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Getting tougher?
puzzlescot
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1683
Best Total: 25m 45s
Posted - 2007.07.31 10:18:37
Is it just me, or are the puzzles getting harder?

I really struggled with Sat and Sun, then Mon/Tue, which these days take me c.2'30 took 3 times as long. The amount of lookahead that's required seems to have increased dramatically, requiring more than a minimal amount of shading and 'fix position'.

It's taken all the fun out of it for me, as there's not a snowball's chance I will break 50 minutes with these puzzles.
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.07.31 11:19:43
Saturday and Sunday puzzles can really vary in difficulty, and this weekend Saturday was indeed a huge challenge, but the Monday/Tuesday ones this week were fairly typical of the easy ones... you certainly shouldn't need to use Fix Position for them if you know the basic patterns and strategies.
mathmaniac
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1198
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2007.08.12 03:37:51
I agree. this sunday's puzzle was really tough. I dont know if the record will break ten minutes for this one. maybe we're just having a streak of relatively difficult puzzles.
mathmaniac
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1198
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2007.08.12 15:56:47
Quote:
Originally Posted by mathmaniac
I dont know if the record will break ten minutes for this one.

I stand thoroughly corrected.
Last edited by mathmaniac - 2007.08.12 15:57:41

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