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by detuned
Sun 13 May, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)

Haven't been so great posting updates, but there's another round this weekend
by detuned
Sat 28 Apr, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)

Missed out a few rounds here, but Round 5 - Math (SIC) is live this weekend
by detuned
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Round 3 this weekend - India
by detuned
Wed 07 Mar, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German qualifiers this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: German qualifiers this weekend

Hi rob - I missed this over the weekend, I can't imemdiately see the passwords for the files. Will these be published for anyone who wants to have an unofficial go at the contest after time?
by detuned
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3592

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Liane - re Friday night and the weather, I'm tempted, but do you happen to know the rates the hotel are quoting? Are they as good as t'internet?
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by detuned
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3592

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Brevity vs. Accuracy is of course a balancing act - but I maintain that the idea represented by "XXX cannot touch, not even diagonally" can be stated far more accurately without sacrificing much in the way of brevity. It's horrible, horrible wording :-) And of course it's nothing really to do with t...
by detuned
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3592

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Round 6 - filename suggests puzzles are by Nikola, the file itself says Tawan Round 5 - I'm being anal here, but I don't think the rules to Rassi Silai are stated properly. If ropes are entirely self contained within their respective regions, how on earth is it possible for the ends to touch? Even i...
by detuned
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Cracking The Cryptic
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Re: Cracking The Cryptic

A bit of shameless self-plugging, but I've done a guest video. This hopefully gives a good insight into how I go about solving...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEK7k6jTmg
by detuned
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 2 is this weekend if you havent already seen
by detuned
Sun 04 Feb, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Dates in the original post were wrong (I copy and pasted from the Sudoku gp thread) - you haven’t missed anything yet Alan. 1st round is 9th to 12th of Feb
by detuned
Sun 04 Feb, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

That was definitely easy to miss! How does the mechanism for that work? Via an email? Or a webform?

Once again the GP website proves to be as clear as mud....
by detuned
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

2018 Puzzle GP

A thread for the 2018 Series of the WPF's flagship online competition, under the continued directorship of Wei-Hwa Huang. The rather confusion A/B/C divisions business has been lost, which is perhaps a pity but is probably also understandable given the extra strain it put on contributing authors. Th...
by detuned
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)

According to the results, 11 UK solvers: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201801/score.asp 9 Neil Zussman 31 Saul Glasman 68 Emma With an honourable mention to James McGowan in 16th place :roll: Looks like a very easy set for the 90 minutes, with Ken Endo blasting through them in just over 20 minutes...
by detuned
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 1 results up. I thought that was a tough set. I'm a bit annoyed to have wasted a bit of time convincing myself that the "Sum Next to 9" was impossible, and still haven't worked out what is going on with the magic square. But otherwise a good run for me, even accounting for a silly mistake ente...
by detuned
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)

According to the public LMI profiles: David McNeill - looks like a promising solver ;) Let's hope he can kick on from a reasonably good first round and clock some bonus time in the next rounds Matthew White - I recognise the name. I'm not quite sure whether that's from a previous UK Open or from a T...
by detuned
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Cracking The Cryptic
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Cracking The Cryptic

Mark Goodliffe & Simon Anthony have a youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-UOdK8-mIjxBQm_ot1T-Q This is mostly off-topic, focusing on Cryptic Crosswords, however there is the occasional run through of The Times "super-fiendish" classic sudoku, and "deadly" killer sudoku. The Sudoku v...
by detuned
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)

A belated thread for this Indian series of competitions. Overall info is here: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2018sm.asp The 1st round has been and gone already I'm afraid, but there are another 5 to go. Results are here: http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201801/score.asp As with the Puzzle contest, ...
by detuned
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)
Replies: 2
Views: 804

2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)

A series of 6 logic puzzle contests starts this weekend (26th-29th January) Overall competition details are here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/2018pr.asp Round 1 details are here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201801/ These can be a bit quirky with difficulties/styles, depending on the mood of ...
by detuned
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

2018 Sudoku GP

A thread for the 2018 Series of the WPF's flagship online competition, under the continued directorship of Nikola Zivanovic.

The 1st round starts this weekend (26th-29th January), instructions now available:

http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/sudoku-gp
by detuned
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

Thanks for the explanation Fred, that makes sense
by detuned
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

In case anyone doesn't want this spoiled, select the following text with your mouse... That's odd Tom - I couldn't see anything to select - but when I hit the quote tab I could see your text. I'd got the same as you. It's definitely there - you can't immediately see it as I deliberately changed the...
by detuned
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

In case anyone doesn't want this spoiled, select the following text with your mouse... So there are 4 possible ages of bees: 0, 1, 2, or 3 days old - 4 years old would mark the end of a bee's 4th year, which is when we're told it dies. At the end of day t lets denote the numbers of those bees by a(t...
by detuned
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

So the Today programme on radio 4 have been broadcasting brainteasers for a while, which you can have a look at here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057wxwl It's an eclectic mix to say the least, but every now and again there's something interesting. #90 (November 3rd) has caught my attention toda...
by detuned
Mon 23 Oct, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Re: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships

The Japanese have no sponsor either. They seemed to do semi-decently this year ;)