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Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier
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kousek-nebe
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-09 4:39 PM (#20581 - in reply to #20459) (#20581) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-09 4:48 PM (#20582 - in reply to #20459) (#20582) Top


 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


aditi2302
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-09 5:59 PM (#20583 - in reply to #20459) (#20583) Top


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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 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: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-09 8:51 PM (#20584 - in reply to #20459) (#20584) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A nice breezy set.Feels good to revisit classic based sudokus occasionally.More importantly,to complete a test.

Thanks Rajesh for choosing this theme!

I never had any difficulty solving any of the sudokus.All Classics were falling very quickly before using any of the advanced techniques like triplets ,hidden single etc.,

Linked(16) and Overlapping(16)offered some resistance in way of my completion and were definitely the best of the lot by a far margin and my favouries .Neatly constructed.

To conclude, a very pleasant set.Thanks for authoring Rajesh!Would have been even more better with a bit more difficult Classics.
MrLiang
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-09 11:02 PM (#20585 - in reply to #20459) (#20585) Top





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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


shera90
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 1:24 AM (#20592 - in reply to #20459) (#20592) Top





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Due to some flash problems, I was not able to correct my mistakes for Overlapping 9*9 and Linked 9*9. I have sent an email with the correct solutions. Please add up these scores if you find them correct.
pranavmanu
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 12:49 PM (#20593 - in reply to #20459) (#20593) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


pranavmanu
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 1:28 PM (#20594 - in reply to #20459) (#20594) Top




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For the first time,i managed to complete the set.The overlap 9 by 9 was the one which took a lot of my time.Thanks to the authors for holding a nice test.
In the foreseeable future,I will still be solving online as will many other people,no doubt,and if some variants are indeed going to be limited to offline solving,that would pose a major problem.I would have to draw it again on paper and solve it,which would take a significant amount of time ,and you also know very well that some variants are difficult to be copied onto paper.That change,if implemented,would be pretty undesirable for me,at least.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 1:40 PM (#20595 - in reply to #20594) (#20595) Top


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pranavmanu - 2016-01-10 1:28 PM

In the foreseeable future,I will still be solving online as will many other people,no doubt,and if some variants are indeed going to be limited to offline solving,that would pose a major problem.I would have to draw it again on paper and solve it,which would take a significant amount of time ,and you also know very well that some variants are difficult to be copied onto paper.That change,if implemented,would be pretty undesirable for me,at least.


Thanks a lot for letting us know your thoughts on the matter. Hoping for some more input on this topic, especially from other Indians who solve online.
carburra
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 3:40 PM (#20597 - in reply to #20459) (#20597) Top





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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


margareta456
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 5:58 PM (#20599 - in reply to #20459) (#20599) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Very good episode! Really enjoyed it :)
Vishal
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 6:22 PM (#20600 - in reply to #20459) (#20600) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


ghirsch
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 10:45 PM (#20607 - in reply to #20459) (#20607) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


This one definitely seemed to be on the easier side (I usually come nowhere close to solving all of them), but the puzzles were still generally fun and it was nice to see some new types that I wasn't previously familiar with. Thanks Rajesh.
ghirsch
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-10 10:55 PM (#20608 - in reply to #20579) (#20608) Top




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prasanna16391 - 2016-01-08 4:35 PM

About variant choice, we had two considerations to make.

One is, that there is an Irregular variations round too.

Another is, that some variants are not supported by the online interface. This is a bigger consideration than the first one, and we'd love to hear opinions on this from solvers who regularly use the interface. How would you feel about 1 or 2 variants not being on the interface? If we can be more flexible in this way we'd have a wider range to choose from.


I regularly use the online solver since I don't have a convenient printer to use. I would be fine with some variants not being on the interface though, so long as this is made very clear before the test.

It would also be a good idea to give links to applications that people can use to still solve on their computers since some other online solvers may not be aware that these exist. I personally use Skim (for OSX), and it sounds like there are many other image editors that you can draw on.

Edited by ghirsch 2016-01-10 10:57 PM
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 12:18 AM (#20609 - in reply to #20459) (#20609) Top


 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Plucky
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 12:25 AM (#20610 - in reply to #20459) (#20610) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


This was a great test, lots of fun. Maybe a little easy - I nearly completed it and usually I can only manage a few problems. Looking forward to the next one :) thanks!
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 1:50 AM (#20612 - in reply to #20459) (#20612) Top


 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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? Very nice
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


TiiT
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 3:54 AM (#20613 - in reply to #20459) (#20613) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


achan1058
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 6:22 AM (#20614 - in reply to #20459) (#20614) Top




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This round seems a little easier than the previous ones? Despite the fact that I botched 2 big puzzles and had to resolve, I came very close to finishing.
megu
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 8:33 AM (#20616 - in reply to #20459) (#20616) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


I lost a lot of time in solving and re-solving the overlapping 9x9. I let it go in the end. Also, I lost one point for the twin givens 6x6 because of internet connectivity issue in the last one minute. The test was fun though!

Also my performance was a bit better than the last test where I had been sleeping for half of the test as I couldn't manage to take out time to take the test and had attempted it just for the sake of attempting!

Edited by megu 2016-01-11 8:42 AM
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 9:13 AM (#20617 - in reply to #20608) (#20617) Top


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ghirsch - 2016-01-10 10:55 PM

I regularly use the online solver since I don't have a convenient printer to use. I would be fine with some variants not being on the interface though, so long as this is made very clear before the test.

It would also be a good idea to give links to applications that people can use to still solve on their computers since some other online solvers may not be aware that these exist. I personally use Skim (for OSX), and it sounds like there are many other image editors that you can draw on.


Thanks for the input. If we do go this route we will definitely make it clear in the IB. Making a list like this is a good idea, but we'd need to know from participants who use these editors in order to compile it.
puneet87
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 10:26 AM (#20618 - in reply to #20459) (#20618) Top




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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 1:32 PM (#20619 - in reply to #20459) (#20619) Top


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Extension

Based on a few requests, this test is being extended by 24 hours. See submission page for exact timing.

Hotel
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 6:31 PM (#20622 - in reply to #20459) (#20622) Top





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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Mamta
Subject: Re: Twisted Classics - 9th-11th Jan - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier @ 2016-01-11 8:27 PM (#20624 - in reply to #20459) (#20624) Top




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OMG.. I forgot to press the submit button. What a grave mistake I committed. Will be careful next time
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