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by Janix
Sun 02 Dec, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 5th Serbian Open Optimizing Puzzle Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: 5th Serbian Open Optimizing Puzzle Championship

I've just posted my answers. I have unexpectedly had to go away this weekend (week early to fetch daughter's stuff from Uni) which took out yesterday afternoon onwards until this afternoon, then delayed shopping trip with the better half, etc. Therefore, I hope they accept them - I notified them by ...
by Janix
Fri 30 Nov, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 5th Serbian Open Optimizing Puzzle Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: 5th Serbian Open Optimizing Puzzle Championship

I've been having a go at these this week. Be good to compare notes after each section is over as to how you know "you've found the best one possible", from the initial 'assumption' or starting point onwards - and if your strategy changed as a result of the initial investigations. Without, hopefully,...
by Janix
Fri 09 Nov, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 470480

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

Removing last post from board

Goodbye and Good Riddance
by Janix
Fri 09 Nov, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 410839

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Removing previous post from last post.

Goodbye and Good Riddance
by Janix
Mon 08 Oct, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 9
Views: 10076

Re: Only Connect

BBC4 this evening: Well done for mentioning the puzzle championships Neil but commiserations for having such lousy luck. You had the first choice and it all seemed to go wrong from there. My wife and I love this show and we couldn't help but noticing that the 'other' sides questions were nearly alwa...
by Janix
Fri 07 Sep, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2012 UK Puzzle Championship (24-27 Aug 2012)
Replies: 44
Views: 31991

Re: 2012 UK Puzzle Championship (24-27 Aug 2012)

#15 - Skyscrapers With thanks to Serkan - Part of my problem for a good while now is that I get stuck at the pivot point of a problem, and it was no different with this one. After the initial solve, there is one key step in this problem - and I could not crack it - during and after the competition. ...
by Janix
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 8503

Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Alan That's terrible news, I trust that it is not too serious and that they will make a full recovery. I am sitting in my hotel room in Manchester, and looking forward very much to this weekend. It will not be the same now, but thanks for all your efforts, and for acknowledging the work that Gareth ...
by Janix
Mon 29 Aug, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: 2011 USPC Walkthrough guide.
Replies: 24
Views: 39874

Re: 2011 USPC Walkthrough guide.

Thanks Tom

I began writing in the pane, but then switched to Word where I hedited it but didn't cut and paste the correction in (oops). There are only 24 things to check. Apologies for getting carried away originally by the previous comment...
by Janix
Mon 29 Aug, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: 2011 USPC Walkthrough guide.
Replies: 24
Views: 39874

Re: 2011 USPC Walkthrough guide.

#11 - Flash Cards 2 FIrstly, right way up, 2367 = 4923, when written upside down. Then write the problem in two columns laid out correctly in mathsspeak. Right way up: a - b and, upside down ef - h --- --- cd g From an initial inspection, b/cd must be a fraction (less than 1), and ef/g could be a wh...
by Janix
Thu 21 Jul, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: United Kingdom Competition Registration Protocol
Replies: 5
Views: 4366

Re: United Kingdom Competition Registration Protocol

Alan For your information (and action!) when you get back from holiday. Deb has now made the changes to "UNify" (sic) the "United Kingdom" registered competitors on the LMI lists (Sudoku and Puzzles). And, I suggest that a note is put on the new member registration page that we ask all members to re...
by Janix
Tue 19 Jul, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: United Kingdom Competition Registration Protocol
Replies: 5
Views: 4366

Re: United Kingdom Competition Registration Protocol

Well, we have a proposer and a seconder, and no votes against, therefore, it has been unanimously carried on a show of hands. And, Deb has already offered to do all the changes on LMI (thanks, Deb): I will notify him as such. And, at some point, LMI are planning to introduce a drop down list so that...
by Janix
Mon 18 Jul, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: United Kingdom Competition Registration Protocol
Replies: 5
Views: 4366

United Kingdom Competition Registration Protocol

To all United Kingdom competitors Please note that with the introduction of useful statistical and performance data generated from on line competitions, then we should have a standard name for our country. As its full name is the mouthful "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island", more t...
by Janix
Wed 29 Jun, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2011 UK Puzzle Championship (25-26 June 2011)
Replies: 83
Views: 54206

Re: 2011 UK Puzzle Championship (25-26 June 2011)

Wow Ronald Don't know where you're coming from but at the end of the day solving puzzles is a purely pleasurable pursuit - fun, hard work, recreation, pain, mental gymnastics, etc. For each contest there can only be one winner, some close runners up, then a plethora of results all the way down - eac...
by Janix
Sun 19 Jun, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI June Sudoku Contest (18-19 June 2011)
Replies: 9
Views: 6866

Re: LMI June Sudoku Contest (18-19 June 2011)

Everyone You will note that I didn't submit any answers last night after the first hour, as my evening was interrupted, and my posted score was abysmal. I have continued the tests unofficially this evening and have just sent Alan four more answers, for a potential additional score of 46 points. I en...
by Janix
Tue 07 Jun, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI June Puzzle Contest (4-5 June 2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 9239

Re: LMI June Puzzle Contest (4-5 June 2011)

ok Chris - which one did you give the 10 to - was it the "Greater-Than" one? I thought that was the best - and having wasted my time on the 20 pointer - went around in circles in the centre and lost my way - went back to the Greater-Than one at the end and ran out of time just before finishing it. I...
by Janix
Fri 20 May, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI May Puzzle Contest (14-15 May)
Replies: 23
Views: 13121

Re: LMI May Puzzle Contest (14-15 May)

Oops - I'm very tired. Just noticed, and read Gareth's (yes - bottom right and around the top - then back to the middle - great fun!) and Alan's comments - 111. But perhaps It's just as good to write the same thing fresh as confirmation of what we all found. I certainly found the whole set of puzzle...
by Janix
Fri 20 May, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI May Puzzle Contest (14-15 May)
Replies: 23
Views: 13121

Re: LMI May Puzzle Contest (14-15 May)

David, I couldn't agree more. It certainly adds a new meaning to 'Diamonds are Forever'. I too spent an inordinate amount of time on Diamonds. I started it with 45 min to go (time of last submission) and was just getting stuck into the last bit in the bottom right hand corner of the four diagrams wh...
by Janix
Sat 07 May, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German Qualification at 7th of May
Replies: 21
Views: 8624

Re: German Qualification at 7th of May

Rats - Just got back from a Uni open day - for my daughter - and arranged to meet friends for tea (and a bit of punting). And of course that led to dinner, so with an hour 10 to go won't be able to do it. Ah well. Will do them tomorrow.

Ken
by Janix
Sat 07 May, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German Qualification at 7th of May
Replies: 21
Views: 8624

Re: German Qualification at 7th of May

Please ignore last post - all I had to do was wait for the confo email and link through. Aaahh

Ken
by Janix
Sat 07 May, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German Qualification at 7th of May
Replies: 21
Views: 8624

Re: German Qualification at 7th of May

Hi uvo or fellow Brits.

I've registered on the logic masters site, but I cannot complete my registration because I haven't entered a nickname. However, I cannot find this field on the account form.

Any suggestions

Thanks

Ken
by Janix
Fri 22 Apr, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 474421

Re: croco-puzzle

Steve Err, by unbalanced I mean 17 pages of comment, compared to a maximum of just nine posts in any other topic - over 80% of the posts, etc., etc. Not being able to compete in Crocopuzzles yet means I get a bit disappointed that new posts invariably do not now lead to a new puzzle decomposition fo...
by Janix
Thu 21 Apr, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 474421

Re: croco-puzzle

Hi guys

Fascinating discussions on the minutiae of this tournament, however, the volume of posts has unbalanced this thread. Admin, can we please move this thread to its own section, and then topics on this tournament can be sub-threaded (if such a word exists).

Thanks Ken
by Janix
Sun 10 Apr, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI April Puzzle Contest (9-10 April 2011)
Replies: 9
Views: 6031

Re: LMI April Puzzle Contest (9-10 April 2011)

Everyone Just want to say what a nightmare I had in attempting to take part. Having got up at 3:30am on Saturday morning to head to Poland for my father-in-law's 80th birthday celebrations (in a town without an internet cafe at the weekend) on the Sunday, I travelled back to Warsaw late on Sunday ev...
by Janix
Tue 08 Feb, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Fiendish Futoshiki
Replies: 1
Views: 3944

Fiendish Futoshiki

Hi There was an amazing puzzle in The Times today. No494 (c) Puzzlermedia (I hope that fair use can be applied here). Normally the puzzle sections get harder as each week goes by, but this one given today's was the most difficult I have ever seen. [ ] [ ] < [ ] < [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] < [ ] [ ] . v [ ...
by Janix
Tue 25 Jan, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: +Z Puzzle - New Solving Site
Replies: 3
Views: 4443

+Z Puzzle - New Solving Site

Guys Just found this link: http://zpuzzle.omijal.org/?section=home No British competitors as of yet, but the beauty is that you can solve the puzzles in your own time, and the answers are hidden - you are informed if your answer is correct. The statistics page will motivate us to compete! Looks most...