Solving speed
latobaPosted: Mon Oct 19 2015 04:41 am

How is it possible to solve a Kakuro with 44 squares in 36 seconds, i e 0,8 seconds per square? 


arbor8Posted: Mon Oct 19 2015 01:07 pm

There are people who solve Rubik's cube under 7 seconds.Each solution involves more than 20 moves.  Comparing  those times and  FexSHO's times gives perspective.


FexSHOPosted: Mon Oct 19 2015 04:53 pm

Nice analogy. Rubiks cube is my other passion: World record is at 5.25 seconds. About 50 moves are necessary. So they do it about 10 moves per sec and thats crazy.

I need under 18 secs for 70 moves: my speed is poorly half of world record.

At kakuro practice is everything. I am enjoying the puzzle books of conceptis puzzles. Thats a good practice. Also you can increase solving times with practicing at nikoli.com and www.kakuro-world.com.

 

 

 


latobaPosted: Mon Apr 11 2016 03:18 am

How is it possible to move the pointer to a square and click it and hen move to the right figure on the keyboard and click it in under one second?


AdminPosted: Wed Apr 13 2016 04:01 pm

latoba wrote :

How is it possible to move the pointer to a square and click it and hen move to the right figure on the keyboard and click it in under one second?

I imagine the best solvers here use the arrow keys to move from square to square, which would make it a lot faster. I don't get to do the puzzles, but I know I am a lot quicker if I can just keep my hands on the keyboard and not worry about the mouse.


qqwrefPosted: Mon Apr 18 2016 07:29 pm

Oh, I'm not the only Rubik's Cuber here, that's cool :) I average about 11 seconds for it. But yeah, I use arrow keys to move around quickly, although I should probably use the mouse more for long movements...


momentumPosted: Sat Jun 15 2019 11:47 am

Hi.

A question for ones who solve even the hardest puzzles in less than 10 min: do you go through the procedure of substituting "candidates" mentally and at a very high speed

or do you "feel which is the right digit" without going through any process of verification?(like some mental calculators who can't explain "how they do it").

Also: do you come up with all possible sets of digits for a given line/column (or perhaps remember them?).

Thank you.


AdminPosted: Tue Jun 18 2019 12:43 am

Wow, lots of cubers here! Somehow I missed that back in 2016. I'm averaging around 19 seconds right now, can't seem to get lower, luckily I'm making some nice gains on the larger cubes.

I'd also be interested to know if people have a sense for what the right digit is in a series of candidates. I know while doing slitherlinks and some other puzzles that I have a good feel for what paths will lead to a solution, but not for kakuros.


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Am I?Posted: Sat Jun 22 2019 12:43 am

momentum wrote :

A question for ones who solve even the hardest puzzles in less than 10 min: do you go through the procedure of substituting "candidates" mentally and at a very high speed

or do you "feel which is the right digit" without going through any process of verification?(like some mental calculators who can't explain "how they do it").

Also: do you come up with all possible sets of digits for a given line/column (or perhaps remember them?).

Well..it's not that hard to come up with all possible sets of digits for the columns with fewer solutions, honestly. 

And I personally don't do the "feels like the right digit", I've never had that feeling! I count everything. 

And why can't we use the mouse while counting? We have two hands, one on the numpad and the other on the mouse. You don't have to do it separately -- you can move the pointer while inputting the number (takes practice). And yes you can do it in under one second, so long you're not going from the far left to the far right of a 24x14 puzzle. 


FexSHOPosted: Sun Jun 23 2019 12:31 pm

My speech, Am I.

Its the same when I solve those kakuros. Perhaps I have just more pracitce than anybody else ;)