Finished here, but the Red Sox - Angels are not - 19th inning, tied 4-4. 3:40 am eastern time.
Agree with Grethen, those easies are uninteresting
I agree, too many easies
in stead of not playing anymore, how about writing an email to DrGod? Anyone willing? Or I could do it, but you guys have played more faithfully than I.
I got bored for a while too but just came back. Amuse myself on the easies by trying to do them in 4 or 5 minutes, or trying to complete a certain box of 9 first.
I like the mix and its randomness. As my time is pretty limited, I also appreciate the number of easy games.
go ahead an complain sprite. It will probably be appreciated knowing that a free site with harder puzzles than you will find elsewhere is not up to your standards.
Wow Tuco - no need to be nasty. When I first started playing, there really was a good mix - mediums and hards as well as easys and experts. Now there is a much bigger concentration of easys and experts. I liked the hards the best and there are hardly any any more. Just wondering what happened to the "mix". Good idea though, Phil.
Zipedee do dah today. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.
I wonder if drwho could produce some statistics showing the percentages of easies, mediums, hards, and experts for each year. (If he didn't have anything better to do!)
Difficulty score 13. No green.
janetb50: The information you look for could be easily extracted from the data I already collect at my website. I need to make some minor improvements on that page anyway, so based on your suggestion I will add a date range to the search that is already there. That should allow anyone interested in such things to get the answers for themselves at my site.
Yesterday's puzzle: 21.
From a quick glance at the statistics I keep, it appears that the mix of puzzles changed around May 2012. Before May 2012 there were more medium and hard puzzles and less expert per month than there are now.
I have some ideas on writing a sudoku puzzle generator that allows you to specify what kind (easy, medium, hard or expert) you want. If I ever get that done and it works well perhaps I could sell it to Dr_God.
Thanks for looking into the statistics, drwho. A new puzzle generator sounds like a great idea!
Another observation: The chat log used to be much more lively and fun. Have the boring puzzles driven the interesting people away?
I still enjoy the Easies. I get a quick "attaboy" from solving one. But, yes, Mediums are even better.
Real easy, man. I almost got through it in random glances, without any systematic search. 10.