Yeah did it without having to look up possibles for 1A which, was nice.
1:15, all fell together nicely
had to change 9A from NOOKS to NESTS, but luckily I’d already used the N to get GLEAN on 1D so didn’t slow me down much
First ever < 1 minute i think
First time ever doing this, I enjoyed it and just finished under a minute. I suspect I won’t always be so speedy!
Yeah I too had to amend 9A and of course when I did it I realised it could never have been right on account of yellows in 6A
3m10s on Tuesday 2023-01-31.
5m05s on Wednesday 2023-02-01.
Looked a couple up cos I’d got a couple wrong and it wasn’t making sense.
Found today’s surprisingly easy, took 2 mins with the PW feeling like a chunk of that.
1m16s on Thursday 2023-02-02.
Was a possible sub-1m to be had, but only got the PW on the third attempt.
Password cost me <1 min
Got 2d slightly wrong which cost me some time
PW was at least a min of that on its own
9m59s on Friday 2023-02-03.
Got the CW in a minute and a half or so, then got mega bogged down on the PW. Went away for a bit then came back to it and did it in 10s.
2:46 because I was insistent that 9A had to be had to be something else
9a was the first I could guess at and I went with raise which caused problems because 3D fitted but there was a green not matching. Just guessed 1A at that point due to it being that sort of name which helped ground the rest.
1:02 - smashed it. 1A, all downs, first time PW guess
I did the same thing with 9a. I hadn’t even thought to play this game by considered what green/yellow letters I have and looking for overlap. I just stumble through it like a regular crossword and then try to work out the plusword at the end. One day this will cause me to have a 20minute plus time I guess!
Even fully knowing how the game works, I’ve managed to end up with 20 min+ times.
I have so much misplaced confidence because there’s only 30 letters to put in. How hard could it ever be?
I’ll quote this the first time it takes me over half an hour