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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
B A I T . B A E . . O B A M A . H O P
B A R R . U C L A . H U M O R . O R I
C A S U A L S E X . C H E A T . T A X
. . . S A G . C L I M A X . T B O N E
C A T T R E A T . N O R . . H E I G L
T R U M P . B I K I N I . T I T L E S
R I F E . B O O A T . . R T E S . . .
L A T . C O U N T I N G O F F . M A P
. . . C A N T . . A A R O N . T A C O
P O D U N K . B A T M A N . M O N T E
E G R E T . . O R E . F E M I N I S T
G L A D E . O W N S I T . A L I . . .
G A G . E A G L E . F I E L D G O A L
E L O . N I L E S . S N I T . H U G E
D A N . S L E D S . . G D S . T R E X
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 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 Lou Kesten i 761 (0) 12:41
13 Michael Sharp i 767 (0) 12:47
14 Pete 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 Hoffman i 923 (0) 15:23
22 Mike Megargee i 925 (0) 15:25
23 Marie desJardins i 971 (0) 16:11
24 Robert 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 Robert 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 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 Downs 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)