Killer ratings in the Times

For fans of Killer Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku and other variants

Killer ratings in the Times

Postby 999_Springs » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:35 pm

How are killers in The Times rated? My suspicion is that the ratings have been less consistent. For the first time, I timed myself on these puzzles over a week for comparison of ratings and got:

Monday: Gentle 8 minutes
Tuesday: Moderate 7 minutes
Wednesday: Tricky 17 minutes
Thursday: Tough 12 minutes
Friday: Deadly 10 minutes (new personal best)
Posts: 585
Joined: 27 January 2007
Location: In the toilet, flushing down springs, one by one.

Postby Bigtone53 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:58 pm

To be honest, I have no idea where they get their 'expected solving times' from but they are always wildly out.

For those who do not see them, they range from about 14 mins (easy) to up to an hour and a half (deadly) but in recent times, none have taken me more than a half hour or so.

You can find The Times Killers here
Posts: 413
Joined: 19 September 2005

Return to Sudoku variants