Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier
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Link for rules and other details about Puzzle Ramayan: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/2018pr.asp
Instructions for Loops and Shading: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201806/

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Instruction Booklet


The Instruction Booklet is now available on the contest page. The test will run till 12th June.

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Puzzle Booklet


The Puzzle Booklet is now available on the contest page.

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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 1:22 AM (#25009 - in reply to #24989) (#25009) 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? Reflect Link


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 2:23 AM (#25010 - in reply to #24989) (#25010) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 2:33 AM (#25011 - in reply to #24989) (#25011) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 5:14 AM (#25012 - in reply to #24989) (#25012) 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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I liked having the same style of answer keys between the different puzzle types in each category. Thank you!

Favorite Puzzles:

5 Reflect Link
8 Yajilin
14 Crazy Pavement
17 Tapa
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 5:42 AM (#25013 - in reply to #24989) (#25013) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Another fun set, thanks. I found the shading puzzles very difficult, especially cave (normally my favorite) and crazy/crazier pavement, most of which I could not even break into.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 9:49 AM (#25014 - in reply to #24989) (#25014) 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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


My one complaint is that for the shading puzzles, I would have preferred to have each row/column in its own answer box, rather than putting it in pairs. The sanity check of the box not being red is helpful, but currently you have to check two rows/columns rather than a single one if you make a typo.

The puzzles were all solid though. Thanks!
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-08 5:02 PM (#25016 - in reply to #24989) (#25016) 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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


This was a fun set to solve. For me, this was the best set of this year's PR. The Loops puzzles were relatively easier. The Shading puzzles were hard, but still felt approachable.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-09 1:59 PM (#25019 - in reply to #24989) (#25019) 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? Crazy Pavement
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Too few pages / too small grids


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-09 7:07 PM (#25021 - in reply to #24989) (#25021) 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? Crazier Pavement
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Loved the pavement puzzles and the reflect link. Maybe it's just because It was the only puzzles that I were able to solve :)
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-10 10:44 AM (#25023 - in reply to #24989) (#25023) 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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I should have probably read the instruction booklet answer keys, because I couldn't figure out why my boxes were red at first in the shading. Even thoug there are better answer keys for particular types, I understand making all answer keys the same for all groups.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-10 12:11 PM (#25025 - in reply to #24989) (#25025) 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? Slitherlink
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-10 1:30 PM (#25026 - in reply to #24989) (#25026) 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? Tapa
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Nice test. Puzzles are good with interesting themes, although none is particularly memorable. (I was hoping that the theme of 1-2-3-4-5-6 in the first 6 puzzles would continue, but I guess 7-8-9 in Yajilin would be too hard.) I'm curious why there is no dynasty-style puzzles in Shading (no two black cells adjacent, all white cells form a single contiguous region).
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-10 1:51 PM (#25027 - in reply to #25026) (#25027) Top


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Thanks a lot. Your assumption of 789 as a theme was right. From the start i did create puzzles with this theme in mind. Loop section theme with 1 to 11 and shading seperately with 1 to 11. Due to some personal problems i had to go out of town for 3 weeks and had to create other puzzles in a hurry so after 1 to 6 in loops i discontinued the theme. But still happy that you are able to guess.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-10 9:05 PM (#25029 - in reply to #24989) (#25029) 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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


A fun set of puzzles.I got stuck in Tapa (7) for quite a while searching the intended break-in and messed up the crazy pavement puzzles too raking in guess after guess in the 5 pointer which affected timings and hit my score.Favorites are Reflect Link and Yajilin puzzles.I felt the set was on the harder side but definitely enjoyable probably because of the familiar puzzle genres and nice solve paths .Congrats Ashish for capping the sudoku round with a cool puzzle round !!
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-10 10:46 PM (#25030 - in reply to #24989) (#25030) 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? Sli-Three-Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-11 8:57 AM (#25031 - in reply to #24989) (#25031) 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? Slitherlink
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-11 11:04 AM (#25032 - in reply to #24989) (#25032) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Very good set of puzzles. A relief after dismal previous round. Could complete cave (8 ptr) dot at the stroke of time but could not submit.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-11 1:10 PM (#25034 - in reply to #24989) (#25034) 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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Beautiful puzzles and easily my favourite and the best PR round of the year.

Thanks a lot Ashish for ending SM and PR rounds on a high! Great job.
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ghirsch - 2018-06-08 9:49 AM

My one complaint is that for the shading puzzles, I would have preferred to have each row/column in its own answer box, rather than putting it in pairs. The sanity check of the box not being red is helpful, but currently you have to check two rows/columns rather than a single one if you make a typo.

The puzzles were all solid though. Thanks!

I agree with this. Having a box for each row/column of the answer key is much more convenient.
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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? Reflect Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Many thanks Ashish!
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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? Yajilin
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-12 6:25 PM (#25050 - in reply to #24989) (#25050) 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? Slitherlink
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-13 1:15 AM (#25053 - in reply to #24989) (#25053) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


For me the Crazy/Crazier Pavement puzzles were just a lot of bifurcating/guessing, which I didn't like very much. On the whole, pleasant experience with the test. :)
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-13 6:59 AM (#25055 - in reply to #24989) (#25055) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Awesome finish to PR, well done Ashish.
My performance was really bad. Puzzle quality was awesome though. I expected to finish this round, as they were my favourite types, but i kept breaking the puzzles and wasted like 15-20 minutes solving none. I missed entering cave answerkey by 1 sec. So not the finish i wanted but it was decent PR for me this year.
Thanks Ashish again and LMI for the contest.

Answer keys itself was good, but entering it separately would have been convenient.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-13 10:19 AM (#25056 - in reply to #24989) (#25056) 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? Cave
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-13 10:53 AM (#25057 - in reply to #25056) (#25057) Top


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Congratulations to Endo Ken, Walker Anderson, Hideaki Jo and Bram de Laat for taking the top four places with 150+ scores.

Among Indian participants, Congratulations to Prasanna Seshadri, Rohan Rao and Amit Sowani for taking the top 3 places.

Thanks to the 148 participants. Anzhi Liu (China) was the first to take the test while Michael Tang (USA) was the last person to take the test. The median score of the test was 75.1.

Thanks Ashish Kumar for the puzzles, and all participants who provided valuable feedback.

Participants may share feedback on the results page and rate the puzzles on the contest page.
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Subject: Re: Loops and Shading- 8th-12th Jun- Puzzle Ramayan and IPC Qualifier @ 2018-06-25 1:43 AM (#25114 - in reply to #24989) (#25114) 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? Sli-Three-Link
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Really loved the puzzles :D