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 8x8 timed, top 10 / top 25 
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Posted on: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:29 am




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beaker wrote:
It would appear that to be in top 25 for 8x8, you are going to have to submit a sub "5" soon and probably a sub 4:45 in the future......like eclipsegirl said, I will have to settle for the 4 points/day:)


Didn't take long for your prediction to come true, beaker. Top 25 today are all sub 5 minutes and there's still over half an hour to go. [scared]


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Posted on: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:39 am




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Post Re: 8x8 timed, top 10 / top 25
Yes, I see that......thinking maybe the 4:45 might be too high and am now thinking in the range of 4:30-4:45......some users are getting pretty fast on a daily basis (not just a one-off for some users like myself (a 3:52) and others)


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Posted on: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:53 am




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Post Re: 8x8 timed, top 10 / top 25
A few days ago (maybe on Sat) I got my 14th best time 3:4? and I placed 7th (I think) in the list. I was really pleased. I haven't done such a good time in a very long while.

Today, I did my 4th best time, 3:3? and I am right now in 9th place.

Its crazy. I know that Paul keeps the stats, and the long term trends, but the daily trends are a roller coster.


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Posted on: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:54 am




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eclipsegirl wrote:
A few days ago (maybe on Sat) I got my 14th best time 3:4? and I placed 7th (I think) in the list. I was really pleased. I haven't done such a good time in a very long while.

Today, I did my 4th best time, 3:3? and I am right now in 9th place.

Its crazy. I know that Paul keeps the stats, and the long term trends, but the daily trends are a roller coster.


Congratulations on a great time and a well deserved top 10 placing today.


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Posted on: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:14 pm




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Times are getting faster and faster. 10th place yesterday was 3:02.989 and 25th was 5:04.516. Looks like we’re heading towards sub 3 minutes being required for top 10 and sub 5 minutes for top 25. [scared]

Yesterday, one even needed 3:00.950, six people scored a sub-2-minutes [scared] . I personally think it's not only that many grow faster, there are a lot of new fast subscribers too: only one year ago, three out of yesterday's four fastest puzzlers (including me) had not solved a single timed 8*8, if I'm right.


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Posted on: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:44 am




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Post Re: 8x8 timed, top 10 / top 25
I severely underestimated the agility of some users as the previous post has suggested a sub "3" might be the only ones that get into the top 25 :(......(where is crying emoticon when you need it)


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Posted on: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:56 pm




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beaker wrote:
I severely underestimated the agility of some users as the previous post has suggested a sub "3" might be the only ones that get into the top 25 :(......(where is crying emoticon when you need it)


Not quite that bad yet! But I did my 4th best time today 3:21.x and I’m already outside the top ten with over 5 hours to go. [cursing]


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Posted on: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:42 pm




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Post Re: 8x8 timed, top 10 / top 25
A 4:27 on Saturday was good enough for the top 25...... possibly because users were too busy with Thanksgiving and shopping........whatever the reason, it was nice to finally be in top 25 [biggrin]


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Posted on: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:18 am




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Post Re: 8x8 timed, top 10 / top 25
beaker wrote:
A 4:27 on Saturday was good enough for the top 25...... possibly because users were too busy with Thanksgiving and shopping........whatever the reason, it was nice to finally be in top 25 [biggrin]


I think a 4:27 would pretty much guarantee a top 25. Whether that will remain the case remains to be seen ... [scared]


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Posted on: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:14 am




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Well, 5:45 today and so far only good for 28th [cursing]


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