September 2017 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 September 2017'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
September 24, 2017, 6:20 pm326/326100%222.5 sec.726.5 pts.236851
2.
Jaybird
September 23, 2017, 10:06 am64/7387.67%262.9 sec.683.9 pts.43772
3.DoctorCSeptember 22, 2017, 3:03 pm132/13399.25%280.6 sec.670.1 pts.88457
4.oneal1September 20, 2017, 12:09 pm33/33100%553.1 sec.404.7 pts.13355
5.stanluceSeptember 24, 2017, 6:32 pm51/5298.08%596.1 sec.358.1 pts.18261
6.BarbaraWSeptember 22, 2017, 1:15 am12/1392.31%602.4 sec.347.6 pts.4171
7.lachickSeptember 24, 2017, 4:49 pm77/8195.06%651.7 sec.307 pts.23636
8.dwfarrSeptember 22, 2017, 12:09 pm1/1100%721 sec.229 pts.229
9.nickshulmanSeptember 5, 2017, 9:13 pm6/785.71%894.8 sec.174.7 pts.1048
10.wholigan42September 14, 2017, 4:39 pm2/2100%1112.5 sec.55.5 pts.111
11.
FutureMan
September 22, 2017, 7:59 pm27/2896.43%1395.2 sec.59.6 pts.1610
12.trex4051September 16, 2017, 7:00 pm2/2100%2900 sec.10 pts.20
13.
wordZme
September 24, 2017, 6:33 pm33/3789.19%3612.8 sec.19.6 pts.648

* Contest began 12:01am EST, 1 September 2017.

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