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sf2l
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hungarian championships

Post by sf2l » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 1:40 am

the site of the wpcwsc championship has the link to the PDF of the recent contest. Some nice diagrams to be used as training.
it includes a new interesting sudoku with half cells attributed to Zoltan Horvath
it also includes in the 6th round (an interesting set of interconnected diagrams) a new puzzle called SHADOWS which I have never seen before. unfortunately there is no instruction booklet so I am a bit lost, can anyone point me in the right direction please.
the diagrans can be dowloaded from the championship website, in the FAQ section

stefano

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by david mcneill » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 9:11 am

Apart from the lack of instructions, I couldn't print out the puzzles. They are too big for an A4 page.

I also couldn't read the Hungarian results. Anyone else having the same problems?

Have solved parts 1-3 so far and the puzzles are a joy.

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by sf2l » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 9:51 am

me too, problems with the results.
printed the pdf all right but i could have done with a A3 printer, but I only printed part 6

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by PuzzleScot » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 10:54 am

The results files (xls) are only 800 bytes in size - ie, they are effectively empty. (but seem to contain a placeholder image when opened)
The Contest PDFs seem to be fine. Like Stefano, I've only printed part 6 so far. It sounds like your print settings need adjusted - Try choosing 'shrink to fit' on the pop-up print dialogue.
[edit: I think now that you are referring to the print size being small (agreed!), so ignore that comment!]

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by sf2l » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 9:06 pm

Gyorgy sent me an email explaining what SHADOWS is.
classical conceptis puzzle called sometimes MOSAIC. a digit in a cell indicates how many of the surrounding cells, including itself, should be blackened
enjoy.
stefano

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by detuned » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 9:33 am

I thought aside from part 6, print sizes were acceptable (although I've always preferred slightly larger puzzles). Thanks for the shadows instructions. Can anyone tell me the rules to capsules though?

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 10:52 am

detuned wrote:Can anyone tell me the rules to capsules though?
I believe - put numbers 1,2 and 3 in each of the capsules so that they each appear the same number of times in each row and column. Same numbers can not touch by the sides.

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by sknight » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 11:59 am

A note (obvious from the example, but not from the instructions/title) on "Multiplication Table" from part 5:
I know it's called "Multiplication Table", but we're talking about SUMS not products. (These are pretty nifty little puzzles, too).

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by detuned » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 7:21 pm

yeah, I thought that "multiplication table" was really nice! And thanks Liane, I'll give that a shot later this evening. I was coming up with all sorts of vaguely plausible rules - such as adjacent capsules couldn't have the same permutations - but kept breaking it. Equal numbers of 1's 2's and 3's sounds not only sounds plausible and sensible, but is presumably not too big a constraint as to actually break the thing!

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by puzzlemad » Tue 25 Oct, 2011 7:15 am

Just re-read my instruction for capsules and not sure whether it is clear that you have to put all three numbers into each capsule, not just one per capsule.

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by detuned » Tue 25 Oct, 2011 10:30 am

Well whatever the pedantic details are, my interpretation of the rules not only worked, but also then provided sensible data to then solve the snake.

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Re: hungarian championships

Post by Nilz » Tue 25 Oct, 2011 7:50 pm

Capsules I think is also known as Tatami, a puzzle I've seen in an Italian book. English rules are pretty much what everyone has already guessed:
http://www.puzzler.com/Puzzles-encyclopedia/Tatami.htm
http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/tatami-help-plz-t6038.html

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