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by PuzzleScot
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Puzzle Marathon 2016 - 1st to 12th April
Replies: 7
Views: 10226

Re: LMI Puzzle Marathon 2016 - 1st to 12th April

Hmm. Now I finally have time to play... oh well...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 32954

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

Note that the IB for the final online round (duration 90 mins) of this contest is available. http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201603/

You may start "Object Placement (PR 2015/16)" any time during the weekend of 26th to 28th Mar.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Open results
Replies: 0
Views: 7829

UK Open results

Puzzle: Gold - Neil Zussman Silver - Tom Collyer Bronze - Steve Barge Best newcomer - Jason Stroud; Best overseas - Zoltan Nemeth (HUN) Sudoku: Gold - Tom Collyer Silver - Mark Goodliffe Bronze - Heather Golding Best newcomer - Bob Kiddle; Best overseas - Valeria Losasso (ITA) Congratulations to all...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 32954

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

I see that this contest's deadline has been extended to 23:59:59 Tue 1 March 2016.

That gives everyone at the UK Open a decent chance to compete, and of course delays the time to start discussions until 01:30 Wed 2 March (since you can start and get the full 90 minutes right up to the deadline)
by PuzzleScot
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 32954

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

NEVER DISCUSS ACTIVE COMPS IN ANY WAY!

Thank-you.
by PuzzleScot
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Open - Instruction Booklets now available
Replies: 0
Views: 7066

UK Open - Instruction Booklets now available

Sudoku IBs: http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1446&start=0#p12957 Puzzle IBs: http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1446&start=0#p12961 There are still a few places remaining for any last minute waverers... contact liane@ukpuzzles.org to register your place! http://www.ukpuzzle...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 35725

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Good work Liane!!
by PuzzleScot
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 12517

Re: GCHQ Christmas puzzle

We have all 3 names : "David McBryan, 41, from Dublin, Wim Hulpia, 40, from Belgium and American-born Kelley Kirklin, 54, who lives in London, will each receive a GCHQ paperweight, pen and signed copy of the book Alan Turing Decoded, written by his nephew Dermot Turing." The BBC said Byran was from...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 01 Feb, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 21147

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2016

I see James must have diverted to the casual section and come back to the main comp. Seems he attempted 8 (6 correct) of the casual puzzles - he couldn't have done that in 5m34s, surely? I find it 'wrong' that someone with 21/22 (Ken) can beat someone with 22/22 (James) with a relatively small time ...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 26 Jan, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 21147

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2016

Thanks Mark.
Looking at my workings for #1, I see errors in my <10 arithmetic. Wow.
#3 I just didn't see...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 26 Jan, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 21147

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2016

OK, now that's over, can someone explain sequences 1&3 of the casual section please?
Ta.
by PuzzleScot
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 17011

Re: WPF Sudoku GP 2016

Sudoku GP 1st round - 8.1. - 11.1.- Netherlands 2nd round - 5.2. - 8.2. - Serbia 3rd round - 4.3. - 7.3. - Czech republic 4th round - 1.4. - 4.4. - Russia 5th round - 29.4. - 2.5. - China 6th round - 27.5. - 30.5. - Japan 7th round - 24.6. - 27.6. - Italy 8th round - 22.7. - 25.7. - India Puzzle GP...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI december puzzle test: WCPN
Replies: 2
Views: 5925

Re: LMI december puzzle test: WCPN

That was a bit harder than I was expecting. Lovely puzzles though...
Well done Tom (top Brit) and the 5 usual suspects that solved everything with time to spare!

RIP Florian!
by PuzzleScot
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 8795

Re: Greeting

PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER_SHOW PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER:
me^(rry) = x-mas ?
by PuzzleScot
Thu 17 Dec, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 35725

UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

The UK Puzzle Association are pleased to announce the 2016 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments . The Sudoku Tournament will be held on Saturday 27th February, 2016 and the Puzzle Tournament will be held from the evening of Saturday 27th and on Sunday 28th February, 2016. Both will take pla...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 10 Dec, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 12517

Re: GCHQ Christmas puzzle

ITV has asked if we can get a small group of puzzlers together to film a piece for News at 10 tonight.
Would anyone be up for that? I've asked for details on time/location. Guessing early evening somewhere London or thereabouts...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 10 Dec, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 12517

Re: GCHQ Christmas puzzle

Yeah. Gareth and I have both been asked to appear on Sky News to discuss this.
I solved the hanji quick enough, but the 'next stage' on gchq's site isn't opening very quickly (ie, at all!)
by PuzzleScot
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Account Deletion?
Replies: 4
Views: 11706

Re: Account Deletion?

The bots simply are not getting through any more. The 'not a bot' button (plus a couple of other background checks) is surprisingly effective. The ones that do get through (1 or 2 per day at most) are done by real people, I believe. IP location checks usually flag these easily enough. In the past we...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Account Deletion?
Replies: 4
Views: 11706

Re: Account Deletion?

This, like many other self-registration forums, is subject to a constant barrage of spam registrations. (c.100/day on here). I cannot investigate every registration attempt, so have to be fairly ruthless I'm afraid. Believe it or not, I lean on the side of leniency. However, in your specific case, y...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 02 Dec, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 32954

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

James is top Brit again... Stellar performance from 'masonjason' (Saul Glasman(?)) too! At the half-way mark, I was convinced I was going to finish this... In the end, I couldn't get the larger of the 4 galaxies out. Aborted, and went on to do the 4/5 galaxies (nice!) and the lower point ones Should...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 01 Dec, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 32954

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

Apparently the deadline has been extended by 24 hours.
http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/foru ... ?pid=20172

That'll give Neil and Tom (and Liane) a chance to beat me ;)
by PuzzleScot
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Screen Test #5 — 20th-23rd November
Replies: 1
Views: 4726

Re: LMI Screen Test #5 — 20th-23rd November

Looking forward to this! :)
by PuzzleScot
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Tapa Variations
Replies: 3
Views: 6830

Re: Tapa Variations

Thanks - I've fixed that claim. The PDF clearly has types created after 2012. eg, #94 onwards say "TVC 2013".
I believe Serkan is maintaining this catalogue anyway, and would be interested to hear of any not listed.
by PuzzleScot
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Tapa Variations
Replies: 3
Views: 6830

Tapa Variations

During a discussion in Sofia, someone mentioned there was a booklet published with all known 'many' Tapa variations.

I found it here, on the LMI TVC page. (Direct link to pdf download)/ I thought some others might be interested in it too.

There are 123 variations over the 48 pages.
by PuzzleScot
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3
Replies: 9
Views: 11248

Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

furudo.erika wrote:with perhaps the exception of the final puzzle where I will be happy to not see its like again.
Hey, if it's good enough for the WPC play-off Puzzle GP Final...

Seriously though - I'm with you. That type of puzzle should be left in kids' puzzle magazines.