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by detuned
Tue 16 Apr, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Did you do many of the number puzzles then Neil? I only noticed the massive 150 point whale at the end, kind of glad I didn't do that during the test as I had plenty to keep me occupied, and what I did do I enjoyed a lot. The unequal length Slitherlinks solved very nicely, the Doppelblock with the F...
by detuned
Mon 15 Apr, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Some really lovely puzzles in this round, I think it might be my favourite so far!
by detuned
Sat 13 Apr, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Round 4 is happening this weekend, if you haven’t already seen
by detuned
Tue 02 Apr, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Looks like the issue has been fixed for the preliminary results. Top 3 UK:

28. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 508
44. Tom Collyer 454
45. Mark Goodliffe 451
by detuned
Sun 31 Mar, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Round 4 is happening this weekend
by detuned
Thu 28 Mar, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019

Round 4 results:

8 James McGowan 108.2
22 Tom Collyer 87
35 Adam Bissett 78
by detuned
Tue 19 Mar, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Preliminary results from round 3. Great to see a top 10 result from James! 8. James McGowan 645 21. Neil Zussman 535 50. Tom Collyer 412 I personally felt like I left a lot of points on the table - after hours the compass didn't really feel that hard, although perhaps the tweaking at the end under t...
by detuned
Sun 17 Mar, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 32
Views: 21071

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

Saw an email in my spam folder - the schedule for 2019 is out: https://msoworld.com

Of most interest to these parts are the following competitions, both happening on Tuesday 20th August 2019:

10.00am: Sudoku and Killer Sudoku
2.15pm: Puzzles (Various)
by detuned
Sat 16 Mar, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Round 3, by Serbia, is happening this weekend
by detuned
Thu 14 Mar, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Top 3 UK - very good result from David here, finishing ahead of the world champion no less!

12. David McNeill 100.5
19. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 84
63. Tom Collyer 59
by detuned
Thu 07 Mar, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Top 3 UK round 3: 35 Sam Cappleman-Lynes 516 45 Mark Goodliffe 483 49 Jeremy Kong 482 Jeremy Kong I think is a new name name for me, but a top 50 result is very creditable! On a personal note, after I clicked go on this I had a good 15 minute battle with my printer and the wifi here before I even ha...
by detuned
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019

Round 3 results:

16 James McGowan 133.6
38 Tom Collyer 115.1
56 Saul Glasman 100.3
by detuned
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2150

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi Liane - any chance we could get a combined PDF for each competition?
by detuned
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 HPC 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: 24 HPC 2019

Yes, would be great to come along, but as with Neil I might just see which way the Brexit wind is blowing over the next couple of weeks before booking.

If I am going, I will definitely do the usual Thursday through to Sunday/Monday schedule
by detuned
Tue 19 Feb, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Preliminary results for round 2:

17. Neil Zussman 545
23. James McGowan 527
49. Tom Collyer 403
by detuned
Sun 17 Feb, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Missing Digit Sudoku
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Missing Digit Sudoku

Yes I would agree this is very similar to Blackout
by detuned
Sun 17 Feb, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: 1234 Sudoku [WSC 2015]
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: 1234 Sudoku [WSC 2015]

A definite no for me - not only have you got the repeated numbers having to be placed, there is also something of a Heyawake or Hitori like constraint in terms of packing the 4's and 3's into fairly limited regions.
by detuned
Sun 17 Feb, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Ring Sudoku [WSC 2013]
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Ring Sudoku [WSC 2013]

I think it's certainly a very poorly designed variant - the constraints of the geometry mean that it isn't really possible to get anything approaching an interesting solving path...
by detuned
Sat 16 Feb, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Puzzle decorations
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Puzzle decorations

Is point 1 true? I can't remember enough from my uni days frustratingly! Can't find flaw in points 2-4 though. At the risk of going waaaay off topic, yes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clopen_set. Somewhat trivially, the empty set and the entire space are always both open and closed. In general the...
by detuned
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Top 3 from Round 3 - again no finishers this time:

27. Tom Collyer 95
42. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 81
76. Matthew White 62
by detuned
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Dealing with the Media
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Dealing with the Media

I can't say that surprises me - I get the impression that there's something of a closed shop within puzzle publishers, particular those which churn out mostly computer generated content (which I think is going to be most puzzles that appear in a newspaper). My approach would be to try and find at le...
by detuned
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Figure sum sudoku [WPF sudoku GP 2017]
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Figure sum sudoku [WPF sudoku GP 2017]

They look more like tetrominoes to me, but I take the point :)
by detuned
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Odd Tapa Sudoku [WPF Sudoku GP 2018]
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Odd tapa sudoku [WPF sudoku GP 2018]

We haven't discussed Odd Lab(yrinth) Sudoku yet either have we? A very similar idea
by detuned
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Character battle [WPF puzzle GP 2018]
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Character battle [WPF puzzle GP 2018]

So I'm not sure blank cells is exactly the right way to be thinking about things. At the start of the puzzle everything is blank, but that blankness has the meaning of ambiguity - in the final solution there will either definitely be a star/character/whatever there or definitely not be a star there....
by detuned
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Burodoku [new example]
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Burodoku [new example]

I'll also add that on reflection, this example isn't a million miles away from Tripod Sudoku