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Comments and Results for 'Killer Sudoku 994'

StateTypeTitleSizePlayedAvg timeRating (#users)YoursYour bestPublishedExpires
UnplayedKillerKiller Sudoku 9949x969413:37Mild (194)Was free until 5th May 202321st AprExpired
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Completed by289 users
Best time without any aid3:34 by winterer
Best time with major aid1:58 by heidichan
Average solve time with no or minor aid12:56
Average solve time with no aid11:59
Average difficulty rating - all players1.9/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid1.4/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid1.0/10.0
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Posted 28th Apr 2023 at 10:07
Maartje Daily subscriber Has not played this puzzle yet
Hi Gareth!
Would it be possible to add larger (10x10 or even more) killers or calcudokus? I think that would be great fun.
Posted 28th Apr 2023 at 14:14
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Has not played this puzzle yet
The issue is how to enter numbers. While the site uses A,B, C… etc for larger sudoku, this wouldn’t work for killers or calcudoku. It doesn’t have any way of entering a multi-digit number beyond adding an on-screen keypad - which I think would be less than ideal.
Posted 28th Apr 2023 at 21:21
Maartje Daily subscriber Has not played this puzzle yet
I am not sure if fast typing would be an option. And A=10 and B=11 etc would probably work for me (but I use a tablet quite often, on whivh there is a num pad on screen anyway)
Posted 29th Apr 2023 at 09:05
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 4:49
Totally different apporach:
have letters a,b,c in the puzzle, but they all count zero....
Posted 30th Apr 2023 at 04:15
Last edited by gareth 30th Apr 2023 at 04:16
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Has not played this puzzle yet
JoergWausW, an interesting idea for a puzzle. I have often made killers and calcudoku puzzles with 0s in, although not more than one per region previously. It might be interesting to have distinct symbols that have the same numerical value, although I think it would be too complex for regular puzzlemix content because it would require too much explanation to the casual user who dropped in to try a puzzle or two.

But certainly I could in any case make 0-9 killers or calcudokus without having to have the shorthand of 0=10, although again there'd need to be some UI to say clearly "Place 0 to 9" or something like that.

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  • Rating scores out of 10.0 show the average difficulty rating chosen by users, where 1.0 is "Easy" and 10.0 is "Hard".
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  • 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'.

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