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Author:  jpoos  [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:52 am ]
Post subject:  So close....

Probably one of my oldest goals is to get all 140 weekly timed points.
I believe I've had 139 points in a week before, but this time I had 6 consecutive perfect days, meaning I could've gotten to 140 if today would be one of those perfect days. Sadly my 4x4's weren't as good as I hoped they were though, so my streak will end again.
Does anyone actually know if someone else (read: Sheldolina) ever got 140 weekly timed points?

Author:  jaek  [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:30 pm ]
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((5 * 4) * 7) - 1


Author:  eclipsegirl  [ Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:26 pm ]
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Congrats to jpoos

I am always amazed by you and the other people who are consistently at the top of the timed charts.

Author:  paulv66  [ Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:14 pm ]
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I'm also amazed (and very impressed) by the times being posted. A couple of weeks ago, I did a 4x4 in just over 19 seconds and I was thrilled with myself.

Maybe if I was 40 years younger I might have some chance of getting closer to you guys, but I can't see myself ever getting near the top of the leaderboard, or even anywhere in the top 10.

Author:  paulv66  [ Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: So close....

Actually got my first top ten this week - sneaking in at 10th place in the 8x8. But I'm still struggling to get my technique right. Maybe I can't think quite as fast as some of the people on here, but the speed at which I fill in the cells is also a factor.

I generally use an iPad, which requires a lot of keystrokes compared to using a PC or laptop. But I find that I really struggle to be any faster when using a keyboard. Maybe it's just practice that's needed, but any tips would be welcomed.

I should mention that I'm very dominant right handed and this may be part of the problem.

Author:  frederick  [ Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:00 am ]
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paulv66 wrote:
.... but any tips would be welcomed.

see this thread:


Author:  paulv66  [ Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:40 am ]
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Thanks Frederick. That's very helpful.

Author:  yeung1992  [ Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:51 am ]
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Wow, so fast! I'm already quite happy with these, which does not happen so often:




These are lucky days when I have got an easy timed puzzle. But when I get a difficult timed puzzle, I sometimes still need much more time to complete the puzzle, say 3 minutes for 6x6. I wonder how you can do them all so fast consistently.

Author:  marblevolcano  [ Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:12 pm ]
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I agree - It is quite impressive! More and more lately I have been completely failing at the 6x6s (2+ minutes [sad] )

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