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Neville Fogarty
Time Limit 40 minutes
Size 17x17
Words 100
Fillable squares 240
T H I N . D A W N . S E R I O U S
H U M E . U N I E . I N A R U S H
I R I S H S T E W . L E T S S E E
C O D C A K E . H O L S T . T S A
K N E A D . S H A K Y C A M . . .
. . . F I T . A R I . O N E S E C
V I C E . H O T T E R . . T A R O
I M A . W A N E . S E M I . L O L
R P I . A N I . . . S U M . A T L
T A R . X K C D . H E L P . M I I
U L N A . . E R R A T A . N I C E
E A S T L A . A E R . N B A . . .
. . . F A I R G A M E . R U S T S
G E T . D R E S S . L A U G H A T
I D E A M A N . O V E R T H E R E
V E R S A C E . N I C K . T R A M
E N R A G E S . S E T S . Y E N S
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 joon pahk i 452 (0) 7:32
2 Scott Weiss i 524 (0) 8:44
3 Al Sanders i 549 (0) 9:09
4 Amy Reynaldo i 623 (0) 10:23
5 Trip Payne i 651 (0) 10:51
6 Eric Maddy i 659 (0) 10:59
7 Doug Peterson i 713 (0) 11:53
8 Michael Sharp i 869 (0) 14:29
9 Roberta Strauss i 891 (0) 14:51
10 Jeff Dubner i 904 (0) 15:04
11 Jeffrey L. Schwartz i 922 (0) 15:22
12 Steve Langer i 927 (0) 15:27
13 Andrew Miller o R 933 (0) 15:33
14 Matt Gaffney o 949 (0) 15:49
15 Rob Tricchinelli i 1025 (0) 17:05
16 Ron Osher i 1110 (0) 18:30
17 Jan O'Sullivan i 1131 (0) 18:51
18 Peter Gordon i 1179 (0) 19:39
19 Phoebe McBee i 1207 (0) 20:07
20 Andrew Laurence i 1235 (0) 20:35
21 Christine Quinones o 1264 (0) 21:04
22 Doug Hoylman i 1283 (0) 21:23
23 Vega Subramaniam i 1315 (0) 21:55
24 Sam Ezersky i 1337 (0) 22:17
25 Glen Ryan i 1338 (1) 13:28
26 Robert Craig Harman i 1355 (0) 22:35
27 Avram Gottschlich i 1382 (1) 14:12
28 Andrew Feist i 1386 (1) 14:16
29 Lou Kesten i 1434 (2) 14:34
30 Joe Cabrera i 1439 (0) 23:59
31 Michael Megargee i 1453 (0) 24:13
32 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 1485 (0) 24:45
33 Robert T. White i 1534 (0) 25:34
34 Jesse Lansner i 1556 (1) 17:06
35 Jeremy Horwitz i 1839 (1) 21:49
36 Joe Bockskopf o 1858 (0) 30:58
37 Derek Allen i 1872 (1) 22:22
38 Steve Smith i 1879 (1) 22:29
39 Josh Himmelsbach o R 1885 (0) 31:25
40 Todd Dashoff i 1886 (0) 31:26
41 Pete Rimkus i 1930 (1) 23:20
42 Bret Martin o 1998 (0) 33:18
43 Angela Olson Halsted o 2025 (0) 33:45
44 Tony Orbach o 2031 (0) 33:51
45 Alex Jeffrey i 2040 (0) 34:00
46 Adam Jackson o 2073 (0) 34:33
47 Ray Hunley o R 2084 (0) 34:44
48 Gabriel Gonzalez o 2192 (0) 36:32
49 Mary Stackhouse o 2400 (0) 40:00
50 George Tolley i 2445 (1) 31:55
51 Amy Paepke o 2450 (3) 31:00
52 Ben Jones o R 2773 (10) 32:53
53 Bruce Ryan o 2805 (5) 35:55
54 David Heinick i 2934 (11) 35:04
55 Steve Tice i 3020 (4) 40:00
56 Ken Levin o 3244 (12) 39:44
57 Miriam H. Nadel o 3470 (19) 40:00
58 Dan Felsenheld o 3530 (21) 40:00
59 David Stein o 3560 (22) 40:00
60 Mark Samburg o R 3607 (24) 39:47
61 Joanne Sullivan o 3620 (24) 40:00
62 David Schooler o 3860 (32) 40:00
63 Joe Miller o 4160 (42) 40:00
64 Thomas Silverstein o 4280 (46) 40:00
65 Cathy Sacks o 4640 (58) 40:00
66 Andy Gefen o R 4790 (63) 40:00
67 Laura Zipin o 4850 (65) 40:00
68 Ben Dwertman o 4910 (67) 40:00
69 Zoe Jacoby o 5360 (82) 40:00
70 Carol Levin o 5420 (84) 40:00
70 Jim Quinlan o 5420 (84) 40:00
71 Damon Gulczynski o R 5600 (90) 40:00
72 Gilda Turitz o 5660 (92) 40:00
73 Terry Bunton o 5810 (97) 40:00
74 Robert Russell o 6230 (111) 40:00
75 Jared Dashoff o 6267 (114) 39:07
76 Susan Losher o 6320 (114) 40:00
77 Christopher King o R 6334 (118) 38:14
78 Tom Quigley o R 6350 (115) 40:00
79 Lena Webb o 6440 (118) 40:00
80 Penelope Harper o 6740 (128) 40:00
80 Peter Jones o R 6740 (128) 40:00
81 john connelly o 6980 (136) 40:00
82 Ian Livengood o 7040 (138) 40:00
83 Pamela Downs Feiring o 7100 (140) 40:00
84 Brayden Burroughs o R 7460 (152) 40:00
85 Debbie Myers o 7490 (153) 40:00
86 Neil Fitzpatrick o 7550 (155) 40:00
87 Michael Solberg o R 7670 (159) 40:00
88 Trey Runnion o 7730 (161) 40:00
89 Mani Subramaniam o R 7760 (162) 40:00
89 Michael Rosen o 7760 (162) 40:00
90 Howard Flax o R 7820 (164) 40:00
91 Owen Paepke o 7825 (178) 33:05
92 Marion Shields o 7910 (167) 40:00
93 Michael Miyazaki o R 8150 (175) 40:00
94 Kat Benesh o R 8450 (185) 40:00
95 Matt Zipin o R 8690 (193) 40:00
96 Jennifer Allen o R 8960 (202) 40:00
97 Megan Beresford o R 9350 (215) 40:00