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One who's unlikely to assist
BALLHOG
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Everyday (Jordan)
OR(DINAR)Y
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Stands for speakers
PODIA
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Revise, as a previous statement
AMEND
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Key ___
LARGO
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What a complex person has
LAYERS
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It's three before November
KILO
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Bear's lair
DEN
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Madonna hit extolling the virtues of worldly possessions (Iran)
MATE(RIAL)GIRL
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Put two and two together, say
ADD
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Tennis's Novak Djokovic, for one
SERB
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Onetime Volvo competitor
SAAB
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Home shopping network that's not Home Shopping Network, for short
QVC
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Thick Japanese noodle
UDON
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Star athlete that a team is built around (Switzerland)
(FRANC)HISEPLAYER
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Herb used in tzatziki
DILL
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With aplomb
ABLY
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The Beehive State
UTAH
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Like the dancers in "Magic Mike"
MALE
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Deli purchase
ROLL
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Veep, e.g.
EXEC
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"I'm not here to ___ friends!" (reality TV trope)
MAKE
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Dorothy Parker, notably (and quotably)
WIT
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Keyless
ATONAL
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Phair of Lilith Fair
LIZ
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Where to find free spirits
OPENBAR
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Exam with a maximum score of 180: Abbr.
LSAT
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Orienteer's aid
MAP
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Au Bon Pain alternative
PANERA
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Voice role for Seth Rogen in 2019's "The Lion King"
PUMBAA
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To the back of the liner
ASTERN
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Site for research on brain function, for short (Germany)
N(EURO)LAB
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Portion
PIECE
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Opportunity, for one (at least until last year... now it's more of a sitter)
ROVER
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Pantyhose brand that's a homophone of what it covers
LEGGS
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God, in Arabic
ALLAH
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Part of many Girl Scout uniforms
VEST
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Sister and wife of Osiris, in Egyptian myth
ISIS
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Easy run
LOPE
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Light touch
TAP
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Celiac trigger
RYE
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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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Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Roger Barkan i 324 (0) 5:24
2 Matthew Gritzmacher i 332 (0) 5:32
3 Francis Heaney i 363 (0) 6:03
4 Glen Ryan i 364 (0) 6:04
5 Katie Hamill i 382 (0) 6:22
6 Rob Tricchinelli i 393 (0) 6:33
7 Sam Ezersky i 401 (0) 6:41
8 Al Sanders i 412 (0) 6:52
9 Marty Miller i 416 (0) 6:56
10 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 417 (0) 6:57
11 Andrew Miller i 418 (0) 6:58
11 Jesse Lansner i 418 (0) 6:58
13 Matt Sandler i 461 (0) 7:41
14 Peter Rimkus i 492 (0) 8:12
15 Jason Keller i 514 (0) 8:34
16 Doug Peterson i 521 (0) 8:41
17 Hannah Krug i 523 (0) 8:43
18 Austin Burns i 530 (0) 8:50
19 Bob White i 543 (0) 9:03
20 Amy Reynaldo i 547 (0) 9:07
21 Kim Vu i 555 (0) 9:15
22 Daryl Sng i 573 (0) 9:33
23 Jenni Levy i 585 (0) 9:45
24 Christopher King o 586 (0) 9:46
25 Brian Amos i 587 (0) 9:47
26 Jan O'Sullivan i 593 (0) 9:53
27 Peter Braxton i 594 (0) 9:54
28 adam wilkins o 616 (0) 10:16
28 Michael Sharp i 616 (0) 10:16
30 Daniel Feitel o R 618 (0) 10:18
31 Robin Morrissey i 628 (0) 10:28
32 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 635 (0) 10:35
33 Bianca Benincasa i 636 (0) 10:36
34 Patti Varol i 640 (0) 10:40
35 Thomas Silverstein i 644 (0) 10:44
36 Matt Gaffney i 657 (0) 10:57
37 Ray Hunley o 661 (0) 11:01
38 Rachel Fabi o R 683 (0) 11:23
39 David Harris i 684 (0) 11:24
40 Kate Towne o R 686 (0) 11:26
41 Brian Cross i 687 (0) 11:27
42 Vega Subramaniam i 688 (0) 11:28
43 Steve Smith i 692 (0) 11:32
44 Mike Sell i 693 (0) 11:33
45 Matt Jackson o R 710 (0) 11:50
45 Phillip Steindel i 710 (0) 11:50
47 Karen von Haam i 715 (0) 11:55
48 Ben Aisen i 725 (0) 12:05
49 Jesse Metzger i 731 (0) 12:11
50 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 734 (0) 12:14
51 Jonathon Brown i 744 (0) 12:24
51 Brayden Burroughs o 744 (0) 12:24
53 Phoebe McBee i 747 (0) 12:27
54 Ellen Lewin o 761 (0) 12:41
55 Christine Quinones i 763 (0) 12:43
56 Laura Braunstein i 766 (0) 12:46
57 Kim Scudera o 772 (0) 12:52
58 Andy Seff o R 774 (0) 12:54
58 Dara Lind o R 774 (0) 12:54
58 Natan Last o 774 (0) 12:54
58 Kevin Wald i 774 (0) 12:54
62 Craig Harman i 776 (0) 12:56
63 Karen Hartman o R 789 (0) 13:09
64 Stephanie Olcott o 796 (0) 13:16
65 Durant Gipson o 798 (0) 13:18
66 Evelyn Browne o R 799 (0) 13:19
67 Joe Bohanon o 801 (0) 13:21
68 Ariel Edwards-Levy i 808 (0) 13:28
69 Gabriel Gonzalez o 816 (0) 13:36
70 Jared Dashoff o 823 (0) 13:43
71 Deborah DeGeorge o R 848 (0) 14:08
72 John Lieb i 882 (0) 14:42
73 Andy Gefen o 923 (0) 15:23
74 Patrick Feehan o 928 (0) 15:28
75 Patricia Schutz o 937 (0) 15:37
76 Sarah Culp o 950 (0) 15:50
77 John Garvey o 951 (0) 15:51
78 Adav Noti o 953 (0) 15:53
78 Tony Orbach o 953 (0) 15:53
80 Todd Dashoff i 956 (0) 15:56
81 Nate Cardin o 971 (0) 16:11
82 Tad Howard o 982 (0) 16:22
83 Nancy R Ross i 996 (0) 16:36
84 Michael Berman o 997 (0) 16:37
85 Burak Tekin o 1001 (0) 16:41
86 Joe Bockskopf o 1010 (0) 16:50
87 Bret Martin o 1011 (0) 16:51
88 Mike Glennon i 1012 (0) 16:52
89 Ben Zimmer o 1024 (0) 17:04
90 Christy Sexton o R 1027 (0) 17:07
91 Dan Felsenheld o 1031 (0) 17:11
92 Miriam Nadel i 1045 (0) 17:25
93 Richard O'Malley o 1060 (0) 17:40
94 Matthew Rowland o R 1062 (0) 17:42
95 Andrea Yanes o 1095 (0) 18:15
96 Joe Cabrera i 1097 (0) 18:17
97 Jeremy Koenig o 1101 (0) 18:21
98 Adrienne M Cadik o 1102 (0) 18:22
99 Felicia Barr o 1109 (0) 18:29
100 Christopher Stuart o 1120 (0) 18:40
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102 Ben Smith i 1145 (0) 19:05
103 Reuben Cohen o R 1148 (0) 19:08
104 Amy Fine o 1151 (0) 19:11
105 Susan K. Hoffman i 1155 (1) 10:25
106 Elizabeth Rodger o 1156 (0) 19:16
107 Lindsey Roberts o 1159 (0) 19:19
108 Peter Gordon i 1165 (0) 19:25
109 Matthew Grieco i 1173 (1) 10:43
110 Michael Fleck o 1186 (1) 10:56
111 Robert Faucher o 1190 (0) 19:50
112 Jean Bynum o R 1230 (0) 20:30
112 Marcus Hodges o R 1230 (0) 20:30
114 Wyna Liu o 1234 (0) 20:34
115 Darren Morrissey o 1262 (0) 21:02
116 Laura Zipin o 1279 (0) 21:19
117 Michael Miyazaki o 1288 (0) 21:28
118 Eric Cockayne i 1289 (1) 12:39
119 Patricia Heath o 1303 (0) 21:43
120 Amanda Hompe o 1325 (0) 22:05
121 Dave Willis o 1327 (1) 13:17
122 Joel Johnson o 1352 (1) 13:42
123 Brian Reitz o R 1359 (0) 22:39
124 Craig Rimby i 1389 (1) 14:19
125 Jim Royce o 1403 (3) 13:33
126 Ezra Deautsch-Feldman o R 1405 (0) 23:25
127 Jennifer Reinhardt o 1406 (1) 14:36
128 Joshua Powers o 1418 (4) 13:18
129 Beth Dunn o 1423 (0) 23:43
130 Kevin Linger o 1450 (0) 24:10
131 Thomas Wright o 1464 (2) 15:04
132 BRADLEY E HERRING o R 1495 (1) 16:05
133 Ross Brown o R 1536 (1) 16:46
134 Damon Gulczynski o 1545 (1) 16:55
135 Eilene Brocenos o R 1553 (0) 25:53
136 Kerri McDonald o 1563 (0) 26:03
137 Joe Miller o 1575 (0) 26:15
138 David Edward Schwartz o 1586 (2) 17:06
139 Penelope Harper o 1592 (0) 26:32
140 Sam Rosen-Amy o 1595 (0) 26:35
141 Hannah Packman o R 1620 (0) 27:00
142 elaine filadelfo o R 1635 (0) 27:15
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144 Thomas Breeden o R 1645 (0) 27:25
145 Chris Aldrich o 1719 (0) 28:39
146 Michael Veve o 1728 (0) 28:48
147 Joe Greenberg i 1736 (5) 18:06
148 Dane Afman i 1785 (1) 20:55
149 Elizabeth White o 1806 (2) 20:46
150 Louisa Tran o 1842 (1) 21:52
151 Diane Mezzanotte o 1856 (4) 20:36
152 Julien Meyer o 1925 (0) 32:05
153 Nina Sossen o 1944 (1) 23:34
154 Kirsten Shuford o 1965 (2) 23:25
155 Robert Moy i 1988 (4) 22:48
156 Pat Myers o R 2018 (1) 24:48
157 pamela feiring o 2055 (3) 24:25
158 Blair Feld o 2151 (1) 27:01
159 Michael Rosen o 2221 (1) 28:11
160 Clare o R 2236 (1) 28:26
161 Mary Giorgis o R 2272 (3) 28:02
162 Lena Webb o 2330 (1) 30:00
163 Ann Pokoyk o R 2389 (8) 27:29
164 Matt Price o R 2442 (2) 31:22
165 Todd Garon o R 2485 (14) 26:05
166 Wendy Kenney o 2531 (2) 32:51
167 Chris Rivera o R 2608 (1) 34:38
168 Becki Lee o R 2630 (1) 35:00
169 Lorinne Lampert o 2720 (4) 35:00
169 Katherine Edwards o R 2720 (4) 35:00
171 Rachel Sadon o 2810 (7) 35:00
172 beth agard o 2930 (11) 35:00
173 Lauren O'Connor o R 2960 (12) 35:00
174 Teresa Ciabattari o R 2990 (13) 35:00
175 Julie Gaddy o 3110 (17) 35:00
176 Timothy Hoffman o R 3200 (20) 35:00
177 Brian O'Boyle o R 3260 (22) 35:00
178 Nate Gath o R 3280 (26) 33:20
179 Rebekkah Wilkin o R 3350 (25) 35:00
180 Steve Gaddy o 3380 (26) 35:00
180 Ingrid Sch├╝pbach Martin o R 3380 (26) 35:00
182 Jeanne F Kaplan o R 3514 (31) 34:44
183 Jeffrey Light o R 3530 (31) 35:00
183 Gregory Pike o 3530 (31) 35:00
185 Raymond Simon o R 3620 (34) 35:00
186 Diane Griffith o 3710 (37) 35:00
186 Elena Abrahams o 3710 (37) 35:00
188 LEONARD OLSHAN o R 3740 (38) 35:00
189 Joni Brill Dashoff o 3830 (41) 35:00
189 Peter Jones o 3830 (41) 35:00
191 Valerie Stuart o 4220 (54) 35:00
192 Jeff Colombe o 4340 (58) 35:00
193 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 4550 (65) 35:00
194 Beth Newman o R 5300 (90) 35:00
195 nora gilday o R 5480 (96) 35:00
196 Scarlett Heinbuch o R 5596 (132) 18:56
197 Jesse Rifkin o R 5660 (102) 35:00
198 DONALD RAMSEY o R 7190 (153) 35:00