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by kiwijam
Wed 04 Feb, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Sudoku GP
Replies: 16
Views: 10395

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: 38400

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: 38400

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: 7070

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: 2086

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: 315300

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: 3781

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: 4523

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: 4451

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: 6461

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: 6461

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: 4847

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: 4847

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: 4847

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: 36100

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: 6744

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: 2527

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: 315300

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: 10533

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: 2607

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: 147751

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: 26057

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: 26057

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 :)