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Date June 02, 2018
Location GWU, Washington D.C.
Number of competitors 165
Theme Fashion
Trophy
2018 Champion
Flourish2
Medalists
Inside Track
1st Medal gold Roger Barkan
2nd Medal silver Katie Hamill
3rd Medal bronze Glen Ryan
Outside Track
1st Medal gold Daryl Sng
2nd Medal silver Kim Vu
3rd Medal bronze Hannah Krug
Other Awards
The PuzzleGirl Prize for Rookie of the Year Hannah Krug
Titan of Tittling Award for Penmanship Leslie Moeller
joon pahk award for worst handwriting Christopher King
Yogi Berra Best Wrong Answer Megan Beresford
FireballCrosswords.com Indie Spirit Award Brendan Emmett Quigley
Puzzles
Puzzle 1 - On the Walk
by Angela Olson Halsted
14x14, 70 words, 15:00 time limit
Puzzle 2 - Unmentionables
by Anna Gundlach
15x16, 81 words, 30:00 time limit
Puzzle 3 - Mall Shook Up
by Laura Braunstein
19x19, 116 words, 35:00 time limit
Puzzle 4 - Tailoring Instructions
by Andy Kravis and Sophia Maymudes
15x15, 76 words, 35:00 time limit
Puzzle 5 - Coin Purses
by Neville Fogarty
15x15, 78 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)