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by pinkagape
Wed 12 Jan, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Hello Here is Round 4 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 18th January. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all o...
by pinkagape
Mon 10 Jan, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Killer Sudoku Lover
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Killer Sudoku Lover

I think you’re in the right place! Lots of us like a good Sudoku or puzzle competition. I recommend the Sudoku Grand Prix, which will be a great place to get some high quality sudoku and see how you match up with the world’s best with an online, monthly competition. Here is their link https://gp.wor...
by pinkagape
Wed 15 Dec, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Round 3 is now finished. Not sure what held people back, but just the one entry this time. Well done for a clean solve, Paul. Paul Smith - 44m49 Paul now has a 21 point lead in Division D with 3 rounds to go. In January, we'll return with a round of Fillomino - we had this last year, so the instruct...
by pinkagape
Wed 08 Dec, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Here we go with Round 3. Twelve Snake puzzles for you to attempt before 14th December. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 16th November. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you a...
by pinkagape
Wed 08 Dec, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Thanks everyone, Round 1 is closed! Thanks very much to Sam Cappleman-Lynes for helping me to fix a lot of errors in the initial draft of this round. Lots of you also had some issues in your first attempts, and there was a real mix of puzzlers going straight through a puzzle or getting bogged down. ...
by pinkagape
Mon 06 Dec, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Evening all. For those of you attempting the puzzles still, Puzzle 20 is broken, and Puzzle 16 is non-unique, and I will accept either solution.
by pinkagape
Wed 01 Dec, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Here we are! The 2021-22 season begins now with Tents and Hitori. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 7th 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 24 Nov, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

I hope everyone had a good time. It was pretty intense but it was good to have so many puzzles. Well done to everyone who made it through it all! I will be taking away beating Freddie in the first time trial :P I was interested in what would happen if you added the top four from each country togethe...
by pinkagape
Wed 17 Nov, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Snake
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Snake

Here is the guide I have written to Snake.

Full disclosure, this is not a puzzle I am strong at. I very much welcome advice from those who can solve these puzzles fluently.

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by pinkagape
Wed 17 Nov, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Possibly some unfortunate timing this time with the World Puzzle Conference happening at the same time, but well done to Jeffrey and Paul for their correct entries, and some very competitive times from both, with struggles on puzzles 9 and 10 accounting for the whole time difference between the two....
by pinkagape
Sat 13 Nov, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

That's exactly it. I've replaced the IB to contain these instructions. Thank you!
by pinkagape
Fri 12 Nov, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Round 1 of Divisions C and B starts in a few weeks. Here are the puzzle variants for Tents and Hitori with some example puzzles so that you have time to get acclimatised. Please ask any questions about the rules of these puzzles below. Edited to include Domino Hitori instructions as they were missed...
by pinkagape
Fri 12 Nov, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

If people are looking for a puzzle this evening, the first Time Trial is tonight at 9pm UK time. It’s a football Sudoku.
by pinkagape
Wed 10 Nov, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Hello Here is Round 2 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 16th November. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes. When you are finished all ...
by pinkagape
Thu 04 Nov, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Division A 2021-22

Division A has 7 competitors this year, and in each round, the winner gets 7 credits, second place gets 6 credits and so on. Players who do not compete in a round receive 0 credits. Specific dates for each round will be added when they are released by the corresponding bodies. 5th/6th February - WPF...
by pinkagape
Thu 04 Nov, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Division C and B 2021-22

Division C is open to any UK puzzler who is not in Divisions A and B, even if they wish to join in the middle of a season. Like Division D, the winner of each competition will receive 10 credits, second place will receive 9 and so on. In Division B, the winner of each competition will receive 5 cred...
by pinkagape
Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention

Is the registration still not open or am I missing something?
by pinkagape
Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Hitori
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Hitori

Personally, I have a real soft spot for Hitori. It was the first "new" puzzle that I learnt.

I've written a guide in pdf to the rules, and here are two examples to get going with.

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by pinkagape
Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Round 1 is now complete! Thanks to Liane Robinson for testing. It seemed a harder set in some ways, with the full set proving elusive for some, but some impressive times for others, including an excellent start to the season for Paul Smith. The margins were very close with David and Luke, with some ...
by pinkagape
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Division D 2021-22

Hello Here is Round 1 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League. Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 2nd November. This is a longer window than usual due to the forum outage. For each puzzle, remember to time yourself h...
by pinkagape
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Tents

Here is a replacement for the broken puzzle.

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by pinkagape
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Tents

Thanks for the post Adam. I do feel duty bound to make a post saying the phrasing of the rules: “tents don’t touch each other, not even diagonally” fails to stand up to even the most basic scrutiny, and can very easily be improved upon :) my suggestion is: "different tents must not be placed i...
by pinkagape
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Tents

No error there David, from you, it’s my broken puzzle. I had a disappointing number of broken puzzles in my first Tents set which went for testing. I’ve done it again. I’ll replace the puzzle tonight.
by pinkagape
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Tents

And two more examples that I wrote for you today.

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Note that the puzzle on the right is broken but has been discussed and replaced below.
by pinkagape
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2021-22
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Division D 2021-22

Hi everyone Here is the schedule for the 2021/22 season 16th/17th October - Beginners Tents 13th/14th November - Beginners Hitori 11th/12th December - Beginners Snake 15th/16th January - Beginners Fillomino 12th/13th February - Beginners Yajilin 12th/13th March - Beginners Nanro The first round, in ...