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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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NOTE: Only in-person results are included in stats, error data, and score list
Accordion arrows
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
20
Journey following a bulbous path?
ROTUNDTRIP
22
Stood
ROSE
23
Pie place?
SKY
24
Main act preceder
OPENER
26
___ up (absorb)
SOP
29
Affirmative vote
YEA
31
It's heard at a hearing
PLEA
32
Be patient
WAIT
34
Journey up the steps of Machu Picchu?
STAIRTREK
39
Per person
AHEAD
41
It's tapped at many a college party
KEG
42
"Us" director
PEELE
43
Journey to old Myanmar?
BURMARIDE
45
Broccoli ___
RABE
46
Lots
ATON
47
ER personnel
RNS
50
"Pan's Labyrinth" (Guillermo del Toro film)
PAN
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Team up, colloquially
COLLAB
54
Sounds of understanding
OHS
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Off-Broadway analogue of a Tony
OBIE
57
Journey with a skeleton crew (literally)?
BONEVOYAGE
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Communications with large audiences
MASSMEDIA
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"...then again..."
ORNOT
67
Caregiver en route to a hosp.
EMT
68
Worries
FRETS
69
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
3 Sam Ezersky i 182 (0) 3:02
4 Francis Heaney i 196 (0) 3:16
5 Roger Barkan i 198 (0) 3:18
6 Matthew Gritzmacher i 199 (0) 3:19
7 Rob Tricchinelli i 202 (0) 3:22
8 Andrew Miller i 223 (0) 3:43
9 Jonathon Brown i 235 (0) 3:55
10 Katie Hamill i 238 (0) 3:58
11 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 240 (0) 4:00
12 Marty Miller i 243 (0) 4:03
13 Michael Sharp i 250 (0) 4:10
13 Matt Sandler i 250 (0) 4:10
15 Jesse Lansner i 254 (0) 4:14
16 Peter Rimkus i 257 (0) 4:17
17 Peter Braxton i 261 (0) 4:21
18 Robin Morrissey i 264 (0) 4:24
19 Bianca Benincasa i 267 (0) 4:27
20 Jan O'Sullivan i 273 (0) 4:33
21 Brian Amos i 275 (0) 4:35
22 Hannah Krug i 279 (0) 4:39
23 Steve Smith i 282 (0) 4:42
24 Daniel Feitel o R 284 (0) 4:44
25 Jason Keller i 290 (0) 4:50
25 Austin Burns i 290 (0) 4:50
27 Michael Fleck o 291 (0) 4:51
28 Amy Reynaldo i 293 (0) 4:53
29 Susan K. Hoffman i 298 (0) 4:58
30 Bob White i 299 (0) 4:59
31 Eric Cockayne i 300 (0) 5:00
32 Jenni Levy i 302 (0) 5:02
32 David Harris i 302 (0) 5:02
34 John Lieb i 304 (0) 5:04
35 Doug Peterson i 305 (0) 5:05
36 Matthew Grieco i 306 (0) 5:06
37 Phillip Steindel i 307 (0) 5:07
38 adam wilkins o 309 (0) 5:09
39 Vega Subramaniam i 313 (0) 5:13
40 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 320 (0) 5:20
41 Ray Hunley o 322 (0) 5:22
42 Todd Dashoff i 323 (0) 5:23
43 Joel Johnson o 327 (0) 5:27
44 BRADLEY E HERRING o R 330 (0) 5:30
45 Mike Glennon i 337 (0) 5:37
46 Jared Dashoff o 345 (0) 5:45
47 Andy Seff o R 348 (0) 5:48
48 Brian Cross i 349 (0) 5:49
48 Thomas Silverstein i 349 (0) 5:49
50 Ben Zimmer o 352 (0) 5:52
51 Kate Towne o R 354 (0) 5:54
52 Daryl Sng i 356 (0) 5:56
52 Christopher King o 356 (0) 5:56
54 Ariel Edwards-Levy i 357 (0) 5:57
54 Patti Varol i 357 (0) 5:57
54 Ben Smith i 357 (0) 5:57
57 Felicia Barr o 359 (0) 5:59
57 Craig Rimby i 359 (0) 5:59
59 Phoebe McBee i 360 (0) 6:00
60 Jeremy Koenig o 363 (0) 6:03
61 Ellen Lewin o 368 (0) 6:08
62 Thomas Wright o 369 (0) 6:09
63 Adav Noti o 372 (0) 6:12
64 Michael Berman o 377 (0) 6:17
65 Evelyn Browne o R 380 (0) 6:20
66 Dane Afman i 381 (0) 6:21
67 Rachel Fabi o R 382 (0) 6:22
67 Christy Sexton o R 382 (0) 6:22
69 Brayden Burroughs o 384 (0) 6:24
70 Patricia Schutz o 386 (0) 6:26
71 Matt Jackson o R 388 (0) 6:28
72 Karen von Haam i 394 (0) 6:34
72 Matt Gaffney i 394 (0) 6:34
74 Joe Bohanon o 396 (0) 6:36
74 Dara Lind o R 396 (0) 6:36
76 Deborah DeGeorge o R 397 (0) 6:37
77 Elizabeth White o 398 (0) 6:38
78 Stephanie Olcott o 404 (0) 6:44
79 Durant Gipson o 408 (0) 6:48
80 Steve Kaltenbaugh o 409 (0) 6:49
81 Richard O'Malley o 417 (0) 6:57
81 Tad Howard o 417 (0) 6:57
83 Matthew Rowland o R 418 (0) 6:58
84 Marcus Hodges o R 420 (0) 7:00
85 Mike Sell i 422 (0) 7:02
86 John Garvey o 423 (0) 7:03
87 Craig Harman i 431 (0) 7:11
88 Dave Willis o 432 (0) 7:12
89 Miriam Nadel i 434 (0) 7:14
89 Kevin Linger o 434 (0) 7:14
91 Burak Tekin o 435 (0) 7:15
92 Amy Fine o 437 (0) 7:17
93 Laura Braunstein i 440 (0) 7:20
94 Patrick Feehan o 442 (0) 7:22
94 David Edward Schwartz o 442 (0) 7:22
94 Ann Pokoyk o R 442 (0) 7:22
97 Joshua Powers o 444 (0) 7:24
97 Jim Royce o 444 (0) 7:24
99 Diane Mezzanotte o 445 (0) 7:25
100 Wyna Liu o 446 (0) 7:26
101 Jesse Metzger i 449 (0) 7:29
102 Ben Aisen i 450 (0) 7:30
103 Kim Scudera o 451 (0) 7:31
104 Karen Hartman o R 455 (0) 7:35
104 Blair Feld o 455 (0) 7:35
106 Joe Bockskopf o 458 (0) 7:38
107 Nancy R Ross i 459 (0) 7:39
108 Jennifer Reinhardt o 461 (0) 7:41
108 Kevin Wald i 461 (0) 7:41
110 Andy Gefen o 464 (0) 7:44
111 Nate Cardin o 466 (0) 7:46
112 Ezra Deautsch-Feldman o R 467 (0) 7:47
113 Lindsey Roberts o 472 (0) 7:52
114 Dan Felsenheld o 475 (0) 7:55
115 Robert Faucher o 478 (0) 7:58
115 Sarah Culp o 478 (0) 7:58
117 Adrienne M Cadik o 492 (0) 8:12
118 Tony Orbach o 496 (0) 8:16
119 Gabriel Gonzalez o 497 (0) 8:17
120 Kerri McDonald o 505 (0) 8:25
121 Joe Miller o 515 (0) 8:35
122 Wendy Kenney o 517 (0) 8:37
123 Christine Quinones i 518 (0) 8:38
123 Bret Martin o 518 (0) 8:38
125 Chris Rivera o R 525 (0) 8:45
126 Lena Webb o 527 (0) 8:47
127 Louisa Tran o 528 (0) 8:48
128 Damon Gulczynski o 529 (0) 8:49
129 Clare o R 530 (0) 8:50
130 Thomas Breeden o R 536 (0) 8:56
131 Elizabeth Rodger o 549 (0) 9:09
131 Amanda Hompe o 549 (0) 9:09
133 Eilene Brocenos o R 552 (0) 9:12
134 Valerie Stuart o 571 (0) 9:31
135 Pat Myers o R 576 (0) 9:36
136 Jean Bynum o R 578 (0) 9:38
137 pamela feiring o 580 (0) 9:40
137 Kirsten Shuford o 580 (0) 9:40
139 Matt Price o R 588 (0) 9:48
140 Nina Sossen o 589 (0) 9:49
141 Penelope Harper o 598 (0) 9:58
141 Laura Zipin o 598 (0) 9:58
143 Mary Giorgis o R 600 (0) 10:00
144 Patricia Heath o 609 (0) 10:09
145 elaine filadelfo o R 620 (0) 10:20
146 Bob Zuver o 623 (0) 10:23
147 Lauren O'Connor o R 633 (0) 10:33
147 Becki Lee o R 633 (0) 10:33
149 Andrea Yanes o 645 (0) 10:45
150 beth agard o 649 (0) 10:49
150 Julien Meyer o 649 (0) 10:49
152 Chris Aldrich o 653 (0) 10:53
153 Jodi Koehn-Pike o 655 (0) 10:55
154 Michael Rosen o 675 (0) 11:15
155 Beth Dunn o 678 (0) 11:18
156 Jen Yuan o 680 (0) 11:20
157 Michael Miyazaki o 694 (0) 11:34
158 Brian O'Boyle o R 719 (0) 11:59
159 Sam Rosen-Amy o 738 (0) 12:18
160 Raymond Simon o R 746 (0) 12:26
161 Peter Gordon i 751 (0) 12:31
162 Joni Brill Dashoff o 774 (0) 12:54
163 Darren Morrissey o 848 (0) 14:08
164 Natan Last o 871 (1) 5:41
165 Joe Greenberg i 891 (1) 6:01
166 Katherine Edwards o R 895 (0) 14:55
167 Joe Cabrera i 905 (1) 6:15
168 Rachel Sadon o 924 (0) 15:24
169 LEONARD OLSHAN o R 932 (0) 15:32
170 Ingrid Sch├╝pbach Martin o R 947 (0) 15:47
171 Robert Moy i 980 (2) 7:00
172 Todd Garon o R 1050 (2) 8:10
173 Christopher Stuart o 1067 (2) 8:27
174 Michael Veve o 1071 (1) 9:01
175 Reuben Cohen o R 1147 (1) 10:17
176 Jeff Colombe o 1160 (0) 19:20
177 Steve Gaddy o 1200 (0) 20:00
178 Lorinne Lampert o 1225 (1) 11:35
179 Rebekkah Wilkin o R 1246 (2) 11:26
180 Teresa Ciabattari o R 1363 (2) 13:23
181 Elena Abrahams o 1376 (1) 14:06
182 Jeffrey Light o R 1412 (1) 14:42
183 nora gilday o R 1510 (4) 14:50
184 Diane Griffith o 1520 (3) 15:30
185 Jesse Rifkin o R 1545 (1) 16:55
186 Nate Gath o R 1553 (6) 14:33
187 Scarlett Heinbuch o R 1617 (1) 18:07
188 Peter Jones o 1656 (5) 16:46
189 Gregory Pike o 1730 (1) 20:00
189 Timothy Hoffman o R 1730 (1) 20:00
191 Julie Gaddy o 1780 (4) 19:20
192 Beth Newman o R 1820 (4) 20:00
193 DONALD RAMSEY o R 3290 (53) 20:00
194 Kim Vu i 7251 (Not attempted)
194 Jeanne F Kaplan o R 7251 (Not attempted)
194 Ross Brown o R 7251 (Not attempted)
194 Hannah Packman o R 7251 (Not attempted)
194 Brian Reitz o R 7251 (Not attempted)