Addicted and trying to Cold Turkey
I can't speak for players 2 and 3, but player 1 is definitely addicted and working on cutting down. It is ridiculous. For me, it's just a rush to solve cryptograms. I imagine this is what gamblers go through when they say just once more.
Cutting down is going to be really difficult I think, but I'm determined to stay away. Especially since I messed up my solve rate. If I start sweating and biting my nails, I might play a game or two. Or maybe I'd better just start exercising different brain muscles and switch to Logic Puzzles.
Apologies to all those players who have been working so hard to climb the list.