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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:36 AM

We all know that Rodger Bannister  broke the four minute barrier for running a mile in 1954. Did you know that it was only in 1994 that a forty year old irishman, Eamonn Coghlan was the first to do the same.

Well this challenge has nothing to do with being over forty or running a four minute mile.


I have been filling in time and keeping the old grey cell in working order by playing against the clock with gnome-mahjongg. I have been attempting to complete the puzzle in under four minutes for every different layout. Today I finally completed the task.
Some layouts were a breeze but one particular layout had me well and truly stymied, the "confounding cross"  was darn hard and I thought I would never complete it for a full set.

So are you up for the challenge.

Does your grey cell still vroom vroom or does it creak and splutter.

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The Challenge

Complete the puzzle in under four minutes for every different layout.

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Edited by abarbarian, 17 May 2017 - 09:44 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

Suddenly, I have a headache.

#3 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:42 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 17 May 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

Suddenly, I have a headache.

Heck man I wasn't asking to sleep with you :harhar:
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#4 OFFLINE   sunrat

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:08 PM

Holy crap, I have a hard enough time with Minesweeper!
I do like GNU Backgammon.
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#5 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:12 AM

View Postsunrat, on 18 May 2017 - 11:08 PM, said:


I do like GNU Backgammon.

Me too. We are talking the same game version, GTK version that you can use as a trainer with all the bells and whistles. The pesky thing is really hard to beat but I get a buzz when I do manage to kick it into touch. :breakfast:
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