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A Modest Promposal
A punny thing happened on the way to the forum...
Andy Kravis and Neville Fogarty
Time Limit 30 minutes
Size 17x17
Words 92
Fillable squares 243
C R A C K . M E N T H O L . E B B
L I T H O . A M P H O R A . D E A
I T W A S A S T R E T C H . W A Y
P A T R O L S . . N W A . P A S S
. . . A V A . G O B I . A O R T A
. W E D A N C E D A R O U N D I T
F R Y E R . A N D . E N D I V E .
B E E . . P R I M A . E E E . . .
I N D I V I D U A L M A N D A T E
. . . B O X . S N A I L . . V I E
. C R I T I C . O N E . D C E L L
I L L S E E Y O U I N C O U R T .
T A S E R . C R T S . O W L . . .
H I T S . A L A . . C A N T E E N
A R I . K N O C K O U T P U N C H
C O N . I N P L A C E . A R D O R
A L E . R E S E N T S . T E S L A
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 Al Sanders i 285 (0) 4:45
2 Roger Barkan i 344 (0) 5:44
3 Eric Maddy i 346 (0) 5:46
4 Pete Rimkus i 359 (0) 5:59
5 Matt Gaffney i 386 (0) 6:26
6 Amy Reynaldo i 390 (0) 6:30
7 Mike Megargee i 396 (0) 6:36
8 Glen Ryan i 397 (0) 6:37
9 Avram Gottschlich i 411 (0) 6:51
10 Jesse Lansner i 413 (0) 6:53
11 Doug Peterson i 434 (0) 7:14
12 Rob Tricchinelli i 440 (0) 7:20
13 Sam Ezersky i 456 (0) 7:36
14 Jeff Dubner i 466 (0) 7:46
15 Jan O'Sullivan i 489 (0) 8:09
16 Josh Himmelsbach i 506 (0) 8:26
17 Peter Gordon i 516 (0) 8:36
17 Steve Langer i 516 (0) 8:36
18 Robert Craig Harman i 521 (0) 8:41
19 Marie desJardins i 525 (0) 8:45
20 Robert White i 527 (0) 8:47
21 Lou Kesten i 531 (0) 8:51
22 Alex Jeffrey i 535 (0) 8:55
23 Roberta Strauss i 536 (0) 8:56
24 Jeremy Horwitz i 541 (0) 9:01
25 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 550 (0) 9:10
25 David Heinick i 550 (0) 9:10
26 Susan Hoffman i 578 (0) 9:38
27 Ben Smith o 592 (0) 9:52
28 Ray Hunley o 615 (0) 10:15
29 Todd Dashoff i 625 (0) 10:25
30 Vega Subramaniam i 628 (0) 10:28
31 Hollie Schmidt i 637 (0) 10:37
32 Mike Sell o R 650 (0) 10:50
33 Austin Burns o R 654 (0) 10:54
34 Ben Johnston o R 663 (0) 11:03
35 Miriam Nadel o 666 (0) 11:06
35 Ben Aisen i 666 (0) 11:06
36 Thomas Elias o R 676 (0) 11:16
37 Peter Martin o R 693 (0) 11:33
38 Eric Cockayne o R 694 (0) 11:34
39 Mike Glennon i 715 (0) 11:55
40 Bret Martin o 722 (0) 12:02
41 Gabriel Gonzalez o 725 (0) 12:05
42 Brian Cross o R 751 (0) 12:31
43 Amy Hamilton o 752 (0) 12:32
44 Adam Jackson o 755 (0) 12:35
45 Christine Quinones i 756 (0) 12:36
46 Giovanni Pagano o R 767 (0) 12:47
47 bob brown o R 770 (0) 12:50
48 Bruce Ryan o 787 (0) 13:07
49 Jimmy O'Donnell o 814 (0) 13:34
49 Steve Ander o R 814 (0) 13:34
49 Carol Levin o 814 (0) 13:34
50 Joe Bockskopf o 826 (0) 13:46
51 Andy Gefen o 849 (0) 14:09
52 Brian Cimmet o 851 (0) 14:11
53 Ben Dwertman o 877 (0) 14:37
54 Durant Gipson o R 896 (0) 14:56
55 Maggie Wittlin o 906 (0) 15:06
56 Noah Fortinsky o R 911 (0) 15:11
57 Nancy Ross o 935 (0) 15:35
57 Dan Felsenheld o 935 (0) 15:35
58 Bill Wilkins o 938 (0) 15:38
59 Laura Zipin o 957 (0) 15:57
60 Terrence Bunton o 968 (0) 16:08
61 Damon Gulczynski o 972 (0) 16:12
62 Brayden Burroughs o 982 (0) 16:22
62 Jennifer Newton o 982 (0) 16:22
63 Christopher Adams o 985 (1) 7:35
64 Patricia Heath i 1027 (0) 17:07
65 Randy Guggenheimer o 1039 (0) 17:19
66 Tony Orbach o 1045 (0) 17:25
67 Tom Tabanao i 1047 (1) 8:37
68 Michael Berman o R 1058 (0) 17:38
69 Michael Sharp i 1061 (1) 8:51
69 Phoebe McBee i 1061 (1) 8:51
70 Kevin McHugh o R 1073 (0) 17:53
71 Michael Miyazaki o 1085 (0) 18:05
72 Finn Vigeland i 1142 (1) 10:12
73 Jared Dashoff o 1150 (0) 19:10
74 Zoe Jacoby o 1162 (0) 19:22
75 Steve Smith i 1185 (3) 9:55
76 Virginia Sory Brown o 1242 (0) 20:42
77 Kim Vu o 1250 (2) 11:30
78 Karen Strong o 1257 (0) 20:57
79 Penelope Harper o 1291 (0) 21:31
80 David Stein o 1340 (1) 13:30
81 john connelly o 1379 (0) 22:59
82 Neil Fitzpatrick o 1414 (0) 23:34
83 Craig Rimby o 1416 (1) 14:46
84 Christopher Stephens o R 1423 (1) 14:53
85 Linda Toole o R 1454 (1) 15:24
86 Pamela Downs Feiring o 1595 (2) 17:15
87 Christopher King o 1612 (3) 17:02
88 Tom Quigley o 1660 (0) 27:40
89 Michael Rosen o 1697 (0) 28:17
90 Alison Carey o 1735 (1) 20:05
91 Betsy Allen o R 1761 (2) 20:01
92 Kerensa Gimre o R 1796 (0) 29:56
93 Erica Blom o 1931 (6) 20:51
94 Eric Sublett o R 1954 (1) 23:44
95 Colleen Sinzdak o R 2137 (1) 26:47
96 Alison Candela o R 2158 (2) 26:38
97 Daniel Weinberg o R 2246 (1) 28:36
98 Spencer Neff o R 2313 (2) 29:13
99 Ric Best o 2540 (8) 30:00
100 Lois Reitzas o 2870 (19) 30:00
101 Robert F. Russell o 3020 (24) 30:00
102 crosslaw o R 3290 (33) 30:00
103 Peter Jones o 3350 (35) 30:00
104 Antonia Miller o R 3470 (39) 30:00
105 Kevin Linger o R 3680 (46) 30:00
106 Marion Shields o 4700 (80) 30:00
107 Kathleen McCuistion o R 4790 (83) 30:00
108 J. James Spinner o R 5000 (90) 30:00
109 Fred Liu o R 6830 (151) 30:00