| Kaleidoscope 2018 - LMI October Puzzle Test - 19th to 22nd Oct|
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..................... I spent so long on the large Sum Star that I thought the contest was over, I just gave up on competing and was being stubborn.
These puzzles are too hard and complicated for a normal LMI contest structure - even 2 hours was much too short.
Perhaps you could try a 1 week time limit, like the April contest, let people take their time?
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|Congratulations to Nikola Zivanovic, Endo Ken and Robert Vollmert for taking the top 3 spots in this hard test. Thanks to all the 70 participants.|
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I was wondering about a potential alternate solution to Sum Star 1. After the test I came up with an answer string of 873x17x7x. The top left dodecagon reading clockwise from the 8(at 9 o'clock) - 6x42x3x1x598 with 7 in the middle. The top right dodecagon reading clockwise from the 7 (at 3 o'clock) - 82x79x4x35x7 with 1 in the middle. The lower dodecagon reading clockwise starting with a 8 at 12 o'clock then x1x96543x2x8 with the 7 in the middle.
|Possibly stupid question: When will the password for this test be available (again)? Is there any reason why the passwords are not published immeiately after the competition is over?|
|Apologies that I didn't address these earlier.|
The alternate solution fails because the top right dodecagon contains two 7's and no 6.
the password is topo-LOGICal
I will look into getting an unlocked pdf and solutions booklet posted.
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