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cyberwhip



Joined: 3 Feb 2017
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I know I'll take some heat for this comment, but I'll say it anyways.... For extreme, anything under 2 minutes is most likely a cheat, anything near 1 minute is clearly cheating. I did a quick test, took a screenshot of an extreme, solved it offline, went back to resume the puzzle and all I did was type in the numbers (copy from the offline). That took about 1 minute. That was no thinking, no looking around. I uploaded the score and I wasn't even in the top 20. There are 81 squares, maybe 10 or 15 filled in for extreme, so 66 numbers at average 1 second each is over 1 minute.

You might be able to do an easy in 1 minute without cheating, mainly because there are less blanks to fill in.
tiramisu



Joined: 17 May 2016
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My top 5 this month are in the 3's in extreme with all hints turned off. Most of these are of course easy solves. That said I think there is plenty of opportunities for me to break into the 2's without changing strategy and simply going faster.
Getting into low 2's is likely going to take my learning to recognize some of my less well understood strategies better (quicker recognition or more cases).

I would like to see an extreme++ kind of level that presses me to spend more time thinking through the puzzle. Extreme only occasionally generates a really tough puzzle. Most of them are consistently solvable for me in the 5's.

If your recognition of the puzzle is good you shouldn't be limited by much more than how fast you can enter the result. I can't really comment about sub 2 but I can see an awful lot of room for improvement in my current results with simple brute force practice to improve consistency and recognition. In orde to get better at more complex 2 and 3 step solves I suspect I would need to spend more real think time on it rather than just simple pattern recognition and I'm still pretty lazy about taking the easy improvements.
usggeneus


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8:33 minutes on holy ghost no hints can u claim same lieing to down grade others self confidence every is a wierdi sickness u know...

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Kilinawa



Joined: 7 Apr 2016
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UPDATE

my new record for extreme puzzle is

2:05

and again with NO helper (disable all help), validate, auto-fills, flag conflicting value, flag incorrect value, cheating, guessing, pausing etc

next goal is hitting 1 min
Kitster



Joined: 25 Mar 2017
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I play on my Nexus 7 while I am having my morning coffee. My best is 3:17 and tenth is 4:15. I think I would have to learn to use two fingers to get faster, which is hard when you're trying to drink coffee, but we'll see.
saltnpepa



Joined: 27 Mar 2017
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Top 10 from my history from 02:19 to 03:05. All in 2017
jco1986



Joined: 21 Nov 2010
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Just to comment about the whole "start a puzzle, screenshot it, solve it, finish it while looking at the answer" cheating strategy... if you've read through the posts on this forum then you would know that I also tried this (because I couldn't think of another way to cheat the app) -- and failed to break into my own top 10 times.

Additionally, the "math" behind how long it physically takes to fill in answers per the number of empty cells... I can't explain why that math is wrong, but my guess is that it's based on incorrect assumptions.

Simply put, those who don't believe incredibly fast times are possible, stating these things as thier reasons for believing so, are old hat. It's annoying. It is possible to finish extreme puzzles in less than 1:30 without any help functions active. I know because I literally do it almost every day... this isn't to put anyone down for being slower than that. I simply don't care about that. My point is that these times CAN be achieved legitimately. I've never posted an illegitimate score. So if you see my handle up there, know that it can be done. And I know of several other handles that can do the same. Those are the people I'm competing with on the weekends. Sorry, rant over. Thank you.
Bobilbert54@Gmail.com



Joined: 5 Apr 2017
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Best extreme time was 3:33, on March 15, 2017.
Trix



Joined: 12 Apr 2017
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My best time for the extreme sudoku is 1:30mn and average is 2:30mn I think (without cheating of course because there is no interest to play with cheats)

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Bobilbert54@Gmail.com



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My best extreme time is 3:33. I play mostly on a small-ish android phone - making the plays is a little slower because of the small-ish butons. Not making excuses - I thinkk I am doing ok. Best "Hard" time is 3:37 (!); best Medium is 1:59; Best "Easy " is 1:29.
Kilinawa



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fishisnot



Joined: 20 Apr 2017
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hi im new.

my best Extreme puzzle time solved was 1:53"

no helper no cheat just pure kaio-ken
Kilinawa



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fishisnot wrote:hi im new.

my best Extreme puzzle time solved was 1:53"

no helper no cheat just pure kaio-ken


tunggu kau aku bukak kaio-ken times 10 kaktok

the best is yet to come

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bellboy



Joined: 15 Sep 2014
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best time is 4 min 41 seconds. I like to play without using the pencil marks. That usually takes 7 or 8 minutes unless I can't solve it that way.
hadi.shakuri13@yahoo.com



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best time 5:41
 
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