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O = Official Rank
Solve Time = Time taken to solve the puzzle correctly
Pen = Penalty
E = Early Bird Rank
Finish Time = Time at which puzzle was submitted correctly
The numbers next to Replay link shows how many times the replay has been played (excludes self replaying). Only top 3 are shown.
About the contest
This is an online only puzzle contest with 16 Voxas puzzles.
A new Voxas puzzle will be live in every 30 hours between 2nd April and 22nd April.
Cumulative points from each day's solving will determine the final scores.
There will be a leaderboard for early-birds, apart from the official one. Details here.
Divide the grid into regions of orthogonally connected cells, each of which must be either 1x2 or 1x3.
Some borders are given. These must divide two different regions.
Borders with white dots separate regions with the same size and orientation.
Borders with black dots separate regions with neither the same size nor the same orientation.
Borders with grey dots separate regions with either the same size or the same orientation, but not both.
Only the edges will be checked as part of solution checking.
Lines connecting the centers of cells are not needed.
It does not matter if given borders are traced or not.
Points to remember
Rule 1 - Each region must be a 1x2 or a 1x3. The image on the left is wrong because there is a 1x1 region and a non-rectangular region. The image on the right follows this rule correctly.
Rule 2 - Each white dot must separate two regions with the same size and orientation. The image on the left is wrong because a white dot separates two regions which aren't identical. The image on the right follows this rule correctly.
Rule 3 - Each black dot must separate two regions with different sizes and orientations. The image on the left is wrong because a black dot separates two regions which aren't different in both of these ways. The image on the right follows this rule correctly.
Rule 4 - Each grey dot must separate two regions with either the same size or orientation, but not both. The image on the left is wrong because a grey dot separates two regions which don't have exactly one trait in common. The image on the right follows this rule correctly.
History of Voxas
Voxas is a genre invented by Eric Fox, first appearing on his blog in July of 2021.
The name has no meaning. It's simply a made-up word.
A is determined by player's rank on that day. The table below demostrates the link between rank and A.
B is puzzle difficulty indicator. Players solving all 16 puzzles will always get 1600 points as B. B for each puzzle will be calculated based on the following formula after the official time for the puzzle is over. B for Nth puzzle = 1600 * (Avg of Top 10 players's time of Nth puzzle) / [ Sum of (Avg of Top 10 players's time of all puzzles) ]
First 100 players to submit the puzzle will get C as 100 to 1
Final Leaderboard considers cumulative of A + B for each day.
Final Leaderboard considers cumulative of C for each day.
A + B
N = Number of puzzles solved within Official Period / Number of puzzles solved
A = SUM(Top 100 players get points from 100 to 1 based on their ranking for that day)
B = SUM(Puzzle Points calculated based on average solving time of top 10 players)
C = SUM(First 100 players get points from 100 to 1 based on their solving end time for that day)