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I Now Pronounce You...
Pro(m) tip: Don't try to take an important phone call in the middle of the dance floor.
Sam Trabucco
Time Limit 25 minutes
Size 15x15
Words 76
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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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*Military subdivision? (Sorry, I'm going through a tunnel ...)
CORPSE
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"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" speaker
JAN
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Fertility clinic samples
OVA
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Bill who is a registered member of the Independence Party of New York
OREILLY
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Big Apple moneymakers?
IPHONES
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Window with a draft?
WARTIME
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*What the French wear on their heads? (I've got like one bar right now ...)
BERATES
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Often-optimistic datum, for short
ETA
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Put two and two together
DOTHEMATH
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Packed tightly
DENSE
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Piece of writing to admire?
ODE
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Heart chart: Abbr.
ECG
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Seize by force
WREST
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Painter Rockwell
NORMAN
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LaBeouf nominated for a Razzie for "Worst Screen Couple of 2009" with "either Megan Fox or any Transformer"
SHIA
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With 4-Down, place for pushy people?
MOSH
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Member of a villainous pack in "The Lion King"
HYENA
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Question from someone with a bad connection ... or from the silent letter(s) in the original answers to the starred clues?
CANYOUHEARMENOW
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Dizzy
AREEL
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El número de Fibonacci después de cinco
OCHO
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5/15/16, e.g.
IDES
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Fused
MELDED
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Available, as a 33-Down
ONTAP
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One on NBC might end with "The More You Know"
PSA
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Suffix with northwest but not with Saint West
ERN
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Fancy cruiser
YACHT
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Romantic evening that requires an internet connection
SKYPEDATE
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OPEC member, for short
UAE
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*The season when the leaves change? (Hold on, you're all staticky ...)
OTTOMAN
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Ocean spray product?
SEAMIST
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Shag, for one
HAIRCUT
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Verbally attack
LAYINTO
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Common D&D enemy
ORC
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#Strikeout___ (hashtag on many an Ice Bucket Challenge video)
ALS
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*Time when a king or queen rules? (Ugh, can we just text instead?)
REAGAN
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Intimidated
COWED
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Speak in front of millions, maybe
ORATE
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Showed an episode of "Roseanne" on nick@nite, say
RERAN
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See 37-Across
PIT
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One of a plateful at Applebee's
SLIDER
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"Tickle Me" doll of the '90s
ELMO
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Taunted
JIBED
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Hypothetical evolutionary links
APEMEN
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Major drag racing governing body: Abbr.
NHRA
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Getting well
ONTHEMEND
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Letter that looks like an upside-down capital lambda
VEE
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Pompous person
ASS
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"Then again ..."
YET
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Common cereal grain
OAT
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Jiffy
HOTSECOND
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Moved to a beat, say
SWAYED
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*Was aware of? (Wait, I'll be out of the elevator in a bit ...)
CANOE
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Eats (at)
GNAWS
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Runner from Down Under
EMU
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TriBeCa neighbor
SOHO
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Scientist whose work met with a lot of resistance (Get it? Resistance!?)
OHM
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Hoppy brew that uses another grain in addition to barley
RYEIPA
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Rapscallion
SCAMP
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*People at will-readings? (One minute, I'll go outside and call you back ...)
HARES
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Unyielding
INELASTIC
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Chemistry Nobelist Otto
HAHN
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Cry near a vuvuzela, perhaps
OLE
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Go bad, as meat
ROT
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Home of the Big East's Blue Demons
DEPAUL
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Assent in the "Spongebob" theme song
AYEAYE
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Pays for the temporary use of
RENTS
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Bringing out the stars on Broadway?
CUING
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"_____ luego!"
HASTA
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Grand ___ National Park
TETON
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DMZ's land
KOR
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Characters often found to be up in arms?
YMCA
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Communication syst. with gestures
ASL
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Apostrophe, in emoticons
TEAR
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"Quelle surprise!"
OHO
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Blacktop material
TAR
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"Mamma ___!"
MIA
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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 274 (0) 4:34
1 Glen Ryan i 274 (0) 4:34
3 Al Sanders i 291 (0) 4:51
4 Matt Gaffney i 317 (0) 5:17
5 Rob Tricchinelli i 325 (0) 5:25
5 Marie desJardins i 325 (0) 5:25
7 Sam Ezersky i 326 (0) 5:26
8 Avram Gottschlich i 333 (0) 5:33
9 Eric Maddy i 352 (0) 5:52
10 Tom Tabanao i 355 (0) 5:55
11 Peter Rimkus i 372 (0) 6:12
12 David Stein o 378 (0) 6:18
13 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 382 (0) 6:22
14 Doug Peterson i 390 (0) 6:30
15 Amy Reynaldo i 393 (0) 6:33
16 Bob White i 408 (0) 6:48
17 Jesse Lansner i 413 (0) 6:53
18 Michael Sharp i 419 (0) 6:59
19 Jan O'Sullivan i 430 (0) 7:10
20 Ray Hunley o 431 (0) 7:11
21 Louis Kesten i 438 (0) 7:18
22 Craig Harman i 445 (0) 7:25
23 Jeremy Horwitz i 482 (0) 8:02
24 Christopher Stephens o R 484 (0) 8:04
25 Josh Himmelsbach i 485 (0) 8:05
25 Susan K. Hoffman i 485 (0) 8:05
27 Vega Subramaniam i 486 (0) 8:06
28 Amy Hamilton o 494 (0) 8:14
29 Hollie Schmidt i 503 (0) 8:23
30 Peter Gordon i 526 (0) 8:46
31 Maggie Wittlin o 534 (0) 8:54
32 Alex Jeffrey i 560 (0) 9:20
33 Ben Smith o 579 (0) 9:39
34 Mike Sell o R 585 (0) 9:45
35 Noah Fortinsky o R 588 (0) 9:48
36 Finn Vigeland i 592 (0) 9:52
37 Ben Aisen i 594 (0) 9:54
38 Phoebe McBee i 603 (0) 10:03
39 Steve Langer i 624 (0) 10:24
40 Adam Jackson o 627 (0) 10:27
41 Laura Zipin o 630 (0) 10:30
42 Kim Vu o 632 (0) 10:32
43 Eric Cockayne o R 633 (0) 10:33
44 Damon Gulczynski o 635 (0) 10:35
45 Ben Johnston o R 637 (0) 10:37
46 Mike Glennon i 641 (0) 10:41
47 Bret Martin o 642 (0) 10:42
48 Andy Gefen o 650 (0) 10:50
49 Craig Rimby o 663 (0) 11:03
50 Giovanni Pagano o R 668 (0) 11:08
51 Bruce Ryan o 681 (0) 11:21
52 Miriam Nadel o 692 (0) 11:32
53 Christopher King o 716 (0) 11:56
54 Gabriel Gonzalez o 718 (0) 11:58
55 Bill Wilkins o 741 (0) 12:21
56 Ric Best o 760 (0) 12:40
57 Zoe Jacoby o 764 (0) 12:44
58 Karen Strong o 769 (0) 12:49
59 bob brown o R 780 (0) 13:00
60 Tony Orbach o 810 (0) 13:30
61 Tom Quigley o 812 (0) 13:32
62 pamela feiring o 818 (0) 13:38
63 Patricia Heath i 827 (0) 13:47
64 Joe Bockskopf o 859 (0) 14:19
65 Virginia Sory Brown o 864 (0) 14:24
66 Jimmy O'Donnell o 882 (0) 14:42
67 Kevin McHugh o R 886 (0) 14:46
68 Christopher Adams o 888 (1) 5:58
69 Penelope Harper o 895 (0) 14:55
70 Christine Quinones i 918 (0) 15:18
71 Nancy R Ross o 933 (0) 15:33
72 Mike Megargee i 939 (1) 6:49
73 Roberta Strauss i 940 (1) 6:50
74 Jeff Dubner i 942 (1) 6:52
75 Dan Felsenheld o 976 (0) 16:16
76 Steve Smith i 979 (1) 7:29
77 Brian Cimmet o 983 (0) 16:23
78 David Heinick i 1026 (1) 8:16
79 Linda Toole o R 1033 (0) 17:13
80 Alison Carey o 1049 (0) 17:29
81 Thomas Elias o R 1053 (1) 8:43
82 Peter Martin o R 1054 (1) 8:44
83 Michael Miyazaki o 1085 (0) 18:05
84 Brayden Burroughs o 1105 (0) 18:25
85 Kevin Linger o R 1110 (0) 18:30
86 Michael Berman o R 1127 (0) 18:47
87 Spencer Neff o R 1144 (0) 19:04
88 Steve Ander o R 1150 (1) 10:20
89 Austin Burns o R 1164 (1) 10:34
90 Todd Dashoff i 1167 (1) 10:37
91 Jared Dashoff o 1179 (1) 10:49
92 Brian Cross o R 1207 (1) 11:17
93 Randy Guggenheimer o 1219 (1) 11:29
94 Carol Levin o 1235 (1) 11:45
95 Robert F. Russell o 1280 (0) 21:20
96 Ben Dwertman o 1316 (1) 13:06
97 Terrence Bunton o 1341 (1) 13:31
98 Erica Blom o 1344 (4) 12:04
99 john connelly o 1363 (0) 22:43
100 Betsy Allen o R 1447 (3) 14:17
101 Eric Sublett o R 1500 (0) 25:00
101 Neil Fitzpatrick o 1500 (0) 25:00
103 Daniel Weinberg o R 1566 (1) 17:16
104 Durant Gipson o R 1586 (1) 17:36
105 Jennifer Newton o 1671 (1) 19:01
106 Alison Candela o R 1762 (1) 20:32
107 Michael Rosen o 1774 (1) 20:44
108 Kerensa Gimre o R 1846 (3) 20:56
109 Lois Reitzas o 1909 (3) 21:59
110 Antonia Miller o R 2110 (6) 23:50
111 Colleen Sinzdak o R 2150 (5) 25:00
112 Peter Jones o 2480 (16) 25:00
113 J. James Spinner o R 2780 (26) 25:00
114 crosslaw o R 2990 (33) 25:00
115 Marion Shields o 3230 (41) 25:00
116 Fred Liu o R 3740 (58) 25:00
117 Kathleen McCuistion o R 4970 (99) 25:00