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by pinkagape
Thu 19 Jan, 2023 7:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

So I've compared with 2022, and where UK players don't appear on that list, I've had a quick check back to see if they've played before or not. The strongest performance by a player who certainly looks new is Zoe Ashford who finished 6 puzzles and finished in #351, (ahead of Freddie, this appears to...
by pinkagape
Wed 18 Jan, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

Great results gentlemen. Given the size of the field, top 100 is increasingly impressive. I'm delighted with my 151th place so you must be flying! 31st is great, Tom! Hope you can keep it up. I think it's worth keeping track of the rest of us, even if we're not in the top 100, especially with the ra...
by pinkagape
Wed 18 Jan, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Round 4 is now finished. It was well reviewed by those who finished them, and all solvers got through the whole set, so worth a look when you'd like some introductory Masyu. Great job to Hunter and Jack! Jack Lawrence - 6m58 Eva Myers - 9m26 Hunter Brennan - 25m0 Emma Kingston - 29m50 Emma is still ...
by pinkagape
Wed 11 Jan, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Here is Round 4 of Division D of the 2022-2023 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 17th January. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all of the ...
by pinkagape
Tue 10 Jan, 2023 8:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sudoku Grand Prix 2023
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Sudoku Grand Prix 2023

The Sudoku Grand Prix season starts this weekend if you haven’t seen anywhere else yet!
by pinkagape
Tue 10 Jan, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan 2023
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Puzzle Ramayan 2023

Evening

Just a heads up the Puzzle Ramayan is due to start this weekend. Same kind of structure as last year, 60 minute rounds, 6 types of puzzle plus two variants, but this year they’re leaving it open for a week to solve.
by pinkagape
Thu 05 Jan, 2023 4:54 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Heyawake
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Heyawake

Yes, that makes sense. I think looking for those chains which connect to the walls is the technique I’ve been starting to use more.
by pinkagape
Wed 04 Jan, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Heyawake
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Heyawake

I'm starting to like Heyawakes but I also feel like I keep getting to a point where I just have to guess and hope. http://fuchsia.parallelepiped.co.uk/HeyawakeExample.PNG This is Tawan Sunathvanichkul's Heyawake from his lovely Tam Box Bulletin (issue 8). I've worked it through to nearly the end. Am...
by pinkagape
Wed 04 Jan, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Aqre
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Aqre

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This is the Joseph Howard's example Aqre from the USPC 2022 booklet.

I feel like I can muddle my way through an Aqre, but I also feel like I'm missing something. What should I be looking at to make progress from here please?
by pinkagape
Wed 14 Dec, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

That's Round 3 complete! A quicker set of puzzles this time out, with lots of correct solutions, and a pleasing mix of times so that lots of people got a chance to shine. The round's best total time was from Jack Lawrence who had relatively modest times on the small puzzles but was a good chunk quic...
by pinkagape
Thu 08 Dec, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Here is Round 3 of Division D of the 2022-2023 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 13th December. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all of the...
by pinkagape
Wed 07 Dec, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

There we go! Round 1 is over. Seems to have been a bit tougher than I was aiming for, but good determination from our solvers resulted in correct solutions to all except Puzzle 7, which foiled half our group. It's congratulations to Georgiy, who follows up his wins in Division D with the leading res...
by pinkagape
Wed 30 Nov, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

The 2022-23 season begins now with Doppelblock and Star Battle Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 6th December. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all of the pu...
by pinkagape
Wed 23 Nov, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Hidoku
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Hidoku

Here are two small examples

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by pinkagape
Wed 23 Nov, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Hidoku
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Hidoku

Hidoku is a simple puzzle with the potential for advanced techniques. I tend to do it with number placement, but I'm sure there will be solvers using a path notation.

Here is a Puzzle Guide I wrote to show some key techniques.
by pinkagape
Wed 23 Nov, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Round 2 is now complete! I found these Star Battles interesting to write. You can't make a particularly small Star Battle, so I tried to focus on keeping the logic relatively accessible. It turns out that a couple of the puzzles were a bit on the harder side, but it looks like people managed to have...
by pinkagape
Thu 17 Nov, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

For those who downloaded this booklet early on, please note that Puzzle 9 had one extra border and was unsolvable. The v2 download now available has corrected this.
by pinkagape
Wed 16 Nov, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Puzzler - Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: New Puzzler - Hello

Hi Hunter, good to see you!

There is a set of Star Battles just released today which you can complete in your own time over the next week as explained in the Puzzle League Division D thread.

I hope you enjoy exploring new puzzles with us!
by pinkagape
Wed 16 Nov, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Here is Round 2 of Division D of the 2022-2023 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 22nd November. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all of the...
by pinkagape
Sun 06 Nov, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

Round 1 of Division C will take place over the weekend of 3rd/4th December and feature Star Battle and Doppelblock variants. Here are the instructions of the different types and some examples. Please ask if anything is unclear.
by pinkagape
Thu 03 Nov, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Star Battle
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Star Battle

Here are two examples for you, too.

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by pinkagape
Thu 03 Nov, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Star Battle
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Star Battle

Here is my guide for Star Battle. If there are any more techniques out there that I'm missing, please pitch in!
by pinkagape
Wed 02 Nov, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Round 1 is now over! It was good to see a lot of new names, and it seemed to be a puzzle type that people did well. Puzzle 10 was much slower than expected with the printing error making the puzzle seem easier than it was when we tested it, so apologies there. Division D members are coloured in red....
by pinkagape
Fri 28 Oct, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Good afternoon - there was an error in the printing of Puzzle 10. The row claiming to total 10 should have read 8. I have corrected the original file. Apologies for any frustration caused by this error.
by pinkagape
Wed 26 Oct, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Hello Here is Round 1 of Division D of the 2022-2023 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 1st November. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all o...