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Classics Collection: Anglers

Hi folks,
the third part of the Classics Collection is out. I almost missed my deadline (I had set myself the target of always posting a new group at the end of the month), but here you are. Oh, and I was curious to see if the blog software could cope with a post published on February 29 – never mind, just kidding.

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What is Difficulty?

As said before (see in particular my post from last week), we assign different scores to different puzzles in accordance with what we consider different difficulty levels. But difficulty is an abstract concept which is hard to grasp; we usually do this based on the more practical observation that solving certain puzzles can be expected to take longer than solving others.

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Some Miniatures

When we put together a set of puzzles for an event, we usually assign different point numbers to them; it is rather rare that the winner of a contest is determined simply by who has solved the most puzzles. Of course, the idea is that some puzzles are more difficult than others, so higher scores are awarded for them in order to acknowledge the greater skills required to solve them.

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The Taxonomy of Puzzles

Every now and then, I have spent some time thinking about the classification of puzzles. That is not an actual puzzle project, just an idée fixe of mine. In the past I have already presented a few ideas on the subject here and there, but never complete in any sense. This will also be just a sketch.