“David’s finished and it all looks correct,” the announcer says.
David steps back to check his work.
“Ken’s finished as well!”
David and Ken both have the correct answers but they don’t know it yet. They can’t hear anything or see each other. They are both standing back, checking their work. Whoever signals first will be the champion.
David signals that he’s finished a mere moment before Ken. David is declared the Division B winner and the crowd goes wild. It comes down to half a second. I would never have imagined that a crossword competition would be so (five letter word, the opposite of distant).