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fortuna 06-13-2017 09:01 AM

Solving puzzles in record time
 
It would be great to see some of these fast solvers and fast typists make a video of themselves solving puzzles especially those who do it repeatedly.

stewartp 06-16-2017 10:15 AM

Good luck with that!

fortuna 06-16-2017 12:30 PM

I know, lol. I just thought if people could really type that fast they would be glad to show off their "skills". :)

ritzyrita 08-12-2017 12:38 PM

Just Saying
 
This doesn't happen very often, but the other day I received a puzzle that I had recently completed. What the heck, I thought, let's go. I typed the response in quickly and smoothly, with no hesitation, and I still did not make a record. I guess someone is a faster typist than I am.

Jimmy 08-30-2017 10:51 AM

I think those record times are mostly bogus.
In some way, these people must be cheating.
When you see a puzzle with an average solve time of 793 secs., and you solve it very quickly, say in 435 secs., and then you see that someone solved it in 83 secs., I simply don't believe that.
It has a distinct odor of fish.

jugl11 08-31-2017 07:14 PM

Re: Record Times
 
Keep playing, Jimmy. Your scores will come down & you'll see that everything's legit here. As far as fast typing goes, that's not a factor for me. I'm a nearsighted senior citizen with no typing skills at all. I rely on a broad range of knowledge. If I can even get 3 or 4 clues up front, that gives me the traction I need to get through to the solution.

If you really want to freak out over scores, go to Cryptograms & check out the records set by someone named Bansaisequoia. Those are beyond belief.

Tica 09-01-2017 11:26 AM

Thanks, Jugl11
 
I appreciate the way you replied to Jimmy. I thought about replying, but would probably not have been so nice about it. I definitely learned more from you than from Jimmy.

jugl11 09-01-2017 02:58 PM

Thanks, Tica!
 
Very kind of you to comment. Made my day!

Jimmy 09-02-2017 02:05 AM

Still fishy.

stewartp 09-03-2017 08:51 AM

Like a dead fluke.


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