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bazza
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:14 am    Post subject: Average guesses Reply with quote

Whilst I'm pondering my current puzzle, I've cast the occasional glance at the leaderboard.

As of today, there are nine people in the lead a good many puzzles ahead and the average for that puzzle is "166.333". By my maths that implies that the leading team of 7 (forgive me if this assumption is false) and the other two individuals have expended almost 1500 guesses between them. Surprised

Is this analysis correct Question It doesn't bode well for this puzzle's methodology, assuming I ever get that far.

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Aeirould
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Joined: 23 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the official doctrine, and everything I've seen so far, the "curve of difficulty" here is much steeper than PuzzleDonkey's. The Round 5 puzzles are going to be severe challenges even *for* the teams. Heck, round 4's proving hard enough.
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Si
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Joined: 06 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Average guesses Reply with quote

bazza wrote:
Is this analysis correct Question It doesn't bode well for this puzzle's methodology, assuming I ever get that far.

I think it is fair to say they are trying to get lucky on the Round 4 Gateway!
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SparkPlug
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Joined: 30 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Average guesses Reply with quote

bazza wrote:
By my maths that implies that the leading team of 7 (forgive me if this assumption is false) and the other two individuals have expended almost 1500 guesses between them.

Dont give those two lurkers more credit than they deserve, it's a "team" of nine. Razz

Si, would now ge a good time for you to put up an analysis of the number of guesses each person has had... I for one have whacked in a few but all have been found... except "dusty bin" of course.
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