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### Finite Craft & NYT Games Notation

**Two New Projects**

Another new project, and a pretty cool one at that! Introducing: Finite Craft, a game about combining things to make other things. You can learn how to play on the how-to page, and you can learn about the theory behind the game from another new project: Graph Theory EXPLAINED. Both Finite Craft and Graph Theory EXPLAINED took a very long time to make, so I appreciate anyone who checks them out.

**New York Times Games Notation**

There are now quite a few New York Times games that I do every day. I would like to share how well I do in each game with my friends, but sharing the results of more than a couple games takes up a lot of space. For this reason, I have devised what I call “New York Times Games Notation”, a way of writing your results on just one line. This way it can fit, for example, in your Discord status!

>>> The Mini

M<time> how long it took you to solve, example M0:14

M<time>* an asterisk for each type of help you used (autocheck, reveal word, etc.), example M2:47**

>>> Connections

C<#> number of connections made, example C2

C<#>* an asterisk if you had help, example C4*

Cp perfect!

Cp+ perfect AND in order of difficulty!

>>> Wordle

W<#> number of guesses, example W3

W<#>* an asterisk if you had help, example W2*

Wx if you failed

>>> Spelling Bee

B? did the rest of the NYT games before 3am

B<#> number of words found, example B12

B<#>+<#> number of words found plus number of words found with help from the Spelling Bee Buddy, example B10+14

B(...)* an asterisk if you had other help, example B21*

B(...)[p+, g | q] a p for each pangram and g for genius or q for queen bee, example B10+15ppq

>>> Strands

S<#> number of hints used, example S2

S<#>* an asterisk if you had other help, example S0*

Sp perfect!

Sp+ perfect AND every guess was a theme word!

**LAST UPDATED: July 21st, 2024**