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8x8 medium 9/6
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Posted on: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:21 pm

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Re: 8x8 medium 9/6
Personally, I enjoy the challenge of more difficult puzzles. 8x8 Medium is one of the puzzles that I try to solve every day, and it's refreshing to have a high wall to climb over because it makes achieving the goal that much more rewarding.

Posted on: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:31 pm

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Re: 8x8 medium 9/6
I like the puzzles to be difficult, so I don't see any reason to change the difficulty level.
This forum discussion made me look at this puzzle again, and for me it is interesting to try to analyze how best to solve a puzzle, and to see why it might be difficult, and it is also interesting to read what other people think about it.

Posted on: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:37 pm

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Re: 8x8 medium 9/6
No need to lower the ceiling. Just distribute them across the range of difficulty so that the most difficult are occasional and not regular. Also make the ratings more reflective of reality. The 9/6 was rated 51.2. Today's is 51.3 and is much easier.

Posted on: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:34 am

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Re: 8x8 medium 9/6
sjs34 wrote:
The 9/6 was rated 51.2. Today's is 51.3 and is much easier.

In my opinion the 8x8 medium puzzle from 9/6 that has a rating of 51.3 is much easier than the 6/9 8x8 that had a rating of 51.2.

At first glance it might appear that being all multiplication will make it tricky, but the only solving techniques required to solve it are: Calculating factors for each cage, removing pencil marks for cells in the row and column of a solved cell, and solving a cell because a pencil mark appears only once in a row or column.

I would like to add that I don't say this to be complaining or argumentative. I have found this forum discussion interesting because I have been working on my own way of assessing the difficulty level of puzzles (so far with limited success).

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