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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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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
50
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
12 Matt Sandler i 461 (0) 7:41
13 Peter Rimkus i 492 (0) 8:12
14 Jason Keller i 514 (0) 8:34
15 Doug Peterson i 521 (0) 8:41
16 Hannah Krug i 523 (0) 8:43
17 Austin Burns i 530 (0) 8:50
18 Bob White i 543 (0) 9:03
19 Amy Reynaldo i 547 (0) 9:07
20 Kim Vu i 555 (0) 9:15
21 Daryl Sng i 573 (0) 9:33
22 Jenni Levy i 585 (0) 9:45
23 Christopher King o 586 (0) 9:46
24 Brian Amos i 587 (0) 9:47
25 Jan O'Sullivan i 593 (0) 9:53
26 Peter Braxton i 594 (0) 9:54
27 adam wilkins o 616 (0) 10:16
27 Michael Sharp i 616 (0) 10:16
28 Daniel Feitel o R 618 (0) 10:18
29 Robin Morrissey i 628 (0) 10:28
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38 Kate Towne o R 686 (0) 11:26
39 Brian Cross i 687 (0) 11:27
40 Vega Subramaniam i 688 (0) 11:28
41 Steve Smith i 692 (0) 11:32
42 Mike Sell i 693 (0) 11:33
43 Matt Jackson o R 710 (0) 11:50
43 Phillip Steindel i 710 (0) 11:50
44 Karen von Haam i 715 (0) 11:55
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56 Karen Hartman o R 789 (0) 13:09
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59 Evelyn Browne o R 799 (0) 13:19
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61 Ariel Edwards-Levy i 808 (0) 13:28
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64 Deborah DeGeorge o R 848 (0) 14:08
65 John Lieb i 882 (0) 14:42
66 Andy Gefen o 923 (0) 15:23
67 Patrick Feehan o 928 (0) 15:28
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75 Nancy R Ross i 996 (0) 16:36
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77 Burak Tekin o 1001 (0) 16:41
78 Joe Bockskopf o 1010 (0) 16:50
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82 Christy Sexton o R 1027 (0) 17:07
83 Dan Felsenheld o 1031 (0) 17:11
84 Miriam Nadel i 1045 (0) 17:25
85 Richard O'Malley o 1060 (0) 17:40
86 Matthew Rowland o R 1062 (0) 17:42
87 Andrea Yanes o 1095 (0) 18:15
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97 Susan K. Hoffman i 1155 (1) 10:25
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100 Peter Gordon i 1165 (0) 19:25
101 Matthew Grieco i 1173 (1) 10:43
102 Michael Fleck o 1186 (1) 10:56
103 Robert Faucher o 1190 (0) 19:50
104 Jean Bynum o R 1230 (0) 20:30
104 Marcus Hodges o R 1230 (0) 20:30
105 Wyna Liu o 1234 (0) 20:34
106 Darren Morrissey o 1262 (0) 21:02
107 Laura Zipin o 1279 (0) 21:19
108 Michael Miyazaki o 1288 (0) 21:28
109 Eric Cockayne i 1289 (1) 12:39
110 Patricia Heath o 1303 (0) 21:43
111 Amanda Hompe o 1325 (0) 22:05
112 Dave Willis o 1327 (1) 13:17
113 Joel Johnson o 1352 (1) 13:42
114 Brian Reitz o R 1359 (0) 22:39
115 Craig Rimby i 1389 (1) 14:19
116 Jim Royce o 1403 (3) 13:33
117 Ezra Deautsch-Feldman o R 1405 (0) 23:25
118 Jennifer Reinhardt o 1406 (1) 14:36
119 Joshua Powers o 1418 (4) 13:18
120 Beth Dunn o 1423 (0) 23:43
121 Kevin Linger o 1450 (0) 24:10
122 Thomas Wright o 1464 (2) 15:04
123 BRADLEY E HERRING o R 1495 (1) 16:05
124 Ross Brown o R 1536 (1) 16:46
125 Damon Gulczynski o 1545 (1) 16:55
126 Eilene Brocenos o R 1553 (0) 25:53
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129 David Edward Schwartz o 1586 (2) 17:06
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138 Joe Greenberg i 1736 (5) 18:06
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140 Elizabeth White o 1806 (2) 20:46
141 Louisa Tran o 1842 (1) 21:52
142 Diane Mezzanotte o 1856 (4) 20:36
143 Julien Meyer o 1925 (0) 32:05
144 Nina Sossen o 1944 (1) 23:34
145 Kirsten Shuford o 1965 (2) 23:25
146 Robert Moy i 1988 (4) 22:48
147 Pat Myers o R 2018 (1) 24:48
148 pamela feiring o 2055 (3) 24:25
149 Blair Feld o 2151 (1) 27:01
150 Michael Rosen o 2221 (1) 28:11
151 Clare o R 2236 (1) 28:26
152 Mary Giorgis o R 2272 (3) 28:02
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154 Ann Pokoyk o R 2389 (8) 27:29
155 Matt Price o R 2442 (2) 31:22
156 Todd Garon o R 2485 (14) 26:05
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158 Chris Rivera o R 2608 (1) 34:38
159 Becki Lee o R 2630 (1) 35:00
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168 Nate Gath o R 3280 (26) 33:20
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170 Ingrid Sch├╝pbach Martin o R 3380 (26) 35:00
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175 LEONARD OLSHAN o R 3740 (38) 35:00
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177 Valerie Stuart o 4220 (54) 35:00
178 Jeff Colombe o 4340 (58) 35:00
179 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 4550 (65) 35:00
180 Beth Newman o R 5300 (90) 35:00
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182 Scarlett Heinbuch o R 5596 (132) 18:56
183 Jesse Rifkin o R 5660 (102) 35:00
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