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Joo



Joined: 23 Apr 2014
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pmactoo wrote:Reading through all these posts really opened my eyes. I assumed everyone played the game like as I do. I don't use any of the "help" you can choose in the settings - not even the colored grid. What is the purpose of that. You can't do that on paper and I average about the same times in a soduko book. I like to play the game and the more you play, the better you get. My best time for expert is 6:09. I'm proud of that score and used no "help" to get it. It does depend on the puzzle though. There have been puzzles that took me 20 min. and I imagine there will continue to be. We are comparing apples to oranges here. Sure, if you are quick with your thumbs - as the young lady in the video - and you are using all the "help" the game offers, then, yes, I can see times as those being posted. With that being said, I don't understand the challenge in doing so.


Because the light up just shows you which are in the columns and rows so you don't accidentally miss one. That way if you fail it's your logic that makes you fail, and not your eyesight that makes you fail. It doesn't solve anything for you, just helps you focus on what you should be looking at.
Joo



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Ikeray wrote:yeah, clearly there are 'cheaters' on easy; you're not filling in a puzzle in 0:30 unless you already have a solution.

I find 2:00-3:00 hard to believe, but more believable.

my best time is 5:40 and I felt like I was constantly 'inking' in the digits. average time is 6-8 minutes (all my bests are under 8minutes), but every so often I get stuck and go to 15 minutes.

if I don't have a puzzle solved after 15 minutes, I use the verify button, because I surely messed something up royally somewhere.


100% legit my best is 1:30 and I've only played easy 6 times on this app(I prefer the challenge in extreme) If you use pencil marks you can't get tiny times, but you power grind easys you will get one that lines up perfectly with your method eventually and just blow through it, plus you'll get faster from experience and whatnot.

When you've played sudoku as much as I have you don't have a problem finding the challenges in easy, so then it is just a time race.
Joo



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AlexM wrote:The only real way to tell who is better at sudoku is to use only paper and pencil. Additional options in computer applications give too much help. I always switch off everything except pencil marks for high difficulty levels, because otherwise puzzle becomes boring.


They don't do any of the logic for you, they just remove the tediousness of removing marks when you are on a roll towards the end. Paper and pencil actually gives a far emphasis to who can write and erase quicker compared to this one. TRUE test of just sudoku logic would be a hell/impossible difficulty game(maybe extreme, but they still have some easy squares comparatively)(no those difficulties aren't in this app) with all of the pencils already in of all POSSIBLE ones in that square solely base don what's filled in. Then the user whittles down the possibilities using logic. It takes no logic to remove all of the pencils from a row, column, and box, just time.
oddjobbob



Joined: 16 Jun 2014
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Seriously? Lampshade sees a similarity between throwing a baseball and completing a Sudoku puzzle? Sorry, but there is a difference between a young boys strength and an adult man's strength. It has nothing to do with cheating. This puzzle, however allows cheating and I am sure it takes place.
Boyd



Joined: 22 Jun 2014
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Under 6 @ 5:59
sattisha



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My best time at the extreme category without help is 8:37
Godavarty



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My best time for Extreme is 9.05 Minutes, which i felt great for myself.
Zampano



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4:26

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tomtom



Joined: 8 Dec 2014
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Today I solved an extreme one in 3:19 and got a message to be in the top 100 of the day for the first time.
It makes me very proud and I can see that there's really some progress by experience.
Two month ago my best one was above 5 minutes.
Sometimes I think there won't be any further progress for me to be possible.
But I make screenshots of my best results and when I look at them I can see I'm improving slowly step by step.
bimal k agarwal



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My best time for extreme category is 6 minutes 10 seconds.

I wonder how others are able to complete in less than 2 minutes.

Bimal k agarwal
tomtom



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I improved my best for extreme to 3:08 now but I think, thats my limit. My tenth best is 3:40 and it gets harder and harder to reach the highscore.
Today I played 3 hours and got only 3 new entries but in the higher range.
Maybe there are devices that make it more comfortable to enter the numbers (I use a small Galaxy S2 Smartphone).
But theres a physical limit just to enter all pencil and sulution possibilities.
My best in easy is 1:24. (cause there are not so much pencil entries needed)
Argle



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4:42 no helps.
jameelf@hotmail.com



Joined: 8 Mar 2015
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on my old phone I got 3 minutes and 40 sec but since I changed my phone 5 months ago I was never able to exceed 4mnt 20 sec on the extreme level. The only nasty thing I do is terminating the game when time passes 5 minutes and start a new one
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mike



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5:23 in Extreme. From M??xico. Regards.
anargeek



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My best are:
easy: 0:46
medium: 1:11
hard: 1:58
extreme: 3:26

I almost always play on easy. And I must say, I play a lot. 10-40 games per day, usually on the way to work. And I've been doing so for 5 years on this same app. Slowly but steadily my times have been improving. Though that wouldn't be surprising after literally thousands of games :p
I remember 2 years ago my easy-times would average around 1:50 with a highscore of 1:43 and thinking "I will never ever get faster than that". I kept going and got stuck again around 1:15. My current 0:46 is from 7 months ago, but lately 8 out of 10 times I'm under a minute.
And no, I don't cheat. I've thought of the screenshot-way, but it seems so convoluted. And it would mess up my own real scores. But still, usually in easy-competitions I make the list, but never at the top.

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