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Jimtebo
03-12-2009, 09:40 PM
I'm new to this cryptogram site and I'm sure that this question has been asked before. How is scoring calculated, it doesn't seem logical, I sometimes finish faster than average and get a low score, sometimes go 3 to 4 minutes to finish a cryptogram and end up with a very large score.

Jim

dfa1971
05-07-2009, 05:43 AM
i:) ;m new here too. can you change your score and start over

pootie49
05-07-2009, 06:29 AM
When you have completed a puzzle that is your score...it cannot be deleted.

Just have patience and your scores will improve as will your solve rate and your time.

Good Luck

ferrym85
05-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Scores are based on the length of the puzzle.

Longer puzzles = lower points.
Shorter puzzles = higher points.

Speed isn't as much of a factor as it should be.

Angie
05-07-2009, 05:42 PM
another new member's input... i have noticed the correlation between length and points, but i believe it also has to do with the rating of the puzzle being easy, average, or difficult. the only way i have found to find out which it is is to click 'recent games' after you've finished the puzzle.

ferrym85
05-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Yes... difficult puzzles are generally shorter and worth more points.

Easier puzzles are generally longer and worth less points.

Difficult = short = more points
Easy = long = less points