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Old 01-30-2014, 11:23 AM
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I AM.

I just beat my record for a 4x5 challenge type. 16 minutes! Forget my stats. I sometimes leave the puter and go out and finish the puzzle when I return. Usually I have been taking about 30 minutes but sometimes with a really hard one an hour. Other times when I am stuck I resign from the puzzle and take a hint and out of curiosity to see what the record is I finish it with the help of hints to be quicker. Please post a reply to this thread for amusing anecdotes. After all this is a VERY FUN place to be in these difficult times we live in.

I am wondering if any of the younger members here play this site on their phones? That in my mind would be awesome. I am betting there are some mobile phone players even setting records. Maybe that is what I see some young people doing crossing a busy street, instead of watching the traffic.

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Old 01-30-2014, 11:28 AM
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Congratulations on beating your record time! My latest goal is to set the record time for 5 puzzles in each size category. I would like to make my completion rate higher, but, like you, I often find it necessary to leave a puzzle for a little while. Oh, Life, why do you interrupt my fun?
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:52 PM
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Hi Alethia, Have you managed to set a record of any yet I wonder? If so congrats.

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:55 AM
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I have logic-puzzles on my android phone and on ipad, they are so addictive and great fun.
Also passes time at work, but ssshhhhhhh
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:44 AM
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I have logic-puzzles on my android phone and on ipad, they are so addictive and great fun.
Also passes time at work, but ssshhhhhhh
Have fun at work GH as long as you are not a traffic controller!

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:58 AM
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I wish you luck. Let us know how you are getting on ok?

I timed myself on a challenge 4x5 and I took 30 minutes. It took me 5 minutes to read the clues and fill the grid with X's. Xisa completed the entire puzzle in 2 minutes 17 secs. I am amazed that in half the time I took to read and enter the clues on the grid Xisa had finished completely. That seems impossible. I did the same thing with the next puzzle and it took me
41 mins and about 5 minutes to read & enter the first round of x's Niki finished the entire puzzle in 3mins 9 secs. Also incredible. I am still struggling to beat my record of 16 minutes.

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EDIT I just beat my record for a challenge 4x5 @ 14.73 minutes

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So, are we listing our goals?

The most recent goal that I reached was to get a points:seconds ratio of 2. I did a 4x4 easy in 128 seconds, giving me 257 points! If I could do that every time, then I'd be scoring as well as some of the people in the top of the charts.

My next goal is to get 1 record for each puzzle type, so that I can know the max points for each puzzle (as was asked here: http://www.logic-puzzles.org/forum/showthread.php?t=351). So far, I've maxed a 3x4 easy and 3x4 challenging (both gave 80 pts). I've also maxed a 3x5 easy (giving 180), and a 4x4 challenging (giving 290).
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how abt people doing a 4x7 easy puzzle in 53 seconds ????? lol
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It's fun to see how each of us have different goals and how some of them relate to competing against others, while some of them are against ourselves. That's what makes these kinds of games so challenging - there's no competition like pushing yourself to exceed your last best effort! I am excited to say that I've accomplished my goal of at least 5 record-breaking times in all puzzle sizes except the 4x7. But I'm working on it! Maybe, after this, I'll try to play often and well enough to earn a trophy somehow.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:49 AM
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it's also fascinating to watch the skill progression, the more you play the better you get
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