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wow (Saturday, 4th November 2006)
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3179
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2006.11.04 00:44:11
My best seven day total: 25:42.
My time for Saturday: 25:43.

Ouch. I like tough puzzles, though. Does anyone have a collection of them (or a link to such)?
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3727
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2006.11.04 05:33:45


PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2006.11.04 10:10:35
My best seven day total: 46:34.
My time for Saturday: 58:16.

Ouch, indeed!

Jankonynex, many thanks for the great patterns.  You're a wizard!

Wish I had seen such usable patterns on the first attempt.  Couldn't find any, so made a guess that looked promising.  20 minutes later it appeared to be a contradiction, so backtracked and redid the guess.  Eventually it turned out the first guess was right.

Logical solutions (and puzzles admitting them) are much more fun than such guesswork.
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3179
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2006.11.05 02:32:10
I saw the first two, but not the third (I think). The main problem was that I made an early mistake (only one edge bordered a '2'), and didn't notice it until I had already "solved" the rest of the puzzle.
tobiwan
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3777
Best Total: 17m 44s
Posted - 2006.11.05 08:24:01
Hey Brian,

I find some of these quite tricky.  Or at least I used to.  I haven't been there much in a while.

http://www.pro.or.jp/~fuji/java/puzzle/numline/index-eng.html
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.11.06 08:00:34
Can definitely be done without Fix Position. I worked roughly clockwise from the bottom left once I'd done the easy stuff.

Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
I saw the first two, but not the third (I think).

The third one I see automatically - every time I see the 2-with-two-1s, I check out the surrounding area to see if I can force a contradiction. The others would take some searching, but I'd know to search there because they're on the edge.
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3179
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2006.11.06 14:10:13
Thanks for the link tobiwan, although I saw it in another thread.

I guess it'll take some time to learn these (and other) new patterns. Thanks procrastinator.
Envelope
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 307
Best Total: 33m 49s
Posted - 2006.11.13 05:37:05
Heh... Best total ever 33:49

Saturday   1d 16h 14m 48s
Last edited by Envelope - 2006.11.13 05:37:13

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