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by PuzzleScot
Sat 01 Oct, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 5638

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: 5115

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: 3708

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: 6897

Re: Puzzle boards

As frequently stated elsewhere, we are not a jigsaw fan site.
by PuzzleScot
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: English name?
Replies: 4
Views: 6978

Re: English name?

Puzzler call it 'Kriss Kross', but I know these as 'Word Fit' puzzles. (Just my opinion)
by PuzzleScot
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello and a Request
Replies: 1
Views: 6549

Re: Hello and a Request

Hi, and welcome! There are numerous puzzle contests regularly published on puzzle sites, such as this. Nearly all are archived and still available to download and solve non-competitively. This offers a vast resource for practice material. The Competitions and Links sections of this forum should prov...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team
Replies: 7
Views: 13512

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

Let's not ignore Hideaki. This was a 'harder than usual' championship, but Hideaki Jo finished all 29 puzzles with time to spare. Outstanding achievement.
by PuzzleScot
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team
Replies: 7
Views: 13512

UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

The 2016 UK Puzzle Championship is over, and the results have been published: Official results . Congratulations to Neil Zussman on becoming UK Puzzle Champion. Also to James McGowan and Tom Collyer for taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Combining with the UK Open Puzzle Tournament results, the...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack it?
Replies: 12
Views: 13725

Re: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack i

edderiofer wrote: "[another crappy app]".
An enjoyable summary of sudoku based apps! very good.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 10383

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Apologies for the delay. As of 14:00 GMT, the contest is now open! Good luck.
Please enter answer keys carefully, with a comma (no spaces) between each answer part
by PuzzleScot
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 10383

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

During final checking, there appears to be a problem with one puzzle. The start time has therefore been temporarily put back until 8pm, although the contest will be available as soon as we are sure all is good to go.

Alan
by PuzzleScot
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 10383

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Having a forum user account, and being logged in, is all you need. Any time during the competition window when you have 2.5 hours free: - visit the contest page (In the top-right corner, it will show if you are logged in) - download the Puzzle Booklet (this will be available before the contest start...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Narrow cave or tight cave?
Replies: 8
Views: 8928

Re: Narrow cave or tight cave?

Mephisto wrote: Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long years
Stole many a man's soul and faith
Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game
by PuzzleScot
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Narrow cave or tight cave?
Replies: 8
Views: 8928

Re: Narrow cave or tight cave?

I'd suggest 'narrow cave' from those choices. 'Tunnels' might be a better choice, if that's not used by some other type?
by PuzzleScot
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 12400

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

Yes, 16-20 October for WSC, 18-23 for WPC. http://slovakia2016.org/
by PuzzleScot
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 12400

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

detuned wrote:There was only one contributor this year
Oops! All the more impressive...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 12400

UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

The UKSC is over, and the results are now available . Congratulations to Heather Golding on her first win! Mark Goodliffe was runner-up, with Emma McCaughan taking 3rd place. Combining the results with the UK Open qualifier in February, the final UK team for the World Championships in Slovakia in No...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 13
Views: 11860

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification

Noticed that the "Time until contest starts" is different in http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=39 than in http://www.ukpuzzles.org/answers.php?contestid=39 I believe the latter is the correct one, or? The times are local times UK. The "GMT" reference on answers.php should in fact say ...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 21 May, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2016 UK Sudoku & Puzzle Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 7823

2016 UK Sudoku & Puzzle Championships

The 2016 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of Friday 10th to Mon 13th June 2016. The 2016 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, Fri 24th to Mon 27 June 2016. Both championships will take place online, on this website, via the contests page (http://www.ukpuzzles.org...
by PuzzleScot
Sun 01 May, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Briton wins 24Hr Puzzle Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 7300

Briton wins 24Hr Puzzle Championship

Neil Zussman won the annual 24Hr puzzle championship in Hungary this year.

Not an event for the weak-hearted - It is a highly competitive 24hr puzzle solving marathon.
Well done Neil!
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by PuzzleScot
Sun 01 May, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 6268

Re: Riad's April Contest

puzzlemad wrote:Is that because you've not solved it yet?
hehe - I got it ok ;)
That's how I know there is another x ~ y correlation that wasn't used in the puzzle, that could have been.
by PuzzleScot
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 6268

Re: Riad's April Contest

That was fun. When I went to enter my answers, the deadline had passed - perhaps for the best! Thanks Riad (if you read this) - wonderful puzzles!! Congrats to James on top equal. Also to David, who assuredly would have been top equal had he read the instructions of an optimiser correctly! I particu...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 6268

Riad's April Contest

http://logicmastersindia.com/2016/04Contest/

Seriously hard. No password on the PDF - c.7 days to complete.
by PuzzleScot
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Puzzle Marathon 2016 - 1st to 12th April
Replies: 7
Views: 8672

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: 28720

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.