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by Calavera
Fri 12 Oct, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Team UK at the WPC
Replies: 26
Views: 13680

Re: Team UK at the WPC

As far as I remember it was pwahs (Philipp) from our team who brought this up and helped us quite a lot with this puzzle...
by Calavera
Tue 15 Nov, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

That's strange wording, implying members of croco-puzzle can NOT participate in the Prize puzzle? (Unless this means 'staff'?) It does indeed mean staff. The wording is relatively the same that is used in all such purposes (like lotteries in magazines and such) so it's immediately clear for native ...
by Calavera
Tue 15 Nov, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

I'm not sure if I understand your posting correctly. Do you mean that you are currently not able to do the Preisrätsel? Because the text you're quoting is there in every case regardless of the puzzle working or not. Also the expulsion is usually done at the time of the lottery not when you try to so...
by Calavera
Sat 12 Nov, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Updates from Eger
Replies: 47
Views: 18449

Re: Updates from Eger

He made it to the final as 10th but I don't know where he finished. I think somewhere between 8-10.
by Calavera
Sat 13 Aug, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Interestingly enough, I tried croco on this computer again for the first time in a few days, and the java thing seems to have cleared up by itself. Very odd! If I remember correctly a problem mentioned in the German forum was that the java part of the browser has its own cache which is not (necessa...
by Calavera
Sat 14 May, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

The whole RXCY seems to be a fairly conventional thing for sudoku,... I've no idea about conventions but I do know that I definitely prefer the RXCY. With the alternative I always have to double check if the letters are for rows or columns and which letter corresponds with which number. So RYCY is ...
by Calavera
Thu 17 Mar, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Sure... First thing to look at are always the greater numbers. In this case horizontally "3" and vertically "2". When there is an odd number of columns/rows this often places the first letters automatically. In this case when looking at the horizontal "3"s we have to use the help of column informati...
by Calavera
Thu 17 Mar, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

I may need some time off puzzles - they're meant to be relaxing, but they're stressing me, and not for the first time. Not looking at the rating list might help. I haven't looked there since last november or so and it still feels better. Although the last few days there were some ... suboptimal puz...
by Calavera
Wed 16 Mar, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Well, as the bug appeared the first time (other browsers aside) with Firefox 3.6.14 and no longer appeared with the next version, published very shortly afterwards, I'm still hopeful. Why change something and then change it back directly unless there's a reason!? So I hope the reason was that the bu...
by Calavera
Sun 13 Mar, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Posting here should suffice as berni is also following this thread. The problem you described seems to be similar to a problem that was part of the second last (?... the one before the last) firefox update. It was corrected shortly after this by the last firefox update. So it seems to be a bug that ...
by Calavera
Thu 10 Mar, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

So my question is basically, huh? How is the red score worked out? As a mathematician, I figure I should be able to understand it, but if it is, as I understand it, an average of the last 200 somethings, surely my red line score should be roughly 3? Just add up the rating of your last 200 in which ...
by Calavera
Sat 05 Mar, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

ronaldx wrote:ETA in this case is '[post] edited to add' (but, I haven't seen that usage either :))
Thank you. Never would have guessed that.
by Calavera
Sat 05 Mar, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Tapa Variations Contest VII (5-6 March)
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Re: Tapa Variations Contest VII (5-6 March)

Well, all programs I have available (Safari, Preview and Adobe Acrobat Professional) agreed that the password only provided reading rights. Having created PDFs for contest myself I know that there can be a different password for reading and printing ("admin password"). Why another player was able to...
by Calavera
Sat 05 Mar, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Tapa Variations Contest VII (5-6 March)
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Re: Tapa Variations Contest VII (5-6 March)

Warning: Right now the contest file is not printable with the password given to you when starting the contest. I've posted at LMI about it...
by Calavera
Fri 04 Mar, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

As there must be 4 stars in the two top rows R3C3-4 must be empty. Thanks, Nils, but this is the bit that I don't get. Hope, there's enough time to check it out after my posting or that someone made a screenshot... The 4 stars in 2 rows part is directly deducted from the rules. Now after R2C5 must ...
by Calavera
Thu 03 Mar, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

In the following RxCy means row x, column y. Obviously the following fields must be empty: R8C4+6+8, R9C4+6+8, R3C2, R5C2, R8C2 Because of the lower right area R1-3C9 must be empty. Then R2C5 must be empty. As there must be 4 stars in the two top rows R3C3-4 must be empty. Then R1C2+4 and R2C2+4 mus...
by Calavera
Thu 03 Mar, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Should be no problem...
by Calavera
Thu 03 Mar, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Well, I'm generally annoyed by nearly all Kakuro-times :D. I guess I really have to train using the NumPad or else I'll never get even close to these...
by Calavera
Sat 26 Feb, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

PuzzleScot wrote:Berni/Calavera, Is it possible to replay old daily puzzles?
Only the ones of the previous day by logging out.
by Calavera
Sat 26 Feb, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

PuzzleScot wrote:Talking of potential German participants - Is Marian Kraus still puzzling? I got on very well with him at two WPCs...
I'm not entirely sure but I think that he's SenorDido on crocopuzzle. He's definitely still active as he's reached 7th place in last years Logic Masters.
by Calavera
Sat 26 Feb, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

I hope with the inclusion of B teams, Roland makes it this year. In the last years the reason Roland didn't participate in the WPCs wasn't that there's only one team. He simply didn't take part in the qualifier and thus also not in the Logic Masters whose first four places are sent to the WPC. As s...
by Calavera
Mon 21 Feb, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

I don't remember ever checking the relevant box so I can't say anything about that.

But I have a wild guess about how the problem might occur: If you post again in the subscribed thread without checking the notification option the forum might unsubscribe you from the thread. Just a theory though...
by Calavera
Fri 18 Feb, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

Lesson Number 3: You don't have to mark empty squares as such on Heyawake, unlike Japanese Sums. Is there a list on the site somewhere of individual rules, or should I just experiment with the prize puzzles? Once more I can only recommend the puzzle-wiki I linked on the previous page. If you look a...
by Calavera
Thu 17 Feb, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

OK, there's something here I'm not quite clear on and would appreciate an explanation, please. When the median time is calculated, for the purpose of setting the 1500 level of performance, are Fehlversuch five-minute penalties included? Second question: on the techdata page, what do the figures mea...
by Calavera
Thu 17 Feb, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 361709

Re: croco-puzzle

By the way, is there an explanation as to how the scoring works on Croco - Puzzle, along with this kyu/Dan business? Might be nice to be able to gauge how long it will take me to climb the greasy pole. Yes, there is, although I'm not sure if it was already explained here. So here is the short versi...