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Skyscrapers Puzzle #6377 by jama
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HappyDog



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Number: Puzzle #6377
Genre: Skyscrapers
Author: jama
Appeared at: September 4, 2020


This puzzle has been dowgraded from 4-star to 3-star difficulty, but I think that was a mistake. This definitely felt like a 4-star puzzle to me!
fl0rrat



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This has not been done manually.

The difficulty of a puzzle is determined by three things:
* The author's estimate of the difficulty
* The judge's estimate of the difficulty
* The average solving time of the puzzle (solving time is used as a proxy of the difficulty).

This means that depending on the solving time, the difficulty of a puzzle can change a little bit. If the estimates of the author and the judge put the difficulty right on the border of a 3 and 4 stars, then the number of stars can also change a bit.

However, note that the puzzles with the same star difficulty are also sorted by difficulty. So currently it is judged as the hardest 3 star puzzle (and before it probably was the easiest 4 star puzzle).
HappyDog



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Fair enough! Let's see if it shifts again as more people solve it. Maybe it was just my little grey cells having a couple of off-days...
fl0rrat



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it's currently 4 stars again.
 
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