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by kiwijam
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Hausigel's Daily Puzzles
Replies: 3
Views: 11237

Hausigel's Daily Puzzles

http://www.hausigel.de/rdt/e-index.html More information on the actual site soon... Firstly I am trying to test it, but failing to get the applet pages to load on my computer. e.g. http://www.hausigel.de/rdt/rdtdemo.html Although they have previously worked for me, and are currently working for Rol...
by kiwijam
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] July Puzzle Giants
Replies: 6
Views: 7627

Re: [SOTR] July Puzzle Giants

And a Fillomino-Giant to finish this fine month. Cheers Tawan!

http://roygbivpuzzles.wordpress.com/cerberus/
by kiwijam
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] July Puzzle Giants
Replies: 6
Views: 7627

Re: [SOTR] July Puzzle Giants

by kiwijam
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] July Puzzle Giants
Replies: 6
Views: 7627

Re: [SOTR] July Puzzle Giants

Nice puzzle Tawan, I like how the Masterminds glue it together.

Other Modern Tapas do not allow the cogwheels to be reflected, I think you should mention it in the instructions if yours does allow it.
by kiwijam
Tue 24 Jun, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 54772

Re: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix

I earlier had a look after 5 rounds, calculated everyone's 'best 4 scores'. The top 7 then were basically locked in, and the next 5 places were (in order) 8. 326 Jakub O 9. 318 Neil Z 10. 313 Peter H 11. 312 James M 12. 306 Nikola Z with only 3 spots remaining for those 5 people. And so after the 6t...
by kiwijam
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Logic Masters 2014 - German Puzzle Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 9760

Re: Logic Masters 2014 - German Puzzle Championship

Thanks Christoph, these instructions are very good (and big).
We hope you have a successful puzzle weekend, and make sure you find time to watch the Ghana game on Saturday!
by kiwijam
Sat 14 Jun, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Dutch qualifiers
Replies: 1
Views: 3958

Re: Dutch qualifiers

Instructions and answer keys can be found at http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/foru ... sp?tid=849
by kiwijam
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 474363

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

detuned wrote:The LITS just released has two solutions, both of which are being accepted as correct...
Thanks for the warning Tom, I doubt I would have recognised the Aktuellste Meldung message. I'm enjoying the 24HourPC puzzle types being showcased currently.
(PS I think there are 9 solutions? :geek: )
by kiwijam
Mon 09 Jun, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack it?
Replies: 12
Views: 16308

Re: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack i

Everything I've read so far sounds like a standard sudoku app written by non-sudoku players. :|
There's been two further ramblings since the first warning. We all have better things to spend our time doing.
If it's world-changing we can find out after it's released...?
by kiwijam
Sun 08 Jun, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Swiss WPC Qualifier
Replies: 1
Views: 4184

Re: Swiss WPC Qualifier

They are a nice set to do, and some of the less common types are from the UKPC 2012 which might make them more familiar to us.
by kiwijam
Tue 03 Jun, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Hausigel Contest Series
Replies: 111
Views: 178264

Re: Hausigel Contest Series

Thank you Ulrich, a great contest.
I'm having a good couple of weeks... but that leaderboard is still surprising! :shock:
I have posted more thoughts in the Logic Masters forum (http://forum.logic-masters.de/showthrea ... 239&page=2)
by kiwijam
Tue 27 May, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 37687

Re: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014

also, i'm quite curious about the pentominos - I've just whizzed through it now in 5-10 minutes, but after the initial break-in I almost exclusively abused uniqueness to get to the (a?) solution. Would anyone care to enlighten me? :roll: Without uniqueness? Alright, if you want the hard way. :) Put...
by kiwijam
Tue 27 May, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 37687

Re: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014

Nilz wrote:That's a ridiculous winning margin. Congrats James!
Thanks Neil, your similar effort last year inspired me. I only won by 2 minutes, but that's not the margin you're referring to. ;) One day we'll both 'fire' at the same time :)
by kiwijam
Tue 27 May, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 37687

Re: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014

Thanks guys, I'll admit to feeling a big Wow also! I didn't feel blisteringly fast, but managed to avoid any roadbumps. A few of the other top finishers had a submission error, which seriously cut their bonus score. And luckily Nikola ran out of puzzles to do that he hadn't written! :) I actually fo...
by kiwijam
Tue 27 May, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 54772

Re: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix

PuzzleScot wrote:Urgh. Nice puzzles, but bad timing for me... I bombed badly!
#13 appears to have a 2nd valid answer, which affects the 13b key. Or is it, as usual, just me?
You are welcome to email me your alternative solution(s), and then I can tell you if it's just you or not?
by kiwijam
Fri 23 May, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Japanese Number Place & Puzzle Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 5315

Re: Japanese Number Place & Puzzle Championships

There are now English-language instructions as well. http://jppuzzles.com/wp-content/uploads ... 519_en.pdf
Or read the Japanese version for good practise of 'instructionless' types.
It's interesting that there are no standard 'Nikoli' style puzzles this year.
by kiwijam
Wed 21 May, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 550417

Re: croco-puzzle

Yes, that is a significant upgrade, great work! I see Berni has mentioned it in his newsfeed too.
by kiwijam
Tue 20 May, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Indian Puzzle Championship 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 3537

Indian Puzzle Championship 2014

This Sunday 25/5 (2pm IST) will be the Indian Puzzle Championship. It will be open for 48 hours to international competitors. http://logicmastersindia.com/2014/IPC/ I know there are many good contests to enter this weekend, but this one has top international authors (Bram De Laat, Grant Fikes, James...
by kiwijam
Fri 16 May, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 USPC and USSQ
Replies: 4
Views: 7274

Re: 2014 USPC and USSQ

Last year people not competing for the US team were able to enter this competition later in the day (it's not a great time for the Asian third of the world).
I don't see any mention of that option in the rules this year. Anyone know? Did the 2014 USSQ do that?
by kiwijam
Fri 16 May, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 37687

Re: UKPA Puzzle Championship 2014

A good looking set of puzzles, thanks to Liane and the authors for preparing this.
Not a big deal, but the hyphens in the answer keys of #20 and #23 have merged, although in other puzzles they stayed separate. We should blame MS Word?
by kiwijam
Sun 11 May, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German Puzzle Championship
Replies: 1
Views: 3960

Re: German Puzzle Championship

Thank you Ulrich, I enjoyed the puzzle selection.
My compliments to the chefs (Sebastian, Martin and Philipp).
by kiwijam
Sun 04 May, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 54772

Re: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix

PS I can also announce that Adam Dewbery helped co-author some puzzles for the UK GP round.
by kiwijam
Sun 20 Apr, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 484845

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

With the CrocoMarathon showcasing the 40 applets currently used, I followed the link from there to this thread and noticed our collection contains only 38 translations. Haus-Baum-Tier and Yajilin are missing.
by kiwijam
Tue 15 Apr, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 54772

Re: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix

And the next Instruction Book is published.
http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/instruction-booklet-2

Round 4: Czech republic.
Puzzle authors: Jakub Hrazdira, Jiří Hrdina
Dates: April 25th - 28th