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by puzzlemad
Wed 15 Jul, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 16686

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

Yes, congratulations Heather! And of course to all the nearlys... I am of course cursing the neighbour who rang the door bell Fool you, silly boy... I once left my other half screaming and dealing with a swarm of flying ants in the kitchen for nearly an hour while I finished the USPC one year. I di...
by puzzlemad
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 16686

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

I might have enjoyed puzzling, but I was stymied by the fact that I started "in time", while the competition was officially "over" during my two hours for solving. Is it possible to actually state the competition time next time as being "over" two hours earlier than the final submission is allowed?...
by puzzlemad
Mon 13 Jul, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 40713

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Round 7 results are up. http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/offic ... p-puzzle-7
Well done all round. I wonder how many used the "clue" for the galaxies? I certainly didn't - I had a quick glance at the puzzle types, then got stuck in as time was against me.
by puzzlemad
Sun 28 Jun, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

Heavy Dots Example: The credit for the example for the Heavy Dots Example should be to the team who created the "24 HPC Indian Set 2015".
by puzzlemad
Sat 27 Jun, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

For information: I will be looking at all comments, answer key anomalies as a group, so please don't think that any comments are being ignored if you don't get an immediate response.
by puzzlemad
Sat 27 Jun, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

kiwijam wrote:The answer key for #17 looks the same as before to me, what change was made?
It said "...using L for shaded containing..." instead of "...using L for cells containig ...""

It has been changed in the puzzle booklet but not the instruction booklet.
by puzzlemad
Fri 26 Jun, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

Just for information - I have uploaded an amended competition booklet - the answer key for puzzle #17 had a wrong word in it, which has been corrected.
by puzzlemad
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

For puzzle 24, can you clarify whether B1 would come before or after A2 in the answer key? (In puzzle 28, the order is clear from the example, but the instructions are worded the opposite way round to puzzle 24, so I'm not sure whether this implies the opposite order for #24.) It may be that gettin...
by puzzlemad
Tue 23 Jun, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

Liane, Thanks for posting the instruction booklet. Looks like an interesting set. I find the grey tabs in Puzzle 13 a bit unsatisfactory. I assume the intention is that the letters in these tabs have the same spacing as in the central grid. It would be nice if these tabs could be subdivided into ce...
by puzzlemad
Sun 21 Jun, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

Hi All,
There's a potential newcomer looking to have a go this weekend, but has a faulty printer. Can anyone advise on the use of "paint" to solve the puzzles please? - It's something I've never used.
Thanks.
by puzzlemad
Sat 20 Jun, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2015

tamz29 wrote:the Tapa example is incorrectly credited to me, it is Serkan's.
Thanks Tawan for spotting that - amended now.
by puzzlemad
Fri 19 Jun, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

UK Puzzle Championship 2015

The UKPA Puzzle Championship will be held over the weekend of the 27th - 29th June, 2015
The contest page is now open at http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=37 where the instruction booklet can be obtained.
Please use this thread for asking any queries relating to the instruction booklet.
by puzzlemad
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 40713

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

david mcneill wrote:Liane,

Did you appeal?
No I haven't bothered - It's not as though I'd be in with a chance of any awards or anything.
by puzzlemad
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 40713

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Results are out for round 6 http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/official-results-wpf-gp-puzzle-6-0 . James was once again the top UK player in 15th - well done James (and everyone else up there too). I lost a top 100 place by getting my "X" and "O" the wrong way round on the snake puzzles - losing 56 ...
by puzzlemad
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2015 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 8647

2015 UK Puzzle Championship

The UKPA are pleased to announce that the UK Puzzle Championship will take place over the weekend of 27th – 28th June, 2015.

The championship page will be available shortly.
by puzzlemad
Mon 08 Jun, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 40713

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

I had printer problems for some reason with this one - it only printed the first few pages out, sent to the other printer - that did similar, so finished up printing odd ones at a time.
Finished a 30+ pointer with only a couple of seconds spare so no time to submit the answer.
by puzzlemad
Mon 20 Apr, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 15th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 10
Views: 9231

Re: 15th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

As always a great competition with fantastic company. Thanks to everyone involved. Just been looking at Tawan's minesweeper puzzle, that I'd "broken" in the competition, rubbed out and "broke" it again. Looking at it now I saw that I'd been given the points then realised that "30" was the points for...
by puzzlemad
Fri 27 Mar, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

Of course, the biggest thanks of all must go to the wonderful puzzle creators who so willingly continue to support our events. These are: Bastien Vial-Jaime Bram de Laat Daisuke Takei Deb Mohanty Fred Stalder Gabriele Simionata James McGowan Minako Sakai Nikola Zivanovic Prasanna Seshadri Puzzler Me...
by puzzlemad
Mon 23 Mar, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

More haste, less speed, I forgot to thank all the wonderful puzzle authors and test solvers from round the globe without whom we'd not be able to put on such a fantastic weekend. :oops:
Thank You
by puzzlemad
Mon 23 Mar, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

Many thanks to everyone who attended the UKPA Open Tournament this weekend, including all the participants and volunteer markers, who made it such an enjoyable weekend for myself. I look forward to future events where friendships will be renewed once again. The first two places in the Open Sudoku To...
by puzzlemad
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

Quick couple of things on round 2 of the sudoku. Apologies for my ignorance but I don't know the term "Parity". From the example I am guessing it means both odd or both even, but I thought I would check. Also, the example for puzzle 6 has the wrong solution. I think it should be "8 9" not "7 8" in ...
by puzzlemad
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

Hi,
For those arriving on Friday evening for the Open I've booked the evening meal for 8pm. If anyone envisages arriving later than this can they please let me know (if they haven't done so already) so that I can inform the hotel.
Thanks.
by puzzlemad
Thu 19 Mar, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

Hi Vincent,
yes there will be a place holder for any digits that are missing, so something like ?2 for the first digit of a 2 digit number missing, 3? for the unit digit of a two digit number of ? for a single digit number missing.
by puzzlemad
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 23919

Re: 2015 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments

Apologies for that, thanks for spotting David.
by puzzlemad
Tue 10 Mar, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello Everybody !
Replies: 1
Views: 5397

Re: Hello Everybody !

Welcome to our forum. We don't mind the Swedish invasion at all, indeed we have forum members from all over the world.