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Date June 04, 2016
Location GWU, Washington, D.C.
In-Person competitors 117
Solve-at-Home Competitors 18
Theme Prom
Trophy
2016 Champion
Flourish2
Medalists
Inside Track
1st Medal gold Roger Barkan
2nd Medal silver Al Sanders
3rd Medal bronze Glen Ryan
Outside Track
1st Medal gold Christopher Stephens
2nd Medal silver Austin Burns
3rd Medal bronze Ben Johnston
Solve-at-Home
1st Medal gold David Plotkin
2nd Medal silver Tyler Hinman
3rd Medal bronze Ellen Ripstein
Other Awards
The PuzzleGirl Prize for Rookie of the Year Austin Burns
Titan of Tittling Award for Penmanship Brian Cimmet
joon pahk award for worst handwriting Michael Sharp
Yogi Berra Best Wrong Answer Antonia Miller
FireballCrosswords.com Indie Spirit Award Ben Tausig
Most Improved Player Michael Rosen
Puzzles
Puzzle 1 - Canned Music
by Peter Broda and Lena Webb
14x15, 67 words, 20:00 time limit
Puzzle 2 - A Modest Promposal
by Andy Kravis and Neville Fogarty
17x17, 92 words, 30:00 time limit
Puzzle 3 - I Now Pronounce You...
by Sam Trabucco
15x15, 76 words, 25:00 time limit
Puzzle 4 - Do I Hear a Waltz?
by Erik Agard and Joanne Sullivan
19x15, 98 words, 45:00 time limit
Puzzle 5 - Group Dance
by The Indie 500 Team
17x15, 87 words, 30:00 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)