UK Sudoku Championship 2021

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Feadoor
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UK Sudoku Championship 2021

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This is the discussion thread for the 2021 UK Sudoku Championship.

Duration: 2 hours
Dates: Friday 11th - Monday 14th June 2020
Contest Page: https://ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=61
Instruction Booklet: Now available at the above link.

Please post any questions about the competition here.
Feadoor
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The instruction booklet has now been made available at the contest page, linked above.
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A new version of the instruction booklet has been published with slightly modified points values.
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For the renban groups example, in the middle shaded region, it contains the numbers 1-9 excluding 7. Does that mean that 1 and 9 are considered adjacent consecutive?
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1 and 9 are not considered consecutive. The middle box actually contains four distinct shaded groups of two cells each, although I can see how it could be easily misconstrued :)

In the contest puzzle itself the regions are clearly distinct from each other, so this sort of mistake shouldn't happen there, in case you were worried!
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Just a reminder that this contest is now ongoing and continues until tomorrow night.
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How do I get the password for puzzles file? Is that from the Answer Submission Page link?
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Yes, on the answer submission page there will be a button which starts your timer, and the password is revealed to you when you do so.
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D'oh - thought I could take the puzzle this evening on American time, but the contest ends a few hours too early to make that feasible. Understood that this is the UK championship - but an end time of say 6:00 UTC instead of 2:00 UTC would give us one more evening on this side of the pond. :)
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Thanks for organising this Sam. I am enjoying working through those I didn't solve in the time given. The odd-even-big-small was very elegant.
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