Two different machines one old and definitely slower with IE6.
The other is Win XP with IE7 and still has a delay but not as long.
As for time to solve it takes me at least 4 minutes to read the clues and I am an excellent solver. Been doing these on paper for 30+ years
So, I will just enjoy doing the puzzles
and will totally ignore the stats and the useless HOF because they actually do not really mean anything.
thanks - love the puzzles