January 2019 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 2019'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.SadieMaeJanuary 18, 2019, 6:27 pm30/30100%154.4 sec.789.5 pts.23686
2.oneal1January 18, 2019, 3:39 pm247/25497.24%473 sec.518.4 pts.128051
3.bigjohn8464January 21, 2019, 8:52 am56/5798.25%656 sec.302.6 pts.16946
4.BarbaraWJanuary 20, 2019, 11:34 pm23/2688.46%681.7 sec.311.9 pts.7174
5.
FutureMan
January 19, 2019, 5:08 pm21/2295.45%808.3 sec.189 pts.3968
6.
carlmunoz
January 19, 2019, 4:04 am21/2391.3%1198.6 sec.126.2 pts.2651
7.grampyJanuary 20, 2019, 10:29 pm24/2596%1703 sec.113.8 pts.2730
8.MLMoreau01January 4, 2019, 8:08 pm1/1100%1984 sec.10 pts.10
9.oonZeesJanuary 21, 2019, 1:32 am9/1181.82%2689.2 sec.10 pts.90
10.
wordZme
January 20, 2019, 11:57 pm14/14100%3841.8 sec.16.9 pts.237
11.LoveMonsterJanuary 16, 2019, 12:41 pm1/1100%4195 sec.10 pts.10
12.CorkonJanuary 19, 2019, 1:42 pm7/977.78%5905.6 sec.56.4 pts.395
13.FrigidentmanJanuary 21, 2019, 12:07 am9/1275%9652.7 sec.10 pts.90

* Contest began 12:01am EST, 1 January 2019.

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