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Comments and Results for 'Skyscraper-6 329'

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UnplayedSkyscraperSkyscraper-6 3296x6899:47Tricky (60)Subscribers only6th Jul-
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Completed by75 users
Best time without any aid3:25 by winterer
Best time with show wrong
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0:51 by Cate-Lyn
Average solve time with no or minor aid8:55
Average solve time with no aid8:53
Average difficulty rating - all players3.7/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid3.8/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid2.5/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid7.0/10.0
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Posted 6th Jul 2022 at 07:17
kosegi Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 8:50
I'm pretty bad at Skyscrapers, so I assumed I'd be one of the few to struggle with this 6x6, but it seems that others found it moderately challenging as well.
I had to bifurcate R2,C5 to resolve the 1s, 2s and 3s at the end. I'm sure there's a much simpler logical solution judging by the much faster solve times.
I'll never be good at these!
Posted 6th Jul 2022 at 13:22
winterer Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Best completion time: 2:48 Time on first attempt: 3:25
I also had only 1s, 2s and 3s left at the end, so I assume that your board looked the same.
In that case, you will have had 1s left in columns 4 and 6 in the same two rows.
This allows you to eliminate the 1s in these rows in the other columns where they appear.
The rest is straightforward, no bifurcation required.
Posted 6th Jul 2022 at 19:10
kosegi Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 8:50
Ah, that's what it was. I need to pay closer attention to these X-wings.
They're easy to miss, for me at least, especially when my board is cluttered with pencilmarks.
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