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Saturday 22nd April... tricky one!
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.04.23 23:30:01
How difficult was that puzzle then?! I thought my slow time was because I was tired after a long weekend, but looking at the results it seems I wasn't the only one who had trouble with it. Well done to oyvind for getting a sub-twenty-minute time! I wonder if anyone will beat it...?
PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2006.04.23 23:38:35
I found it pretty tricky.  I've gotten better at avoiding mistakes that require reset, but I made a few on this puzzle.  Starting it late night and needing a sleep break to resume it didn't help my time much either
oyvind
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4393
Best Total: 14m 42s
Posted - 2006.04.24 06:20:49
Thanks, foilman. I thought it was kind of hard, but I had luck the few times I had to guess. I don't know if my brother helge has done the saturday puzzle, he has the bad habbit of beating me every time
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.04.24 07:29:09
Ooh, that was a nasty one!

I messed up twice, near the end, and restarted.  Tried again yesterday, and still couldn't break 20mins.

[Took a book of slitherlink puzzles on holiday with me, to keep my hand in.  But they were all too easy, even without using "crutches"!]
Last edited by astrokath - 2006.04.24 08:46:37
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.04.24 07:40:03
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrokath
[Took a book of slitherlink puzzles on holiday with me, to keep my hand in.  But they were all two easy, even without using "crutches"!]
I found the same with a book I imported from Japan. I was expecting some challenges, but even the hard ones were just a little bit too easy...
drnull
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 901
Best Total: 23m 25s
Posted - 2006.04.26 16:21:45
I found it difficult as well...  I guess I got lucky on it like oyvind.  I just tried it again, and it took 39 minutes.  A minute or two, I was distracted from it, but other than that, it just took that long.

One thing I'm finally starting to actively look for are 2's that are isolated (no number up, down, left, or right from them) and see if the lone-2 rule (or highlander argument, as some like to call it) helps out any.

Particularly, for this puzzle, you had a situation like

(this is just a view into the center of the puzzle, no boundaries implied here)
You can immediately add a line and 2 x's here.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2006.04.26 21:34:11
Quote:
Originally Posted by drnull

One thing I'm finally starting to actively look for are 2's that are isolated (no number up, down, left, or right from them) and see if the lone-2 rule (or highlander argument, as some like to call it) helps out any.

Particularly, for this puzzle, you had a situation like

(this is just a view into the center of the puzzle, no boundaries implied here)
You can immediately add a line and 2 x's here.

Oh, yes!

[Had to stare at it for a minute, mind...]

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