Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier
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Subject: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-01-31 12:15 AM (#24163) (#24163) Top


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Details coming soon!
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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-06 2:18 AM (#24181 - in reply to #24163) (#24181) Top


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Link for rules and other details about Sudoku Mahabharat : http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2018sm.asp
Instructions for Standard - http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201802/

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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-06 1:41 PM (#24183 - in reply to #24181) (#24183) Top


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The test will be open till 12pm IST on Tuesday (extra 12 hours).

You can start the test till 1159 IST / 0629 GMT on 13th, and still get full 90 minutes.

You cannot start the test after 1159 IST on 13th.
swaroop2011
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-08 9:45 PM (#24190 - in reply to #24163) (#24190) Top


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All the best to everyone. Have fun.
Hemant Kr Malani
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-08 11:26 PM (#24191 - in reply to #24163) (#24191) Top




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All the very best to all the participants. Hope you all enjoy the round :)
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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 12:02 AM (#24192 - in reply to #24163) (#24192) Top


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A lookback at past winners of SM contests with Standard variations:
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 12:05 AM (#24193 - in reply to #24163) (#24193) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Untouch
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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 12:42 AM (#24194 - in reply to #24163) (#24194) Top


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Puzzle Booklet


The PB is available now at http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201802/

The test has started.

WA1729
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 5:09 AM (#24195 - in reply to #24163) (#24195) Top


Shading and Loops (PR 2016/17) Author

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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Thank you!

Favorite Puzzles:

Classic 8
Diagonal 2
Untouch 2
Palindrome 2
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 12:48 PM (#24197 - in reply to #24163) (#24197) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Quadruple Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Kumaresan R
Subject: RE: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 1:22 PM (#24198 - in reply to #24163) (#24198) Top




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Administrator - 2018-01-31 12:15 AM

Details coming soon!
I really appreciate Hemant for creating the 6*6 quadruple sudoku.
Gyuszi13
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 8:51 PM (#24199 - in reply to #24163) (#24199) Top




Posts: 11

Location: Hungary
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-09 11:14 PM (#24200 - in reply to #24163) (#24200) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Extra Region Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


davep
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 12:11 AM (#24201 - in reply to #24163) (#24201) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Nice puzzles, Swaroop!

Edited by davep 2018-02-10 12:29 AM
swaroop2011
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 1:09 AM (#24202 - in reply to #24201) (#24202) Top


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davep - 2018-02-10 12:11 AM

Nice puzzles, Swaroop!


Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed. But to let you know its 80% Hemant contribution and just 20% mine. So I believe he deserves all the credit. :)
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 2:38 AM (#24203 - in reply to #24163) (#24203) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Hemant Kr Malani
Subject: RE: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 7:17 AM (#24204 - in reply to #24198) (#24204) Top




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Kumaresan R - 2018-02-09 1:22 PM

Administrator - 2018-01-31 12:15 AM

Details coming soon!
I really appreciate Hemant for creating the 6*6 quadruple sudoku.


Thank you :)
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 10:49 AM (#24205 - in reply to #24163) (#24205) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


davep
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 2:44 PM (#24208 - in reply to #24202) (#24208) Top




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Well then, compliments and cheers to Hemant!
avni
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 5:29 PM (#24210 - in reply to #24163) (#24210) Top




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i am unable to get password please help
pranavmanu
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 6:31 PM (#24211 - in reply to #24163) (#24211) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Diagonal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A big thanks to Hemant and Swaroop for an enjoyable test.Broke the diagonal 9*9 very badly and took way too much time on it..
The quadruple 6*6 and the diagonal 9*9 were my favourites.Nice,challenging test.
detuned
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 6:58 PM (#24212 - in reply to #24163) (#24212) Top




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Greys on the extra region puzzles were much too dark to print out, this is basic stuff to get right given how long LMI has been doing contests!

Interesting to note that both untouch puzzles were effectively also only half a puzzle each, given grid symmetries.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 7:16 PM (#24213 - in reply to #24163) (#24213) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Hemant Kr Malani
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 7:48 PM (#24214 - in reply to #24208) (#24214) Top




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davep - 2018-02-10 2:44 PM

Well then, compliments and cheers to Hemant!

Thank you :)
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 8:48 PM (#24215 - in reply to #24163) (#24215) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


geronimo92
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-10 9:07 PM (#24216 - in reply to #24163) (#24216) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Quadruple Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


MrLiang
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 12:31 AM (#24218 - in reply to #24163) (#24218) Top





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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Extra Region Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 2:29 AM (#24219 - in reply to #24163) (#24219) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 7:02 AM (#24220 - in reply to #24163) (#24220) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


kishy72
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 12:09 PM (#24226 - in reply to #24163) (#24226) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Diagonal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


I was pleasantly surprised seeing my rank.I thought I started really bad when I struggled so much on the quadruple (9) which I initially assumed to be a 3 pointer for some reason . I was wondering what was going on with me.After guessing in it,I found the logic that I missed, somewhere in between and noticed the points too through the corner of my eye.Somewhat reassured with that,I did fast on the rest and things started going really well in the middle of the test.Finished the high pointers with relatively less effort.

My favourites in order are Diagonal(12)(there was one particularly deduction involving 37 pencil mark in boxes 3 and 9.Don't know if it can be solved without that but the logic was super cool),Untouch(14) , Quadruple(7) and palindrome (12)

I really enjoyed taking the test!Well done Swaroop and Hemant!!Set was really awesome.
purifire
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 3:32 PM (#24227 - in reply to #24163) (#24227) Top



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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Quadruple Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Really a good set of puzzles. I really loved the mini quadruple. One thing I must mention is that the answer key could have been better identified. Not sure about others but for atleast 5 of the puzzles, I got the answer key while only half the puzzle had been solved.
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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 5:56 PM (#24228 - in reply to #24163) (#24228) Top


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detuned - 2018-02-10 6:58 PM

Greys on the extra region puzzles were much too dark to print out

Thanks for the feedback. Noted.
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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 5:59 PM (#24229 - in reply to #24163) (#24229) Top


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purifire - 2018-02-11 3:32 PM

One thing I must mention is that the answer key could have been better identified. Not sure about others but for atleast 5 of the puzzles, I got the answer key while only half the puzzle had been solved.

Thanks for the feedback. Noted.
shera90
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 7:04 PM (#24230 - in reply to #24163) (#24230) Top





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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A really good round. Even though untouch had 50 % higher weightage, i solved it at a better pace compared to quadruple 6x6.

Overall my favourite is the palindrome 9x9 and diagonal 9x9.
RameshLMI
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 7:26 PM (#24231 - in reply to #24163) (#24231) Top




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For a change I started with high pointer variants (9x9 grids) this time. Successfully completed 9x9 Diagonal and then took 9x9 Untouch, which probably was a wrong choice, I guess, as I wasted lot of time looking for a break. Got the 9x9 Extra Region easily and was on the way to finish the 9x9 Palindrome, but unfortunately made an error and lost it completely. With last few minutes remaining then I decided to pickup some points with 9x9 Classics. Barring my poor performance, I found the set really good. After the contest, I solved 6x6 Quadruple which to my surprise was created with superb logic and was substantiated by high point attributed to it... Thumbs Up to the Authors .. Hemant and Swaroop.
gaurav.kjain
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-11 10:41 PM (#24232 - in reply to #24163) (#24232) Top


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This was good set liked the logic. Kudos to Hemant and Swaroop
TiiT
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 1:28 AM (#24233 - in reply to #24163) (#24233) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Extra Region Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


greenhorn
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 2:41 AM (#24234 - in reply to #24163) (#24234) Top


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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 2:53 AM (#24235 - in reply to #24163) (#24235) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little


margareta456
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 3:27 AM (#24236 - in reply to #24163) (#24236) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Extra Region Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


Para
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 11:58 AM (#24238 - in reply to #24163) (#24238) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


The one thing I disliked was that there were two antisymmetric puzzles in this set: Untouch 2 and Extra Region 2. They are never enjoyable to me, because any deduction for one digit is also automatically true for another digit on the other side of the grid.
akash.doulani
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 12:41 PM (#24239 - in reply to #24163) (#24239) Top


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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


The quality of puzzles were really nice . Really enjoyed solving the set .
Kota
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 7:38 PM (#24243 - in reply to #24163) (#24243) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Quadruple Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


If the time of the present 1st place is true, I will not able to try hard to do my best...
vopani
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 8:55 PM (#24244 - in reply to #24163) (#24244) Top


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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Extra Region Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Really nice set of sudokus. My favourites are:

Extra Region 9x9
Diagonal 9x9
Quadruple 6x6

Thanks Hemant and Swaroop. Excellent stuff!

One small feedback on formatting: The extra region shaded cells are too dark in my printouts.
lenzo
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-12 10:25 PM (#24245 - in reply to #24163) (#24245) Top





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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Palindrome Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Kwaka
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-13 4:27 AM (#24247 - in reply to #24163) (#24247) Top


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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Quadruple Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-13 12:29 PM (#24250 - in reply to #24163) (#24250) Top


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Update - Extension by 12 hours


Based on requests from a few regular participants (due to school/college examinations), the test is further extended by 12 hours and can be started till 23:59 IST (6:29 PM GMT) today (Feb 13).

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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 10:09 AM (#24252 - in reply to #24163) (#24252) Top


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Congratulations to Jan Zverina, Seungjae Kwak and Tiit Vunk for taking the top three places. Jan was miles ahead of the rest of the competition in this round, five minutes ahead of the 2nd placed competitor.

Amongst Indian participants, Congratulations to Rohan Rao (overall 5th), Rishi Puri and Kishore Kumar for taking the top 3 places. The 'R' factor on display again.

Of the 308 participants, 131 were from India, 23 from Japan and 19 from USA. Jakub Majewski (Poland) was the first to start the test while Bhupendra Singh (India) was the last person to start the test. 67 participants completed the set within the allotted time. The median score of the test was 51.9.

Thanks Hemant and Swaroop for the puzzles!

Participants may share feedback on the results page and rate the puzzles on the contest page.
sena
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 10:52 AM (#24253 - in reply to #24163) (#24253) Top




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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Untouch Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 11:13 AM (#24255 - in reply to #24253) (#24255) Top


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Solution Booklet is available now.
Kumaresan R
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 12:03 PM (#24257 - in reply to #24255) (#24257) Top




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I would like to share a walkthrough on solving the Quadruple Sudoku 6*6 (attached)



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Attachments quad6x6 walkthough (2).zip (87KB - 28 downloads)
Administrator
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 3:26 PM (#24260 - in reply to #24257) (#24260) Top


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Kumaresan R - 2018-02-14 12:03 PM

I would like to share a walkthrough on solving the Quadruple Sudoku 6*6 (attached)


Thanks Kumaresan.
Hemant Kr Malani
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 4:59 PM (#24261 - in reply to #24163) (#24261) Top




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Congratulations to Jan Zverina, Seungjae Kwak and Tiit Vunk for taking the top three places. Also congratulations to Rohan Rao, Rishi Puri and Kishore Kumar for taking the top 3 places amongst the Indians.
Thanks to LMI for giving me this opportunity. It was a lot of fun creating the Sudokus. From the set my personal favourites were 6x6 Quadruple and 9x9 Untouch. And the Quadruple actually got most attention out of the entire set :P
Also thanks to Swaroop. It was a very nice experience of authoring with you. Apart from the sudokus you created, you also helped me a lot in making my creations better by your suggestions :)
Hemant Kr Malani
Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-14 5:14 PM (#24262 - in reply to #24238) (#24262) Top




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Para - 2018-02-12 11:58 AM

The one thing I disliked was that there were two antisymmetric puzzles in this set: Untouch 2 and Extra Region 2. They are never enjoyable to me, because any deduction for one digit is also automatically true for another digit on the other side of the grid.


Thank you for the feedback. This being my first time as an author, I have a lot to learn. And this feedback will surely help me.
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Subject: Re: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-15 12:11 AM (#24263 - in reply to #24163) (#24263) Top


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Congrats to top 3 overall as well as Indians. It was great experience supporting Hemant. Its so good to see youngsters rising in solving and creating.
Sorry to Hemant if I was too strict mentoring(rejected lots of his creations) just wanted him to learn as much possible and create a good round.
I was very much aware of the half solve of Untouch 9x9 due to symmetry, but I let it through because I like his design and idea. Thanks to LMI for the opportunity and all testers.
Thanks to all participants and their feedback, will surely keep that in mind during next contest. I hope you all enjoyed.
Any participant if they feel they could not solve any particular sudoku, please feel free to post here we will be happy to help you.
Good luck with upcoming contests. :)
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Subject: RE: Standard - 9th -12th February - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2018-02-15 5:42 PM (#24276 - in reply to #24163) (#24276) Top




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Generally, the 9*9 version carries more points than the 6*6 version of each variant. Is it because of the difficulty level of 6*6 is greater than 9*9?
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sunderramanv - 2018-02-15 5:42 PM

Generally, the 9*9 version carries more points than the 6*6 version of each variant. Is it because of the difficulty level of 6*6 is greater than 9*9?

The points are an indicator of the level of difficulty of the sudoku. So, yes; the 6×6 carries more points because of difficulty.