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I assume even part A for 10 isn’t time based. Part A is presented as the more “laid back” half of the competition, and to provide hints for part B for people who want to do part B, and attempt to get points and win. Though feel free to correct me Harry!
[That is exactly right! Whether they are beginners, or casual codebreakers, part A provides something of a challenge without being too hard (we hope) and we are more interested in encouraging people to take part in it than in grading them. Part B however … Harry]