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Need more people to do wrongs...
Tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4320
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2006.06.06 02:11:25
Jean and I don't belong on the top ofthe leaderboard!
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2006.06.06 05:40:53
haha ill *try* some now
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.06 07:06:47
I do them when I can find some spare time, but I really should do more... Hey, I could certainly do with the practice, as my change counts are normally lousy compared to the rest of you!

Saying that, I've just blitzed Monday's wrong.  Yay me!
Last edited by astrokath - 2006.06.06 12:35:31
Tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4320
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2006.06.06 07:21:43
You have to get it right first time pretty much to get a good score, so doing some working on paper or something else is often worth the additional time it takes.  Unless you can just see the answer straight off, like I pretty much did on sunday... (pure luck - spent more time finding the wrong number than solving the wrong!)

Speaking of which, maybe the wrong number should be in bold or something, unless finding the number is supposed to be part of the challenge.
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.06.06 07:39:58
Quote:
Originally Posted by tilps
Speaking of which, maybe the wrong number should be in bold or something, unless finding the number is supposed to be part of the challenge.
It's the first part of the challenge, yes! The puzzles were inspired by "jimbobjoe", who often ends up on the normal puzzles with a loop that is rejected for not being right somewhere - his first challenge was always to figure out where it had gone wrong, and then how to fix it. He got quite good at it, so suggested I make it into a puzzle...

They're not too bad once you get the hang of them (well, the hard ones can be tough) - it's either a case of trying to solve it in your head or "on paper" first or trying different things and seeing how they work out. Sometimes the knock-on effects can cross the entire board.

It's also handy to remember some of the parts of the puzzle where there were two different routes you could have taken - often the "wrong" involves trying the other one.
tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4320
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2006.06.06 08:15:15
One day you should sneak 2 wrong numbers in, just to be annoying
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.06 08:16:07
What would that be then?  Kwontom Wronger?
mathmaniac
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1198
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2006.06.06 12:21:52
No kwontom VERRY wrong.
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2006.06.07 06:05:22
wohoo! todays wrong puzzle: 379 changes, nearly 6 hours
whooooops!
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.06.07 10:42:20
I'm not sure exactly what it would be, but it certainly wouldn't make a right.

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