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by GarethMoore
Tue 06 Aug, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Humble Bundle Puzzles
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Humble Bundle Puzzles

I never get Humble Bundle email about puzzle stuff either - only games I am not interested in. Seems they don't bother emailing out about that sort of thing.

Not that this helps with your query!
by GarethMoore
Wed 26 Jun, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Important: UK Puzzle Championship competition booklet update
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: Important: UK Puzzle Championship competition booklet update

The competition is still open - the deadline was extended again from Wednesday to Thursday (i.e. one day more) due to problems with the web server hosting company.

To clarify, you have not (yet) missed it. You can take part until Thursday the 27th of June, so long as you start prior to 9:25pm BST.
by GarethMoore
Fri 21 Jun, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Important: UK Puzzle Championship competition booklet update
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Important: UK Puzzle Championship competition booklet update

Due to a last-minute update, if you have already downloaded the UK Puzzle Championship competition booklet in advance of competing then please re-download it before starting the tournament.
by GarethMoore
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 HPC 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Re: 24 HPC 2019

Pretty sure he was 2nd. :) And congratulations indeed.

Also, https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... zle-people
by GarethMoore
Fri 01 Feb, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Logidoku [WPF Sudoku GP 2013]
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Re: Logidoku [WPF Sudoku GP 2013]

This puzzle has the problem that it is not language neutral, and for that reason is not suitable for a WSC.
by GarethMoore
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Fancy writing puzzles for a job?
Replies: 0
Views: 1967

Fancy writing puzzles for a job?

I'm looking to hire a full-time (or part-time) puzzle author to work at my company, Any Puzzle Media Ltd. The role is based in London, and would require you to be on-site in our office. The puzzles encompass all types, although the majority are word-based rather than WPC-style puzzles. We wrote over...
by GarethMoore
Sun 13 Jan, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 5994

Re: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

If you haven't yet booked your place, do please email Liane using the details in the message at the top of this thread. We don't expect to run out of places in the tournament room, but the hotel itself may become fully booked.
by GarethMoore
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI contest: Sudoku Deja Vu
Replies: 3
Views: 3532

Re: LMI contest: Sudoku Deja Vu

Looks like the link for this is going to be: http://logicmastersindia.com/2018/10S/
by GarethMoore
Thu 24 May, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 7231

Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

1) There is a timer on the page, but don't rely on it because (unless it has been fixed) it is only approximate - use your own stopwatch.

2) It is against the rules to use a calculator for any puzzle, including Killer Sudoku.

Good luck! :)
by GarethMoore
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 20561

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

the concept of the snake touching itself is more intuitive than talking about shared edges/corners. You say that, but when the snake turns a corner, the two cells either side of the corner are touching diagonally, but it's still allowed! Yes - that's a good point, and a problem with adding unnecess...
by GarethMoore
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 20561

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? 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 the grid give the product of the lengths of the non...
by GarethMoore
Sun 15 Oct, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 11357

Re: Puzzle GP question

Just to clarify, you did ONLY two rounds in the A competition, but qualified for the A league anyway? I didn't think that was how it was meant to work - if you confirm I will query it at a WPF board meeting. Are you saying you would have won division B otherwise? Also, who specifically did you query...
by GarethMoore
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Board sofware update
Replies: 5
Views: 7612

Re: Board sofware update

There should probably be a way of getting to the main site? I think previously the logo did that, but I wouldn't suggest restoring that. How about linking from the text at the top of the page, under 'UK Puzzle Association'?
by GarethMoore
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 11357

Re: Puzzle GP question

Anyone have any idea is there is going to ever be an "Official" section B or C result - i.e. discounting the A and the A or B contestants? I believe that rankings tables which exclude those not officially completing in a division should be on the GP site soon. In terms of 'official' winners, there ...
by GarethMoore
Mon 01 May, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot registrations
Replies: 11
Views: 12653

Re: Bot registrations

In this (rare?) case account confirmation by the admin would not work either, because there are real people doing the registration. A better way could be that the very first message of a new subscriber needs approval by the admin (phpBB supports that). The problem is that the UKPA mailing list is e...
by GarethMoore
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 28104

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

There should be no lenience on answer keys - it's incredibly unfair once you start giving any credit for wrong keys, as I think anyone who has ever run a tournament would agree. Why should someone who took the time to check be penalised in favour of someone who didn't bother?
by GarethMoore
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 28104

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I didn't look at the C puzzles, but didn't really spot a massive step up in difficulty between A and B. Apart from being supposed to be easier, the B puzzles are also all meant to be standard types rather than variants. The idea is that you aren't penalized so much for not having a lot of experienc...
by GarethMoore
Thu 26 Jan, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 28104

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

You have a separate time limit for each division you choose to do, as Alan says. The reason for the new structure is to make it much easier for new puzzlers to get involved. At the moment most online competitions are set to challenge the very best solvers, with relatively few easy puzzles. Hopefully...
by GarethMoore
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 28104

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

The rules state: Class B participants are those who qualify for at least one of the following conditions and do not qualify for any of the conditions for Class A: Finished in the top 100 ranking for the 2015 Puzzle GP Finished in the top 250 ranking for the 2016 Puzzle GP Competitive Section Compete...
by GarethMoore
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Comparing the difficulty of the UKPC from year to year
Replies: 4
Views: 7845

Re: Comparing the difficulty of the UKPC from year to year

Interesting analysis. Putting the UKPC itself aside for a moment, I think the overall difficulty of puzzle competitions has tended to go up with time due to the narrow set of people who keep playing requiring ever tougher puzzles. I think the puzzles tend to be more variants of variants, or crossove...
by GarethMoore
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: English name?
Replies: 4
Views: 8144

Re: English name?

Interestingly, I see that Puzzler use the term 'fitword' when they place the puzzles on a crossword grid, and 'kriss-kross' when they are free-form:
http://www.puzzler.com/puzzles-a-z/fitword

Not sure anyone else makes that distinction, though!
by GarethMoore
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: English name?
Replies: 4
Views: 8144

Re: English name?

Fit Word is common too. And kriss-kross is usually spelled Criss-cross if you're not Puzzler.
by GarethMoore
Sun 20 Mar, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Loop Pool at LMI this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 5082

Loop Pool at LMI this weekend

If you haven't tried the LMI Loop Pool 'fun' contest this weekend, it is actually good fun. There's no time limit, so you can take as long as you like. It uses six of the loop variants from their previous puzzle contest to form one big loop puzzle. http://logicmastersindia.com/2016/03F2/ It's open u...