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vanessa k



Joined: 13 Dec 2012
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I use the pencil marks for the harder puzzles. Does anyone out there also use them to help solve the puzzles?
thousandislands



Joined: 21 Dec 2012
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is this a trick [troll] question?
vanessa k



Joined: 13 Dec 2012
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I ask tis question because I am curious to see if others due use them as much as a I do.
thousandislands



Joined: 21 Dec 2012
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yes, of course people use it - i am sure a vast majority do - and those who don't are just bonkers
Jelene



Joined: 16 Mar 2011
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I use the pencil for all hard and above puzzles. I'm not a cheater but I do have low scores... hint to become better....I will only use pencil if I can narrow it down to two spaces within the box. If there are three options it's just too many and can slow you down. You can see that it is always one or the other as you fill in all other numbers. Good luck
Lee



Joined: 7 Sep 2013
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My default strategy for extreme is to fill out all of the candidates before doing any kind of elimination (I might do some implicitly along the way), then use the highlighting feature and some other group-based techniques to solve. If you start out with a grid that has all of the candidates filled out, you should be able to quickly get your time down to around 2~3 minutes. Then, if it takes around 1~2 minutes to fill out the candidates using the pencil, then you should be able to target 4~5 minutes with very little practice,
Pete622



Joined: 6 Oct 2013
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I try not to use them on the easy and medium puzzles, takes too much time.
I usually use them on the hard ones and always on the extreme.
 
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