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by eratosthenes
Fri 20 Aug, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League 2021-2022
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: UK Puzzle League 2021-2022

Looking forward to it!
by eratosthenes
Mon 09 Aug, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Seeking help !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: Seeking help !!

If I were you I'd either 1) Go ahead and just post the puzzle 2) Go join some 'live' community like the Cracking the Cryptic Discord server (I'm unsure if I can post a link) and post it in one of the active channels there. 3) Enter the puzzle in a solver with a "step" function and see what...
by eratosthenes
Tue 29 Jun, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 5530

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

Oh no, I missed it. I didn't read the finish time properly - I saw Tuesday listed as the date and naively assumed that meant that I had Tuesday on order to complete the test, and just logged in now to find the competition over. :( Sorry I didn't get to add one more to the participation total! Might ...
by eratosthenes
Tue 08 Jun, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Classic sudoku speed
Replies: 8
Views: 3321

Re: Classic sudoku speed

I saw a comment on a previous sudoku set along the lines of "I see that the unwritten rule of no X-wings without signposting them has been done away with"

How *would* you signpost such a thing?
by eratosthenes
Mon 07 Jun, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPA Monday evening Zoom drop-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 9615

Re: UKPA Monday evening Zoom drop-ins

I think this is a great idea and would love to join you, unfortunately I'm unavailable tonight. Somewhat perversely I seem to find many of the Sudoku variants easier than the classics - I'm pinning this on the fact that I've watched a lot of brilliant CtC videos on variants and have an idea about ho...
by eratosthenes
Sun 09 May, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 19 May 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 5923

Re: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 17 May 2021

Thanks, I see it now. Definitely the hardest of the variants to get my head around!
by eratosthenes
Fri 07 May, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 19 May 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 5923

Re: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 17 May 2021

For the Deformable Masyu, I'm having trouble working out how to approach the puzzle. Is it a case of just testing each white circle to see whether changing it to black causes a contradiction?
by eratosthenes
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Extremely chalenging puzzle game.
Replies: 2
Views: 2441

Re: Extremely chalenging puzzle game.

No iOS?
by eratosthenes
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 105
Views: 46324

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Thank you!
by eratosthenes
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 105
Views: 46324

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Looking at the GP instruction booklet for this weekend. Does the Myopia have multiple solutions? I can't work out why the loop can't go 1 step from the top-left clue cell instead of 2 as pictured.
by eratosthenes
Sun 18 Apr, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C 2020-2021
Replies: 29
Views: 17361

Re: Division C 2020-2021

Just to clarify - are you interested in the time is takes to fill in the puzzle, then I stop the timer, then I write down the answer key, or should the time to write the answer key down be included in the time.
by eratosthenes
Thu 15 Apr, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Tapa Variations Contest
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Tapa Variations Contest

So I attempted the Tapa variations contest over on LMI. I'm no Tapa expert but did anyone else try it and find it really, really hard? Great set of puzzles, but I found the Hamle and the Easy As totally intractable, and only solved 1 Double, 1 Regional, 1 Power of Tapa and I did solve the Palindrome...
by eratosthenes
Mon 05 Apr, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 14
Views: 11171

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

Neat! These are quite cool like reverse Boggle, I like it :)
by eratosthenes
Sun 04 Apr, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 3563

Re: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest

I managed to get into the Battenberg but with too little time left to make a solution, the next time I looked I hit the Point a Start but the Start button did not work, so I gave up at that point.

I do think it's a really nice idea and look forwards to the next iteration.
by eratosthenes
Fri 19 Mar, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League 2020-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 11840

Re: UK Puzzle League 2020-2021

I totally missed this happening :(

I would love to join the UK Puzzle league, if indeed there's any of it left to join!
by eratosthenes
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 16636

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

The example on Half Dominoes does have the diagonals marked though.