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Posted on: Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:43 am




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I'm 64 1/2 [biggrin] so I don't quite meet the criteria

I try to keep my puzzling to 1 1/2 or 2 hours a day. Since I have no pride, I'm ok with trial and error if I think I'm within 1 or 2 guesses of finishing.


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Posted on: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:25 am




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Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
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I'm over 65. I used to go for all the puzzles everyday, but now I stick to the larger (more interesting) puzzles.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:10 pm




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beaker wrote:
true but having been doing these since 2010 (and on1609 consecutive days) and I have failed A LOT......so, instead of beating my head against a brick wall( one successful [cursing] 9x9), I do try but not to the point where I start guessing because one wrong guess and time is gone!

Yeah... for some reason, I have a TON of trouble getting anywhere in the 9x9's but I have solved the last couple of 10x10's and 12x12's [confused]

Also, I'm 13 years old [omg] maybe a little younger than you were gong for...


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:58 pm




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In general, the Tues 9 x 9s are the hardest puzzle for the week. In my opinion, there are different tricks / strategies for the different patterns.

There are times when a 6 x 6 (patterned) stymies me, but the 12 X 12 is easy - just longer.

I found that doing the tricky puzzle books gave me a great deal of practice on patterned 5 x 5s and 6 x 6s.

There is one specific pattern of the 9 x 9 that I still have not worked out. I am stuck on that pattern in a couple of the books.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:46 pm




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I hope to reach a million points before I turn 65... considering I'm 19 [flapper]
My dad though, who started this account and still solves puzzles when he notices I haven't yet, is 61.

Since my main concern is solving puzzles as quickly as possible, I use trial and error quite a bit, as it tends to be faster if you can type decently fast.
On days with no really difficult puzzles (like patterned 9x9's or 15x15's), I can solve everything in 45 minutes or less (my record is about 30 minutes). On average, I think I'll solve everything in about 1-1.5 hours.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:54 pm




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With your times, of course you're 19. But even for 19 your abilities are astounding. I'm 69.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:49 pm




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eclipsegirl wrote:
In general, the Tues 9 x 9s are the hardest puzzle for the week.
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There are times when a 6 x 6 (patterned) stymies me, but the 12 X 12 is easy - just longer.

Ditto... I'm starting to get better with the 6x6's but I can never get anywhere with the 9x9's. I've solved the last couple 12x12's too [smile]


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:52 pm




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Jpoos,
I am astonished at your ability.

Congrats.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:20 pm




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jpoos wrote:
Since my main concern is solving puzzles as quickly as possible, I use trial and error quite a bit, as it tends to be faster if you can type decently fast.

For you, "decently fast" is a bit of an understatement [lol]


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Posted on: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:12 pm




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marblevolcano wrote:
jpoos wrote:
Since my main concern is solving puzzles as quickly as possible, I use trial and error quite a bit, as it tends to be faster if you can type decently fast.

For you, "decently fast" is a bit of an understatement [lol]


I meant to say that it's probably faster to use trial and error for anyone who can type decently fast.


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