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Posted 21st Nov 2020 at 22:17
lori Daily subscriber
Where are the nonCconsecutive puzzles??
Posted 22nd Nov 2020 at 17:34
JoergWausW Daily subscriber
Nothing to worry about yet - in average they seem to appear twice or three times a month. In September we had four....

But I think that promised Skyscraper-8x8 is overdue...

Posted 23rd Nov 2020 at 15:54
Last edited by gareth 23rd Nov 2020 at 16:06
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
A skyscraper 8x8 appeared today! I didn't interfere - just the programmed probabilities.

There are plenty of non-consecutives ready to go so it's just, as JoergWausW said, a question of chance. I could make them slightly more likely - each time a consecutive appears, there's a 10 in 28 chance it's a non-consecutive.

Posted 23rd Nov 2020 at 20:42
JoergWausW Daily subscriber
Finally - announced on September 25th - once a month could still be true though, because today's puzzle has number 2 - where did number 1 appear? ;-)
Posted 23rd Nov 2020 at 20:44
Last edited by gareth 23rd Nov 2020 at 20:45
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
Number 1 was years ago, or I made a mistake with the numbering. I’d have to check which. :)

It’s probabilistic so having to wait just under two months is not that unlikely.

Posted 24th Nov 2020 at 07:53
JoergWausW Daily subscriber
...but how likely is it, that we wait just under two months for two different puzzle types at the same time...? And it's waiting for types I both like - isn't that even more unlikely? I don't mind waiting for Kakuros...
Posted 25th Nov 2020 at 19:01
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
Clearly less likely, but less likely is not the same as unlikely. :)
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