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Yes, I know. (Tuesday, 27th June 2006)
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.06.26 23:09:15
It's very easy. The sort of thing I wish I took seriously and had a go at the minute barrier.

I blame the ref, I'm not naturally drunk and vengeful.
itchfizzix
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3034
Best Total: 17m 57s
Posted - 2006.06.26 23:26:35
I agree - super easy... would have a faster time if only I had an "actual" mouse to use and not this touch pad on my laptop. alas.
Tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4324
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2006.06.27 01:28:01
Fix position, not noticing that you've put 3 round a 2, submit - restarting cause you can't do the wrong easily ... and can't remember what you had fixed.
its a comedy of errors in my playing today.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.27 06:53:21
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
It's very easy. The sort of thing I wish I took seriously and had a go at the minute barrier.

I blame the ref, I'm not naturally drunk and vengeful.

Yeah, this was definitely one to do after the morning coffee...  Certainly the 1.12 barrier should be within reach of the fleet-of-finger.
Taoist
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1265
Best Total: 33m 18s
Posted - 2006.06.27 08:18:12
I would have made a good time if not for the dreaded 1x1.gif error on the last stretch
Ended up with 13 mins, Gutted!
PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2006.06.27 08:33:45
Missed a pattern, bad Fix Position choices, 9 minutes.  Oi!
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.06.27 13:39:50
Quote:
Originally Posted by puzzlelover
Missed a pattern, bad Fix Position choices, 9 minutes.  Oi!

If you used FP on this one you definitely missed something. There aren't even any of the rarer patterns that you might overlook, and the only non-pattern reasoning is a fairly simple, very obvious loop.

The soccer was over by 1AM in Perth, but unfortunately we stayed out all night partying/drowning our sorrows and the puzzle was already up when I finally staggered home at 8AM. I should at the very least have had a morning coffee before attempting it, but a good night's sleep and time to sober up would have been even better.

But I think noone was destined to get a good time today, because it would have meant a BECT without our good luck charm Helge, something which hasn't happened since I started puzzling. Funny, I think there've been far fewer weeks when astrokath doesn't win a day than Helge, but this is the second time we've broken the record without her recently.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.27 15:21:44
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Funny, I think there've been far fewer weeks when astrokath doesn't win a day than Helge, but this is the second time we've broken the record without her recently.

Meh.  I'm having an off-week.  Too much work stress...
Acorn
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 555
Best Total: 42m 58s
Posted - 2006.06.27 15:31:49
I agree.  It was easy..... except I filled in the last lines without paying attention that I only put one line around a two.  I hit done and then had to figure out what I screwed up.
mathmaniac
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1198
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2006.06.27 17:13:52
That happens to me sometimes. Most of the time I ended up with 2 loops and spent five minutes trying to fix it.
Last edited by mathmaniac - 2006.06.27 17:14:10
itchfizzix
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3034
Best Total: 17m 57s
Posted - 2006.06.27 17:35:02
Quote:
Originally Posted by acorn
I agree.  It was easy..... except I filled in the last lines without paying attention that I only put one line around a two.  I hit done and then had to figure out what I screwed up.
I did the exact same thing too!
mathmaniac
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1198
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2006.06.27 18:18:41
Quote:
Originally Posted by mathmaniac
That happens to me sometimes. Most of the time I ended up with 2 loops and spent five minutes trying to fix it.

That's what happened to me on friday's puzzle. I took 44 minutes. at least fifteen of those were spent fixing my mistake.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.28 07:32:36
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Funny, I think there've been far fewer weeks when astrokath doesn't win a day than Helge, but this is the second time we've broken the record without her recently.

Meh.  I'm having an off-week.  Too much work stress...

Well, that's a little better, but I'm sure someone can go faster than 1.54 on wednesday.

Ah, at least I can bask in the warm glow of the "best ever total" for a few minutes...
drnull
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 901
Best Total: 23m 25s
Posted - 2006.06.28 14:16:13
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath

Well, that's a little better, but I'm sure someone can go faster than 1.54 on wednesday.

Ah, at least I can bask in the warm glow of the "best ever total" for a few minutes...
Please don't bump me too, tzukanion. 
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.28 14:19:15
Quote:
Originally Posted by drnull

Please don't bump me too, tzukanion. 

Bastard. 
drnull
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 901
Best Total: 23m 25s
Posted - 2006.06.28 14:45:04
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath

Bastard. 
I know my father quite well thank you. 

Oh wait.  Maybe he's not my father.  How would I know?  Maybe my whole life is a lie?  What if ...

Awww, heck, nevermind.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.06.29 06:44:59
Right, you've all got a new target to aim for today.

My, but the 20min barrier is starting to look shaky!
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.06.29 07:56:55
Wow, well done on today's puzzle! I felt sure the champion's total wouldn't improve today... I'm impressed. Even if I know the solution I can't click fast enough to solve a puzzle in the same time as some of you people...
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.06.29 08:31:21
And if you're interested in seeing how that champion's total has improved over the past year, check out the new "history" link on the leaderboard page.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.06.29 09:04:59
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
Right, you've all got a new target to aim for today.

My, but the 20min barrier is starting to look shaky!

We're now closer to 20 mins than we are to the old mark. Maybe we'll just keep halving the gap and astradamus will be right, but I think the signs are good: a new record weekend time for the second time in three weeks, and we wouldn't have beaten the previous record at all without tzukanion's contribution, so our depth is improving too.

It's just a shame about Sunday's atrocity...
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