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by kiwijam
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 44119

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

And with David, Tom, Steve, Emma all in the top 20%, I'd say that was a good round for the UK.

A great set of easy and medium puzzles, thank you Serkan!
by kiwijam
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 44119

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

I used to think that 24 puzzles was a lot to do in 90 minutes, but 37 is another level again. The time taken to enter the answer key becomes quite relevant for a 2 point puzzle!

This round will finish in 24 hours.
by kiwijam
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI
Replies: 14
Views: 9365

Re: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI

True, the authors became known when the competition started (when Rakesh posted above). I suppose that might mean Tom is yet to start? Anyway I think the odds stay constant, you only get your 1/8 guess after the first is wrong (9/10) and the second is wrong (8/9), so it's still 1/10. And you want to...
by kiwijam
Sat 07 Mar, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI
Replies: 14
Views: 9365

Re: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI

which I took great pleasure in making much too hard, so I've got to say I'm quite miffed by being completely overlooked this time round. have you considered there may be a link between those two points? ;) Also James, stop making your guessing game too easy! We've gone from 1/10 to 1/8 in the blink...
by kiwijam
Thu 05 Mar, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI
Replies: 14
Views: 9365

Re: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI

My guess - Regional coded snake I don't like Snakes much, their logic has never appealed to me... I shall guess Meandering Numbers purely because I like the type. I like them too, and wrote one for last year's GP to promote the new Japanese idea (and try to change the name to anything but "Count Nu...
by kiwijam
Thu 05 Mar, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI
Replies: 14
Views: 9365

Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI

Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI March Puzzle Test - 6th to 15th March •All puzzle grids in this test are marathon grids, i.e. they are much bigger in size than usual. •There is no fixed time limit for any puzzle. The challenge for solvers is to solve all of them in the least amount of time. •The test wil...
by kiwijam
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Sudoku GP
Replies: 16
Views: 11880

Re: 2015 Sudoku GP

I thought, when I checked the rules about applying for bonus points, you could only do that with a full submission - is that wrong? I had a discussion with the organisers last year along those lines. My understanding is that to gain bonus points you may only have a minor error (e.g. two digits swap...
by kiwijam
Wed 21 Jan, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 44119

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Well done to those that did well. :) A great theme for all the puzzles. And I really like the idea of 8 sets of three puzzles, which allows a wide range of difficulties and should make it more approachable to beginners while still challenging the others. But those 24 puzzles were so time-consuming.....
by kiwijam
Sun 11 Jan, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 44119

2015 Puzzle GP

This year's Puzzle Grand Prix will begin this weekend, 16/1 to 19/1. The first round is by the Serbian authors: Nikola Zivanovic, Zoran Tanasic, Branko Ceranic, Cedomir Milanovic. The instruction book can be found at: http://www.gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/instruction-booklet-2 It seems it will inclu...
by kiwijam
Tue 06 Jan, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 7
Views: 8499

Re: Happy new year

The 7 in the star is a normal 7. It has no 'consecutive' rules.
There are six white circles in the sky. These are the 'stars'. They show pairs of consecutive numbers.

Very nice Tom, thank you!
by kiwijam
Sat 06 Dec, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: forsmarts 12th Anniversary Contest — 6th-8th December
Replies: 0
Views: 2656

forsmarts 12th Anniversary Contest — 6th-8th December

A 150 minute contest by Vladimir Portugalov.

It has just started, and will be open for the next 2.5 days.

http://logicmastersindia.com/2014/forsmarts/
by kiwijam
Wed 26 Nov, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 358861

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

A message regarding the Online Shop at Crocopuzzle. It will be closing permanently on/after Saturday 29/11. If you have acquired any credit (typically from playing the weekly prize-puzzles) then now is the time to spend it. To check your balance, log in, click on Onlineshop, and there'll be a Guthab...
by kiwijam
Wed 01 Oct, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI October Puzzle Test — 11th - 13th October
Replies: 3
Views: 4590

LMI October Puzzle Test — 11th - 13th October

Pento Parade

by Richard Stolk
[edited: Sorry Richard, I had wrongly guessed an early comment was by the 'author']

http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/foru ... sp?tid=876
by kiwijam
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Tawan S's Nikoli Hurdles II
Replies: 5
Views: 5585

Re: Tawan S's Nikoli Hurdles II

Thanks Tawan,
#6 was also my favourite (I have found some at http://www.janko.at/Raetsel/Foseruzu/index.htm before, this one has nice logic), and I always have a soft spot for a nice Kanaore (#8).
by kiwijam
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Online puzzle magazine for pro's
Replies: 1
Views: 5024

Re: Online puzzle magazine for pro's

This is a pdf magazine with higher difficulty puzzles than the Akil Oyunlari magazine.

It is definitely worth downloading their free sample magazine http://www.patreon.com/meraklisinakiloyunlari?ty=c, which is 12 pages of good looking puzzles to keep you quiet for a while...
by kiwijam
Sat 30 Aug, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Hausigel's Daily Puzzles
Replies: 3
Views: 8410

Re: Hausigel's Daily Puzzles

Thanks Thomas, that's what I needed. I had got nowhere with IE and Chrome, but confirm that Firefox works.
by kiwijam
Fri 29 Aug, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Hausigel's Daily Puzzles
Replies: 3
Views: 8410

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 5670

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: 41708

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: 7585

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: 3046

Re: Dutch qualifiers

Instructions and answer keys can be found at http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/foru ... sp?tid=849