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by PuzzleScot
Mon 01 Feb, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 14806

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: 14806

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: 14806

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: 12865

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: 4466

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: 6849

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: 26213

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: 9532

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: 9532

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: 8352

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: 8352

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: 24519

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: 24519

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: 3504

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 7885

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.
by PuzzleScot
Thu 05 Nov, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3
Replies: 9
Views: 7885

Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Excellent puzzles again from Tawan - highly recommended!
My favourites were 6,7,5 in that order, so well worth plugging away to see those.
by PuzzleScot
Tue 20 Oct, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC
Replies: 12
Views: 13829

Re: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC

... is there any way of getting the puzzles? Are they likely to be available at any stage? Realistically, that's at least one month away. Then they will only be available for personal use of paid up UKPA members. Even just having access to the WSC/WPC archive easily justifies the petty £15/year ind...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 20 Oct, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC
Replies: 12
Views: 13829

Re: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC

Full results published. Top post edited.
by PuzzleScot
Mon 19 Oct, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC
Replies: 12
Views: 13829

UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC

UK A-team stalwart and all-rounder David McNeill, from Belfast, won the Over-50 category at both events in Sofia last week. Mark Goodliffe took the WSC over-50 runner-up award. David is now the reigning World Senior Champion of both Sudoku and Puzzles. David was already World Senior Champion for Sud...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 29 Sep, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 24519

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

A good showing from the Brits! We were only outnumbered by India, USA and Japan. ( Results ) Well done to James, Neil and David on finishing in the top 20, with Tom just behind... Couldn't have picked a better WPC team! A very good showing from Steve, Emma, Saul (Glasman) and Mark. Then a very tight...
by PuzzleScot
Sun 27 Sep, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Mini Puzzle/Mystery Hunt
Replies: 0
Views: 3994

Mini Puzzle/Mystery Hunt

There are plenty here that enjoy a puzzle mystery hunt. At the normally inane quiz/trivia website Sporcle, they've put together a rather good little mystery hunt. http://www.sporcle.com/blog/2015/09/siapuzzlehunt/ Each of the 10 rounds is a standalone puzzle, with a meta answer (that can be checked ...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 USPC and Sudoku Team Qualifying Test
Replies: 10
Views: 7804

Re: 2015 USPC and Sudoku Team Qualifying Test

Well done Tom and Heather on the USSC! Tom would have made the US A-team, and Heather would be in the US B-team.
by PuzzleScot
Sun 06 Sep, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 USPC and Sudoku Team Qualifying Test
Replies: 10
Views: 7804

Re: 2015 USPC and Sudoku Team Qualifying Test

Started, and got 4 or 5 done before realising Scotland were playing France (RWC warm-up). So, you know, priorities...
Puzzles were a lot of fun though - will attempt the rest at a later date - Not tonight if I decide to do the LMI.
Nice to have these choices at this time of year :)