Nice set of puzzles but not clear with pencil marks Sudoku.
Can someone please explain?
The pencil marks given inside each cell list the ONLY possible candidates that can appear in the cell.So for instance, if you have 5678 as pencil marks inside a cell,it means it can contain only either 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 and not any of 1,2,3,4 and 9 .......
The best way to get used to, however, is to solve the examples already given in the flash interface.
I will also note that in Pencil Marks Sudoku
a. there will not be way to erase the already given pencil marks
b. unlike the pdf, the pencil marks will be given at the top left corner (like Killer Sudoku). See example on flash interface.
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?
What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test?
Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty?
Most puzzles were worth the right amount
What do you think about including as many smaller grids?
Thanks for a wonderful set ! Needless to mention,the sudokus were absolutely delightful and tailor made for the test.My favourites were untouch (12),Diagonal and Palindrome in that order.Great Construction Deb.Good work!
Thanks for the sudokus! Excellent puzzles as usual.
It seems I wasn't the only one stuck on the small Pencilmarks Sudoku.
There's a sad tendency for authors, who try to make difficult 6x6 sudokus, to include a lot of bifurcation.
I feel a 6x6 should be what it should be: a simple introduction for the big puzzle, not a guessing exercise.
The first episode of the new season is now over. Congratulations to Rohan, Kishore and Prasanna for taking the top 3 spots, but I should mention that the timings of Rakesh, Saheer and Prakhar are extreme close as well.
Very little to choose between the top 6 international participants, congratulations to Kota for the top spot and Jan and Kwaka for joint-second. (I have been reminded again to fix the ranking problem when the scores are tied, will do that soon)
As many as 13 Indians completed the set, which is much higher than any SM episode (last year's math round had 6 finishers, so that is a distant second). That obviously translates to puzzles were (very) easy, which is not necessarily a bad way to start a new season.
Thank you everyone for participating, and hope to see you soon in the next episode by Prasanna/Aditi; and also in the first episode Puzzle Ramayan.
New players : If there is any specific Sudoku in which you got stuck, feel free to post here and we will guide you through.
Excellent set of puzzles.
Especially I loved variants part.
But I got lost in 4 of these puzzles: 1) Palindrome 6*6 2) Pencil Marks 6*6, 9*9 3) Diagonal .
But fortunate enough to just make it in time though.
Looking forward to next round. :)
Hi I have just registered myself. I think the first monthly test is over. Is it possible to join in the subsequent monthly online tests
Hi Arav. Welcome to LMI. Yes of course. You can definitely participate in the remaining rounds of Sudoku Mahabharath. The best six scores will be considered for qualification for the finals. So you can still discard one of your remaining seven scores if you participate in all seven rounds.
You can also check out one other event Puzzle Ramayana. The first round is scheduled over Sep 5 to 7. The Instruction booklet will be released subsequently. Please check the below link for more details.