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by PuzzleScot
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: New Zealand puzzle team
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: New Zealand puzzle team

Brilliant. Now you just need to see if you can qualify for the UK team!

"Simon O'Donnell will be driving from London to Bangalore".?
by PuzzleScot
Fri 23 Jun, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot registrations
Replies: 11
Views: 7613

Re: Bot registrations

Well, that was a disaster. Having to delete around 50 bot registrations and numerous spam posts every day. It should be much better now. I've added an extra (mathematical calculation) question to the registration screen. Every time the bots find a way round it, I'll change the question. Normal self-...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 22 Jun, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot registrations
Replies: 11
Views: 7613

Re: Bot registrations

I'm about to plug the UKPC somewhere fairly soon. Is self-registration available again now, please, for those who might want to take part for the first time this year? Great. I have re-enabled self-authorising registration now. It's been on admin approval recently, and I have been checking for regi...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hall of Fame
Replies: 11
Views: 5627

Re: UKPA Hall of Fame

Yeah, Great find Chris! Everything after that is fairly well documented, so shouldn't be hard for someone (paging Prasanna!) to update and maintain As Tom knows, I have a database of UK WPC/WSC performances. There are some errors/omissions, but this is the interface I built to the data for now: http...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 08 May, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: How'd we get puzzles at the Olympics, or something like it?
Replies: 2
Views: 3508

Re: How'd we get puzzles at the Olympics, or something like

In sport, the money brought into the game is roughly proportional to the spectator interest. (both in person, and via media views) This is a self-fuelling cycle, as more money means a better show can be put on. I've seen a few things become popular on this basis, often with Red Bull associated with ...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 01 May, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot registrations
Replies: 11
Views: 7613

Re: Bot registrations

You'll notice an 'odd question' when you register here. Someone has recorded this oddity that occurs during registration here, and now who/whatever is clicking the right option. We get 100s of attempts every day. 99% don't pass. Right now, all new registrations are on 'admin approval'. Easy to ignor...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot registrations
Replies: 11
Views: 7613

Bot registrations

The site is being hammered with rogue registrations, and spam posts, so I've turned off self-registration. For the foreseeable time, all new accounts must be admin approved. Therefore, if you register a new account, you must email me (chairman@ this site's domain name) to request account activation....
by PuzzleScot
Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: possibly the hardest puzzle you will ever see
Replies: 2
Views: 4030

Re: possibly the hardest puzzle you will ever see

A little more information is required to define the challenge, and explain what everything in the grid represents.
Unless the puzzle is to figure out the puzzle, in which case, not interested.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 10 Mar, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 11801

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Round 3 (Czech) this weekend.
http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/sudoku-gp
by PuzzleScot
Wed 08 Mar, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] PuzzleDo
Replies: 3
Views: 3552

Re: [SOTR] PuzzleDo

Excellent so far. Thanks Tawan!

I think everybody on here will enjoy the Billiard Room puzzle. https://roygbivpuzzles.wordpress.com/billiard-room/

Hey, it's sudoku, and even *I* loved it! 8-)
by PuzzleScot
Mon 06 Mar, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 4688

Re: Hello (again)

Welcome Matt! [edit: no pun intended!]

Always good to see new faces at the Opens.

As you now know, there are plenty of current and past competitions to sink your teeth into.
Tip: Don't let language be a barrier, as some excellent competitions are not in English.
by PuzzleScot
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 11369

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

On behalf of all the competitors at the Open... We are extremely grateful to all the puzzle compilers for their wonderful contributions. We'd also like to thank David for the puzzle and sudoku team rounds, and Saturday evening quiz night. All were very enjoyable indeed. The biggest thanks though goe...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 27 Feb, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 17101

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

Reminder.

Only a few hours left to compete in round 2 of the puzzle GP... http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/
by PuzzleScot
Fri 24 Feb, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Help
Replies: 5
Views: 5300

Re: Help

You're welcome.

Mind you don't lose that ball & chain now!
by PuzzleScot
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Help
Replies: 5
Views: 5300

Re: Help

Looks fun!

Perhaps search for chain in ladders ring puzzle

This one is similar... https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 62678.html

But then I found this ;)
by PuzzleScot
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 17101

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I agree too. If I was a beginner, and only did the C contest, I'd be giving in right away. A) It was too hard, period. A seasoned puzzler, regardless of level, should have been able to finish with time to spare. B) Only 4 of my 10 submitted answers were correct! Regardless of silly mistakes, in no w...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 17101

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

... that's still 100 in front of me
I make 608 - 425 = 183, not 100. Maybe this is why I beat you? :lol:
by PuzzleScot
Thu 26 Jan, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 17101

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

Thanks Steve. I'm firmly in class C (to start with) then... Pretty sure each of the class contests are 60 minutes *each*: The participant chooses a Division, and has 60 minutes to submit the correct answers to as many puzzles as they can. They may then choose to attempt the puzzles for as many other...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Alex Bellos (The Guardian) is hosting a puzzle night
Replies: 2
Views: 6726

Re: Alex Bellos (The Guardian) is hosting a puzzle night

Thanks for posting this Chris. I hope a few regulars from here can make it along. Sounds fun, regardless.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: 'ancient boundaries of Yorkshire quiz' questions
Replies: 1
Views: 4097

Re: 'ancient boundaries of Yorkshire quiz' questions

Please at least read the introduction before posting anything here!
Although we have interests in various matters, we are very much NOT a quiz club.
by PuzzleScot
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2016 WPC & WSC results
Replies: 0
Views: 5188

2016 WPC & WSC results

The UK team is all home now after a frantic, but very enjoyable week in Senec, where the Slovakians put on a very good week of puzzles and entertainment. The winners were: WSC overall: 1st, Tiit Vunk (EST); 2nd, Jakub Ondroušek (CZE); 3rd, Kota Morinishi (JPN). Czech Republic also took the team titl...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 01 Oct, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 4398

Re: Hello

Welcome. I'm sure you will find plenty to amuse and challenge you here.
Suggest you go to the competitions pages or forum area, and try some old contests in your own time.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 23 Sep, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: What is her house number?
Replies: 1
Views: 3951

Re: What is her house number?

Given only the first piece of information, the options (a<=b<=c) are: 1,3,12 -> 16 1,6,6 -> 13 2,2,9 -> 13 2,3,6 -> 11 3,3,4 -> 10 The guest will obviously know the house number, so not knowing the answer at this stage tells us it must be 13. The second clue tells us that of the 2 options, it is th...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 16 Sep, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Kaleidoscope - LMI September Puzzle Test - 16th to 19th Sep
Replies: 1
Views: 3159

Re: Kaleidoscope - LMI September Puzzle Test - 16th to 19th

Thanks for posting here Prasanna.
I think more people would participate in the usually wonderful LMI tests if they got a mention here.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Puzzle boards
Replies: 2
Views: 5560

Re: Puzzle boards

As frequently stated elsewhere, we are not a jigsaw fan site.