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by emma
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 1651

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: 888

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: 1651

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: 1846

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: 1846

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: 2793

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: 2715

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: 7032

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: 20409

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: 6666

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: 9786

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: 2450

Indian Puzzle Championship

Today, open for 48 hours...
by emma
Thu 06 Aug, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 34185

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

I thought the kakuros were fairly straightforward, and certainly easier than the couple of examples I'd dug out to practise on (although I ended up not having time to do those until after the GP, in the end).
by emma
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 13745

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

Well done Heather, and the very close set of runners-up. I broke two, including a big one, so I knew I wasn't going to come out of it well. (I've also got the family trained. On one occasion, I put H to bed, and G was out. When the phone rang, I heard footsteps and a voice saying "Mummy's doing a co...
by emma
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 15333

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

For puzzle 24, can you clarify whether B1 would come before or after A2 in the answer key? (In puzzle 28, the order is clear from the example, but the instructions are worded the opposite way round to puzzle 24, so I'm not sure whether this implies the opposite order for #24.) It may be that getting...
by emma
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 34185

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Yes - I was completely stumped by it in the competition, but the others seemed easier.

(If my answers were correct, that would have been a top-70 place I threw away. Bah!)
by emma
Sun 07 Jun, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 34185

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Darn, darn, darn.

Took my eye off the clock, and submitted 291 points-worth 2 minutes after time.

At least I was enjoying them, so it wasn't a complete waste of 90 minutes.
by emma
Mon 25 May, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Cambridge Uni Computing and Tech Soc puzzle hunt, June 12th
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Re: Cambridge Uni Computing and Tech Soc puzzle hunt, June 1

I'm busy in Cambridge on the Saturday, but if anyone's coming and wants to meet up afterwards, do say.
by emma
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 34185

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

I found it wasn't just the time to enter the answer keys, but also the scroll time - I ended with some small puzzles halfway down the list, and if it hadn't taken so long to find them, I might have got another one in on time.
by emma
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 34185

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

I've seen an all-zero Slitherlink before, which I think made that easier.
by emma
Wed 18 Feb, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 34185

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

I had a very error-prone round 1, so I'm relieved not to have made any this time.
by emma
Sat 29 Nov, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sudoku Surprise
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Re: Sudoku Surprise

I am enjoying this one - very slowly.
by emma
Fri 03 Oct, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Mini documentary about Rohan and Prasanna
Replies: 1
Views: 1694

Re: Mini documentary about Rohan and Prasanna

Do you think that book next to Rohan is a signed copy? :D