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Date May 30, 2015
Location GWU, Washington, D.C.
In-Person competitors 100
Solve-at-Home Competitors 12
Theme Auto Racing
Trophy
2015 Champion
Flourish2
Medalists
Inside Track
1st Medal gold joon pahk
2nd Medal silver Amy Reynaldo
3rd Medal bronze Eric Maddy
Outside Track
1st Medal gold Josh Himmelsbach
2nd Medal silver Christine Quinones
3rd Medal bronze Andrew Miller
Solve-at-Home
1st Medal gold David Plotkin
2nd Medal silver Dan Katz
3rd Medal bronze Richard Kalustian
Other Awards
The PuzzleGirl Prize for Rookie of the Year Andrew Miller
Titan of Tittling Award for Penmanship Laura Zipin
joon pahk award for worst handwriting Christopher King
Yogi Berra Best Wrong Answer Megan Beresford
FireballCrosswords.com Indie Spirit Award Amy Reynaldo
Puzzles
Puzzle 1 - Welcome to D.C.
by Erik Agard
15x15, 76 words, 20:00 time limit
Puzzle 2 - Looseness of the Vowels
by Peter Broda
15x15, 76 words, 30:00 time limit
Puzzle 3 - Candy Bars
by Finn Vigeland
20x19, 132 words, 45:00 time limit
Puzzle 4 - A Cute Puzzle
by Andy Kravis
15x15, 76 words, 15:00 time limit
Puzzle 5 - Swap Meet
by Neville Fogarty
17x17, 100 words, 40:00 time limit
Stats
NOTE: Only in-person results are included in stats
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total fillable squares 1103 1047 1202 1041 1061
Total word count 460 420 490 421 429
Total allotted solve time 2h30m 2h30m 2h35m 2h20m 2h20m
Competitors with no errors on any puzzle 13 / 100
(13.0%)
30 / 117
(25.64%)
35 / 128
(27.34%)
71 / 165
(43.03%)
91 / 198
(45.96%)
Lowest total solve time (combined) joon pahk
29:24
Al Sanders
26:49
Glen Ryan
32:22
Glen Ryan
22:54
Glen Ryan
21:41
Percentage of total allotted time 19.6% 17.88% 20.88% 16.36% 15.49%
Lowest total error-free solve time (combined) Eric Maddy
39:21
Al Sanders
26:49
Roger Barkan
32:27
Glen Ryan
22:54
Glen Ryan
21:41
Percentage of total allotted time 26.23% 17.88% 20.94% 16.36% 15.49%
Fastest solve (single puzzle)
Fastest error-free solve (single puzzle)