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Do I Hear a Waltz?
Time to dance! But keep it down - some people are trying to solve a puzzle.
Erik Agard and Joanne Sullivan
Time Limit 45 minutes
Size 19x15
Words 98
Fillable squares 233
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Clues and Answers
ACROSS
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You might find it at the end of the line
BAIT
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Boyfriend or girlfriend, to Generation Z
BAE
8
President born near Iolani Palace
OBAMA
13
Lindy ___
HOP
16
Star of an eponymous sitcom
BARR
17
U.S. college that gets the most applications
UCLA
19
Bookstore section
HUMOR
20
"... ___ quit!"
ORI
21
Night stands
CASUALSEX
23
Time
CHEAT
24
Down payment
TAX
25
Low point on a mattress
SAG
26
High point on a mattress?
CLIMAX
28
Loin cut
TBONE
30
Favorite in Garfield's cabinet?
CATTREAT
34
Country whose heir apparent is Crown Prince Haakon: Abbr.
NOR
35
"Grey's Anatomy" actress born in Washington, D.C.
HEIGL
36
Up
TRUMP
37
Piece, say
BIKINI
39
Peat makeup
TITLES
40
Ubiquitous
RIFE
41
Voice disapproval of
BOOAT
42
GPS data
RTES
43
GPS datum
LAT
44
Keeping time, in a way, and a hint to a few lines in this puzzle
COUNTINGOFF
47
Metro aid
MAP
50
"___ Feel My Face" (The Weeknd song)
CANT
51
Name on Elvis's gravestone but not his birth certificate
AARON
52
Chipotle option
TACO
53
Horse town
PODUNK
56
Face opposition
BATMAN
58
Card ___
MONTE
59
Early Audubon Society conservation target
EGRET
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Chunk worth a chunk of change
ORE
61
Malala Yousafzai, e.g.
FEMINIST
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Part of a forest without trees
GLADE
64
Says "I am what I am," say
OWNSIT
66
Louisville slugger
ALI
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Liner, e.g.
GAG
68
Under par
EAGLE
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Pointer
FIELDGOAL
75
Band with bulbs on early album covers, briefly
ELO
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Longtime role for David Hyde Pierce
NILES
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Fit of irritation
SNIT
78
Epic
HUGE
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Brown who wrote "Digital Fortress"
DAN
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Cafeteria trays, sometimes
SLEDS
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Services' partner: Abbr.
GDS
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Utahraptor's friend in "Dinosaur Comics"
TREX
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"Strictly Come Dancing" airer
BBC
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Outfit that covers the shoulders?
AAA
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D.C.-based org. concerned with brackets
IRS
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"I know what I'm doing"
TRUSTME
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Swell
BULGE
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Heat beaters, for short
ACS
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Cross-country race, maybe
ELECTION
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"Gimme a break"
OHCMON
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Muhammadu ___, current Nigerian president
BUHARI
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Centurion Card co.
AMEX
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Extinct New Zealander
MOA
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Fencing partner?
ARTTHIEF
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Hair treatment substance
HOTOIL
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Overly fake-tanned, maybe
ORANGE
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Dots in the mobile game "Dots"
PIXELS
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Rose formerly of the band Hollywood Rose
AXL
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"Movies for Grownups" org.
AARP
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Frat parties
INITIATES
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Action
BETS
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Computer combo key
CTRL
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"Nixon in China" highlight
ARIA
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Salon bunch
TUFT
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"All ___ Steve" (Bullock classic)
ABOUT
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Singer DeLuna or actress Dennings
KAT
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"ttyl" cousin
TTFN
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Hit
BONK
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Exec Arledge
ROONE
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Private sources of water?
CANTEENS
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"We Were Soldiers" setting, briefly
NAM
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Horticultural transplant technique
GRAFTING
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Digital enhancement procedure, familiarly
MANI
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Plays a part
ACTS
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Burns, e.g.
POET
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Threw out a line to
CUED
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Word in a lot of party anthems
TONIGHT
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Threw hard
PEGGED
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Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident
OGLALA
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Creature depicted on Bhutan's flag
DRAGON
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Had a few spare moments, perhaps?
BOWLED
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James of "Gunsmoke"
ARNESS
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Chipotle option
MILD
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Some fountain drinks
MALTS
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Exert peer pressure?
OGLE
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Possibilities
IFS
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Trouble
AIL
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___ al-Fitr (holiday that marks the end of Ramadan)
EID
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Word before "Lady" in many church names
OUR
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Measurement often contrasted with shoe size
AGE
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First name in DC Comics villainy
LEX
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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 Al Sanders i 456 (0) 7:36
2 Roger Barkan i 481 (0) 8:01
3 Glen Ryan i 508 (0) 8:28
4 Amy Reynaldo i 599 (0) 9:59
5 Doug Peterson i 604 (0) 10:04
6 Avram Gottschlich i 619 (0) 10:19
7 Eric Maddy i 634 (0) 10:34
8 Matt Gaffney i 706 (0) 11:46
9 Peter Gordon i 717 (0) 11:57
10 Finn Vigeland i 725 (0) 12:05
11 Jesse Lansner i 732 (0) 12:12
12 Louis Kesten i 761 (0) 12:41
13 Michael Sharp i 767 (0) 12:47
14 Peter Rimkus i 818 (0) 13:38
15 Jeff Dubner i 831 (0) 13:51
16 Rob Tricchinelli i 845 (0) 14:05
17 Ben Aisen i 882 (0) 14:42
18 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 885 (0) 14:45
19 Jan O'Sullivan i 891 (0) 14:51
20 Roberta Strauss i 894 (0) 14:54
21 Susan K. Hoffman i 923 (0) 15:23
22 Mike Megargee i 925 (0) 15:25
23 Marie desJardins i 971 (0) 16:11
24 Craig Harman i 994 (0) 16:34
25 Tom Tabanao i 1033 (0) 17:13
26 Christopher Stephens o R 1036 (0) 17:16
27 Austin Burns o R 1042 (0) 17:22
28 Jeremy Horwitz i 1060 (0) 17:40
29 Sam Ezersky i 1175 (0) 19:35
30 Bob White i 1236 (0) 20:36
31 Todd Dashoff i 1285 (0) 21:25
31 Ben Johnston o R 1285 (0) 21:25
32 Gabriel Gonzalez o 1294 (0) 21:34
33 Bruce Ryan o 1354 (0) 22:34
34 Christopher Adams o 1365 (1) 13:55
35 Bret Martin o 1403 (0) 23:23
36 David Stein o 1405 (0) 23:25
37 Joe Bockskopf o 1418 (0) 23:38
38 Alex Jeffrey i 1464 (1) 15:34
39 Hollie Schmidt i 1483 (0) 24:43
40 Dan Felsenheld o 1537 (0) 25:37
41 Ben Smith o 1540 (0) 25:40
42 Steve Langer i 1544 (0) 25:44
43 David Heinick i 1637 (2) 17:57
44 Bill Wilkins o 1652 (0) 27:32
45 Nancy R Ross o 1670 (0) 27:50
46 Peter Martin o R 1671 (0) 27:51
47 Christine Quinones i 1721 (0) 28:41
48 Eric Cockayne o R 1741 (0) 29:01
48 Randy Guggenheimer o 1741 (0) 29:01
49 Phoebe McBee i 1755 (0) 29:15
50 Mike Glennon i 1777 (0) 29:37
51 Adam Jackson o 1820 (0) 30:20
52 Zoe Jacoby o 1919 (0) 31:59
53 Laura Zipin o 1964 (0) 32:44
54 Mike Sell o R 1970 (2) 23:30
55 Steve Smith i 1993 (2) 23:53
56 Craig Rimby o 2169 (0) 36:09
57 Brian Cross o R 2183 (1) 27:33
58 Maggie Wittlin o 2211 (1) 28:01
59 Tony Orbach o 2300 (3) 28:30
60 Ray Hunley o 2329 (3) 28:59
61 Josh Himmelsbach i 2394 (5) 29:04
62 Damon Gulczynski o 2529 (0) 42:09
63 Kim Vu o 2535 (3) 32:25
64 pamela feiring o 2613 (4) 33:13
65 Erica Blom o 2640 (4) 33:40
66 Vega Subramaniam i 2645 (5) 33:15
67 Brian Cimmet o 2654 (1) 35:24
68 Virginia Sory Brown o 2700 (0) 45:00
69 Miriam Nadel o 2729 (4) 35:09
70 Jimmy O'Donnell o 2754 (3) 36:04
71 Thomas Elias o R 2897 (1) 39:27
72 Ben Dwertman o 2907 (2) 39:07
73 Terrence Bunton o 2966 (1) 40:36
74 bob brown o R 2980 (3) 39:50
75 Tom Quigley o 3065 (9) 38:15
76 Amy Hamilton o 3135 (1) 43:25
77 Kevin McHugh o R 3178 (4) 42:38
78 Noah Fortinsky o R 3220 (29) 30:50
79 Karen Strong o 3260 (2) 45:00
80 Carol Levin o 3410 (7) 45:00
80 Durant Gipson o R 3410 (7) 45:00
81 Patricia Heath i 3470 (9) 45:00
82 Andy Gefen o 3510 (11) 44:40
83 Giovanni Pagano o R 3512 (12) 44:12
84 Michael Berman o R 3551 (12) 44:51
85 Penelope Harper o 3620 (14) 45:00
86 Daniel Weinberg o R 3650 (15) 45:00
87 Betsy Allen o R 3710 (17) 45:00
88 Michael Rosen o 3830 (21) 45:00
89 Robert F. Russell o 3860 (22) 45:00
89 Christopher King o 3860 (22) 45:00
90 Brayden Burroughs o 4130 (31) 45:00
91 Michael Miyazaki o 4250 (35) 45:00
92 Alison Carey o 4310 (37) 45:00
93 Jared Dashoff o 4340 (38) 45:00
94 Steve Ander o R 4400 (40) 45:00
95 Neil Fitzpatrick o 4490 (43) 45:00
96 Linda Toole o R 4580 (46) 45:00
97 john connelly o 4790 (53) 45:00
98 Eric Sublett o R 4970 (59) 45:00
99 Alison Candela o R 5330 (71) 45:00
100 Kerensa Gimre o R 5750 (85) 45:00
101 Peter Jones o 5840 (88) 45:00
101 Ric Best o 5840 (88) 45:00
101 Colleen Sinzdak o R 5840 (88) 45:00
102 Jennifer Newton o 5990 (93) 45:00
103 crosslaw o R 6110 (97) 45:00
104 Kevin Linger o R 6680 (116) 45:00
105 Spencer Neff o R 6770 (119) 45:00
106 J. James Spinner o R 6830 (121) 45:00
107 Kathleen McCuistion o R 7640 (148) 45:00
108 Antonia Miller o R 8240 (168) 45:00
109 Fred Liu o R 8480 (176) 45:00
110 Marion Shields o 10191 (Not attempted)
110 Lois Reitzas o 10191 (Not attempted)