January 2018 Competition - Fastest Solver Challenge

We hold a series of competitions each month for those players who wish to play competitively. Each monthly competition will end at 12.01am on the 1st of every month, with trophies being awarded to the top 20 ranked players in each individual competition. Not yet on the list? Keep trying! It takes both skill and determination to make it to the Crosswords Hall of Fame!

Here are the latest results for this month's Fastest Solver Challenge.


Select which of January 2018's current competition rankings you'd like to view:

In the fastest-solver challenge, players compete to achieve the lowest average solving time for all puzzles solved during the competition month. Only players who are ranked in the top 50 of that month's high-score challenge, and who have a solving percentage of 75% or better, are eligible for this contest.

# Player Last Game Solved Rate Av. Time Av. Pts Total
1.
Lily H
January 16, 2018, 10:03 pm115/115100%228.3 sec.721 pts.82920
2.
Jaybird
January 17, 2018, 9:48 am54/6583.08%260.1 sec.684.3 pts.36952
3.DoctorCJanuary 16, 2018, 4:27 am23/23100%268.2 sec.681.8 pts.15681
4.oneal1January 16, 2018, 6:23 pm21/21100%564.4 sec.417.6 pts.8770
5.stanluceJanuary 2, 2018, 4:02 pm3/3100%586.7 sec.363.3 pts.1090
6.bigjohn8464January 17, 2018, 8:48 am105/105100%617 sec.336.9 pts.35379
7.BarbaraWJanuary 14, 2018, 2:35 am1/1100%632 sec.318 pts.318
8.lachickJanuary 17, 2018, 8:33 am109/109100%667 sec.348.2 pts.37959
9.dwfarrJanuary 17, 2018, 12:20 pm4/580%712.5 sec.265.8 pts.1063
10.nickshulmanJanuary 5, 2018, 3:41 pm2/2100%802 sec.203.5 pts.407
11.
FutureMan
January 17, 2018, 5:04 am23/2688.46%1088 sec.113.1 pts.2602
12.
carlmunoz
January 17, 2018, 1:20 pm27/3381.82%1871.7 sec.108.4 pts.2927
13.jonecaJanuary 16, 2018, 2:18 pm23/2592%2192.4 sec.99.3 pts.2284
14.KaseyJJanuary 1, 2018, 3:55 pm1/1100%4260 sec.10 pts.10

* Contest began 12:01am EST, 1 January 2018.

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