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by pinkagape
Wed 30 Nov, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23
Replies: 2
Views: 562

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: 94

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: 94

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: 6
Views: 860

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: 6
Views: 860

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: 219

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: 6
Views: 860

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: 2
Views: 562

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: 275

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: 275

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: 6
Views: 860

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: 6
Views: 860

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: 6
Views: 860

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...
by pinkagape
Sat 17 Sep, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Doppelblock

Here is a larger example where the values go from 1 to 5.

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by pinkagape
Fri 09 Sep, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Doppelblock

When I was building it, I only got three blocks for certain before I had to start asking myself if this cell was this number, then what happens next? I thought that R5C3 was the best bet for this, and it was enough to define the puzzle. I’m curious about your fourth block and I wonder if there’s a l...
by pinkagape
Thu 08 Sep, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Doppelblock

Here we go.

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by pinkagape
Thu 08 Sep, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Doppelblock

Thanks James. I think there’s an extra 3 in the first column which doesn’t work. It seems to work without the 3 for column 1. I’ll correct the image this evening.
by pinkagape
Wed 07 Sep, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Doppelblock

Here are two examples I have for you to try, too. I'll try to show a larger one soon.

Edit: broken puzzle removed and replaced three posts down.
by pinkagape
Wed 07 Sep, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Doppelblock

I like Doppelblock. After speaking to Maurice about these puzzles, I realise I may have a limited toolbox for solving these, so I'd be keen to hear others' tips.

Here is my guide.
by pinkagape
Mon 05 Sep, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Divisions A and B 2022-23
Replies: 0
Views: 555

UK Puzzle League Divisions A and B 2022-23

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. Division B has 5 competitors and here the winner gets 5 credits, second place gets 4 and so on. This year, Divisions A...
by pinkagape
Mon 05 Sep, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23
Replies: 2
Views: 562

UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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
Mon 05 Sep, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 6
Views: 860

UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Hi everyone Here is the schedule for the 2022/23 season 29th/30th October - Beginners Doppelblock 19th/20th November - Beginners Star Battle 10th/11th December - Beginners Hidoku 14th/15th January - Beginners Masyu 18th/19th February - Beginners Nanro 18th/19th March - Beginners Magnets The first ro...
by pinkagape
Tue 16 Aug, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 5852

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Ok, any ideas for Arrows Cipher from the next round? How do you even begin the example?
by pinkagape
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

Also I would like to be on the B team for Sudoku please.
by pinkagape
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

I would be honoured to take my place in Poland. Thank you.