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by emma
Mon 08 Nov, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

My ability to participate is going to be somewhat reduced if the instruction booklet doesn't appear very soon.
by emma
Thu 04 Nov, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

If you're missing something, so am I...
by emma
Thu 20 May, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 19 May 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 5893

Re: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 19 May 2021

I've never had time left for thorough checking before - it paid off, because I found about four errors (and ended up being the slowest of the people who didn't make any mistakes). I didn't like the deformable example, so I wasn't planning on doing those, until I realised that I'd done almost everyth...
by emma
Wed 19 May, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Monday Evening UKPA puzzle drop-ins
Replies: 10
Views: 4271

Re: Monday Evening UKPA puzzle drop-ins

Great idea. I have something else on Mondays, but I should be able to come along in July/August.
by emma
Sat 20 Mar, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 68
Views: 33604

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

My 358 seems to be the worst score. I don't like the interface for sudoku, and in fact after I went wrong, I gave up and printed it and solved on paper and then copied in the answers - which took rather less time than the time I'd spent failing to solve it online!
by emma
Thu 11 Feb, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 68
Views: 33604

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

I did do the Puzzle Ramayan, but I'm in the "country unknown" list rather than UK. I had forgotten my password, their "forgotten password" link didn't work, and nor did the "if this doesn't work, email this address". I eventually re-registered with my work address, but ...
by emma
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League 2020-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 11820

Re: UK Puzzle League 2020-2021

It would be good to have some easy-to-find publicity for the beginners' division that we can point people at - front page of the website, for instance. It makes it easier to share on Facebook/Twitter if we can give a link where people can find something. It might be most useful to have something tha...
by emma
Sat 20 Jun, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 16622

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

I was puzzled by the panoramic yajilin rule too. I think it's just trying to say that if the number is in an edge square, there will only be three directions in which you need to look. I think it could be omitted, as it's fairly obvious that you aren't expected to shade any squares outside the grid.
by emma
Sat 20 Jun, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 16622

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

That made for a very quiet lunchtime in this house!

The Yin Yang instructions are missing the constraint that no 2x2 square may be all the same colour.
by emma
Fri 24 Nov, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Armchair Treasure Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 12327

Re: Armchair Treasure Hunt

Unfortunately I'm unable to take part myself.
by emma
Thu 23 Nov, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Armchair Treasure Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 12327

Armchair Treasure Hunt

Coming up soon, if anyone wants to get a team together...

https://www.pablosath.com/
by emma
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 30359

Re: Puzzle GP question

Well I finished at 102, but Heather made it into the top 100.

By the way, in round 8b, it looks like eight people completed but got the second snake wrong. At least in my case I know that my spare 25 seconds wouldn't have been enough to check my answers...
by emma
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP round 7
Replies: 6
Views: 15222

Re: Puzzle GP round 7

Wow - I hadn't looked up last weekend's results - thanks for pointing that out.
by emma
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 30359

Re: Puzzle GP question

Crikey - I'm at number 103 in section A. Perhaps I'd better make sure I don't improve so I don't get kicked out of section B.
by emma
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: New Zealand puzzle team
Replies: 10
Views: 25766

Re: New Zealand puzzle team

I seem to remember that in Kraljevika, Prasanna was a one-man UN team for the sudoku, and did very respectably.
by emma
Thu 29 Jun, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: New Zealand puzzle team
Replies: 10
Views: 25766

Re: New Zealand puzzle team

To be fair, because James has competed for the UK, they were probably unaware of any other New Zealanders interested - although the reporter obviously managed to find out about James from Prasanna, and James (and somebody else - one of the team?) have competed in the Grand Prix under New Zealand. Pe...
by emma
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 22104

Re: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

The instructions still refer to WSC in Senec, Slovakia - we might want to update that.
by emma
Tue 05 Jul, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 14210

Re: New Member

I'm afraid the sort of puzzles we do are pencil & paper puzzles, rather than jigsaw puzzles (although I enjoy those too). But you are very welcome, and maybe we can entice you to try some of our puzzles.
by emma
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team
Replies: 7
Views: 26727

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

Many thanks - I may have fairly well messed it upl, but I enjoyed many of the puzzles nevertheless.
by emma
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 59483

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

I completed my last one about half a minute after time was up. Wish I'd done it in the same room as the printer- it might have made all the difference.
by emma
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3
Replies: 9
Views: 21598

Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Do share these methods... I just used a brute-force table - it got there, but it was very tedious.
by emma
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC
Replies: 12
Views: 33556

Re: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC

Me too - when I read the above I found myself wondering when I last paid.
by emma
Sun 09 Aug, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Indian Puzzle Championship
Replies: 1
Views: 8179

Indian Puzzle Championship

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