I have developed a script that will sort the community puzzles based on the formula timesSolved / daysAvailable. Applying this script, I get the following at the top:
Haunted Manor - 239 days, 20 solved - 0.08
Flood the World - 156 days, 18 solved - 0.12
Even after the challenge, Haunted Manor is still at the top of this difficulty calculation. That’s one hard puzzle.
The next in line is Flood the World. This is a very worthy challenge as well. It is unique from pretty much all other community puzzles available. It’s not a mathematical riddle. It’s not an exercise in ASCII art. It’s not another application of BFS or DFS. There’s no brute-forcing this one. You need to think hard about what’s happening in the problem statement.
And of course, it requires some serious coding skills. Are you up to the task?
Okay! It’s been a bit over a month since I posted this challenge, and 14 of you have been victorious! Congratulations to all 32 coding wizards who have solved this excellent puzzle. Here is a list of all 18 published solutions: