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This sweet puzzle has some trade secrets. We hope it doesn't leave you sour.
Neville Fogarty
Time Limit 40 minutes
Size 17x17
Words 100
Fillable squares 240
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Accordion arrows
Clues and Answers
ACROSS
1
Numbskulled
THIN
5
Evenfall
DAWN
9
Harebrained
SERIOUS
16
Brit on the Fox News Channel
HUME
17
Together, in France
UNIE
18
With dispatch
INARUSH
19
Hearty pub order
IRISHSTEW
21
"Hmm..."
LETSSEE
22
Massachusetts seafood appetizer
CODCAKE
23
"The Planets" composer
HOLST
25
People line up to see their agents
TSA
26
Work in a bakery
KNEAD
27
No straight shooter?
SHAKYCAM
30
Potential employer's consideration
FIT
32
NPR correspondent Shapiro
ARI
33
"Gimme a bit"
ONESEC
37
Rectitude
VICE
40
More popular
HOTTER
43
Maui staple
TARO
44
"___ Marionette" (ABBA tune)
IMA
45
___ paper
WANE
46
Long-distance service provider
SEMI
49
BuzzFeed category
LOL
50
Troy sch.
RPI
51
"Star Wars" nickname
ANI
52
It may be indicated by a sigma
SUM
53
Delta hub designation
ATL
54
Coke byproduct
TAR
55
Comic with warnings for children, adults, and liberal arts majors
XKCD
57
Wrong
HELP
58
Nintendo character
MII
59
It runs parallel to a radius
ULNA
61
Department of corrections issue
ERRATA
63
Deserving of a time-out
NICE
64
"Chico and the Man" setting
EASTLA
67
One of the five classical elements of ancient Greece
AER
68
Bulls, Bucks, etc.
NBA
70
Okay to attack
FAIRGAME
73
Shows age, in a way
RUSTS
77
Transmit
GET
80
Subject of much online debate starting February 26, 2015
DRESS
81
Deride
LAUGHAT
83
Creative type
IDEAMAN
85
Number for the troops
OVERTHERE
87
Big Italian house
VERSACE
88
Make the cut?
NICK
89
Rail rider
TRAM
90
Brings to a boil
ENRAGES
91
Venn diagram regions
SETS
92
Joneses
YENS
DOWN
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Dilute
THICK
2
Thunder Bay's location
HURON
3
Ammonia compound
IMIDE
4
Brand that's an instant classic?
NESCAFE
5
Big name in soaps
DUSK
6
Pot lot
ANTES
7
2014 U.S. Women's Open winner
WIE
8
Series set within a dream of Dr. Robert Hartley
NEWHART
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Grave
SILLY
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"Oedipe" composer Georges
ENESCO
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Caner's need
RATTAN
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Return receivers
IRS
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Make out?
OUST
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Takes advantage of
USES
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African tree known for its fatty nuts
SHEA
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"___ only known!"
HADI
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Some Dust Bowl migrants
OKIES
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Bad feeling
HATE
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Reached
MET
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Mention in an acceptance speech, perhaps
THANK
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Subway fare
SALAMI
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Causing concupiscence
EROTIC
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Flock watcher
COLLIE
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Replacement
VIRTUE
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Kenya native
IMPALA
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Stone monuments
CAIRNS
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Ready and waiting
ONICE
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Clear, maybe
RESET
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Fade away
WAX
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Film in which Donny Osmond sings "I'll Make a Man Out of You"
MULAN
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Mischievous creature
IMP
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Doesn't fly
DRAGS
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Movie whose soundtrack went to #1 in 1965
HARM
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Former Dept. of Justice org.
ATF
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"Because ___" (neologism that provides literally no information)
REASONS
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French Riviera city
NAUGHTY
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Maxim, for one
LADMAG
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Shooting star?
AIRACE
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Rather dry
BRUT
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Actor Auberjonois and others
RENES
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Put in
ELECT
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___ Khan
SHERE
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Killam of "The Amanda Show"
TARAN
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They can be tongue-tied
STEMS
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Totally understand
GIVE
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First base?
EDEN
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USVI, e.g.
TERR
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Biblical vessels
ARKS
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"Darwiniana" botanist Gray
ASA
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Contest
VIE
Accordion arrows
Stats
Puzzle 1
20:00
15x15
Puzzle 2
30:00
15x15
Puzzle 3
45:00
20x19
Puzzle 4
15:00
15x15
Puzzle 5
40:00
17x17
Mean percent correct 95.39% 93.91% 95.34% 96.66% 81.36%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 8.34 11.03 14.44 6.38 44.74
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 1.87 3.33 3.48 1.54 12.17
Mean empty squares 6.47 7.7 10.96 4.84 32.57
Mean allotted time used 61.0% 55.8% 50.7% 55.1% 67.7%
Mean solve time 12:12 16:43 22:49 8:16 27:05
Mean time per correct square 4.24s 5.91s 4.63s 2.69s 8.32s
Fastest solve 4:20 5:47 8:08 3:05 7:32
Fastest error-free solve 4:20 5:49 8:08 3:05 7:32
Mean score 1196.9 1606.9 1999.4 835.1 3235.2
Best score 260 349 488 185 452
Worst possible score 7130 7730 12500 7130 10100
Number of error-free grids 52 39 56 67 40
Number of unfinished grids 25 23 15 16 40
Accordion arrows
Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 joon pahk i 452 (0) 7:32
2 Scott Weiss i 524 (0) 8:44
3 Al Sanders i 549 (0) 9:09
4 Amy Reynaldo i 623 (0) 10:23
5 Trip Payne i 651 (0) 10:51
6 Eric Maddy i 659 (0) 10:59
7 Doug Peterson i 713 (0) 11:53
8 Michael Sharp i 869 (0) 14:29
9 Roberta Strauss i 891 (0) 14:51
10 Jeff Dubner i 904 (0) 15:04
11 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 922 (0) 15:22
12 Steve Langer i 927 (0) 15:27
13 Andrew Miller o R 933 (0) 15:33
14 Matt Gaffney o 949 (0) 15:49
15 Rob Tricchinelli i 1025 (0) 17:05
16 Ron Osher i 1110 (0) 18:30
17 Jan O'Sullivan i 1131 (0) 18:51
18 Peter Gordon i 1179 (0) 19:39
19 Phoebe McBee i 1207 (0) 20:07
20 Andrew Laurence i 1235 (0) 20:35
21 Christine Quinones o 1264 (0) 21:04
22 Doug Hoylman i 1283 (0) 21:23
23 Vega Subramaniam i 1315 (0) 21:55
24 Sam Ezersky i 1337 (0) 22:17
25 Glen Ryan i 1338 (1) 13:28
26 Craig Harman i 1355 (0) 22:35
27 Avram Gottschlich i 1382 (1) 14:12
28 Andrew Feist i 1386 (1) 14:16
29 Louis Kesten i 1434 (2) 14:34
30 Joe Cabrera i 1439 (0) 23:59
31 Michael Megargee i 1453 (0) 24:13
32 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 1485 (0) 24:45
33 Robert T. White i 1534 (0) 25:34
34 Jesse Lansner i 1556 (1) 17:06
35 Jeremy Horwitz i 1839 (1) 21:49
36 Joe Bockskopf o 1858 (0) 30:58
37 Derek Allen i 1872 (1) 22:22
38 Steve Smith i 1879 (1) 22:29
39 Josh Himmelsbach o R 1885 (0) 31:25
40 Todd Dashoff i 1886 (0) 31:26
41 Peter Rimkus i 1930 (1) 23:20
42 Bret Martin o 1998 (0) 33:18
43 Angela Olson Halsted o 2025 (0) 33:45
44 Tony Orbach o 2031 (0) 33:51
45 Alex Jeffrey i 2040 (0) 34:00
46 Adam Jackson o 2073 (0) 34:33
47 Ray Hunley o R 2084 (0) 34:44
48 Gabriel Gonzalez o 2192 (0) 36:32
49 Mary Stackhouse o 2400 (0) 40:00
50 George Tolley i 2445 (1) 31:55
51 Amy Paepke o 2450 (3) 31:00
52 Ben Jones o R 2773 (10) 32:53
53 Bruce Ryan o 2805 (5) 35:55
54 David Heinick i 2934 (11) 35:04
55 Steve Tice i 3020 (4) 40:00
56 Ken Levin o 3244 (12) 39:44
57 Miriam H. Nadel o 3470 (19) 40:00
58 Dan Felsenheld o 3530 (21) 40:00
59 David Stein o 3560 (22) 40:00
60 Mark Samburg o R 3607 (24) 39:47
61 Joanne Sullivan o 3620 (24) 40:00
62 David Schooler o 3860 (32) 40:00
63 Joe Miller o 4160 (42) 40:00
64 Thomas Silverstein o 4280 (46) 40:00
65 Cathy Sacks o 4640 (58) 40:00
66 Andy Gefen o R 4790 (63) 40:00
67 Laura Zipin o 4850 (65) 40:00
68 Ben Dwertman o 4910 (67) 40:00
69 Zoe Jacoby o 5360 (82) 40:00
70 Carol Levin o 5420 (84) 40:00
70 Jim Quinlan o 5420 (84) 40:00
71 Damon Gulczynski o R 5600 (90) 40:00
72 Gilda Turitz o 5660 (92) 40:00
73 Terry Bunton o 5810 (97) 40:00
74 Robert Russell o 6230 (111) 40:00
75 Jared Dashoff o 6267 (114) 39:07
76 Susan Losher o 6320 (114) 40:00
77 Christopher King o R 6334 (118) 38:14
78 Tom Quigley o R 6350 (115) 40:00
79 Lena Webb o 6440 (118) 40:00
80 Penelope Harper o 6740 (128) 40:00
80 Peter Jones o R 6740 (128) 40:00
81 john connelly o 6980 (136) 40:00
82 Ian Livengood o 7040 (138) 40:00
83 pamela feiring o 7100 (140) 40:00
84 Brayden Burroughs o R 7460 (152) 40:00
85 Debbie Myers o 7490 (153) 40:00
86 Neil Fitzpatrick o 7550 (155) 40:00
87 Michael Solberg o R 7670 (159) 40:00
88 Trey Runnion o 7730 (161) 40:00
89 Mani Subramaniam o R 7760 (162) 40:00
89 Michael Rosen o 7760 (162) 40:00
90 Howard Flax o R 7820 (164) 40:00
91 Owen Paepke o 7825 (178) 33:05
92 Marion Shields o 7910 (167) 40:00
93 Michael Miyazaki o R 8150 (175) 40:00
94 Kat Benesh o R 8450 (185) 40:00
95 Matt Zipin o R 8690 (193) 40:00
96 Jennifer Allen o R 8960 (202) 40:00
97 Megan Beresford o R 9350 (215) 40:00