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by drsteve
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [LMI] Puzzle Marathon - 1st to 10th March
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: [LMI] Puzzle Marathon - 1st to 10th March

I did a few - took a while to get the Skyscrapers to work - but not enough time to attempt it seriously though... Great competition
by drsteve
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 16th - 17th March, 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 24613

Re: UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 16th - 17th March,

A shame I can't be there - this looks excellent. Well done, everyone!
by drsteve
Mon 08 Oct, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Team UK at the WPC
Replies: 26
Views: 14232

Re: Team UK at the WPC

Given that I don't think I've ever beaten David or Steve in anything, just think where we could have been if we'd had either or both of them! Nice of you to say that, Emma, but it's worth pointing out that I think I've underperformed every time I've been at a WPC... No guarantees at an event like t...
by drsteve
Sun 07 Oct, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24hr Puzzle Championship 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 13448

Re: 24hr Puzzle Championship 2012

Afraid no from me. One week earlier, it's in half-term... Insert age-appropriate swearwords here.
by drsteve
Wed 26 Sep, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 56682

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

Well, our match is over. Well played to all involved. I rather think this is going to be fun.
by drsteve
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Thanks from me too, Chris. Was nice to regain the crown at the last attempt (and am therefore the champion for eternity) but it's worth pointing out that Tom must have notched up by far the most weeks at the top.

Right, time for the league...
by drsteve
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)
Replies: 39
Views: 28012

Re: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)

Had a reasonable stab at it, I think, but sabotaged by my printer deciding not to print all of the background shading, which made certain puzzles a little more difficult...
by drsteve
Wed 15 Aug, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

3 sudoku in the week so far is certainly giving me a comfortable ride! And a heyawake, which arguably is better for you than sudoku. Only Skyscrapers so far this week was my "kind of thing" and I ballsed that up. So at 6-0 (can't be bothered with a long vergleichssudoku), I think you've got this one
by drsteve
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Finnish Puzzle and Sudoku Championships (3th-5th August)
Replies: 11
Views: 6695

Re: Finnish Puzzle and Sudoku Championships (3th-5th August)

Thanks for the competition - got caught out on entering my solutions for the puzzle comp though. Perhaps there are more straightforward (and quicker) ways for some of the puzzles...
by drsteve
Sun 05 Aug, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Sorry, Tom, but not enough hours in the day today. Going to have to concede the match - a shame, as it's been v close so far. Too bad - I didn't have a great week this week, and I think in all likelihood you'd have got me on Friday's puzzles. I've had quite a streak at top of the ladder, but it has...
by drsteve
Fri 03 Aug, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Sorry, Tom, but not enough hours in the day today. Going to have to concede the match - a shame, as it's been v close so far.
by drsteve
Thu 26 Jul, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Nick G - looks like I have time today after all. I'm writing this BEFORE attempting the puzzles, so it's up to you if we count these or not.

Defintitely won't be playing tomorrow...
by drsteve
Mon 23 Jul, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Sorry detuned, I wasn't at the races at all last week, and even forgot :!: to do the puzzles on the Monday because I was engrossed in other things. A bye request - I'll be off on Friday and possibly Thursday of next week so I'll need a bye for those. It might help that if a tie-break is necessary, ...
by drsteve
Fri 20 Jul, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

A bye request - I'll be off on Friday and possibly Thursday of next week so I'll need a bye for those. It might help that if a tie-break is necessary, we play that on Sunday if my opponent agrees.
by drsteve
Fri 20 Jul, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 56682

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

Anyone want to make a stab at deciphering the Tabellen page? Is it currently full of a whole season of test data rather than the three (?) test matches that happened? And where do the RatselPunkte numbers come from? I presume this is made-up data, as I don't recall playing Team Japan as the Speiltag...
by drsteve
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 56682

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

I'm missing something, as clearly are others. Where exactly are the puzzles we are meant to solve? (and when?) (Post URLs directly please) Looking at http://www.croco-puzzle.com/Liga/spieltag.php, it appears Northern UK (for example) have lost a match (or 2) by not participating. eg. http://www.cro...
by drsteve
Sun 08 Jul, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Whoever I've got next week, congratulations in advance as I'll be away all week. Back for the following week though...
by drsteve
Sat 07 Jul, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

PuzzleScot wrote:@Rodders - VERY glad we agreed to skip today's - I can have an 'early' night
Well, after messing up the shorter one in my tie-break with Tom, I'm tempted to not bother with the other. Not enough time to waste on a 25 minute ABC Box...
by drsteve
Sun 01 Jul, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Congratulations to drsteve. That was pretty close. The puzzle types helped me: my statistics show my top five are Arukone, Sternenhimmel, Koralle, Slalom and Schlange. I would have been beaten more soundly without that I think. Really thought you had me after messing up the Zeltlager - one of my be...
by drsteve
Mon 25 Jun, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 56682

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

I mentioned my interest in the members area post as well, Chris, but possibly after you posted this.
by drsteve
Fri 01 Jun, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Wow, just solved the Arukone and gotta say it's defo the easiest puzzle I've solved so far on CrocoPuzzle. Kinda expected sth more difficult, so didn't really go for it at full speed but still beat drsteve :mrgreen: Admittedly he has a Felversuch though, otherwise I wouldn't have had a chance. EDIT...
by drsteve
Tue 29 May, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Oh wow, I had no idea things were so close - and when I did I thought that badly messing up the snake combined with Steve's great time on the sksycrapers had me finished. I guess I was saved by sudoku last week...it's a pity those two killers happened on a Sunday this week! Yeah, you messed up slig...
by drsteve
Sat 26 May, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

Curses! A swearwording Schlange on tie-break day. Congrats in advance, Tom
by drsteve
Thu 17 May, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results
Replies: 6
Views: 5568

Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Thanks for the photo that makes it look like I'm about to mug Tom for his medals!
by drsteve
Mon 14 May, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 330743

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

PuzzleScot wrote:
sknight wrote:The only puzzle where I always use multi-colors is Sternenhimmel (Starry Night). I quickly mark all the possible star locations in red, then mark which places the stars can't be in black, then delete the red...)
I thought it was just me that did that!
No, me too.