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by pinkagape
Wed 24 Nov, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

I hope everyone had a good time. It was pretty intense but it was good to have so many puzzles. Well done to everyone who made it through it all! I will be taking away beating Freddie in the first time trial :P I was interested in what would happen if you added the top four from each country togethe...
by pinkagape
Wed 17 Nov, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Snake
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Snake

Here is the guide I have written to Snake.

Full disclosure, this is not a puzzle I am strong at. I very much welcome advice from those who can solve these puzzles fluently.

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by pinkagape
Wed 17 Nov, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Division D 2021-22

Possibly some unfortunate timing this time with the World Puzzle Conference happening at the same time, but well done to Jeffrey and Paul for their correct entries, and some very competitive times from both, with struggles on puzzles 9 and 10 accounting for the whole time difference between the two....
by pinkagape
Sat 13 Nov, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

That's exactly it. I've replaced the IB to contain these instructions. Thank you!
by pinkagape
Fri 12 Nov, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Round 1 of Divisions C and B starts in a few weeks. Here are the puzzle variants for Tents and Hitori with some example puzzles so that you have time to get acclimatised. Please ask any questions about the rules of these puzzles below. Edited to include Domino Hitori instructions as they were missed...
by pinkagape
Fri 12 Nov, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

If people are looking for a puzzle this evening, the first Time Trial is tonight at 9pm UK time. It’s a football Sudoku.
by pinkagape
Wed 10 Nov, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Division D 2021-22

Hello Here is Round 2 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 16th November. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all ...
by pinkagape
Thu 04 Nov, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Division A 2021-22

Division A has 7 competitors this year, and in each round, the winner gets 7 credits, second place gets 6 credits and so on. Players who do not compete in a round receive 0 credits. Specific dates for each round will be added when they are released by the corresponding bodies. January - WPF Puzzle G...
by pinkagape
Thu 04 Nov, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Division C and B 2021-22

Division C is open to any UK puzzler who is not in Divisions A and B, even if they wish to join in the middle of a season. Like Division D, the winner of each competition will receive 10 credits, second place will receive 9 and so on. In Division B, the winner of each competition will receive 5 cred...
by pinkagape
Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

Is the registration still not open or am I missing something?
by pinkagape
Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Hitori
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Hitori

Personally, I have a real soft spot for Hitori. It was the first "new" puzzle that I learnt.

I've written a guide in pdf to the rules, and here are two examples to get going with.

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by pinkagape
Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Division D 2021-22

Round 1 is now complete! Thanks to Liane Robinson for testing. It seemed a harder set in some ways, with the full set proving elusive for some, but some impressive times for others, including an excellent start to the season for Paul Smith. The margins were very close with David and Luke, with some ...
by pinkagape
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Division D 2021-22

Hello Here is Round 1 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 2nd November. This is a longer window than usual due to the forum outage. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself h...
by pinkagape
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Tents

Here is a replacement for the broken puzzle.

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by pinkagape
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Tents

Thanks for the post Adam. I do feel duty bound to make a post saying the phrasing of the rules: “tents don’t touch each other, not even diagonally” fails to stand up to even the most basic scrutiny, and can very easily be improved upon :) my suggestion is: "different tents must not be placed i...
by pinkagape
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Tents

No error there David, from you, it’s my broken puzzle. I had a disappointing number of broken puzzles in my first Tents set which went for testing. I’ve done it again. I’ll replace the puzzle tonight.
by pinkagape
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Tents

And two more examples that I wrote for you today.

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Note that the puzzle on the right is broken but has been discussed and replaced below.
by pinkagape
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Division D 2021-22

Hi everyone Here is the schedule for the 2021/22 season 16th/17th October - Beginners Tents 13th/14th November - Beginners Hitori 11th/12th December - Beginners Snake 15th/16th January - Beginners Fillomino 12th/13th February - Beginners Yajilin 12th/13th March - Beginners Nanro The first round, in ...
by pinkagape
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Tents

Here are two more examples

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by pinkagape
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Tents

Tents is a puzzle with relatively simple rules. Rohan Rao gives the rules as following on his blog: Place one tent horizontally or vertically next to each tree. Tents do not touch each other, not even diagonally. The numbers outside the grid indicate the number of tents in the corresponding row/colu...
by pinkagape
Thu 19 Aug, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League 2021-2022
Replies: 2
Views: 786

UK Puzzle League 2021-2022

Hi everyone The upcoming season of the UK Puzzle League is due to start in October (for Division D, later for other Divisions). I'm going to assume that puzzlers from last year would like to continue. If others would like to join, as ever, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org - I am particularly keen to ...
by pinkagape
Tue 22 Jun, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 68
Views: 33557

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

It's over! Both Freddie and Sam round out a wonderful year with their respective division titles, and good scores from Tom Collyer and Michael Collins also saw them climb a few places each too. Puzzle Selection proved crucial in the both Divisions as there were some very close run placings. Division...
by pinkagape
Sat 19 Jun, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 105
Views: 45964

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Thanks - that's super helpful and gives good ideas for the main one, I hope.
by pinkagape
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 105
Views: 45964

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Any ideas how to get into the Meandering Wordsearch example for the Puzzle GP this weekend?
by pinkagape
Tue 08 Jun, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Classic sudoku speed
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Classic sudoku speed

I want to echo Paul’s request for ideas on getting faster at classic sudoku. Similarly, when I have extra constraints, I get faster. I think I must be missing some key classic techniques.