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softail 02-15-2013 10:15 AM

Completion time
My average completion time is huge because occasionally I walk away and don't return for a few hours. Is there a way to pause so the clock' s not running?


pootie49 02-15-2013 03:05 PM


If you paused the clock ...not you but some
nefarious person ...would find the quote
after one second elapsed, unpause type and have a record time
each and every quote depending on their typing skills,
internet connection and browser.

I can see where a pause would be helpful, but on avg
they take just a few moments to solve. Finish what you ve
started then take a break.

Hope that helps.

Lurker 02-15-2013 05:11 PM

The best way to up your average time is not to start a puzzle if you don't have time to sit there and finish it. Sure, the phone rings sometimes. Just don't load a new one, or decide you don't care about solve times as long as you finish the puzzle. A lot of people go only for 100% and never look at their times.

Barnabas 02-16-2013 12:25 AM

I know Bansai occasionally folds a load of laundry after he's begun a puzzle, which is why his solve time sometimes runs 13 or 14 seconds instead of the usual 6 or 7. :D

wvwoman 02-16-2013 06:49 AM

now that made me laugh aloud!! you suppose he also has time to fluff while folding?

Barnabas 03-05-2013 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by wvwoman (Post 5380)
now that made me laugh aloud!! you suppose he also has time to fluff while folding?

Sure... but what would he do with his other arm?

wvwoman 03-05-2013 02:21 AM

now, now, barnabas--i'm not even gonna go there--some things must be kept private!

pootie49 03-05-2013 06:56 AM

now....that made me laugh out loud!!!!

sabahat 11-08-2014 04:39 AM

Thank you all. I did get to have ice cream, and even cookies!! And I didn't make any of it!

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