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Today's puzzle (Tuesday, 25th April 2017)
Tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4192
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2017.04.25 07:02:09
I'm wondering why almost everyone took longer than me today.  The puzzle seemed trivial...  I've tried it 3 times and can't see where I've made a mistake in my favour.



I get here very quickly, only took a couple of seconds to notice the loop close to avoid which finishes the puzzle.

I'm curious if everyone missed the 2, 2, 1, 1 diagonal coming off the 3 in the top left corner giving 4 x's on the two 1s right off the start. It interacts very nicely with the results of the 3 1 3 on the top edge to do most of the bottom left corner.
sam
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1782
Best Total: 24m 39s
Posted - 2017.04.25 07:26:10
It's a strange one - it took me 3 minutes rather than my usual sub 2 for a Tuesday. I had a few areas (like the 2s on the left) where I had to stop and spot the obvious patterns.

Nothing major, just a lot of niggly bits.
Darklady
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3543
Best Total: 9m 37s
Posted - 2017.04.25 11:13:48
The deduction in the upper-left quadrant with the diagonally-adjacent 1s took me a few seconds to spot.

Overall, it's just more finicky than the average Tuesday: if you spot the right patterns immediately it's easy enough, but it's very particular about needing specific deductions in specific places to progress.
arbor8
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3125
Best Total: 14m 2s
Posted - 2017.04.25 15:10:29
I used both diagonal patterns Tilps mentioned, but lower left side was slow for me, anyhow
xyphic
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1562
Best Total: 24m 16s
Posted - 2017.04.27 16:47:54
It took me about 3 minutes on my first go, but I think I must have been distracted. A subsequent effort took me 1:36 which is about as fast as I'll do a puzzle these days.

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