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Shading and Loops - 22nd - 26th Feb 2019 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier
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Subject: Re: Shading and Loops - 22nd - 26th Feb 2019 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier @ 2019-02-28 11:20 AM (#26720 - in reply to #26717) (#26720) Top



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Thanks everyone for the encouraging feedback and constructive suggestions to improve.

Before I say anything else I would like to thank Rakesh for his support for this test.
He identified four broken puzzles while testing and also provided great feedback on the level of difficulty.
Based on his suggestion we dropped one difficult Shakashaka and Nurikabe Loop which were then provided as practice material.
And as for all LMI tests he is handling all the back-end setup for the tests. So clearly without him this test would literally not have been possible.

In terms of the puzzle selection, I wanted one/two standard puzzle types and some new types which introduce an additional dimension to the solve. For the exploratory types I wanted some kind of a crossover, with the shading type borrowing some elements from loop based puzzles and the loop type borrowing elements from shading.
The simple loop with shading (outside Yajilin) idea was borrowed from Swaroop's Rows Yajilin in 2018 Puzzle GP round 3. I found Nurikabe Loop on GM puzzles and tweaked the rules a bit to obey the 2X2 Nurikabe rule. Water Fun and Shakashaka are personal favorites so I wanted to include those in the test. I have been solving a lot on the Logic Masters portal where I came across Straight Loop (Geradeweg) and Cross Loop (Achtelwenden). My personal favorite puzzle was the 2nd Nurikabe which is not very difficult but I tried to base it on a Yin-Yang theme which appears as part of the solve.

I hope you all enjoyed solving the puzzles and best of luck for the rest of the season.
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Subject: Re: Shading and Loops - 22nd - 26th Feb 2019 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier @ 2019-02-28 10:18 PM (#26721 - in reply to #26651) (#26721) Top




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Subject: Re: Shading and Loops - 22nd - 26th Feb 2019 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier @ 2019-03-08 6:04 PM (#26731 - in reply to #26721) (#26731) Top


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