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by pinkagape
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

Thank you.

I like Gogen. I’m a little surprised I’ve never seen it in a puzzling event.
by pinkagape
Mon 15 Jun, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 9740

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

Postponed until after the last round now. Gives me a chance to see if anyone could do the Honey Islands and Easy As Japanese Railway examples from the IB. I couldn't work out how to get started at all in the Honey Islands. What are we supposed to be looking for to break in? Easy As Japanese Railways...
by pinkagape
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 9740

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

What's happening with Round 6? I can't see the Competition Puzzles? Has the glitch mentioned on the site not been resolved yet?
by pinkagape
Sat 14 Mar, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Where should a beginner start with puzzles?
Replies: 15
Views: 2939

Re: Where should a beginner start with puzzles?

I agree with everything Freddie says. If you search back in the logic masters India history, you’ll see some beginners competitions, where they have some puzzle sets on some of the more common types, getting gradually harder. This is a good way into some of the key types that I found.
by pinkagape
Sun 08 Mar, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 5474

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Hi

In the kropki kakuro in Puzzles Round 4, it doesn’t state that all such kropki circles are present, but that rule does apply in the example. Are all such circles present?
by pinkagape
Tue 18 Feb, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 9740

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

I’m not very impressed with the fill in the blanks. How is that a puzzle? I had a quick look while it was printing out but assumed some level of thought, not just processing, would be involved. I’m not sure how that warrants a space in the mix. Otherwise I did like the range of puzzles available, bu...
by pinkagape
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 7980

Re: WPF Sudoku GP 2020

Got it. Thank you! Turns a frustrating mess into a lovely solution :)
by pinkagape
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 7980

Re: WPF Sudoku GP 2020

With the hidden clone, I managed to work out where the clone was, but couldn’t place a single number. Could you give me a hint to start it now? I found the classics very difficult too. For so few points, I thought they were fairly nasty. I don’t mind hard classics being there, but for those points, ...
by pinkagape
Fri 31 Jan, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 3077

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2020

Thank you very much. That’s good to hear.
by pinkagape
Thu 30 Jan, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 3077

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2020

The kakuro really slowed me down.

I feel like there must be some technique to go faster. Is there anything anyone has found to help speed up a kakuro?
by pinkagape
Sat 15 Jun, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2019 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 12084

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2019 / WPC Qualification

When solving the Kuromasu example, it made me wonder whether the remaining white cells can be orthogonally connected through the clue cells, or whether all the white cells had to be touching and the clue cells blocked the white cell connections.

Exciting looking mix here. I'm looking forward to it.
by pinkagape
Sun 19 May, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 10135

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification

Has there been any date set for the Puzzles?
by pinkagape
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 17886

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Morning Liane For the Twin Killer in Sudoku round 5, I’m a bit confused. It’s a pair of identical solutions but the cages are different in each grid and together they’ll give enough information, but not separately? The Coded First Seen Snake in Puzzle round 3 has no solution in the instruction bookl...
by pinkagape
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 18605

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Congratulations James, and well done Emma. Great result! I’ve been gamely plodding ahead with the puzzles I didn’t get in the time limit. The Fillomino different shapes has me completely baffled. I broke it in a few places. What should I have been doing? The Finnish snake, I managed to rule out a fe...
by pinkagape
Wed 20 Jun, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 18605

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Hi Lovely looking IB. I reckon I’ll have a wide range of puzzles to get into. I’m intrigued by Laser, but I don’t understand either the mirrors or the answer key. What are “one cell sections”? When it talks about mirrors, are they very small, just at the intersection of vertical and horizontal squar...
by pinkagape
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 29849

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

In the anti-symmetry Rossi Sinai, when it discusses 180 degree symmetry, is it within the cage, or the whole grid, or both? The example implies the whole grid, but I thought there was a chance the example was wrong.
by pinkagape
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 29849

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Hi Liane. Have I missed the instructions for Round 5?
by pinkagape
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Clouds
Replies: 5
Views: 15023

Clouds

I meant to ask this after it appeared in the U.K. Championships, but now it's come up in the Puzzle GP, it has become more pressing.

How do you solve Clouds?
by pinkagape
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 26715

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

Yes! That's exactly what happened. How frustrating! Thanks, Gareth.
by pinkagape
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 32296

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

Can we get email reminders for these competitions please?
by pinkagape
Fri 24 Jul, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 26715

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

Was there an email reminder of this competition? I'm disappointed to have missed out!