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Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,209
Posted By bfloxword
the site is a diversion, it shouldn't be a warzone

I am not impressed by 'record low times' because they are impossible to do without cheating. I am not concerned about the inadequacy in the scoring system, because there is no payoff of any kind for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,852
Posted By bfloxword
you quick solvers...show us the proof

It does not take a pHD to know that a person cannot solve a puzzle like this in the amount of time it takes to quickly type in the total answer. It is obvious to everyone that there is a secret...
Forum: Questions or Problems? 03-08-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By bfloxword
mulligan....doover.....retry

once in awhile, a puzzler is interrupted by a phone call, a doorbell, a sudden digestive need....it would be grand if you could get a couple of mulligans each month to wipe out the result of an...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,267
Posted By bfloxword
Wink my computer doesn't have the current score rankings

probably a problem with my having an older Mac system. Thanks for posting the criteria. The master won't answer my messages, but the Forum did.
Forum: Questions or Problems? 05-08-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,880
Posted By bfloxword
moreover, I've just completed several longer...

moreover, I've just completed several longer puzzles and did them in times less than the average (by a significant amount) but only received between 100 and 200 points. As difficult as it must be...
Forum: Questions or Problems? 03-11-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,880
Posted By bfloxword
super genius types and typists

The fastest solves on a 12 clue puzzle are generally about 7 seconds per clue. I seriously doubt anyone, mystic, savant, mutant or otherwise, can read a clue, think of an answer and type it in in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 11,879
Posted By bfloxword
Red face I don't see them jumping in to defend their skill...

I don't see them jumping in to defend their skill at simply looking at a grid and immediately being able to know what the quote is before madly typing in the letters. I still claim that is the only...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 11,879
Posted By bfloxword
scoring

not an expert, but I believe the scoring of every puzzle begins with an estimate of how long the average person will take to complete it. the top score is 800, and that score is reduced by how much...
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