|Today's puzzle (Tuesday, 25th April 2017)|
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.
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.
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.
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
Best Total: 22m 13s
|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.