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Comments and Results for 'Slitherlink 1485'

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UnplayedSlitherlinkSlitherlink 148510x10844:09Easy (60)Subscribers only11th Mar-
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6:15
Completed by75 users
Best time without any aid1:42 by Canisse
Best time with show wrong
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1:12 by Peggy
Average solve time with no or minor aid4:10
Average difficulty rating - all players1.9/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid1.4/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid1.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid1.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - show wrong or
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Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 09:53
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 4:27 Used 'show wrong moves'
I thought it was going to be easy but I had about 12 mistakes then 17 the second time round. I keep telling myself not to try these but every time I think to give it a go! I'm sure the system allows slitherlink to creep in more than it's fair share:)
Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 16:55
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 6:15
I think you're right. There is still no Slitherlink Set, so I think those 200 puzzles from the unpublished sets are in rotation... (what other puzzle type is at no. 1485...?)
Some (not me) might say: nobody would buy a Slitherlink set, because other stuff is better. So let's thin out the good stuff...

I kind of like the Slitherlink type. But I'm still amazed how fast people do these. I try it with logic only - but for this one I had to guess at one point because I got stuck (it started pretty easy). Or maybe a touch screen is just faster than my mouse...?

Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 17:29
Last edited by gareth 11th Mar 2019 at 17:29
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Has not played this puzzle yet
Just to address this, none of the puzzles in the sets are in the daily puzzles, and none of the daily puzzles are from the sets. There is zero overlap.

Also, none of the daily puzzles have ever been repeated (apart from a tiny number of hanjie).

The slitherlink count is high because the many sudoku variations each have their own counts, including by size. Slitherlink has just the one count, so looks artitifically high.

The quantities of slitherlink are set based on repeated requests previously to increase the number of slitherlink, and after years of changing the quantities there is now a mix that essentially no one asks to change, so I won't be changing the distribution again in the near future.

Slitherlink can be solved quickly by dragging across the page with the mouse button held down - don't try to click directly on the exact spot; that really is slow, yes.

I hope this clarifies!


Gareth

Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 23:29
purrs Daily subscriber Best completion time: 0:57 Time on first attempt: 2:22
When will the next puzzles be posted? It's half an hour after they normally go up. and yesterday's puzzles are still marked as "today"?
Posted 11th Mar 2019 at 23:36
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Has not played this puzzle yet
Puzzlemix runs on UK time. You're presumably in the US or somewhere where you have changed to summertime already. :) We don't do this until 31st March. So it will be an hour different until then for you.

Hope this explains things!


Gareth

Posted 12th Mar 2019 at 11:06
Last edited by Elisabeth 12th Mar 2019 at 11:57
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 4:27 Used 'show wrong moves'
In view of our previous discussion I did insert :) after my comment, meanwhile Storm Gareth is raging outside!!!
Posted 12th Mar 2019 at 16:46
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 6:15
I'm sorry for probably not making my point... There is no Slitherlink set - so there can't be overlap. I tried to suggest: If there were sets, then there would be less Slitherlink puzzles in rotation. Hope this clarifies.

I still vote for the return of Nurikabe. And recently it feels like there are less Hitoris. Might be a random phenomenon, if the rotation is random based.

About overlap - I found one glitch a long time ago: Please compare Skyscraper Set 1 Puzzle 1 (#77572) with Skyscraper Set 2 Puzzle 1 (#21425).

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