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 Author: nobodyhasthisyet  [ Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:01 am ] Post subject: Timed Puzzles I have noticed some people have been able to solve timed puzzles extremely quickly and I would like to know your strategies. I have seen people solve timed 4 by 4 puzzles in as little as 6 seconds. My fastest time for a 4 by 4 is about 15 seconds, so what can I do to improve my speed?

 Author: starling  [ Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:14 am ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles nobodyhasthisyet wrote:I have noticed some people have been able to solve timed puzzles extremely quickly and I would like to know your strategies. I have seen people solve timed 4 by 4 puzzles in as little as 6 seconds. My fastest time for a 4 by 4 is about 15 seconds, so what can I do to improve my speed?I don't think about it, I just hit as fast as I can.. That said, for the last one, just rapidly hit all 4/5/6 buttons; It's faster than seeing what you're missing.Also, L-shaped cages with one solution are really useful for 4x4's, since they type in a really fluid motion.

 Author: sneaklyfox  [ Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:38 am ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles starling wrote:Also, L-shaped cages with one solution are really useful for 4x4's, since they type in a really fluid motion.Some L-shaped examples to remember:2- 14148x 43442x 42436x 34318x 323

 Author: starling  [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:18 am ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles sneaklyfox wrote:starling wrote:Also, L-shaped cages with one solution are really useful for 4x4's, since they type in a really fluid motion.Some L-shaped examples to remember:2- 14148x 43432x 42436x 34318x 323Also, 9x (313), 16x (414 or 242) and any 1/ (If it has a 1 through the center, it's automatically 242) come in handy.

 Author: sneaklyfox  [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:24 am ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles Btw, for clarification, I meant these only for 4x4. I didn't include some other L-shaped examples such as 4+ (121). Or some really easy ones like 2x (121), 3: (131), 4: (141).

 Author: sheldolina  [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:00 pm ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles Well, I just practised really really much, I type very fast, and I use the L-shaped cages, too. If I fill in the L-shaped ones that have only 1 solution and the cages with only 1 box, it is very easy to fill in the rest of the puzzle fast.

 Author: sneaklyfox  [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:55 pm ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles sheldolina wrote:Well, I just practised really really much, I type very fast, and I use the L-shaped cages, too. If I fill in the L-shaped ones that have only 1 solution and the cages with only 1 box, it is very easy to fill in the rest of the puzzle fast.Ok question: How did you practice "really really much" when everyone can only practice 3 a day?

 Author: pnm  [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:55 pm ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles sneaklyfox wrote:Ok question: How did you practice "really really much" when everyone can only practice 3 a day?There are lots of regular 4x4 puzzles one can use to practice, no?Even in the books, newspaper, etc...Patrick

 Author: starling  [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:17 am ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles pnm wrote:sneaklyfox wrote:Ok question: How did you practice "really really much" when everyone can only practice 3 a day?There are lots of regular 4x4 puzzles one can use to practice, no?Even in the books, newspaper, etc...PatrickAnd also, doing the 3 4x4's for the day as fast as you can comes in handy. I usually use them as a barometer for how well I'll do that day.

 Author: sheldolina  [ Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:46 am ] Post subject: Re: Timed Puzzles sneaklyfox wrote:sheldolina wrote:Well, I just practised really really much, I type very fast, and I use the L-shaped cages, too. If I fill in the L-shaped ones that have only 1 solution and the cages with only 1 box, it is very easy to fill in the rest of the puzzle fast.Ok question: How did you practice "really really much" when everyone can only practice 3 a day?Like the others said: I use puzzles in books and newspapers too. And there is another calcudoku site I use.

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