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Travel Arrangements
Next time, maybe work with an accredited agent?
Janie Smulyan
Time Limit 35 minutes
Size 16x15
Words 81
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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Elusive fountain offering
YOUTH
6
Kane Brown hit with the lyric "I swear you're an angel"
HEAVEN
12
"Hunger" org.
IRA
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Eye's most cherished vision, metaphorically
APPLE
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Adjective from the Latin for "adorn"
ORNATE
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1988 film that inspired 2019's "Little"
BIG
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Weightlifter's affliction
MUSCLETRAINS
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Time that can be experienced backwards?
EVE
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Combo key
ALT
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Mined matter
DATA
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Aretha title word that can also describe a musical note
NATURAL
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Laundry mass
HEAP
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Supreme Court name
RUTH
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Laundry mass
PILE
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House payments
ANTES
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Ordeal memento
BATTLECARS
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Genius Bar types
TECHS
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Concert hall section
TIER
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Where FDR was gov.
NYS
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Rover's energy source
SOLARPLANE
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Sound of relaxation
AAH
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Rough-hewn
RUDE
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Studio that made "Bao"
PIXAR
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Mental lapses
BRAINRAFTS
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Either of two eponymous chair persons
EAMES
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Part of AMPAS: Abbr.
SCIS
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Speak under duress
SING
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Auntie to Patrick Dennis
MAME
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Deep-piped
THROATY
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One in a Simba-otic relationship
NALA
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Ginormous amount
TON
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Give a leg up
AID
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They're disguise at the ends of 18-, 32-, 40-, and 51-Across
TRANSFORMERS
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Tony- and Olivier-winning director van Hove
IVO
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It's all about you
MILIEU
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What today's puzzles aim to do
AMUSE
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Café opening?
NES
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Some are dry, some are magic
SPELLS
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With all the wraps off
BARED
DOWN
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Japanese hog
YAMAHA
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Lavish
OPULENT
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Like Buffalo vis-à-vis New York City
UPSTATE
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Letters of affection
TLC
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Withstood scrutiny
HELD
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Patio installation
HOTTUB
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Two for to and four for for, say
ERRATA
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Palindromic protagonist of the Fifty Shades series
ANA
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Futile
VAIN
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It's been active for at least 500,000 years
ETNA
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Matryoshka dolls do it
NEST
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Like Barcelona or Braga
IBERIAN
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Yankees-Red Sox, for example
RIVALRY
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Enduring
AGELESS
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It may be bent or lent
EAR
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Checkout lines, for short
UPC
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Iron-pumper's pride
PECS
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Lead-in to ://
HTTP
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Without any locks
SHORN
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What connects "it ain't over" and "it's over"
TIL
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Cavort like Copeland
LEAP
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Bert and ___ Moon, "EastEnders" twins
ERNIE
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Musician's marking
SLUR
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Palindromic programming language
ADA
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Call makers
REFS
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Makeup, say
EXAM
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Refrain
ABSTAIN
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Destination for some emails
ARCHIVE
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Bobs and fades
HAIRDOS
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"The Original ___ Hour"
AMATEUR
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William Cowper's "fatal egg by pleasure laid"
REMORSE
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Prefix for pod or bar
ISO
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Some Christmas glitz
TINSEL
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Very hot messes
SNAFUS
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Managed to pick up
SENSED
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Shine in the ad biz
GLO
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Dispensers in some dispensaries
ATMS
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Tread lightly or badly
TRIP
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Name in security or higher education
YALE
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___ League
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Half of a shutout's scoreline
NIL
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Sprawl-and-brawl sport, for short
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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 Francis Heaney i 287 (0) 4:47
2 Glen Ryan i 315 (0) 5:15
3 Sam Ezersky i 319 (0) 5:19
4 Roger Barkan i 357 (0) 5:57
5 Katie Hamill i 359 (0) 5:59
6 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 374 (0) 6:14
7 Al Sanders i 375 (0) 6:15
8 Rob Tricchinelli i 385 (0) 6:25
9 Jesse Lansner i 393 (0) 6:33
10 Robin Morrissey i 429 (0) 7:09
11 Matthew Gritzmacher i 437 (0) 7:17
12 Jan O'Sullivan i 456 (0) 7:36
12 Amy Reynaldo i 456 (0) 7:36
13 Peter Braxton i 488 (0) 8:08
14 Jenni Levy i 493 (0) 8:13
15 Andrew Miller i 518 (0) 8:38
16 Peter Rimkus i 520 (0) 8:40
17 Doug Peterson i 525 (0) 8:45
18 Jonathon Brown i 543 (0) 9:03
19 Jason Keller i 544 (0) 9:04
20 Matt Sandler i 550 (0) 9:10
21 Natan Last o 551 (0) 9:11
22 Ariel Edwards-Levy i 557 (0) 9:17
23 Bianca Benincasa i 560 (0) 9:20
24 Hannah Krug i 577 (0) 9:37
25 Marty Miller i 597 (0) 9:57
26 adam wilkins o 626 (0) 10:26
27 Ben Zimmer o 629 (0) 10:29
28 Patti Varol i 652 (0) 10:52
28 Christopher King o 652 (0) 10:52
29 Bob White i 653 (0) 10:53
30 Mike Glennon i 659 (0) 10:59
31 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 662 (0) 11:02
32 Michael Fleck o 665 (0) 11:05
33 Vega Subramaniam i 669 (0) 11:09
34 Kate Towne o R 670 (0) 11:10
35 Steve Smith i 673 (0) 11:13
36 Brian Cross i 680 (0) 11:20
36 David Harris i 680 (0) 11:20
37 Austin Burns i 687 (0) 11:27
38 Jesse Metzger i 689 (0) 11:29
39 Craig Rimby i 697 (0) 11:37
40 Laura Braunstein i 706 (0) 11:46
41 Kevin Wald i 711 (0) 11:51
42 Ray Hunley o 713 (0) 11:53
43 Chris Aldrich o 720 (0) 12:00
44 Susan K. Hoffman i 727 (0) 12:07
45 Phillip Steindel i 732 (0) 12:12
46 Gabriel Gonzalez o 742 (0) 12:22
47 Eric Cockayne i 752 (0) 12:32
48 Dara Lind o R 756 (0) 12:36
49 John Lieb i 760 (0) 12:40
50 Michael Sharp i 776 (0) 12:56
51 Craig Harman i 785 (0) 13:05
52 Brian Amos i 803 (0) 13:23
53 Adav Noti o 806 (0) 13:26
54 Thomas Silverstein i 815 (0) 13:35
55 Andy Gefen o 827 (0) 13:47
56 Ben Smith i 832 (0) 13:52
57 Phoebe McBee i 845 (0) 14:05
58 Kim Scudera o 849 (0) 14:09
59 Marcus Hodges o R 860 (0) 14:20
59 Evelyn Browne o R 860 (0) 14:20
60 Todd Dashoff i 861 (0) 14:21
61 Andy Seff o R 863 (0) 14:23
62 Deborah DeGeorge o R 865 (0) 14:25
63 Mike Sell i 878 (0) 14:38
64 Daryl Sng i 884 (0) 14:44
65 Stephanie Olcott o 885 (0) 14:45
66 Miriam Nadel i 887 (0) 14:47
67 Kevin Linger o 896 (0) 14:56
68 David Edward Schwartz o 912 (0) 15:12
69 Joe Bohanon o 919 (0) 15:19
70 Matt Jackson o R 920 (0) 15:20
71 Daniel Feitel o R 937 (0) 15:37
72 Matthew Grieco i 938 (0) 15:38
73 Felicia Barr o 941 (0) 15:41
74 Ben Aisen i 960 (0) 16:00
75 Jennifer Reinhardt o 979 (0) 16:19
76 Pat Myers o R 984 (0) 16:24
76 Nate Cardin o 984 (0) 16:24
77 Diane Mezzanotte o 985 (0) 16:25
78 Mary Giorgis o R 989 (0) 16:29
79 Tad Howard o 998 (0) 16:38
80 Patrick Feehan o 1000 (0) 16:40
81 Christine Quinones i 1016 (0) 16:56
82 Dave Willis o 1020 (0) 17:00
83 Ellen Lewin o 1026 (0) 17:06
84 Tony Orbach o 1038 (0) 17:18
85 Matt Gaffney i 1039 (2) 7:59
86 Michael Berman o 1046 (0) 17:26
87 Rachel Fabi o R 1072 (0) 17:52
88 Jeremy Koenig o 1077 (0) 17:57
89 Joe Greenberg i 1099 (0) 18:19
90 Karen Hartman o R 1105 (0) 18:25
91 Jared Dashoff o 1110 (0) 18:30
92 BRADLEY E HERRING o R 1141 (0) 19:01
93 Joe Bockskopf o 1165 (0) 19:25
94 Adrienne M Cadik o 1177 (0) 19:37
95 Robert Faucher o 1214 (0) 20:14
96 Damon Gulczynski o 1215 (0) 20:15
97 Elizabeth White o 1232 (0) 20:32
98 Joe Cabrera i 1269 (1) 12:19
99 Amy Fine o 1275 (0) 21:15
100 Thomas Wright o 1292 (0) 21:32
101 Michael Miyazaki o 1295 (0) 21:35
102 Karen von Haam i 1298 (0) 21:38
103 Clare o R 1310 (0) 21:50
104 Durant Gipson o 1311 (0) 21:51
105 Lindsey Roberts o 1328 (0) 22:08
106 Wyna Liu o 1330 (0) 22:10
107 Jim Royce o 1374 (0) 22:54
108 Joe Miller o 1377 (0) 22:57
109 Blair Feld o 1390 (0) 23:10
110 Peter Gordon i 1398 (0) 23:18
111 Joshua Powers o 1399 (0) 23:19
112 Brayden Burroughs o 1412 (0) 23:32
113 Patricia Heath o 1414 (0) 23:34
114 Matthew Rowland o R 1423 (0) 23:43
115 Patricia Schutz o 1425 (0) 23:45
116 Christopher Stuart o 1457 (0) 24:17
117 Wendy Kenney o 1467 (0) 24:27
118 Joel Johnson o 1493 (1) 16:03
119 Laura Zipin o 1515 (0) 25:15
120 Nina Sossen o 1535 (0) 25:35
121 Lena Webb o 1558 (0) 25:58
122 elaine filadelfo o R 1559 (0) 25:59
123 Sam Rosen-Amy o 1565 (0) 26:05
124 Penelope Harper o 1566 (0) 26:06
125 Michael Rosen o 1580 (0) 26:20
126 Dane Afman i 1597 (0) 26:37
127 Katherine Edwards o R 1601 (0) 26:41
128 Nancy R Ross i 1613 (1) 18:03
129 Burak Tekin o 1628 (0) 27:08
130 Eilene Brocenos o R 1635 (2) 17:55
131 Michael Veve o 1646 (0) 27:26
132 Christy Sexton o R 1727 (1) 19:57
133 Bob Zuver o 1764 (0) 29:24
134 Bret Martin o 1770 (1) 20:40
135 pamela feiring o 1790 (1) 21:00
136 John Garvey o 1792 (3) 20:02
137 Elizabeth Rodger o 1801 (0) 30:01
138 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 1817 (3) 20:27
139 Louisa Tran o 1823 (0) 30:23
140 Chris Rivera o R 1831 (0) 30:31
141 Jean Bynum o R 1860 (0) 31:00
142 Sarah Culp o 1875 (0) 31:15
143 beth agard o 1890 (0) 31:30
144 Jen Yuan o 1895 (0) 31:35
145 Ezra Deautsch-Feldman o R 1918 (0) 31:58
146 Richard O'Malley o 1943 (0) 32:23
147 Reuben Cohen o R 1961 (0) 32:41
148 Thomas Breeden o R 1999 (0) 33:19
149 Andrea Yanes o 2003 (2) 24:03
150 Dan Felsenheld o 2063 (2) 25:03
151 Timothy Hoffman o R 2071 (0) 34:31
152 Ann Pokoyk o R 2095 (5) 24:05
153 Kirsten Shuford o 2120 (1) 26:30
154 Todd Garon o R 2142 (3) 25:52
155 Darren Morrissey o 2224 (2) 27:44
156 Robert Moy i 2233 (2) 27:53
157 Joni Brill Dashoff o 2260 (1) 28:50
158 Elena Abrahams o 2600 (2) 34:00
159 Matt Price o R 2628 (1) 34:58
160 Rachel Sadon o 2690 (3) 35:00
161 Amanda Hompe o 2711 (4) 34:51
162 Valerie Stuart o 2720 (4) 35:00
163 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 2780 (6) 35:00
164 Beth Dunn o 2900 (10) 35:00
164 Lorinne Lampert o 2900 (10) 35:00
165 Ingrid Sch├╝pbach Martin o R 3050 (15) 35:00
166 Lauren O'Connor o R 3200 (20) 35:00
167 Julien Meyer o 3320 (24) 35:00
167 Peter Jones o 3320 (24) 35:00
168 Rebekkah Wilkin o R 3323 (25) 34:33
169 Raymond Simon o R 3560 (32) 35:00
170 Kerri McDonald o 3590 (33) 35:00
171 Brian O'Boyle o R 3710 (37) 35:00
172 Nate Gath o R 3890 (43) 35:00
173 Jeffrey Light o R 3950 (45) 35:00
174 Diane Griffith o 3980 (46) 35:00
175 LEONARD OLSHAN o R 4160 (52) 35:00
176 Gregory Pike o 4190 (53) 35:00
176 Becki Lee o R 4190 (53) 35:00
177 Julie Gaddy o 4460 (62) 35:00
178 nora gilday o R 4970 (79) 35:00
179 Teresa Ciabattari o R 5180 (86) 35:00
180 Jesse Rifkin o R 5450 (95) 35:00
181 Scarlett Heinbuch o R 5639 (139) 16:09
182 DONALD RAMSEY o R 6110 (117) 35:00
183 Beth Newman o R 6200 (120) 35:00
183 Jeff Colombe o 6200 (120) 35:00
184 Steve Gaddy o 6410 (127) 35:00
185 Jeanne F Kaplan o R 8661 (Not attempted)
185 Ross Brown o R 8661 (Not attempted)
185 Hannah Packman o R 8661 (Not attempted)
185 Brian Reitz o R 8661 (Not attempted)
185 Kim Vu i 8661 (Not attempted)