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Looseness of the Vowels
This puzzle may cause some mild discomfort. Be careful to not have an unwanted vowel movement, because the order matters!
Peter Broda
Time Limit 30 minutes
Size 15x15
Words 76
Fillable squares 181
. T A C T . S T U . . I L I A
A V E R S . T E S T . C A R D
S C R AI P . R A S H . E Y E D
S H I M . P AE T R IO C K S . .
T E A S E U P . . N O I S E S
. F L IO P S . B E G E N T L E
. . . N I S S A N S . G A L E
A T V . . . O R E . . . X E D
L A I T . P H A R A O H . . .
F I S H T A N K . S H OA R T .
A L A R U M . . B U S S E A T
. . B IA G P AI P IE S . T I L E
E V I L . A M O R . L AO C K S
G I L L . S P O T . A G H A S
G E L S . . S H H . P EO S T .
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
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Al Sanders i 349 (0) 5:49
2 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 451 (0) 7:31
3 Amy Reynaldo i 452 (0) 7:32
4 Andrew Miller o R 455 (0) 7:35
5 Andrew Feist i 472 (0) 7:52
6 Eric Maddy i 479 (0) 7:59
7 Jesse Lansner i 496 (0) 8:16
8 Doug Peterson i 515 (0) 8:35
9 Jeremy Horwitz i 538 (0) 8:58
10 Avram Gottschlich i 541 (0) 9:01
11 Lou Kesten i 548 (0) 9:08
12 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 612 (0) 10:12
13 Ron Osher i 638 (0) 10:38
14 Doug Hoylman i 675 (0) 11:15
15 Alex Jeffrey i 683 (0) 11:23
16 Jan O'Sullivan i 723 (0) 12:03
17 Michael Sharp i 731 (0) 12:11
18 Ray Hunley o R 755 (0) 12:35
19 Vega Subramaniam i 760 (0) 12:40
20 Phoebe McBee i 785 (0) 13:05
21 Steve Langer i 807 (0) 13:27
22 Robert Craig Harman i 820 (0) 13:40
23 Peter Gordon i 830 (0) 13:50
24 Christine Quinones o 876 (0) 14:36
25 Derek Allen i 888 (0) 14:48
26 joon pahk i 890 (1) 6:00
27 Sam Ezersky i 938 (2) 6:18
28 Scott Weiss i 1000 (1) 7:50
29 Rob Tricchinelli i 1025 (2) 7:45
30 Glen Ryan i 1034 (1) 8:24
31 Jeff Dubner i 1041 (1) 8:31
32 Trip Payne i 1057 (7) 5:47
32 Roberta Strauss i 1057 (1) 8:47
33 Dan Felsenheld o 1067 (0) 17:47
34 Damon Gulczynski o R 1074 (0) 17:54
35 Joe Bockskopf o 1084 (0) 18:04
36 Bruce Ryan o 1090 (0) 18:10
37 David Schooler o 1099 (0) 18:19
38 David Stein o 1105 (0) 18:25
39 Thomas Silverstein o 1123 (0) 18:43
40 Matt Gaffney o 1166 (4) 9:06
41 Ken Levin o 1179 (0) 19:39
42 David Heinick i 1202 (1) 11:12
43 Pete Rimkus i 1224 (2) 11:04
44 Joe Miller o 1258 (0) 20:58
45 Josh Himmelsbach o R 1271 (2) 11:51
46 Robert T. White i 1290 (2) 12:10
47 Joe Cabrera i 1304 (4) 11:24
48 Bret Martin o 1321 (0) 22:01
49 Andrew Laurence i 1348 (1) 13:38
50 Cathy Sacks o 1377 (0) 22:57
51 Michael Megargee i 1413 (10) 10:13
52 Angela Olson Halsted o 1478 (1) 15:48
53 Ben Jones o R 1488 (5) 13:58
54 Mary Stackhouse o 1503 (0) 25:03
55 George Tolley i 1510 (2) 15:50
56 Adam Jackson o 1517 (0) 25:17
57 Miriam H. Nadel o 1529 (1) 16:39
58 Todd Dashoff i 1573 (1) 17:23
59 Laura Zipin o 1595 (2) 17:15
60 Jim Quinlan o 1640 (5) 16:30
61 Steve Smith i 1696 (4) 17:56
62 Amy Paepke o 1756 (2) 19:56
63 Pamela Downs Feiring o 1770 (0) 29:30
64 Susan Losher o 1824 (1) 21:34
65 Carol Levin o 1885 (4) 21:05
66 Gabriel Gonzalez o 1901 (4) 21:21
67 Tony Orbach o 1968 (1) 23:58
68 Mark Samburg o R 1984 (2) 23:44
69 Brayden Burroughs o R 1989 (1) 24:19
70 Andy Gefen o R 1994 (4) 22:54
71 Steve Tice i 2005 (4) 23:05
72 Jared Dashoff o 2063 (1) 25:33
73 Tom Quigley o R 2249 (3) 27:39
74 Ben Dwertman o 2360 (2) 30:00
75 Joanne Sullivan o 2570 (9) 30:00
76 Christopher King o R 2588 (10) 29:48
77 Penelope Harper o 2600 (10) 30:00
78 Terry Bunton o 2660 (12) 30:00
78 Gilda Turitz o 2660 (12) 30:00
79 Ian Livengood o 2720 (14) 30:00
80 Michael Miyazaki o R 2750 (15) 30:00
81 Trey Runnion o 2780 (16) 30:00
82 Lena Webb o 2840 (18) 30:00
83 Zoe Jacoby o 2870 (19) 30:00
84 john connelly o 2930 (21) 30:00
85 Neil Fitzpatrick o 3260 (32) 30:00
86 Debbie Myers o 3350 (35) 30:00
87 Michael Solberg o R 3650 (45) 30:00
88 Michael Rosen o 3680 (46) 30:00
89 Matt Zipin o R 3710 (47) 30:00
90 Owen Paepke o 3800 (50) 30:00
91 Kat Benesh o R 4190 (63) 30:00
91 Robert Russell o 4190 (63) 30:00
92 Peter Jones o R 4370 (69) 30:00
93 Marion Shields o 4640 (78) 30:00
94 Howard Flax o R 4910 (87) 30:00
95 Jennifer Allen o R 5810 (117) 30:00
96 Mani Subramaniam o R 5900 (120) 30:00
97 Megan Beresford o R 6350 (135) 30:00