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smoochie222 06-09-2008 11:17 PM

What is Your Highest Score??
What is your highest point total for a single cryptogram?

Mine is 446 as of 6/9/08 1:16 PM MST

kat 06-10-2008 09:12 PM

what is your highest score?
Not sure the exact date but I think mine was also 446...It was on a difficult category crypto that I solved in 19 seconds. I'm pretty sure that that's the highest I've seen. :) I don't know if I've ever solved one any faster. Sometimes I think the difficult ones are easier than the average or even easy ones, depending.

smoochie222 06-11-2008 02:54 AM

Easy vs Difficult
I have found that difficulty is based on length not on how really hard it is to solve.

I have been thinking of posting a plea about everyone slowing down because I'm going away...It's just so much fun, although I have a compulsion to solve every single one no matter what.

maradnu 06-11-2008 03:46 AM

I have not really kept track of my highest score. I think it is in the 440s, as I don't really recall anything of 450 or above.

You are right about difficulty being based on length.

Enjoy your time away, and come back refreshed.

kat 06-12-2008 07:40 PM

what is your highest score?
I just hit two 446's in a row... one in 21 sec., the next in 24.:D I guess anything under 25 sec. rates a 446. (on a difficult rated puzzle, of course)

maradnu 06-13-2008 06:33 AM

Highest score
I got some 446s, including on one puzzle I solved in 19 seconds. Since I've only ever done one puzzle faster than that (I managed exactly one in 17 seconds, and I don't recall the score) I'm not sure how fast you'd have to go to top 446.

opallady 06-13-2008 11:45 PM

I started paying more attention and I managed a few 445s so far. I guess 446 is something to shoot for.

TONY BOY 06-14-2008 01:31 AM

I've solved a few in 19 seconds and have gotten 446. Same thing for 20-25 seconds ... 446. I have been watching, and I think it changes over to 444 at about 30 seconds. Some of the difficult puzzles are easy, but I have hit a few that take me 30-40 minutes of trial and error to solve. I hate those... end up with 10 points.

kat 06-14-2008 10:18 PM

what is your highest score?
I don't have the patience to spend 20 minutes on a puzzle, nor rarely the time. I commend those of you who do!

I did just get a 447...:) 18 seconds...

Still, doesn't make up for the fact that I had to let a puzzle go last night, losing my 100% success rate.:(

TONY BOY 06-15-2008 12:48 AM

a few months ago ... I hit one that I couldn't figure out... maybe Sandburg... "A poem is an echo waiting to dance"... something like that... I messed around with it for 20 minutes then went to bed... then came down and solved it .. after 48 minutes... got 10 points but preserved the 100%... i have gotten it again ... and it only took a few minutes to remember it.

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