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Posted on: Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:15 am




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Post bonus 0-4 twin
I do not know why I have so much trouble with these types of bonus puzzles.....this one took 2664.637 seconds (about 44.5 minutes [cursing]).....now I do have a headache for more than 1 reason......especially if I run into this type again which I guess is entirely possible over the (hopefully years to come) [cursing]and now I have to do the 0-6 in the regular puzzles....especially on a day where you have 3 9x9's to solve and a 10x10.....aaaggghhh!!!


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Posted on: Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:36 am




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Post Re: bonus 0-4 twin
beaker wrote:
I do not know why I have so much trouble with these types of bonus puzzles.....this one took 2664.637 seconds (about 44.5 minutes [cursing]).....now I do have a headache for more than 1 reason......especially if I run into this type again which I guess is entirely possible over the (hopefully years to come) [cursing]and now I have to do the 0-6 in the regular puzzles....aaaggghhh


I generally use the bold feature only for 9x9 or larger puzzles. But I also use it for puzzles featuring 0, but I only bold those cells containing a 0. I find this helps to establish a pattern of where the zeroes are located and makes the puzzles easier to manage.


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Posted on: Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:40 am




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Post Re: bonus 0-4 twin
I too bold all zeroes, but in this case it did not help!!


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Posted on: Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:46 am




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Post Re: bonus 0-4 twin
beaker wrote:
I too bold all zeroes, but in this case it did not help!!


That’s very frustrating. Bonus puzzles are supposed to be fun.


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Posted on: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:28 am




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Post Re: bonus 0-4 twin
Just as I have said in the past.......a reward without too much hassle in solving it......but then a user who likes puzzles with zeroes, might have said "not a bad puzzle"....but if you look at my past posts on Bonus puzzles, you will find the ones that have zeroes are not "my cup of tea"......and yet I usually do not have trouble with the -3 to +3 puzzles in our weekly puzzles!!.....but do have trouble with the 0-6's and 0-7's.....possibly because I like to have all puzzles done in the evening....I should, I guess, try these first thing in the AM when mind is more awake!!


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Posted on: Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:55 am




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Post Re: bonus 0-4 twin
Another 0-4, that's 2 in a row for the bonus puzzles.....what did I do to deserve this......26.72 minutes this time......pulling what little hair out [cursing].......but what a relief once finished, as I thought I would be looking at another 44+ minute solve......another headache coming on ...........
aaaggghhh!!!


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