Did it, no greens, no guesses. But it was a bear -- at least Medium, maybe Hard, making up for yesterday's misnamed Expert. I'd give it a 38.
What, today's? I just flew through it with hardly a pause, and I'm not very good at these. I'm thinking you missed something, Unike.
. . . But looking back, I see you're not the only person who struggled. How odd!
For me there were some pretty tricky pairs caused by other pairs. Those were hard to spot.
I flew through today's with ease. Yesterday's was much more of a problem.
I think the carping has caused the puzzle promoter to mis-categorize to some degree...as a form of humor. i've been shot down on 'easy' ones and flowed right thru some 'expert's ... no explanation for this except the orientation/iteration of the array...still only 9 numurals