Average difficulty rating - show wrong or multiple sessions
A yellow/light blue highlight in the time distribution charts highlights your time, where relevant.
Rating scores out of 10.0 show the average difficulty rating chosen by users, where 1.0 is "Easy" and 10.0 is "Hard".
If a puzzle is opened more than once, including by loading from a saved position, then this is potentially a significant aid so it is listed as being completed with 'multiple sessions' for the purpose of the best time/average rating displays above.
Minor aid is defined as no more than one use of 'Check solution' when incomplete and/or no more than one use of 'Check solution' when wrong; and/or using highlighting aids (show repeated digits, show broken inequalities and show valid/invalid placements [slitherlink] only). Major aid is any and all other use of the solving aids except for 'show wrong'.
Hopefully, normal service will be restored soon... :-)
Last edited by gareth 22nd Jan 2023 at 23:43
I can only think that the server process crashed as it was running (because even if the server had been down before, as reported above, it should still run when it comes back up - and there is a mostly redundant check every time a puzzle is opened to make sure a "today's puzzles are available" flag has been set correctly). That's the first time that's happen in over 15 years, so hopefully it won't happen again for another 15 years. :)
I apologise for denying you all your Saturday puzzles!
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