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Poll #1469324 Puzzles

Which puzzle would you rather do?

A crossword
A sudoku
I like both too much to choose

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Oct. 11th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than do a retarded puzzle where I just have to put numbers 1-9 in boxes.
Oct. 11th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Admittedly I don't have the greatest attention span of all, but I got bored after about four numbers when I did a sudoku. Arthur likes them, but he's good with numbers and I'm not.
I'm not a fan of cryptic crosswords though.
Oct. 11th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
but can you do it?
Oct. 11th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I choose not to waste my time of it. I don't like bashing things I haven't at least tried.
Oct. 11th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
i like your honesty.
Oct. 11th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
sudoku- i'm mad for it!
Oct. 11th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Are you good with numbers generally then?
Oct. 11th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
if by numbers you mean maths then no. not good at all. i love physics but beyond o-level physics is almost entirely mathematical equations and unless you know what all the letters mean equations like e=mc2* are just meaningless. sudoku isn't about maths, it's about logic and perfection** and works just as easily with letters or symbols*** tho numbers do make it easier. i once made an a3 size sudoku board and a set of little bricks with pictures of nine of the star trek voyager crew. and another set of l-word characters...
i should try them out at a con soon... :)

*e=energy; m=mass; c=the speed of light; 2=squared as in multiplied by itself... and on the face of it is fairly easy to understand. of course applying that to building a nuclear bomb is way, way beyond my understanding and that's one of the easier equations...

**in my mind

*** sixty symbols on youtube- yay for science...!
Oct. 11th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ah, I guess it's the logic thing that throws me - I have my own special brand of logic! Have you ever done those logic puzzles where it's something like "Tim, Tom, Tony and Tallulah are in a sweet shop", they have a paragraph about who bought what, and you have to work out their pocket money and ages from a few facts? Those things drive me mad.

I failed my GCSE Physics mock, so I wasn't allowed to do the proper exam (my school were like that), so I never felt comfortable with it. We did bits of it in GCSE science when I did a combined course at college to get the grade I needed for uni, but it's not something that really stuck with me.

Those boards sound cool though, would go down well at a con I imagine.
Oct. 11th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
again, no. i've tried a puzzle like that but they seem far to mathematical for me. and just a tad illogical... ;)
Oct. 11th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
I like cryptograms!!
Oct. 11th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
I'm a tetris freak
Oct. 13th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Hey... great layout! I liked your red and black one too but this is something special..I like crosswords and I'm awful with numbers...they scare and confuse me...:D
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Oct. 13th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, now I know a lot of random stuff. Crosswords and pub quizzes are good outlets for this. Sadly my memory doesn't extend to anything useful, or I'd have better exam grades than I do.

With sudoku and logic puzzles my brain just seems to seize up.
Apr. 3rd, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
i know a lot of random stuff...

- "aol!"

- which makes "quizwords" llike the grauniad quick crossword a fun occasional three minutes solitaire game to do, unless the setter's been too inaccurate with [non-] synonyms [a];

- but whilst i enjoyed doing the first two dozen or so sudoku puzzles i did, i realised there wasn't really a challenge - the most difficult of them is still a group of simultaneous equations, and so working out solutions is merely mechanical iteration: you could write a flow-chart of how to do it, and learn how to write a simple enough computer program to solve any and every sudoku puzzle, if you were bothered to.

[a] - "proper" crosswords, with their highly artificial language of disguising the information given in their clues, and disguising what's really being asked for in the questions, i'm no good at (except spotting the anagrams, maybe), and not really interested in either.

- "ymmv."

May. 3rd, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
So... we're about the same age. I'm getting married (eventually), you're getting married (eventually) and we both like jigglypuff (though I never thought to put it in my livejournal interests). Want to be friends?

Fair warning: I tend to ramble on incessantly about my life, but it means you'll have semi-regular updates to keep you entertained.
May. 4th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
No problem- consider yourself added! Always nice to meet new people. I've actually been engaged since 2006 but various things (mainly a lack of funds)have meant that the wedding hasn't happened yet.
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