Unofficial Times cryptic RTC contest No. 7 – results

The key to success this week was avoiding mistakes on 23,691 and 23,694. Only four entrants came through unscathed, with Mark Goodliffe taking a fairly easy win in both contests and becoming the first to bag the fastest time for 5 out of 6 puzzles. He also tore up the part of my script that says that it’s the times for the hard puzzles that really matter, by ripping through the four relatively easy ones. John P Marshall and foggyweb share the star for clean sheets which got them their best places so far in the mini-champs. In the RTC contest, fgbp and talbinho both scored well from their five correctly completed puzzles.
(The mini-champs table has been amended after talbinho’s comment.)

Mini-championship

Position Name Errors Total time
1 Mark Goodliffe 0 00:48:56
2 Peter Biddlecombe 0 1:00:24
3 John P Marshall 0 1:56:07
4 foggyweb 0 5:11:25
5 Tony Sever 1 1:22:47
6 Richard Grafen 1 1:33:01
7 talbinho 2 1:11:11
8 Sabine 2 1:41:13

RTC points table

Position Name Total points (max: 66)
1 Mark Goodliffe 64
2 Peter Biddlecombe 57
3= fgbp 42
3= talbinho 42
5 Tony Sever 33
6= John P. Marshall 32
6= Richard Grafen 32
8 Sabine 28
9 foggyweb 18
10 linxit 16
11 ilanc 14

Fastest for each puzzle:
Sat fgbp 14:24, Mon-Fri Mark Goodliffe 5:19, 13:58, 3:38, 4:32, 6:41

Star: Foggyweb, John P Marshall
Spoon: not awarded this week

Raw scores:
Peter Biddlecombe, 00:14:28, 00:08:21, 00:15:25, 00:06:20, 00:06:55, 00:08:55, 0
Mark Goodliffe, 00:14:48, 00:05:19, 00:13:58, 00:03:38, 00:04:32, 00:06:41, 0
fgbp, 00:14:24, x, 00:34:30, 00:04:50, 00:07:15, 00:09:35
JohnPMarshall, 00:22:10, 00:14:34, 00:38:30, 00:10:02, 00:12:28, 00:18:23, 0
ilanc, X, 00:35:30, 00:41:30, 00:26:30, 00:24:10, 00:37:30, 1, 23690/2D
foggyweb, 01:38:30, 00:51:20, 01:05:12, 00:31:15, 00:23:45, 00:41:23, 0
Sabine, 00:17:35, 00:08:54, 00:46:03, 00:11:01, 00:08:24, 00:09:16, 2, 23691/20 23694/27A
talbinho, 00:16:17, 00:09:02, 00:24:30, 00:04:35, 00:09:02, 00:07:45, 2, 23690/2D 21A
linxit, 00:35:03, 00:15:18, 00:22:15, X, X, X
Tony Sever, 00:23:10, 00:10:06, 00:21:32, 00:09:16, 00:09:43, 00:09:00, 1, 23691/11A
Richard Grafen, 00:24:10, 00:12:45, 00:21:42, 00:08:51, 00:12:18, 00:13:15, 1, 23694/13A

2 comments on “Unofficial Times cryptic RTC contest No. 7 – results”

  1. Sorry for the late reply but I’ve been incommunicado since these results were posted. I actually made 2 errors in 23690, which bumps me down to 7th in the mini-champ table. Apologies for the error, don’t quite see how I managed it given that I listed both clues immediately after writing ‘1,’ and also mentioned the two errors beneath!

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