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cyclisted 07-29-2008 04:31 PM

Embarrassing
 
I just solved a short quote from Ezra Pound in just over thirty seconds, checked the records to see how I did, and found I held the fastest time...I'd solved it before in twenty.

smoochie222 07-29-2008 06:24 PM

Still pretty darn fast! :p

maradnu 07-29-2008 08:03 PM

Embarrassing
 
No need to be embarrassed.

I've failed to beat my own record on a puzzle more than once, and I don't hold all that many records. And most of my records are for puzzles that no one has done very fast.

I just feel happy on those few occasions when I do either beat or hold a record.

kat 07-30-2008 08:04 PM

embarrassing
 
I just solved a cryptogram in 55 sec. that I held the record at 27 sec. Guess my brain was working faster that day.:rolleyes:

TONY BOY 07-31-2008 12:02 AM

Occassionally....
 
On the rare occassions I come across ones I have the record on, I usually solve it slower the second time around. I can't ever remember solving it the first time. I hit one the other day. I solved it in 50 seconds. It was an "average" one. I got the record. The previous time was 80 seconds by ferrym85. It didn't seem all that difficult. Someone should have solved it in 19 seconds. It had a solve percentage of 53.1% What's up with that? :confused:

maradnu 07-31-2008 02:36 AM

New Records
 
When I hit something with a fairly high record, like 50 seconds or more, I just figure than bansaisequoia hasn't gotten that one yet.

I've hit a couple where I've beaten the record by 10 seconds or more, but that is unusual.

cyclisted 07-31-2008 04:44 PM

I actually beat a bansaisequoia time once, he must have paused for a sip of coffee...

Laura 08-01-2008 06:54 AM

Second Time Around
 
I've done the same thing, Kat and Tony Boy. Only much slower -- solve a puzzle at 85 seconds that I had the record for at 19. It's either the time of day or brain lag. I don't know.

Laura

maradnu 08-02-2008 04:54 AM

Second time around
 
Talk about embarrassed - I hit a puzzle today where I held the record at 59 seconds, but today it took me 764 seconds.

Not sure where my brain was, but it sure wasn't with me at the computer.

opallady 08-03-2008 01:04 AM

Thanks, guys. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think it's the summertime blahs.


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