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Date June 01, 2019
Location New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
In-Person competitors 198
Solve-at-Home Competitors 73
Theme Travel
Trophy
2019 Champion
Flourish2
Medalists
Inside Track
1st Medal gold Roger Barkan
2nd Medal silver Francis Heaney
3rd Medal bronze Glen Ryan
Outside Track
1st Medal gold Ray Hunley
2nd Medal silver Christopher King
3rd Medal bronze Daniel Feitel
Solve-at-Home
1st Medal gold David Plotkin
2nd Medal silver Tyler Hinman
3rd Medal bronze Christopher Adams
Other Awards
The PuzzleGirl Prize for Rookie of the Year Daniel Feitel
Titan of Tittling Award for Penmanship Laura Zipin
joon pahk award for worst handwriting Christopher King
Yogi Berra Best Wrong Answer pamela feiring
FireballCrosswords.com Indie Spirit Award Nate Cardin and Patti Varol, on behalf of the Queer Qrosswords and Women of Letters puzzle packs, respectively
Most Improved Player Rachel Sadon
Puzzles
Puzzle 1 - Is There a Fee for Emotional Baggage?
by Angela Olson Halsted
15x15, 78 words, 20:00 time limit
Puzzle 2 - Jet Set
by Yacob Yonas
17x17, 92 words, 30:00 time limit
Puzzle 3 - Currency Exchange
by Andy Kravis
17x17, 100 words, 35:00 time limit
Puzzle 4 - Travel Arrangements
by Janie Smulyan
16x15, 81 words, 35:00 time limit
Puzzle 5 - Four Plus One
by Bryan Betancur
15x15, 78 words, 20:00 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)