October 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 October 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.SadieMaeOctober 21, 2018, 11:28 am141/14597.24%163.9 sec.781.2 pts.110147
2.
Lily H
October 21, 2018, 5:24 pm195/195100%243 sec.706.7 pts.137806
3.DoctorCOctober 20, 2018, 11:21 am69/7098.57%310.7 sec.639.3 pts.44114
4.oneal1October 18, 2018, 1:22 pm74/74100%441.5 sec.508.5 pts.37629
5.BarbaraWOctober 15, 2018, 10:54 pm3/3100%678.3 sec.271.7 pts.815
6.bigjohn8464October 18, 2018, 7:16 am13/13100%741.6 sec.265.9 pts.3457
7.
FutureMan
October 20, 2018, 6:02 pm31/31100%804.1 sec.204.7 pts.6346
8.EllenCarolineOctober 17, 2018, 9:26 pm6/6100%1320 sec.44.8 pts.269
9.Superb17COctober 5, 2018, 7:28 pm2/2100%1376.5 sec.105 pts.210
10.
carlmunoz
October 21, 2018, 9:27 pm24/2885.71%1494.3 sec.120.3 pts.2887
11.SonnyCaesarOctober 21, 2018, 4:01 pm23/2785.19%2532.3 sec.10 pts.230
12.oonZeesOctober 21, 2018, 10:18 pm24/2596%2904.3 sec.10 pts.240
13.
wordZme
October 16, 2018, 12:14 pm3/3100%3132.7 sec.10 pts.30
14.nancyl49915October 17, 2018, 5:53 pm2/2100%4006 sec.58 pts.116

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

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