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Daily puzzles restored

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Posted 25th Sep 2020 at 13:26
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
There were a few puzzle types that had recently stopped appearing in the daily puzzle rotation, which I've now restored:

* Mystery Calcudoku (5x5 up to 8x8 - for which 5x5 has only appeared once before, back in 2013)
* Mystery Calcudoku Zero (5x5 up to 8x8 - which hasn't appeared as 5x5 before)
* Jigsaw Sudoku 9x9
* Jigsaw Killer 9x9
* Killer Sudoku-X 9x9
* Odd Pair Sudoku 6x6
* Skyscraper 6x6
* Skyscraper 8x8 (appearing for the first time; will appear about once a month)
* Sudoku 12x12

These will appear in the daily puzzle selection in due course, starting from tomorrow.

Posted 15th Oct 2020 at 15:36
kocos Daily subscriber
I still haven't seen any 8x8 Skyscraper.
Posted 15th Oct 2020 at 16:55
Last edited by gareth 15th Oct 2020 at 16:58
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
It's not a month yet. :) But that's an average, so there won't necessarily be one every month. One should appear roughly every one month, but only once averaged out over several months.
Posted 1st Nov 2020 at 08:23
JoergWausW Daily subscriber
May I repeat a request/suggestion:

set a time for each puzzle type/size-combination after that it has to reappear (like 1.2xaverage).
When the puzzles are chosen, have the algorithm check for overdue puzzles and just put them in.
That might influence the randomness, but might prevent some disappointment.

And if there is none in stock, send yourself an email about it ;-)

There were also no 16x16 puzzles for a while... (...or is it just a problem with the power of 2?)

I wonder about the amount of 6x6 sizes we see. They are supposed to "run out" way before the bigger ones, if there is a promise of "no repetition ever" to keep (and a geometrically transformed version of a previous one might be considered the same puzzle).
I think that's why I don't remember a 6x6 non-consecutive puzzle. You could create only very few of those... if it is possible at all.

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