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motris (motris) wrote on October 26th, 2009 at 11:24 am
There is also a reasonable question of how long the final puzzle should run, given this accuracy question. In the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, there is some controversy in the lengthening and maintaining of the final round puzzle at 20 minutes (from 15) when the fastest finishers in recent years, with an error, have been easily at a third of this time. While slow and steady (Tyler Hinman) won with a 20 minute time length, this arbitrary choice would have a different champion if 15 was still being used. My question then, if the sudokus in the tournament averaged 4 minutes for everyone on stage, is if 5x that time is appropriate. 15' might make sense, but no more.