## Library book (sudbook): Time Trial 1

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### Library book (sudbook): Time Trial 1

A Library book called Time Trial 1 can now be downloaded from sudoku-com/libbooks.htm [ broken link ]

The Library book contains 10 puzzles: 2 Very Easy, 3 Easy and 5 Medium.

The idea is for you to work your way through the Library book, keeping a note of your solving time for each puzzle. When you have finished the book, add up your total time and post it in this forum ("Libary books"). You can see how your time compares to others'.

For details on how to download the Library book, and what to do with it once you have, go to sudoku-com/libbooks.htm [ broken link ]
Pappocom

Posts: 599
Joined: 05 March 2005

I'll go first and declare a total time of 1:54'20"
shakers

Posts: 93
Joined: 10 March 2005

And I'll go 2nd with 2hr4m03sec, crap eh?
causbrite

Posts: 20
Joined: 29 March 2005

35 mins - I did it on screen, and must admit to the occasional red number, but not more than one per puzzle. I'll take a 5 min penalty for each (I'll guess it was 7), doubling the time to 1hr 10mins. Perhaps this should be a feature of the program if there are to be other trials. How about a coded output that can be copied and pasted here for Wayne to decrypt and convert to a validated time?
Guest

### Time taken

Took me 1:26'09'' and I had one red number.
Guest

So what are the times with red numbers off? like doing it on paper?
causbrite

Posts: 20
Joined: 29 March 2005

Can you turn them off? How?
Guest

IJ wrote:Can you turn them off? How?

View > Game Options
'General 2' tab
'Flag wrong ones' checkbox

FWIW, I always have them turned off now (unless I working on a Very Hard that's eaten up too much of my life!)

Having seen the times, I think I may try these again, as I know I've come on since my first attempt!
shakers

Posts: 93
Joined: 10 March 2005

Ah, OK. I hadn't explored the setup screens that far. I'll leave it a while to make sure I don't remember anything from any of the puzzles, and try again. What does FWIW mean?!?
Guest

I think that FWIW means: For What It's Worth

For example: assume you have only 2 possibilites for the number 8 in a certain box, and by accident you set the 8 in one, and find a red flag, did you use that knowledge to put the 8 in the other cell or not?
Animator

Posts: 469
Joined: 08 April 2005

Yes, I'm sure it did - I don't see how it couldn't have. That's why I thought a time penalty would be fair. 5 minutes seemed reasonable as that is more than it took me to complete any of puzzles. Like I said, now I know it can be switched off, I'll do it again...
Guest

OK, I've done it again - 1hr 18mins. A bit longer than my previous adjusted time, but not much
Guest

2nd attempt, better than my first one, down to 63minutes and 17 seconds!
causbrite

Posts: 20
Joined: 29 March 2005

I tried downloading this, but my computer didn't like the file. What program do I need to open it?
Guest

Posts: 312
Joined: 25 November 2005

Library Book files have to be opened with the Sudoku program, available from http://www.WayneGouldPuzzles.com/

- Wayne
Pappocom

Posts: 599
Joined: 05 March 2005

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