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Postby Bigtone53 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:51 pm

Embarrassed to confess that I cannot yet get beyond about 5 on
this one from The Times. Killer No 888. Too many 11s. Comments welcomed.
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Postby udosuk » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:26 pm

I'm afraid the difficulty of this one isn't that high. You'd think for such a special number the Times would give us a really special puzzle but they didn't.

However it's probably not fair for me to assess this puzzle given my experience in this variant.

I suggest you to try it again once more, and if still no success post your stuck state here so I can tell you which move you missed.:idea:
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Postby Glyn » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:58 pm

I've had a couple of goes first time round I focused on clashes in the 19(3) and 21(3) cages on boxes 2 and 3.

Next time round again focusing on boxes 1-3 I found the innies of Box 1 useful. The single innie you can obtain in box 8 is also a big help with the 11's.

BTW The SS score is 0.87. So lower than Assassin level which is the case for most Times puzzles.
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:38 am

Thanks, guys. All happy now.
Regardless of Glyn 's ratings, to my mind this is by far the hardest Deadly that The Times has published in its paper. I cannot answer for the website.
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