Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

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Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by PuzzleScot » Sun 03 Apr, 2011 11:08 am

Note change of date. Originally scheduled for 9-10 April, Contest was been deferred by one week.

Anurag has compiled a puzzle contest, that will be hosted on the UKPA site.

It contains 18 puzzles - some standard puzzle types, with variants.

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=5

The instructions are also available in Mandarin Chinese here (Thanks to Minfang Lin)

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 9-10 April 2011

Post by PuzzleScot » Sun 03 Apr, 2011 9:35 pm

errata: Tapa Basic example puzzle. The '3' in the second column should say '3 2'

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 9-10 April 2011

Post by anurag » Mon 04 Apr, 2011 5:51 am

errata: Revised points for some puzzles ..
LiarLiar - 9
Multiply and Divide - 1
Heyawake - 5

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 9-10 April 2011

Post by NikolaZ » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 10:26 am

Please, can you publish answer key descriptions for each puzzle? It's important to know it before the test.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 9-10 April 2011

Post by puzzlemad » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 12:31 pm

Printer problems? Mine would only print out the first 6 pages, then I spotted the printing tips button when I selected the print. It said to select the advanced option and select the print as image option. It has worked for both this and the LMI set that wouldn't print for me the other week.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 9-10 April 2011

Post by anurag » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 3:45 am

Contest is deferred to next week.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) *16-17* April 2011

Post by sf2l » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 9:14 am

in this case would recommend to update instructions PDF and contest page to avoid confusion

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) *16-17* April 2011

Post by PuzzleScot » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 10:07 am

oops. Contest page updated. Anurag has control of instructions PDF, so will hopefully upload soon.
I suspect his time is devoted to IPST at the moment, which is as we know, quite time-consuming!

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) *16-17* April 2011

Post by anurag » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 5:01 pm

No.i am yet to start with that.Hope to solve a few..had no time to draw the pdf.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) *16-17* April 2011

Post by PuzzleScot » Fri 15 Apr, 2011 8:54 am

This contest will be going ahead this week.

A revised instruction booklet is now available from the contest page.
It includes points allocation per puzzle, and description of answer keys.

Password protected puzzle booklet will be available shortly.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) *16-17* April 2011

Post by anurag » Fri 15 Apr, 2011 12:29 pm

Answer key formats are common for all puzzles of the same type.The format is described once,with the basic rule description.And answer keys are provided for 1 or 2 examples in each type.
All puzzles have 2 keys,except polygraph (3 rows) ,masyu(all rows) and heyawake(all rows).
The points are good indicators of the order in which you might wish to attempt the puzzles.
Total points = 91
The quicker solvers(provided you finish all puzzles) get a bonus: 1 point for each minute saved.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by PuzzleScot » Fri 15 Apr, 2011 2:40 pm

Important note on answer keys (in order to automatically register your answer as correct):

1) Separate each part of the answer key with a comma
2) Do not insert any other spaces or punctuation.

eg, "1234,2341" is good. "1 2 3 4; 2,3,4,1" is bad in lots of ways.
It may take some time before I can credit incorrectly formatted answers.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Fri 15 Apr, 2011 6:22 pm

The test pdf is available for download.
Note:
The first calcudoku requires just one column(no row to be entered)
Isosudoku requires two horizontal rows.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by deu » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 3:59 am

I cannot understand the rules of "Evenyu".
Please post the solution of Example if possible.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by willwc » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 4:28 am

deu wrote:I cannot understand the rules of "Evenyu".
Please post the solution of Example if possible.
I uploaded the solution I got here: http://i.imgur.com/iIt8i.png

As I understood the rules, the loop must travel straight through the white circles and make a 90-degree turn on both cells next to the white circle (normal masyu rules require at least one turn, but not necessarily both).

Anurag, can you confirm?

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by deu » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 6:31 am

willwc wrote: I uploaded the solution I got here: http://i.imgur.com/iIt8i.png

As I understood the rules, the loop must travel straight through the white circles and make a 90-degree turn on both cells next to the white circle (normal masyu rules require at least one turn, but not necessarily both).

Anurag, can you confirm?
Thanks for your kind clarification. I understood.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 10:32 am

That is correct.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by Akuma21 » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 5:56 pm

I'm sorry PuzzleScot but i believe that i put many incorrectly formatted answers (and a stupid error in the Shape sudoku where i put two "3")

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Sat 16 Apr, 2011 6:39 pm

Your answers will be checked after the test.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by thesubro » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 5:14 am

I just dont understand what I just read, I answered 9 of the puzzles correctly and was told that I had 0 provisional points. I know that that is wrong. FYI, every one without a comma was in green and everyone with a comma was in red, but still 0 points????

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 6:12 am

Tapa basic: there was a difference between what was accepted as a correct puzzle and what i drew in the final pdf.
5th row fisrt column has a (2).

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 6:15 am

Deformable masyu: The circle on 6th row last column must be black.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 6:31 am

thesubro.. You will get the points for all the correct submissions.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by anurag » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 6:46 am

Recoverable tapa: The wrong answer is set in the server . Your correct answers will get points.

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Re: Evolved Terrestrials (Anurag) 16-17 April 2011

Post by Para » Sun 17 Apr, 2011 7:15 am

I'm not sure if I should put that in here but I can't send private messages but True-False Nurikabe has alternate solutions. I couldn't figure out why my answer key was incorrect till I figured that out,

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