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Daily Crossword puzzle with errant top score?

My top score has been 1,890 for months and my score today was 1,850 (maximum available). I see 2,550 for a top score. How is that possible?

 

Stay well.

Lynn

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We have a similar thread in the games community, but I also included the answer here!  Here is how it is possible 🙂

 

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Games-Talk/Calculating-the-Score-for-the-Daily-Crossword/m-p/2403822/h...

 

Daily Crossword scoring is calculated at the end of a game with this formula:

  • Player gets 10 points for every cell that was completed without help.
  • Bigger puzzles will have a higher total achievable score
  • If another player has a bigger or smaller score for the same date on the leaderboard, that means they played a puzzle for the different date (i.e., not today’s) – since there are 14 puzzles available to play every day and each will have a different total achievable score based on number of cells.

Completed without help is defined as:

  • Cell filled in correctly without using the Reveal function
  • If the player has Show Errors turned on in the puzzle’s menu, then completed without help means the cell has never shown a red, incorrect letter.

 

AARPTeri
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Can you explain how people are now scoring 30,140 points and 170,400 points on the daily crossword puzzle? This doesn't make sense to me using what you shared.

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@KraftySally Thanks for flagging this! We're getting that fixed.

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@AARPBriana 

Yes I'd also like to know how person had 1M points on Daily Crossword today unreal and no conceivable way could happen 🤯Crazy🤪

Thanks 

Ginger  ;  )

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@gm5271 Those incorrect scores have been removed.

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@AARPBriana 

Another thought to your reply

THOSE SCORES SHOULD'VE NEVER BEEN THERE... NO WAY THEY WERE REAL

maybe AARP Rewards has been HACKED?? 

& THAT'S WHO GETS ALL THE GOOD REWARDS WHEN US MEMBERS CAN'T GET THEM because doesn't work for us... bummer 

Ginger 

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@AARPBriana 

Thanks but I no longer care

Rewards have pushed me over my tolerance level... not being able get Amazon card after doing what required but not working nor rewarding points really stinks

I've removed my profile info and going to move on 

Will do my games as I enjoy & be a AARP member but not worth stress and upset to be involved with Rewards program anymore... really a sad bummer 

Whole site down can't even get game points now.... what the heck does it matter... no one needs this mess 

Ginger  😟💔😓  ;  ) 

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