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Date June 03, 2017
Location GWU, Washington D.C.
Number of competitors 128
Theme Time
Trophy
2017 Champion
Flourish2
Medalists
Inside Track
1st Medal gold Katie Hamill
2nd Medal silver Roger Barkan
3rd Medal bronze Dave Tuller
Outside Track
1st Medal gold Eric Cockayne
2nd Medal silver Brian Lipinski
3rd Medal bronze Mike Sell
Other Awards
The PuzzleGirl Prize for Rookie of the Year Brian Lipinski
Titan of Tittling Award for Penmanship Aaron Riccio
joon pahk award for worst handwriting Christopher King
Yogi Berra Best Wrong Answer Nick Napolitano
FireballCrosswords.com Indie Spirit Award Matt Gaffney
Puzzles
Puzzle 1 - Before and After
by Angela Olson Halsted
15x15, 78 words, 15:00 time limit
Puzzle 2 - Jam Session
by Paolo Pasco
19x14, 91 words, 35:00 time limit
Puzzle 3 - This Mashup's for the Byrds
by Tracy Bennett
18x18, 109 words, 35:00 time limit
Puzzle 4 - Non-Linear Narratives
by Erik Agard ft. Allegra Kuney
19x19, 114 words, 45:00 time limit
Puzzle 5 - In Search of Lost Time
by Neville Fogarty
17x17, 98 words, 25:00 time limit
Stats
2015 2016 2017 2018
Total fillable squares 1103 1047 1202 1041
Total word count 460 420 490 421
Total allotted solve time 2h30m 2h30m 2h35m 2h20m
Competitors with no errors on any puzzle 13 / 100
(13.0%)
30 / 117
(25.64%)
35 / 128
(27.34%)
71 / 165
(43.03%)
Lowest total solve time (combined) joon pahk
29:24
Al Sanders
26:49
Glen Ryan
32:22
Glen Ryan
22:54
Percentage of total allotted time 19.6% 17.88% 20.88% 16.36%
Lowest total error-free solve time (combined) Eric Maddy
39:21
Al Sanders
26:49
Roger Barkan
32:27
Glen Ryan
22:54
Percentage of total allotted time 26.23% 17.88% 20.94% 16.36%
Fastest solve (single puzzle)
Fastest error-free solve (single puzzle)