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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:39 am




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Post Re: reduce the number of puzzles?
diane123 wrote:
Currently, what is the puzzle count by day of the week?


This is actually the key question, thanks for that :

Calcudoku + Killer Sudoku:
Sunday, 11 + 1 = 12
Monday, 11 + 1 = 12
Tuesday, 12 + 2 = 14
Wednesday, 10 + 1 = 11
Thursday, 11 + 1 = 12
Friday, 8 + 2 = 10
Saturday, 9 + 1 = 10

then add 2 Sudoku's and 1 extra puzzle on each day.

Obviously Tuesday is the only "problem day" really.

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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:18 am




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Post Re: reduce the number of puzzles?
I suggest one Killer Suduko a day.


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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:08 pm




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pnm wrote:
diane123 wrote:
Currently, what is the puzzle count by day of the week?


This is actually the key question, thanks for that :

Calcudoku + Killer Sudoku:
Sunday, 11 + 1 = 12
Monday, 11 + 1 = 12
Tuesday, 12 + 2 = 14
Wednesday, 10 + 1 = 11
Thursday, 11 + 1 = 12
Friday, 8 + 2 = 10
Saturday, 9 + 1 = 10

then add 2 Sudoku's and 1 extra puzzle on each day.

Obviously Tuesday is the only "problem day" really.

Patrick


If Tuesday is the only "problem" day, then I would just suggest not having any easy sudoku on Tuesdays.


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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:01 pm




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Post Re: reduce the number of puzzles?
pnm wrote:
diane123 wrote:
Currently, what is the puzzle count by day of the week?


This is actually the key question, thanks for that :

Calcudoku + Killer Sudoku:
Sunday, 11 + 1 = 12
Monday, 11 + 1 = 12
Tuesday, 12 + 2 = 14
Wednesday, 10 + 1 = 11
Thursday, 11 + 1 = 12
Friday, 8 + 2 = 10
Saturday, 9 + 1 = 10

then add 2 Sudoku's and 1 extra puzzle on each day.

Obviously Tuesday is the only "problem day" really.

Patrick

You might move a Tuesday puzzle to Friday, and possibly a second one to Saturday. Maybe one of the 8x8 on Friday and one KS on Saturday?


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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:03 pm




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jaek wrote:
You might move a Tuesday puzzle to Friday, and possibly a second one to Saturday. Maybe one of the 8x8 on Friday and one KS on Saturday?

Yes, that's what I was thinking too.


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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:11 pm




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pnm wrote:
jaek wrote:
You might move a Tuesday puzzle to Friday, and possibly a second one to Saturday. Maybe one of the 8x8 on Friday and one KS on Saturday?

Yes, that's what I was thinking too.

This would require some more analytics, but maybe the "load balancing" should could take into account how long it takes for people to complete puzzles on average. Aim for the same general solving time for all puzzles in a day.

Saturday's extra could muddle things a bit, as could the 12x12s and the Tuesday 9x9, but nothing insurmountable.


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Posted on: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:01 pm




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jaek wrote:
This would require some more analytics, but maybe the "load balancing" should could take into account how long it takes for people to complete puzzles on average. Aim for the same general solving time for all puzzles in a day.

Saturday's extra could muddle things a bit, as could the 12x12s and the Tuesday 9x9, but nothing insurmountable.

Yes, especially if I'm moving easy puzzles, the "load" won't change so much.


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Posted on: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:26 am




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Post Re: reduce the number of puzzles?
For now I've removed the medium and difficult 5x5 on Tuesday.

I probably should add at least one Calcudoku puzzle to both Friday and Saturday.


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Posted on: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:15 pm




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Post Re: reduce the number of puzzles?
Every other Saturday, we have a 15 x 15 puzzle as the extra. I would not add a puzzle on those days.


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Posted on: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:39 pm




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eclipsegirl wrote:
Every other Saturday, we have a 15 x 15 puzzle as the extra. I would not add a puzzle on those days.


Yes. but we have a whole month within which to solve it. I would not like to see the total number of puzzles per week reducing.


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