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by GarethMoore
Sat 21 Aug, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2010 US Puzzle Championships
Replies: 94
Views: 38182

Re: 2010 US Puzzle Championships

Yes, good luck everyone! :) I've just tried the Sukazu Thomas Snyder posted today and discovered I really don't have a clue how to get started. :) Yay!
by GarethMoore
Fri 20 Aug, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2010 US Puzzle Championships
Replies: 94
Views: 38182

Re: 2010 US Puzzle Championships

There's a spot the diff of sorts, I think - isn't that essentially what puzzle 5 is? They had one like this a long time ago I believe. And aren't 4 and 7 and 12 word puzzles? 12 is a word search it seems? For puzzle 9, is that a full set of instructions? I presume the path can't cross itself or touc...
by GarethMoore
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 18129

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

Ah! I suppose the deduction is that the left-over numbers from the chain can't be consecutive, and then of course you know what the chain is (although not the order) and what is left for those two boxes? I completely, utterly forgot that consecutive parts of the puzzle have a non-consecutive rule to...
by GarethMoore
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Numberlink and Uniqueness
Replies: 13
Views: 9597

Re: Numberlink and Uniqueness

One thing to catch the unwary is you can't simply state "all squares are used" as part of the rules, because it's critical to solving them at a reasonable difficulty level that you don't need this - otherwise lines bending back on themselves would be fine! So our rules are wrong. I've written more a...
by GarethMoore
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 18129

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

Well I got 10 points less than Steve because I simply could not do the fourth puzzle in the first round! In fact I still can't do it now (I mean, I could of course do it fairly quickly by guessing since there are only so many possibilities, but I don't want to do that. ;) ). I also went wrong on the...
by GarethMoore
Sat 07 Aug, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 18129

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

Oh, and the odd-pair bits were the best part. ;)
by GarethMoore
Sat 07 Aug, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 18129

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

A great selection of puzzles, and particularly nice when printed out in colour too. :) I'm definitely not competitive at Sudoku solving, ably demonstrated by the fact that I spent half the total time on the first round, then did the next three rounds in the same amount of time. :) I didn't get onto ...
by GarethMoore
Sat 07 Aug, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Qixi Festival Sudoku test
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Re: Qixi Festival Sudoku test

Definitely gibberish. :)
by GarethMoore
Wed 28 Jul, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 18129

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

David's puzzles are often on the easier side (which so far as I'm concerned is a good thing when it comes to Sudoku and variants!) - although not always - so it will be interesting to see what the actual competition is like! It certainly looks very jazzy, and I'm flattered he's included my odd-pair ...
by GarethMoore
Sat 26 Jun, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Sudoku Xtra magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 5792

Sudoku Xtra magazine

Sudoku Xtra features the widest range of Japanese puzzles of any magazine outside Japan itself. With typically well over 100 puzzles per issue, and a thriving 'community section' featuring puzzles from a wide range of contributors, it has a huge variety of different puzzle types in, including many d...
by GarethMoore
Sat 26 Jun, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: PuzzleMix
Replies: 0
Views: 2564

PuzzleMix

http://www.PuzzleMix.com/ offers 1000s of Japanese puzzles across a range of types complete with intelligent rescaling players that work in any browser without requiring plugins. You can compare your difficulty ratings and times against thousands of other players, including detailed solving time di...