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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
Fillable squares 174
T H A T S . . W C S . B F A
A R N E T T . A L A . E O N
P H O N E S I T I N . N O D
. . . S P A C E O D D I T Y
. S C O U R E R . C U T I E
S H A R P S . W A R P O E T
L E T . . . T O N A L . . .
R A S P B E R R Y B E R E T
. . . R I C A N . . . U M A
N A B O K O V . F A D E I N
A B U S E . E L E G I S T .
P A P E R P L A N E S . . .
A S K . B U T T D I M P L E
L E I . A M I . I S A B E L
M D S . R A P . . M Y J A M
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
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
9 Matt Gaffney i 250 (0) 4:10
10 Doug Peterson i 260 (0) 4:20
11 Amy Reynaldo i 263 (0) 4:23
11 Mike Megargee i 263 (0) 4:23
12 Michael Sharp i 279 (0) 4:39
13 Christopher Stephens o R 288 (0) 4:48
14 Tom Tabanao i 289 (0) 4:49
15 Ben Smith o 305 (0) 5:05
16 Roberta Strauss i 307 (0) 5:07
17 Steve Smith i 310 (0) 5:10
18 Alex Jeffrey i 311 (0) 5:11
19 Robert White i 318 (0) 5:18
20 Sam Ezersky i 320 (0) 5:20
21 Robert Craig Harman i 327 (0) 5:27
22 Thomas Elias o R 344 (0) 5:44
23 Pete Rimkus i 347 (0) 5:47
23 Ray Hunley o 347 (0) 5:47
23 Lou Kesten i 347 (0) 5:47
24 Steve Langer i 349 (0) 5:49
24 Susan Hoffman i 349 (0) 5:49
25 Austin Burns o R 358 (0) 5:58
26 Mike Glennon i 367 (0) 6:07
27 Craig Rimby o 368 (0) 6:08
28 Dan Felsenheld o 376 (0) 6:16
29 Vega Subramaniam i 377 (0) 6:17
30 Kim Vu o 387 (0) 6:27
31 Hollie Schmidt i 389 (0) 6:29
32 Ben Johnston o R 392 (0) 6:32
33 David Heinick i 393 (0) 6:33
33 Finn Vigeland i 393 (0) 6:33
34 Peter Gordon i 403 (0) 6:43
35 Gabriel Gonzalez o 406 (0) 6:46
36 Ben Dwertman o 409 (0) 6:49
37 Todd Dashoff i 417 (0) 6:57
38 Phoebe McBee i 420 (0) 7:00
39 Christopher King o 424 (0) 7:04
40 Maggie Wittlin o 428 (0) 7:08
41 Tony Orbach o 431 (0) 7:11
42 Brian Cross o R 437 (0) 7:17
43 Bruce Ryan o 438 (0) 7:18
44 Miriam Nadel o 443 (0) 7:23
45 Noah Fortinsky o R 444 (0) 7:24
46 Bill Wilkins o 445 (0) 7:25
47 Randy Guggenheimer o 447 (0) 7:27
48 Penelope Harper o 453 (0) 7:33
49 Peter Martin o R 471 (0) 7:51
50 Andy Gefen o 480 (0) 8:00
51 Jared Dashoff o 481 (0) 8:01
51 Bret Martin o 481 (0) 8:01
52 Jimmy O'Donnell o 482 (0) 8:02
53 Christine Quinones i 488 (0) 8:08
54 Joe Bockskopf o 491 (0) 8:11
55 Laura Zipin o 510 (0) 8:30
55 Brayden Burroughs o 510 (0) 8:30
56 Nancy Ross o 515 (0) 8:35
57 Zoe Jacoby o 517 (0) 8:37
58 Amy Hamilton o 521 (0) 8:41
59 Michael Miyazaki o 542 (0) 9:02
60 Tom Quigley o 555 (0) 9:15
61 Brian Cimmet o 564 (0) 9:24
62 Durant Gipson o R 582 (0) 9:42
63 Betsy Allen o R 590 (0) 9:50
64 Michael Berman o R 604 (0) 10:04
65 Karen Strong o 607 (0) 10:07
66 bob brown o R 610 (0) 10:10
67 Patricia Heath i 637 (0) 10:37
68 Peter Jones o 638 (0) 10:38
69 Virginia Sory Brown o 645 (0) 10:45
70 Linda Toole o R 653 (0) 10:53
71 Alison Candela o R 733 (0) 12:13
72 Christopher Adams o 743 (1) 3:33
73 Ric Best o 750 (0) 12:30
74 Eric Sublett o R 763 (0) 12:43
75 Jeff Dubner i 769 (1) 3:59
76 Alison Carey o 774 (0) 12:54
77 Spencer Neff o R 795 (0) 13:15
78 Jan O'Sullivan i 836 (1) 5:06
79 Josh Himmelsbach i 856 (1) 5:26
80 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 863 (1) 5:33
81 Neil Fitzpatrick o 908 (0) 15:08
82 Steve Ander o R 916 (1) 6:26
83 Mike Sell o R 930 (1) 6:40
83 Ben Aisen i 930 (1) 6:40
84 Eric Cockayne o R 938 (1) 6:48
85 Carol Levin o 960 (1) 7:10
86 Damon Gulczynski o 982 (1) 7:32
87 john connelly o 992 (0) 16:32
88 Giovanni Pagano o R 1000 (2) 7:20
89 Erica Blom o 1042 (1) 8:32
90 Kevin McHugh o R 1052 (1) 8:42
91 Terrence Bunton o 1078 (2) 8:38
92 David Stein o 1079 (1) 9:09
93 Adam Jackson o 1172 (1) 10:42
94 Colleen Sinzdak o R 1210 (1) 11:20
95 Pamela Downs Feiring o 1295 (2) 12:15
96 Jennifer Newton o 1304 (1) 12:54
97 Daniel Weinberg o R 1331 (1) 13:21
98 Kevin Linger o R 1405 (1) 14:35
99 Kerensa Gimre o R 1534 (1) 16:44
100 Robert F. Russell o 1730 (1) 20:00
101 Antonia Miller o R 1934 (8) 19:54
102 J. James Spinner o R 2090 (13) 20:00
103 Michael Rosen o 2120 (14) 20:00
104 Lois Reitzas o 2240 (18) 20:00
105 crosslaw o R 2690 (33) 20:00
106 Kathleen McCuistion o R 3260 (52) 20:00
107 Marion Shields o 3530 (61) 20:00
108 Fred Liu o R 4010 (77) 20:00