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by puzzlemad
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

The Fillomino different shapes has me completely baffled. I broke it in a few places. What should I have been doing? Fillomino - you can see that all options for 2,3 and 4 pieces must be used and you can work out how many 5's and 6's there must be so there must be a single cell somewhere. Look at t...
by puzzlemad
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship

Congratulations to James McGowan who has claimed the UK Puzzle Championship this year, correctly solving 20 of the 36 puzzles and in doing so qualifies for the UK team at the World Puzzle Championships that will be held in Prague in November this year. Emma McCaughan took the runner up spot to join ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 22 Jun, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Anyone would think you are trying to help your opposition James :)
Good luck to everyone competing in the championship this weekend and I hope that you all enjoy it. I certainly have whilst testing all the puzzles and putting it all together.
by puzzlemad
Wed 20 Jun, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

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 squa...
by puzzlemad
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Feadoor wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 3:11 pm
One additional question from me: in Set Square, will the numbers outside the grid necessarily be integers? If so, is it valid for intermediate results to be non-integer (e.g. 2 / 6 * 3 = 1)?
Numbers outside the grid will be integers. It is possible for intermediate results to be non-integer.
by puzzlemad
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Angus wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 8:15 am
Hi

The Kakuro instructions don't say the numbers have to be different in each sum, but presumably they do, as usual.
Yes all numbers have to be different in each sum. Puzzle booklet includes this requirement.
by puzzlemad
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Am I missing something in the rules for Fillomino (Different Shapes)? The example puzzle seems not to have a unique solution - one can replace the 4 and 3 polyominoes from the lower-left corner of the given solution with a single 7 polyomino without appearing to break any of the constraints. I thin...
by puzzlemad
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Feadoor wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:49 am
There's currently a discrepancy for the points value of the Shikaku between the instruction booklet (15pts) and the answer page (14pts).
Thanks for spotting - fixed - it should be 15.
by puzzlemad
Fri 15 Jun, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

This is the discussion thread for the 2018 UK Puzzle Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Puzzle Championships in Prague, Czech Republic to be held on the 4th-11th November 2018 (note that these dates also include time for the World Sudoku C...
by puzzlemad
Thu 14 Jun, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Well done Sam. That's a great result on your debut.
by puzzlemad
Wed 09 May, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

I didn't get chance over the weekend as I had a horse event on - can anyone let me have the password for the puzzle booklet please? Ta
by puzzlemad
Tue 06 Mar, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

The UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments were held at the new venue – the Croydon Aerodrome hotel over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th March. Although Jan Zverina’s flight was delayed by over 5 hours meaning that he didn’t arrive until the early hours of Saturday morning, this didn’t hinder him to...
by puzzlemad
Sat 03 Mar, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Good luck to everyone taking part in the tournament this weekend. I know that some have had difficult journeys and but have arrived safely and am looking forwards to seeing everyone shortly.
by puzzlemad
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Ekaterin wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 8:43 pm
In the instructions for Trio Cut, should the word "tetrominos" be replaced by "triominos" or is it triominos in the example but tetrominos in the puzzle?
Thanks,
Eva.
They are triominos in the puzzle, so the word tetromino is wrong.
by puzzlemad
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Are those rates just for a room or do they include breakfast. If your day rate was converted to a 24 hr rate then that would include your evening meal and breakfast too.
by puzzlemad
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Hi all, A quick update. Fingers crossed that we'll all be able to travel safely. The hotel has confirmed that they have spare rooms for the Friday night if anyone else wants to travel on the Friday rather than first thing Saturday morning. Attached is the instruction booklet for the team round for t...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Round 6 - filename suggests puzzles are by Nikola, the file itself says Tawan Copy/Paste error in the file name - the puzzle set is by 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 r...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Sorry for the questions, but I am relatively new here... 3: Rassi Silai - presumably you don't have to draw in the lines separating the rope cells within the same regions as in the given solution? 15: Place by Product - is the little dash in the starting grid extraneous or does it mean a cell that ...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Puzzle Round 5 - V2. Words added to instruction regarding last two puzzles as per previous post.
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

In round 5, Akari Blocks, what is the definition of a 'block'? Is it any contiguous set of black squares? Yes a block is a contiguous set of black cells. In round 5, Place by Product and Place by Product Repeat, I presume that "the lengths of" is intended to be inserted, to give "Numbers outside th...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

pinkagape wrote:
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:50 am
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.
It is the whole grid that the symmetry applies to.
by puzzlemad
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Puzzle round 5 instructions now available. Apologies for the delay to these.

An amended version is posted further on in the thread - slight change to wording of last two puzzles.
by puzzlemad
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Latin pointers is also simpler in the example, by the way, and I've noticed that round one says '3th to 4th March'! There may well be others were I've missed that the example doesn't use as many numbers etc. - so apologies for any others that I've missed. Round one - Serkan and his students did all...
by puzzlemad
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Hi Liane Thank you. A couple of questions, although I think I know the answers! In the 'LITS' puzzle in Puzzle comp round 1, does 'regardless of' really mean 'including''? it is ambiguous whether different rotations/reflections of the same tetromino can or cannot touch (although I'm pretty sure the...
by puzzlemad
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Sudoku Round 3. The centre puzzle has no 'decoration' applicable to it. There are two types of decoration - one type for puzzles A and E and the other for B and D. If that decoration overlaps onto other puzzles then it only applies to the one. So, the blue decoration in the picture only applies to p...