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by Chris
Tue 13 Sep, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Akil Oyunlari puzzle magazines in English
Replies: 12
Views: 11020

Re: Akil Oyunlari puzzle magazines in English

I sent off for a copy of issue 74 of this magazine a couple of weeks ago just to have a look at what it was like due to the lack of decent puzzle magazines over here (Gareth's Sudoku Xtra excepted of course!) and it arrived in the post today. I've only done a couple of the puzzles so far but am sure...
by Chris
Mon 15 Nov, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI November Sudoku Contest (13-14 Nov 2010)
Replies: 17
Views: 8944

Re: LMI November Sudoku Contest (13-14 Nov 2010)

Just in answer to your musings Puzzlescot I actually learned about the indian mock tests via Rohan Rao's blogspot whilst browsing the internet some time ago looking for different sudoku variants after getting bored with classical sudoku. I am never going to be challenging for the top spots, being fa...
by Chris
Mon 08 Nov, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 50322

Re: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship

Many thanks to Tom for the puzzles. The ones I managed to do were fantastic. Really loved the Killer, thought that was the best from the test and possibly the most enjoyable one I've ever completed! The Sudoku Islands puzzle was also ace but a stupid transposition error on my answer cost me. Certai...
by Chris
Mon 08 Nov, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 50322

Re: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship

I'm one of the 40 people who registered but didn't post up any results - mainly due to technical problems presumably connected with my own printer. I pressed 'Start' and got the pdf file up, but when I went to print it, all that came out of my printer was a jumble of numbers. I cancelled the printin...
by Chris
Sun 24 Oct, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Puzzle Championships 2010 :D (Team Diary)
Replies: 53
Views: 17739

Re: World Puzzle Championships 2010 :D

And best of luck from me too - great to have news of the competition as it progresses!
by Chris
Sun 17 Oct, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 20/10 Decathlon
Replies: 21
Views: 9358

Re: 20/10 Decathlon

I got 285 (would have been 300 if it hadn't been for a submission error) but I was fairly pleased with that (my only way is up!). I just completed the easy section but got some satisfaction from completing all ten of them correctly and so qualifying for the full bonus despite my one submission error...
by Chris
Sat 02 Oct, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 357427

Re: croco-puzzle

I've just had a look at this site (my curiosity was aroused because 30 years ago I got a degree in german and so I was as much interested in seeing how much german I could still understand as in the puzzles themselves!). My understanding is that Überraschungsrätsel translates as 'surprise puzzle' - ...
by Chris
Mon 13 Sep, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Indian Puzzle Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 17096

Re: Indian Puzzle Championship

Thanks for the welcome - just wish my puzzling performance was as good as the other Chris's! Actually I am a Christine (Gareth will recognise that name from his Sudoku Xtra forum as I have ben posting there since it began - a fabulous magazine for anyone who hasn't yet tried it- and before that on t...
by Chris
Sun 12 Sep, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Indian Puzzle Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 17096

Re: Indian Puzzle Championship

Thanks for the reply - i have done as you suggested and asked the administrators if i could have the points (worth a try anyway!) The jigsaw sudoku I almost had, just ran out of time (although the end bit was getting quite difficult). I'd like to think I might get the other sudoku variants given ple...
by Chris
Sun 12 Sep, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Indian Puzzle Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 17096

Re: Indian Puzzle Championship

I almost feel as though I am gate crashing this forum as I am by no means (or ever will be) a puzzle expert, but I am a very enthusiastic amateur just looking to continually improve my puzzling skills within my own capabilities. With this in mind I have entered a couple of online competitions on the...