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Four Plus One
You already dealt with the ATMs. Now it's time for change.
Bryan Betancur
Time Limit 20 minutes
Size 15x15
Words 78
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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Elitists
SNOBS
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One way to traverse a ballroom
WALTZ
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Quarterback Newton
CAM
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Quarterback whose name became synonymous with genuflecting
TEBOW
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Previous to, in poetry
AFORE
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Slugger's stat
RBI
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Pal, in Peru
AMIGA
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Juking
FAKINGOUT
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Journey following a bulbous path?
ROTUNDTRIP
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Stood
ROSE
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Pie place?
SKY
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Main act preceder
OPENER
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___ up (absorb)
SOP
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Affirmative vote
YEA
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It's heard at a hearing
PLEA
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Be patient
WAIT
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Journey up the steps of Machu Picchu?
STAIRTREK
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Per person
AHEAD
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It's tapped at many a college party
KEG
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"Us" director
PEELE
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Journey to old Myanmar?
BURMARIDE
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Broccoli ___
RABE
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Lots
ATON
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ER personnel
RNS
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"Pan's Labyrinth" (Guillermo del Toro film)
PAN
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Team up, colloquially
COLLAB
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Sounds of understanding
OHS
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Off-Broadway analogue of a Tony
OBIE
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Journey with a skeleton crew (literally)?
BONEVOYAGE
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Communications with large audiences
MASSMEDIA
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"...then again..."
ORNOT
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Caregiver en route to a hosp.
EMT
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Worries
FRETS
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Radio dial
TUNER
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Ph.D. students, frequently
TAS
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Resource
ASSET
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Descriptor for the circled letters
SPARE
DOWN
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Betelgeuse, for one
STAR
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Pixar hero or Verne antihero
NEMO
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Article celebrating someone's life, for short
OBIT
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Phony
BOGUS
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Posh
SWANKY
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Drift, as an odor
WAFT
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Where travelers may come from
AFAR
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Trickster of Norse mythology
LOKI
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Libyan capital
TRIPOLI
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State of meditative calm
ZEN
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Channel Sinatra
CROON
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Exercise improperly
ABUSE
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Bishop's headdress
MITER
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Of more importance
GREATER
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Go from blonde to brunette, perhaps
DYE
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Offender, in copspeak
PERP
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Tool for collecting evidence, say
SWAB
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Location of Iolani Palace
OAHU
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Seaside attraction
PIER
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Invite to enter
ASKIN
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Cell phone precursor
PAGER
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Dishes sometimes wrapped in banana leaves
TAMALES
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Journalist Koppel
TED
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Gather
REAP
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Site of Napoleon's first exile
ELBA
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Acute
KEEN
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What experiments yield
DATA
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Bonnie and Clyde were two
ROBBERS
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Mo. in which Day of the Dead ends
NOV
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Photographer's sessions
SHOOTS
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One of Santa's nine
COMET
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Best-selling author Michelle
OBAMA
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Enumerates
LISTS
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It may be agave or chocolate
SYRUP
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Works by Neruda or Keats
ODES
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Evening, in adspeak
NITE
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Sunrise direction
EAST
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"Pitch Perfect" Kendrick
ANNA
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Suffix denoting an attendee
GOER
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To be, on the Seine
ETRE
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Painter's deg.
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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 Al Sanders i 180 (0) 3:00
1 Glen Ryan i 180 (0) 3:00
2 Sam Ezersky i 182 (0) 3:02
3 Francis Heaney i 196 (0) 3:16
4 Roger Barkan i 198 (0) 3:18
5 Matthew Gritzmacher i 199 (0) 3:19
6 Rob Tricchinelli i 202 (0) 3:22
7 Andrew Miller i 223 (0) 3:43
8 Jonathon Brown i 235 (0) 3:55
9 Katie Hamill i 238 (0) 3:58
10 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 240 (0) 4:00
11 Marty Miller i 243 (0) 4:03
12 Michael Sharp i 250 (0) 4:10
12 Matt Sandler i 250 (0) 4:10
13 Jesse Lansner i 254 (0) 4:14
14 Peter Rimkus i 257 (0) 4:17
15 Peter Braxton i 261 (0) 4:21
16 Robin Morrissey i 264 (0) 4:24
17 Bianca Benincasa i 267 (0) 4:27
18 Jan O'Sullivan i 273 (0) 4:33
19 Brian Amos i 275 (0) 4:35
20 Hannah Krug i 279 (0) 4:39
21 Steve Smith i 282 (0) 4:42
22 Daniel Feitel o R 284 (0) 4:44
23 Jason Keller i 290 (0) 4:50
23 Austin Burns i 290 (0) 4:50
24 Michael Fleck o 291 (0) 4:51
25 Amy Reynaldo i 293 (0) 4:53
26 Susan K. Hoffman i 298 (0) 4:58
27 Bob White i 299 (0) 4:59
28 Eric Cockayne i 300 (0) 5:00
29 Jenni Levy i 302 (0) 5:02
29 David Harris i 302 (0) 5:02
30 John Lieb i 304 (0) 5:04
31 Doug Peterson i 305 (0) 5:05
32 Matthew Grieco i 306 (0) 5:06
33 Phillip Steindel i 307 (0) 5:07
34 adam wilkins o 309 (0) 5:09
35 Vega Subramaniam i 313 (0) 5:13
36 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 320 (0) 5:20
37 Ray Hunley o 322 (0) 5:22
38 Todd Dashoff i 323 (0) 5:23
39 Joel Johnson o 327 (0) 5:27
40 BRADLEY E HERRING o R 330 (0) 5:30
41 Mike Glennon i 337 (0) 5:37
42 Jared Dashoff o 345 (0) 5:45
43 Andy Seff o R 348 (0) 5:48
44 Brian Cross i 349 (0) 5:49
44 Thomas Silverstein i 349 (0) 5:49
45 Ben Zimmer o 352 (0) 5:52
46 Kate Towne o R 354 (0) 5:54
47 Daryl Sng i 356 (0) 5:56
47 Christopher King o 356 (0) 5:56
48 Ariel Edwards-Levy i 357 (0) 5:57
48 Patti Varol i 357 (0) 5:57
48 Ben Smith i 357 (0) 5:57
49 Felicia Barr o 359 (0) 5:59
49 Craig Rimby i 359 (0) 5:59
50 Phoebe McBee i 360 (0) 6:00
51 Jeremy Koenig o 363 (0) 6:03
52 Ellen Lewin o 368 (0) 6:08
53 Thomas Wright o 369 (0) 6:09
54 Adav Noti o 372 (0) 6:12
55 Michael Berman o 377 (0) 6:17
56 Evelyn Browne o R 380 (0) 6:20
57 Dane Afman i 381 (0) 6:21
58 Rachel Fabi o R 382 (0) 6:22
58 Christy Sexton o R 382 (0) 6:22
59 Brayden Burroughs o 384 (0) 6:24
60 Patricia Schutz o 386 (0) 6:26
61 Matt Jackson o R 388 (0) 6:28
62 Karen von Haam i 394 (0) 6:34
62 Matt Gaffney i 394 (0) 6:34
63 Joe Bohanon o 396 (0) 6:36
63 Dara Lind o R 396 (0) 6:36
64 Deborah DeGeorge o R 397 (0) 6:37
65 Elizabeth White o 398 (0) 6:38
66 Stephanie Olcott o 404 (0) 6:44
67 Durant Gipson o 408 (0) 6:48
68 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 409 (0) 6:49
69 Richard O'Malley o 417 (0) 6:57
69 Tad Howard o 417 (0) 6:57
70 Matthew Rowland o R 418 (0) 6:58
71 Marcus Hodges o R 420 (0) 7:00
72 Mike Sell i 422 (0) 7:02
73 John Garvey o 423 (0) 7:03
74 Craig Harman i 431 (0) 7:11
75 Dave Willis o 432 (0) 7:12
76 Miriam Nadel i 434 (0) 7:14
76 Kevin Linger o 434 (0) 7:14
77 Burak Tekin o 435 (0) 7:15
78 Amy Fine o 437 (0) 7:17
79 Laura Braunstein i 440 (0) 7:20
80 Patrick Feehan o 442 (0) 7:22
80 David Edward Schwartz o 442 (0) 7:22
80 Ann Pokoyk o R 442 (0) 7:22
81 Joshua Powers o 444 (0) 7:24
81 Jim Royce o 444 (0) 7:24
82 Diane Mezzanotte o 445 (0) 7:25
83 Wyna Liu o 446 (0) 7:26
84 Jesse Metzger i 449 (0) 7:29
85 Ben Aisen i 450 (0) 7:30
86 Kim Scudera o 451 (0) 7:31
87 Karen Hartman o R 455 (0) 7:35
87 Blair Feld o 455 (0) 7:35
88 Joe Bockskopf o 458 (0) 7:38
89 Nancy R Ross i 459 (0) 7:39
90 Jennifer Reinhardt o 461 (0) 7:41
90 Kevin Wald i 461 (0) 7:41
91 Andy Gefen o 464 (0) 7:44
92 Nate Cardin o 466 (0) 7:46
93 Ezra Deautsch-Feldman o R 467 (0) 7:47
94 Lindsey Roberts o 472 (0) 7:52
95 Dan Felsenheld o 475 (0) 7:55
96 Robert Faucher o 478 (0) 7:58
96 Sarah Culp o 478 (0) 7:58
97 Adrienne M Cadik o 492 (0) 8:12
98 Tony Orbach o 496 (0) 8:16
99 Gabriel Gonzalez o 497 (0) 8:17
100 Kerri McDonald o 505 (0) 8:25
101 Joe Miller o 515 (0) 8:35
102 Wendy Kenney o 517 (0) 8:37
103 Christine Quinones i 518 (0) 8:38
103 Bret Martin o 518 (0) 8:38
104 Chris Rivera o R 525 (0) 8:45
105 Lena Webb o 527 (0) 8:47
106 Louisa Tran o 528 (0) 8:48
107 Damon Gulczynski o 529 (0) 8:49
108 Clare o R 530 (0) 8:50
109 Thomas Breeden o R 536 (0) 8:56
110 Elizabeth Rodger o 549 (0) 9:09
110 Amanda Hompe o 549 (0) 9:09
111 Eilene Brocenos o R 552 (0) 9:12
112 Valerie Stuart o 571 (0) 9:31
113 Pat Myers o R 576 (0) 9:36
114 Jean Bynum o R 578 (0) 9:38
115 pamela feiring o 580 (0) 9:40
115 Kirsten Shuford o 580 (0) 9:40
116 Matt Price o R 588 (0) 9:48
117 Nina Sossen o 589 (0) 9:49
118 Penelope Harper o 598 (0) 9:58
118 Laura Zipin o 598 (0) 9:58
119 Mary Giorgis o R 600 (0) 10:00
120 Patricia Heath o 609 (0) 10:09
121 elaine filadelfo o R 620 (0) 10:20
122 Bob Zuver o 623 (0) 10:23
123 Lauren O'Connor o R 633 (0) 10:33
123 Becki Lee o R 633 (0) 10:33
124 Andrea Yanes o 645 (0) 10:45
125 beth agard o 649 (0) 10:49
125 Julien Meyer o 649 (0) 10:49
126 Chris Aldrich o 653 (0) 10:53
127 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 655 (0) 10:55
128 Michael Rosen o 675 (0) 11:15
129 Beth Dunn o 678 (0) 11:18
130 Jen Yuan o 680 (0) 11:20
131 Michael Miyazaki o 694 (0) 11:34
132 Brian O'Boyle o R 719 (0) 11:59
133 Sam Rosen-Amy o 738 (0) 12:18
134 Raymond Simon o R 746 (0) 12:26
135 Peter Gordon i 751 (0) 12:31
136 Joni Brill Dashoff o 774 (0) 12:54
137 Darren Morrissey o 848 (0) 14:08
138 Natan Last o 871 (1) 5:41
139 Joe Greenberg i 891 (1) 6:01
140 Katherine Edwards o R 895 (0) 14:55
141 Joe Cabrera i 905 (1) 6:15
142 Rachel Sadon o 924 (0) 15:24
143 LEONARD OLSHAN o R 932 (0) 15:32
144 Ingrid Sch├╝pbach Martin o R 947 (0) 15:47
145 Robert Moy i 980 (2) 7:00
146 Todd Garon o R 1050 (2) 8:10
147 Christopher Stuart o 1067 (2) 8:27
148 Michael Veve o 1071 (1) 9:01
149 Reuben Cohen o R 1147 (1) 10:17
150 Jeff Colombe o 1160 (0) 19:20
151 Steve Gaddy o 1200 (0) 20:00
152 Lorinne Lampert o 1225 (1) 11:35
153 Rebekkah Wilkin o R 1246 (2) 11:26
154 Teresa Ciabattari o R 1363 (2) 13:23
155 Elena Abrahams o 1376 (1) 14:06
156 Jeffrey Light o R 1412 (1) 14:42
157 nora gilday o R 1510 (4) 14:50
158 Diane Griffith o 1520 (3) 15:30
159 Jesse Rifkin o R 1545 (1) 16:55
160 Nate Gath o R 1553 (6) 14:33
161 Scarlett Heinbuch o R 1617 (1) 18:07
162 Peter Jones o 1656 (5) 16:46
163 Gregory Pike o 1730 (1) 20:00
163 Timothy Hoffman o R 1730 (1) 20:00
164 Julie Gaddy o 1780 (4) 19:20
165 Beth Newman o R 1820 (4) 20:00
166 DONALD RAMSEY o R 3290 (53) 20:00
167 Kim Vu i 7251 (Not attempted)
167 Jeanne F Kaplan o R 7251 (Not attempted)
167 Ross Brown o R 7251 (Not attempted)
167 Hannah Packman o R 7251 (Not attempted)
167 Brian Reitz o R 7251 (Not attempted)