[SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

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[SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by tamz29 » Tue 03 Nov, 2015 5:08 pm

Hello UKPA,
The third edition of Nikoli Hurdles started a few days ago.
Same format as previous ones with 8 puzzles to be solved chronologically.

One winner will receive the recently-published Nikoli Penpa 2016 as an early Christmas present.
There's over 2 weeks left in this contest so if this is something you could find time for, I welcome you there!

Details at https://roygbivpuzzles.wordpress.com/ab ... i-hurdles/

Thanks!

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by PuzzleScot » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 9:40 am

Excellent puzzles again from Tawan - highly recommended!
My favourites were 6,7,5 in that order, so well worth plugging away to see those.

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by furudo.erika » Sun 08 Nov, 2015 11:29 pm

Some very nice puzzle as usual from Tawan. Thanks for your efforts.

Good to see some of the less common Nikoli types, with perhaps the exception of the final puzzle where I will be happy to not see its like again.

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by PuzzleScot » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 12:37 am

furudo.erika wrote:with perhaps the exception of the final puzzle where I will be happy to not see its like again.
Hey, if it's good enough for the WPC play-off Puzzle GP Final...

Seriously though - I'm with you. That type of puzzle should be left in kids' puzzle magazines.

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by detuned » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 12:43 am

I quite enjoyed the last puzzle actually - my method got to an answer reasonably quickly (once I realised I need to scroll down and see 3 missing rows!).

Having listened to James describe his solving method for the GP final, I have no problem describing these as a logic puzzle.

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by emma » Thu 12 Nov, 2015 6:54 pm

Do share these methods... I just used a brute-force table - it got there, but it was very tedious.

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by tamz29 » Sat 14 Nov, 2015 2:05 pm

Thank you for the feedback guys.

My inbox is flooded with "what were you thinking!?" regarding the controversial decision to include puzzle 8 in the set.
I was inspired by the early issues of Nikoli Puzzle the Giants where that said puzzle appeared in its most monstrous form.
Something like 15x10 (perhaps even bigger) :twisted: :o

Also, I've decided to extend the deadline by 2 more days, so if you're interested - you have 7 days left to solve 8 puzzles (veterans could easily go through in a day).

Thank you to those who've already submitted, its nice to see UKPA names in the entrants' list.
Tawan

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by detuned » Sun 15 Nov, 2015 7:30 pm

emma wrote:Do share these methods... I just used a brute-force table - it got there, but it was very tedious.
I'll post my thoughts once the competition is over!

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by drsteve » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 7:27 pm

All done here - some lovely puzzles.

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Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

Post by puzzlemad » Thu 17 Dec, 2015 11:11 pm

detuned wrote:
emma wrote:Do share these methods... I just used a brute-force table - it got there, but it was very tedious.
I'll post my thoughts once the competition is over!
Reminder Tom

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