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by apollo1001
Mon 10 Nov, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: need input on a new electronic mind game
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Re: need input on a new electronic mind game

I tried reading the description and got totally confused. Is this meant to be an opening puzzle (e.g. you need to find the conditions to open it - similar to the ISIS puzzle) or is this more of a container where you can store things (e.g. similar to a puzzle box). As for the phrase: "You should alre...
by apollo1001
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Tawan S's Nikoli Hurdles II
Replies: 5
Views: 3750

Re: Tawan S's Nikoli Hurdles II

Thanks Tom. Nice set Tawan: particularly enjoyed number 6.
by apollo1001
Sat 21 Jun, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: mAZuko free iOS app
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Re: mAZuko free iOS app

I have now downloaded it and completed the first few puzzles, but frankly am disappointed.

This is merely another name for 'Hidoku' puzzles and the interface itself is pretty terrible - if they had allowed one to swipe/drag out the intended paths this would have been much more enjoyable.
by apollo1001
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack it?
Replies: 12
Views: 8559

Re: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack i

If you have a new puzzle concept then explain the rules and we can judge it fairly to give you an indication as to whether your claim is anywhere near true. Telling us you have a concept without describing it, or even showing an example merely irritates as PuzzleScot has correctly stated. Based on t...
by apollo1001
Sun 25 May, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23611

Re: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014

Nice set of puzzles - very enjoyable! Merely now kicking myself over the answer keys :?
by apollo1001
Sun 11 May, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 32433

Re: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix

It looks like the instruction booklet is now available for our round: http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/sites/default ... nd5_IB.pdf.
by apollo1001
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: sudo10.com
Replies: 2
Views: 3396

Re: sudo10.com

As a variant I haven't seen before it has potential. I am more of a puzzle fan than a sudoku fan, but this was still quite enjoyable once my head had figured out what was going on. Having more than one puzzle would have been good, and the screen merely saying 'Done!' was a little disappointing, but ...
by apollo1001
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] Anchors Aweigh
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

Re: [SOTR] Anchors Aweigh

Thank you for pointing these out - even my wife seemed to enjoy the first few rounds! :D
by apollo1001
Tue 08 Oct, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction from FranticPuzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 10293

Re: Introduction from FranticPuzzles

Thank you for this FranticPuzzles. On the whole this seems good, however I would ask for one feature to be amended, namely the 'locking' of adjacent pieces. At present they will lock if they are in the correct final orientation however will NOT lock if they are rotated. It would be nice to be able t...
by apollo1001
Wed 25 Sep, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

Thanks Chris - I hadn't noticed this one approaching as my overall rating has pretty much flat-lined since the downtime so was pleasantly surprised to get the email this morning. I'm hoping I can get down to 7 for Christmas... ;)
by apollo1001
Fri 05 Jul, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World (Jigsaw) Puzzle Days 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

Re: World (Jigsaw) Puzzle Days 2013

Hello Fabella

Yes, Gunther is planning World Puzzle Days 2014 (Jigsaw) to run in January/February. You can find out more details (and join in) on the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129377333891242/.
by apollo1001
Thu 14 Mar, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

Wow, nicely done Chris - that was one massive push! No reason why 8k shouldn't be too far away now..

Incidentally, I hadn't actually noticed that League puzzles affected one's normal rating :? We'll have to stop giving bad puzzles to Liane before she notices :lol:
by apollo1001
Wed 27 Feb, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World (Jigsaw) Puzzle Days 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

Re: World Puzzle Days 2013

You misunderstood me - I am going to be taking part! (I can probably find space for 2000, but not the 5000...). I have already signed up on your page anyhow.

Adam.
by apollo1001
Tue 26 Feb, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World (Jigsaw) Puzzle Days 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

Re: World Puzzle Days 2013

Thank you for this Günther.

I currently don't have the space to work on the 5000 piece puzzle I was doing before moving house, so this seems like a good idea for keeping me (even more) occupied until I can remedy the situation!
by apollo1001
Fri 15 Feb, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contest (15th-21st Feb)
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contest (15th-21st Feb)

LMI has released February's Beginners' Sudoku Contest. Perhaps a good warm up for the Sudoku GP next weekend?
by apollo1001
Thu 14 Feb, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP : Round 3 (23-24 February 2013)
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

WPF Sudoku GP : Round 3 (23-24 February 2013)

It looks like the details of the 3rd round of the Sudoku GP have now been released, hosted by Germany: Instruction Booklet.
by apollo1001
Wed 06 Feb, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Hausigel Contest Series
Replies: 111
Views: 142103

Re: Hausigel Contest Series

Well done James - if you continue at this rate, it's a sure podium next time!

I didn't enjoy this set as much as the last one, but I don't think it is a reflection on the puzzles - it might have something to do with breaking nearly every one first time through :lol:
by apollo1001
Mon 28 Jan, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP - Round 1 : 25-27 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 9113

Re: WPF Sudoku GP - Round 1 : 25-27 Jan 2012

It looks like the results are up: here with 11 UK entrants - well done Tom on leading us out! I have to say I don't generally like sudoku, but did enjoy this set - nothing there that looked instantly scary/complicated (they often do), although some welcome new types I hadn't seen before. I put the f...
by apollo1001
Tue 15 Jan, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Hausigel Contest Series
Replies: 111
Views: 142103

Re: Hausigel Contest Series

Thank you Roland - very helpful.

When solving, the corridors felt a little like numberlink/arukone - working out which black/white dot paired up was key. I had no idea about Symmetry / Lookouts...
by apollo1001
Mon 14 Jan, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Hausigel Contest Series
Replies: 111
Views: 142103

Re: Hausigel Contest Series

Bah - my internet connection died as I did my final submission within the last 5 seconds. It looks like it didn't register which is a shame as it was a 50 pointer, but I'm really pleased with the score nonetheless (miles off James mind.. I wonder what he's eating..) A very nice puzzle set - just the...
by apollo1001
Sun 13 Jan, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 50720

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

Well this is somewhat unhelpful: Apple blocks Java 7 plug-in in Mac OS X after exploit discovered Hopefully the fix is out soon. I noticed the same problem a couple of days ago. Downloaded firefox today and it seems to work okay with croco on Mac OS X. Only difference really being that you cannot p...
by apollo1001
Wed 09 Jan, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Best of test
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

Re: LMI Best of test

Thanks for all the info regarding the claim process. I didn't this time, on the basis that it was my fault for not being careful enough - it's too late now, but I'll know for the future. Palmer's comment on LMI also confirms it can't hurt to claim if you have a reasonable case. Nonetheless, I enjoye...
by apollo1001
Tue 08 Jan, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Best of test
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

Re: LMI Best of test

I enjoyed this set. Well done James!

..couldn't believe I miscounted on the answer key for chained battleships though to lose out on all those points (and the bonus - d'oh!)
by apollo1001
Mon 03 Dec, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

And it all becomes clear! Exactly my problem James - they all looked like mirrors, so no wonder I was finding it tricky. I'll have a play with the settings, but useful to know there are never mirrors given as starters. Thank you!
by apollo1001
Sun 02 Dec, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

I imagine that I have totally misunderstood the rules of 'Laser' as today's puzzle seems broken, in that one of the outside starting clues appears to be violated given the respective starting internal clues. :shock: I wont say any more here today, but would welcome someone explaining what I am missi...