Hey folks. Today marks just five days left to get points for solving Puzzle 2. Let’s assess where we are right now:
- Two competitors have solved the puzzle thus far. Brooks earned six points, Novak earned three.
- A total of 25 clues have been given out among 10 players
- Nine incorrect guesses have been proffered.
- I’m still incredibly attractive
So from this, we can learn that this puzzle was…tougher than I imagined it’d be. Which is a shame, because some of the puzzles coming up, ones I’m pretty proud of, seem tougher to me than this one. Part of it may be that these are unusual puzzles that you haven’t figured out the best way to approach yet. When this puzzle ends, I’ll go through the solution so folks can see where the clues were leading.
When it comes to puzzles like these, I expect people to need some time and help getting things solved. I would much rather have people solve these than get frustrated and rage-quit. I want the hints I give out to be the best bit of info a solver needs at the moment she asks for it. Of course, if you’re too worried about making incorrect guesses, it’s tougher for me to figure out which nudge to give you. In order to make folks less guess-shy, starting with the next puzzle, there won’t be a penalty for an incorrect guess. I will be enforcing a limit on guesses, but that limit will be generous. (Clues will still cost you a point, but hopefully you’ll be more willing to spend a point in this case.)
If you guys have questions or thoughts about the puzzle, the scoring, the clues…whatever. Feel free to put them down in the comments. Meantime, keep plugging away, and stay in touch.