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Opening from archives resets timer?
Jean
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2045
Best Total: 20m 50s
Posted - 2006.11.23 06:07:10
I've only recently noticed that re-opening an archived puzzle seems to reset my time.
i.e. I opened an old (old old...) weekend puzzle, didn't complete it, went away and came back later, opened it from the archives page and completed it, and my time was close to normal.  In this case, for archived puzzles where I'm not racing against people, I'd call it a feature rather than a bug.  But for the weekly puzzle challenges... it would be a different story.

I'm not game to see if it would work for the weekly puzzle challenges, because
1) I'm not a cheater
2) if it didn't work, it would drastically increase my times for that week
But I really hope that it doesn't work that way for those current puzzles.
prj
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2356
Best Total: 18m 20s
Posted - 2006.11.23 06:16:43
Don't worry, puzzles for the current week do work differently, as you'd expect.
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.11.23 08:45:03
That's right, the current weekly puzzles are carefully timed because your score can get you on the leaderboard, but for archived puzzles it never remembers your elapsed time if you leave the puzzle and return later - meaning it's possible to cheat (but as your time only ever appears to you so it's a bit pointless).

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