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Canned Music
Here's a nice smooth puzzle to help start your day off right and hopefully preserve your dignity.
Peter Broda and Lena Webb
Time Limit 20 minutes
Size 14x15
Words 67
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NOTE: Only in-person results are included in stats, error data, and score list
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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With 59-Across, what you might say when your favorite song is played at the prom ... and a hint to the first word of the answer to each starred clue
THATS
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Cans of Prince Albert, for short?
WCS
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Undergrad deg. for interior designers
BFA
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"BoJack Horseman" star Will
ARNETT
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Styled after
ALA
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A billion years, astronomically speaking
EON
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Makes a half-assed effort
PHONESITIN
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Give permission inaudibly
NOD
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*1969 David Bowie hit
SPACEODDITY
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S.O.S pad, e.g.
SCOURER
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Term of endearment
CUTIE
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Notes that aren't flats or naturals
SHARPS
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Conflict-inspired verse writer
WARPOET
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Server error?
LET
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Having a key, as in classical harmony
TONAL
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*1985 Prince hit
RASPBERRYBERET
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Puerto ___ (San Juan resident, say)
RICAN
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Bill-killing actress in "Kill Bill"
UMA
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"Lolita" author
NABOKOV
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Cinematically convey a return to consciousness
FADEIN
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Exploit, as a privilege
ABUSE
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Sorrowful verse writer
ELEGIST
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*2007 M.I.A. hit
PAPERPLANES
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Make inquiries
ASK
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Dent in the rear?
BUTTDIMPLE
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Necklace handed out at Kahului Airport
LEI
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Brest friend
AMI
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___ Martínez de Perón (first female president of any country)
ISABEL
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Ones keeping clinic hours, for short
MDS
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Genre for Queen Latifah and King Louie
RAP
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See 1-Across
MYJAM
DOWN
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Get the beer flowing from, as a keg
TAP
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Title for the Duke of York: Abbr.
HRH
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"That's ___-brainer"
ANO
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Type of muscle used for clenching
TENSOR
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Accept responsibility
STEPUP
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Having been smoothed, as a stone in a riverbed
WATERWORN
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Award coveted on "Mad Men"
CLIO
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Beach-burrowing crustacean
SANDCRAB
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Mussolini's first name
BENITO
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___ pajamas (onesie with built-in socks, essentially)
FOOTIE
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"You say that, but ..."
ANDYET
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Erstwhile Eastern European rulers
TSARS
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Cold stuff in a Sex on the Beach
ICE
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"Double," in music theory
DUPLE
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___ butter (nut-derived moisturizer)
SHEA
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Furry favorites on the internet
CATS
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Canon product: Abbr.
SLR
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Whichever
ANY
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"Don't forget your towel," for one
TRAVELTIP
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Novel composition?
PROSE
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Watering hole where you might find hogs?
BIKERBAR
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___-conscious (like one using green products)
ECO
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Kicks oneself over
RUES
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Give off
EMIT
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Lie in a bed and get baked?
TAN
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Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore loved the smell of it in the morning
NAPALM
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Belittled
ABASED
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Diddly-squat
BUPKIS
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Luxury handbag brand
FENDI
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Discrimination dealt with in elder law
AGEISM
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Consternation
DISMAY
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Back muscle, briefly
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Feline seen on shoeboxes
PUMA
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Grade school sandwich letters
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Grazing ground
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Popular non-poplar
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Stats
Puzzle 1
20:00
14x15
Puzzle 2
30:00
17x17
Puzzle 3
25:00
15x15
Puzzle 4
45:00
19x15
Puzzle 5
30:00
17x15
Mean percent correct 98.71% 98.04% 98.75% 91.82% 98.33%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 2.24 4.76 2.36 19.05 3.47
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 0.47 1.18 0.65 4.39 0.65
Mean empty squares 1.78 3.59 1.71 14.67 2.81
Mean allotted time used 37.1% 43.9% 43.1% 57.3% 41.7%
Mean solve time 7:24 13:09 10:46 25:47 12:30
Mean time per correct square 2.59s 3.31s 3.46s 7.23s 3.67s
Fastest solve 3:07 4:45 4:34 7:36 4:57
Fastest error-free solve 3:07 4:45 4:34 7:36 4:57
Mean score 630.5 1050.8 843.5 2389.1 993.8
Best score 187 285 274 456 297
Worst possible score 6920 9590 7670 10190 8540
Number of error-free grids 85 85 83 55 83
Number of unfinished grids 7 10 6 30 5
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Solve Times and Scores
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Roger Barkan i 187 (0) 3:07
2 Avram Gottschlich i 209 (0) 3:29
3 Al Sanders i 211 (0) 3:31
4 Eric Maddy i 214 (0) 3:34
5 Glen Ryan i 219 (0) 3:39
6 Rob Tricchinelli i 226 (0) 3:46
7 Jesse Lansner i 238 (0) 3:58
8 Marie desJardins i 239 (0) 3:59
8 Jeremy Horwitz i 239 (0) 3:59
10 Matt Gaffney i 250 (0) 4:10
11 Doug Peterson i 260 (0) 4:20
12 Amy Reynaldo i 263 (0) 4:23
12 Mike Megargee i 263 (0) 4:23
14 Michael Sharp i 279 (0) 4:39
15 Christopher Stephens o R 288 (0) 4:48
16 Tom Tabanao i 289 (0) 4:49
17 Ben Smith o 305 (0) 5:05
18 Roberta Strauss i 307 (0) 5:07
19 Steve Smith i 310 (0) 5:10
20 Alex Jeffrey i 311 (0) 5:11
21 Bob White i 318 (0) 5:18
22 Sam Ezersky i 320 (0) 5:20
23 Craig Harman i 327 (0) 5:27
24 Thomas Elias o R 344 (0) 5:44
25 Peter Rimkus i 347 (0) 5:47
25 Ray Hunley o 347 (0) 5:47
25 Louis Kesten i 347 (0) 5:47
28 Steve Langer i 349 (0) 5:49
28 Susan K. Hoffman i 349 (0) 5:49
30 Austin Burns o R 358 (0) 5:58
31 Mike Glennon i 367 (0) 6:07
32 Craig Rimby o 368 (0) 6:08
33 Dan Felsenheld o 376 (0) 6:16
34 Vega Subramaniam i 377 (0) 6:17
35 Kim Vu o 387 (0) 6:27
36 Hollie Schmidt i 389 (0) 6:29
37 Ben Johnston o R 392 (0) 6:32
38 David Heinick i 393 (0) 6:33
38 Finn Vigeland i 393 (0) 6:33
40 Peter Gordon i 403 (0) 6:43
41 Gabriel Gonzalez o 406 (0) 6:46
42 Ben Dwertman o 409 (0) 6:49
43 Todd Dashoff i 417 (0) 6:57
44 Phoebe McBee i 420 (0) 7:00
45 Christopher King o 424 (0) 7:04
46 Maggie Wittlin o 428 (0) 7:08
47 Tony Orbach o 431 (0) 7:11
48 Brian Cross o R 437 (0) 7:17
49 Bruce Ryan o 438 (0) 7:18
50 Miriam Nadel o 443 (0) 7:23
51 Noah Fortinsky o R 444 (0) 7:24
52 Bill Wilkins o 445 (0) 7:25
53 Randy Guggenheimer o 447 (0) 7:27
54 Penelope Harper o 453 (0) 7:33
55 Peter Martin o R 471 (0) 7:51
56 Andy Gefen o 480 (0) 8:00
57 Jared Dashoff o 481 (0) 8:01
57 Bret Martin o 481 (0) 8:01
59 Jimmy O'Donnell o 482 (0) 8:02
60 Christine Quinones i 488 (0) 8:08
61 Joe Bockskopf o 491 (0) 8:11
62 Laura Zipin o 510 (0) 8:30
62 Brayden Burroughs o 510 (0) 8:30
64 Nancy R Ross o 515 (0) 8:35
65 Zoe Jacoby o 517 (0) 8:37
66 Amy Hamilton o 521 (0) 8:41
67 Michael Miyazaki o 542 (0) 9:02
68 Tom Quigley o 555 (0) 9:15
69 Brian Cimmet o 564 (0) 9:24
70 Durant Gipson o R 582 (0) 9:42
71 Betsy Allen o R 590 (0) 9:50
72 Michael Berman o R 604 (0) 10:04
73 Karen Strong o 607 (0) 10:07
74 bob brown o R 610 (0) 10:10
75 Patricia Heath i 637 (0) 10:37
76 Peter Jones o 638 (0) 10:38
77 Virginia Sory Brown o 645 (0) 10:45
78 Linda Toole o R 653 (0) 10:53
79 Alison Candela o R 733 (0) 12:13
80 Christopher Adams o 743 (1) 3:33
81 Ric Best o 750 (0) 12:30
82 Eric Sublett o R 763 (0) 12:43
83 Jeff Dubner i 769 (1) 3:59
84 Alison Carey o 774 (0) 12:54
85 Spencer Neff o R 795 (0) 13:15
86 Jan O'Sullivan i 836 (1) 5:06
87 Josh Himmelsbach i 856 (1) 5:26
88 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 863 (1) 5:33
89 Neil Fitzpatrick o 908 (0) 15:08
90 Steve Ander o R 916 (1) 6:26
91 Mike Sell o R 930 (1) 6:40
91 Ben Aisen i 930 (1) 6:40
93 Eric Cockayne o R 938 (1) 6:48
94 Carol Levin o 960 (1) 7:10
95 Damon Gulczynski o 982 (1) 7:32
96 john connelly o 992 (0) 16:32
97 Giovanni Pagano o R 1000 (2) 7:20
98 Erica Blom o 1042 (1) 8:32
99 Kevin McHugh o R 1052 (1) 8:42
100 Terrence Bunton o 1078 (2) 8:38
101 David Stein o 1079 (1) 9:09
102 Adam Jackson o 1172 (1) 10:42
103 Colleen Sinzdak o R 1210 (1) 11:20
104 pamela feiring o 1295 (2) 12:15
105 Jennifer Newton o 1304 (1) 12:54
106 Daniel Weinberg o R 1331 (1) 13:21
107 Kevin Linger o R 1405 (1) 14:35
108 Kerensa Gimre o R 1534 (1) 16:44
109 Robert F. Russell o 1730 (1) 20:00
110 Antonia Miller o R 1934 (8) 19:54
111 J. James Spinner o R 2090 (13) 20:00
112 Michael Rosen o 2120 (14) 20:00
113 Lois Reitzas o 2240 (18) 20:00
114 crosslaw o R 2690 (33) 20:00
115 Kathleen McCuistion o R 3260 (52) 20:00
116 Marion Shields o 3530 (61) 20:00
117 Fred Liu o R 4010 (77) 20:00