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by MellowMelon
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Finnish Puzzle and Sudoku Championships (3th-5th August)
Replies: 11
Views: 9037

Re: Finnish Puzzle and Sudoku Championships (3th-5th August)

Some adventure that was. I ended up realizing this contest existed just barely before the ending time, and impulsively decided to start it immediately without even reading the instructions. This resulted in such fun things as the printer running out of paper halfway through, me forgetting to make de...
by MellowMelon
Mon 12 Mar, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Diagonal Vision — LMI March Sudoku Test — 10th-12th March
Replies: 4
Views: 5123

Re: Diagonal Vision — LMI March Sudoku Test — 10th-12th Marc

That said, since I find doing classic sudoku such a chore and I therefore don't ever intend to put in the needed practice, I'm not expecting to be a podium finisher at a WSC or BIST in the near future. (I recall that Ulrich said something similar, but don't remember where or when.) I spent a couple ...
by MellowMelon
Sun 05 Feb, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Puzzle Marathon
Replies: 21
Views: 17511

Re: LMI Puzzle Marathon

- Generally there is only one break-in when I put together something as big as this... This sounds really backwards to me. If either of this or this had only one break-in, do you think they would be any fun? I know the actual LMI Marathon puzzles are nowhere near that scale, but the same principle ...
by MellowMelon
Wed 02 Nov, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4611

Re: LMI Screen Test #2 — 1-4 November'2011

Assuming the WPC version of a screen test uses paper answer sheets like last year, the main differences that come to mind are 1. The puzzle shows for a fixed time. There's no "submit and goto next" button, obviously. 2. The puzzles don't show for nearly as long. It's closer to 20 seconds than 80. 3....
by MellowMelon
Mon 29 Aug, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: US Puzzle Championship (27 Aug 2011 1pm ET)
Replies: 48
Views: 30683

Re: US Puzzle Championship (27 Aug 2011 1pm ET)

(I wonder if the top puzzlers use answer keys to know when to stop early?) In most cases I go ahead and finish as a checking mechanism. Criss-crosses are an exception, and I remember on the last puzzle of LMI's Magic Cube rushing to complete the marked rows/columns and finishing with half the bank ...
by MellowMelon
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI June Puzzle Contest (4-5 June 2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 9781

Re: LMI June Puzzle Contest (4-5 June 2011)

Sam Ettinger is a friend of mine from college that was probably having fun with the country column. He's not British.
by MellowMelon
Sat 04 Jun, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI June Puzzle Contest (4-5 June 2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 9781

Re: LMI June Puzzle Contest (4-5 June 2011)

The concern about the test being themed when more than one ratings list depends on it is acknowledged. The test concept is mathgrant's and I don't know when the idea formed, but I first learned about it in early March. Back then I didn't realize the UK would have such a qualification scheme. I don't...