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by afcwarren
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Stuck with a Sudoku
Replies: 4
Views: 4589

Re: Stuck with a Sudoku

Someone clever than me will no doubt come up with better logic but the 2s form a chain. If the cell in row 2 column 3 (R2C3) was a 2, then following this through to R6C3, R6C7 and then R2C8, there would be two 2s in row 2 - therefore R2C3 cannot be a 2.
by afcwarren
Tue 20 May, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

The first 40 puzzle types can also be practiced in the CrocoMarathon (3 of each puzzle). http://www.croco-puzzle.com/Marathon2014/index.php
by afcwarren
Tue 10 Sep, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Has anybody else developed a short-term eye problem after solving today's puzzle? :shock:
by afcwarren
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 50720

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

[quote="driv4r"]...if possible I would like to avoid Stations... If those are not available then ABC Box or Fillomino (in that order).[quote]

Upon seeing your message yesterday, I swapped my ABC-Box with your Stations. I didn't want to touch anyone else's assignments.
by afcwarren
Thu 24 May, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Beginners Contests
Replies: 24
Views: 16620

Re: UKPA Beginners Contests

Nice set of puzzles Tom. I enjoyed adding them to Croco for my lunch break!

Hopefully the uptake is high and if anyone reading this hasn't had a go yet, please do!
by afcwarren
Mon 02 Apr, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I can't remember if we do tie-breaks on Sundays but, if so, I will also need to book a bye-day for it.

I'll also need to book next Monday as a bye too.
by afcwarren
Mon 26 Mar, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Can I have a bye day on Tuesday please - I'm not going to have access to a computer all day. Thanks.
by afcwarren
Fri 03 Feb, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I'd like to point out actually how impressed I am with some of the new blood here - erika, rodders, afcwarren are all doing magnificently, and I can see a real improvement on when they started out. Well done guys! It proves that practice works... Oh, and thanks for the kind words. Indeed, 'tis the ...
by afcwarren
Fri 03 Feb, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

So what's the deal here in terms of the ladder? Are we to count none, both or only the latter version of the puzzle? Seeing as all the results have been taken down, can I presume neither version is to be counted? I only ask because in my match vs drsteve (in my first ever championship match!), I won...
by afcwarren
Mon 12 Dec, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I have a funeral to go to on Friday so can I ask for a bye please? I may be able to get them done on Thursday night when they become available but don't want to risk it.
by afcwarren
Mon 31 Oct, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Ouch. Not sure how this will work with my lunch 'hour'. It was a tough enough draw as it was!
by afcwarren
Wed 19 Oct, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

Dickoon: This is how I done the puzzle, which I doubt is the most efficient way: First black out all cells that cannot be circled. The 10 pill can only go in one place: in row 5 (3,2,5). The 9 pill must go in column 8 as either 1,6,2 or 6,2,1 so circle the 6 and 2. Black out other cells that can’t b...
by afcwarren
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I'm going to miss most of next week (not a problem as I'll then be top of the waiting list) and also most of the following week - can I remain in the waiting list for the w/c 20 June and then re-enter w/c 27 June? TIA.
by afcwarren
Tue 24 May, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I don't mind at all being on the waiting list. I normally do the puzzles at work and have had quite a few days off recently and didn't want to ask for too many bye days. Just so happens that the week I'm out, I have a really decent time on one puzzle!
by afcwarren
Thu 05 May, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

Thanks Dickoon. Even if you didn't play at all, I think I'm at least 2 months behind you in the Ratingliste so there's no need to worry!
by afcwarren
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Can I please request a bye day on Friday this week?

Looking further ahead, I doubt very much that I'll be able to do many puzzles in the 25-29 April week so I would back any motion to suspend the league for a week :D
by afcwarren
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

If I win this week and lose next week, can I change my name to yo-yo?
by afcwarren
Fri 08 Apr, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I'm not sure of the score in my game but, if it's a draw, can we have the play off on Sunday please as I'll be away from a computer all day tomorrow?
by afcwarren
Fri 25 Mar, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

motris wrote:If the row is white, it must have at least one repeated digit...
I thought it was exactly one pair of repeated digits. Thanks for the tip.
by afcwarren
Mon 14 Mar, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 287906

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

rodders wrote:I would also be happy to take part, although I fully expect to be a relegation rather than a championship contender.
Ditto.
by afcwarren
Sun 13 Mar, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Rishi Puri's SudokuMania (12-13 Mar 2011)
Replies: 37
Views: 25845

Re: Rishi Puri's SudokuMania (12-13 Mar 2011)

Thanks Rishi. I enjoyed the contest, despite making two silly errors on the two highest scoring puzzles which would have nearly doubled my score. Oh well!
by afcwarren
Sun 13 Feb, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

Thanks for the link, Calavera. That works just fine seeing as I use Google Chrome and it auto-translates for me :D

And thanks too for the heads-up, detuned, much easier to practice first!
by afcwarren
Sun 13 Feb, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 320908

Re: croco-puzzle

Thought I'd start doing this a few days ago. Interesting results for me today - at the time of writing, 12th in the first puzzle and 5th bottom in the other! Although, seeing as I had to find out what the instruction were, translate them and then wait for the Eureka moment of realising that the rule...
by afcwarren
Tue 09 Nov, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 47368

Re: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship

Hi Chris - I've got the last two or three of Gareth's Sudoku Xtra magazine and agree it is an excellent publication. Think I may need to concentrate on standard Sudoku for now to get my base solving speed up again. PuzzleScot - Normally in these type of online tests, I have a couple of minutes to ch...
by afcwarren
Mon 08 Nov, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 1st UKPA Sudoku Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 47368

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. Certain...