Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020
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Subject: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-20 5:22 PM (#27454) (#27454) Top


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Location: India



Link for rules and other details about Puzzle Ramayan: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/2020pr.asp
Instructions for Classics - http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202001/


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Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-21 12:06 AM (#27455 - in reply to #27454) (#27455) Top


200050010010020202020
Location: India

Instruction Booklet


The Instruction Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202001/

DanAvi
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 7:23 AM (#27458 - in reply to #27454) (#27458) Top




Posts: 13

Location: India
It would be great to have the IB updated with points, I suppose
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Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 6:45 PM (#27459 - in reply to #27458) (#27459) Top


200050010010020202020
Location: India

Instruction Booklet with points


The updated Instruction Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202001/

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Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 6:46 PM (#27460 - in reply to #27454) (#27460) Top


200050010010020202020
Location: India

Puzzle Booklet


The password protected Puzzle Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202001/

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Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 6:51 PM (#27461 - in reply to #27454) (#27461) Top


200050010010020202020
Location: India

Answer Key


In puzzles 1-3, if there is no segment in the direction of the marked rows/columns, please enter 0.

Aman Kahar
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 7:57 PM (#27462 - in reply to #27454) (#27462) Top




Posts: 2

Can I play it in mobile
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Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 8:20 PM (#27463 - in reply to #27462) (#27463) Top


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Location: India
Aman Kahar - 2020-01-24 7:57 PM

Can I play it in mobile


You need flash to submit the answers.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 8:21 PM (#27464 - in reply to #27454) (#27464) Top


200050010010020202020
Location: India

PB correction


In puzzles 16, r5c3 = 5.

An updated PB has been uploaded at 8.28 PM IST (24th Jan).

An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 8:46 PM (#27465 - in reply to #27454) (#27465) Top


 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? Below Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Too many pages / too large grids


I think that the competition started later than announced before?
I hate that the smallest sudoku had an error, because I could not get a solution -> claiming points for that!
SP1
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 8:56 PM (#27466 - in reply to #27454) (#27466) Top




Posts: 3

Location: Japan
I think puzzle 19 has multiple solutions about the connection of black circles.
auroux
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 9:22 PM (#27467 - in reply to #27454) (#27467) Top


Hex Slitherlink Author

Posts: 97
20202020
Location: France
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


This test was problematic in several ways.

First, managing to mess up a 6x6 sudoku is quite unfortunate. Errors do happen, but I lost at least 5 minutes trying to understand my error when the error was in the PB. Having a test-solver work on the actual PB would have idetified this issue. I also second the above post pointing out that #19 has two solutions.

More importantly, the point values and difficulty levels of the puzzles were completely ridiculous. The kakuro puzzles were very advanced while everything else was extremely easy.

It was as if this set was written for kakuro experts who have never seen any of the other puzzle types. The B&W, thermometers, and hitori puzzles were quite easy (as they should be for PR) and inexplicably given large point values, while the kakuro puzzles were quite abrupt and required advanced reasoning (I am normally quite good at kakuro, so either I am having a terrible day or the author really mis-judged the respective difficulty levels of the puzzles).

Edited by auroux 2020-01-24 9:27 PM
TS279
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 10:28 PM (#27468 - in reply to #27454) (#27468) Top




Posts: 4

Location: Poland
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Joo M.Y
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 10:34 PM (#27469 - in reply to #27454) (#27469) Top




Posts: 56
2020
Location: South Korea
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Well, this test was Kakuro round? :P

Edited by Joo M.Y 2020-01-24 10:39 PM
Puzzle_Maestro
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-24 10:51 PM (#27470 - in reply to #27454) (#27470) Top




Posts: 3

Location: UK
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Kithyane
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 12:34 AM (#27471 - in reply to #27454) (#27471) Top




Posts: 28
20
Location: France
I agree with above posts about puzzle 19 : there are two solutions, and one is not accepted (I submitted a claim for that).
chaotic_iak
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 12:34 AM (#27472 - in reply to #27454) (#27472) Top



NEW, HUGE, AND CHALLENGING Author

Posts: 230
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Location: Indonesia
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I don't know how I feel about this test. Puzzle quality is overall nice; it's other things that bothered me.

For a round titled "Classics", genre balance feels off. There's no object placement, loop, or region division (Numberlink feels like its own category as "intuitive puzzles"), and a lot of the high-pointers are the Kakuros (7,8,9 vanilla and 8,9 Kakurodoku?), putting too much emphasis there. I'd include things like Simple Loop or ABC Block, and make one of the Kakuros much easier.

Also, I believe the first BWG has multiple solutions.

EDIT: Oh, also, the last Kakuro has an obvious aesthetic defect.

Edited by chaotic_iak 2020-01-25 12:38 AM
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 12:42 AM (#27473 - in reply to #27454) (#27473) Top






Edited by An LMI player 2020-01-31 8:04 PM
rob
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 1:32 AM (#27474 - in reply to #27454) (#27474) Top


Classics & Regions (PR 2016/17) Author

Posts: 153
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Location: Germany
Those extra solutions in puzzle 19 threw me for a bit of a loop, particularly since I seem to have managed to typo on the alternate solution, thus was convinced I'd made an error elsewhere myself.

Also I tripped over the limited kakuro number set once again (even though I took note of this when first reading the instructions...).
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 2:54 AM (#27475 - in reply to #27454) (#27475) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakurodoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


WA1729
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 4:35 AM (#27476 - in reply to #27454) (#27476) Top


Shading and Loops (PR 2016/17) Author

Posts: 39
20
Location: USA
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Sudoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Thank you!

I'm getting the same multiple solution problem in 19 that other people have mentioned. Also, the points felt too skewed towards the Kakuro puzzles.

Favorites:

6 Black and White
15 Kakuro
18 Sudoku
Timjamiller
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 9:03 AM (#27477 - in reply to #27454) (#27477) Top




Posts: 6

Location: USA
I was not allowed to submit my final answer for my final problem in the final minute of the exam. It did not register that I had 8 digits in place, though I did, and thus I was unable to click the submit button. I don't know what can be done to rectify this situation at this moment, but I would really like to be able to submit my result.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 9:25 AM (#27478 - in reply to #27454) (#27478) Top


 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? Fairly Nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Timjamiller
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 9:38 AM (#27479 - in reply to #27477) (#27479) Top




Posts: 6

Location: USA
Timjamiller - 2020-01-25 12:03 AM

I was not allowed to submit my final answer for my final problem in the final minute of the exam. It did not register that I had 8 digits in place, though I did, and thus I was unable to click the submit button. I don't know what can be done to rectify this situation at this moment, but I would really like to be able to submit my result.


And now I see what happened. I know that I should have fully paid attention to the instructions and whatnot, but having the N = so far to the right made it obscured, and I didn't recognize that rule until pretty much just now. So now I'm mad at myself for having missed that, especially because I could've probably finished the test. Ugh. Edit: Perhaps it could be placed on both the left side and the right side, so that it's not obscured by right-handers' writing hands.

Edited by Timjamiller 2020-01-25 9:48 AM
ghirsch
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 12:09 PM (#27480 - in reply to #27454) (#27480) Top




Posts: 89
20202020
Location: USA
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? I have a different complaint


Echoing what others have said, it's frustrating to have puzzles with multiple solutions (19, and it sounds like 16 based on the correction).

And also like others said, it took me far too long to recognize that the Kakuro and Kakurodoku use 1-N instead of 1-9. Definitely my fault for not noticing, but since Kakuro nearly always use 1-9, it could have been nice to have a more glaring message like "THESE PUZZLES DO NOT USE 1-9" since I imagine many other more experienced folks also tend to skim the rules, especially when the contest is labeled as "Classics".

And agreeing with others that too much weight was placed on Kakuro, and number placement puzzles generally (both in terms of points, and puzzle type selection).
SN Sam
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 2:36 PM (#27481 - in reply to #27454) (#27481) Top




Posts: 2

Location: India
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Gyuszi13
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 5:08 PM (#27487 - in reply to #27454) (#27487) Top




Posts: 14

Location: Hungary
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakurodoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


pranavmanu
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 6:59 PM (#27489 - in reply to #27454) (#27489) Top




Posts: 37
20
Location: india
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Enjoyable test.Should have completed it... Had a good amount of time for the 2 Black White and Greys but wasnt able to figure them out

Kakurodoku 1,Kakuro 2 and 3 and Thermometer 2 and 3 were my favourites of the lot
Felt that Thermometer 2 was harder than 3
Answer keys were reasonably good
Thank you Rakesh for the smooth start to PR 2020!


Edit :On seeing above comments,I have to say that BWG 1 seems to have 2 solutions and i cant find the mistake in mine.I thought mine was wrong and spent the rest of my time on it without trying BWG 2 deeply enough because of this!.Chance for bonus points missed! :(

Edited by pranavmanu 2020-01-25 7:04 PM
Administrator
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 9:44 PM (#27490 - in reply to #27454) (#27490) Top


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Location: India

Puzzle 19


The puzzle has two solutions, as noted by some of the participants. Both answers will be accepted as correct.

For those who have already taken the test, the penalty will be removed and an adjustment shall be made based on the approximate time lost.

Nikola
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 9:45 PM (#27491 - in reply to #27489) (#27491) Top


Sudoku Day Author

Posts: 96
20202020
Location: Serbia
That was nice and relaxing test, despite the mistakes. Thanks Rakesh.

I am positively surprised to see three classic sudokus in a puzzle contest. I don't remember ever seeing that. Hope this is the beginning of sudoku's return to puzzle competitions in all its appearances.
JoeGun
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-25 10:44 PM (#27492 - in reply to #27454) (#27492) Top




Posts: 1

Location: Indonesia
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Hitori
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 10:19 AM (#27493 - in reply to #27454) (#27493) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Latha
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 12:28 PM (#27494 - in reply to #27454) (#27494) Top




Posts: 1

Location: india
not able to download the puzzle
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 2:52 PM (#27495 - in reply to #27454) (#27495) Top


 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


kishy72
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 4:14 PM (#27496 - in reply to #27454) (#27496) Top




Posts: 369
100100100202020
Location: india
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


anithra
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 4:43 PM (#27497 - in reply to #27454) (#27497) Top




Posts: 5

Location: india
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? I have a different complaint


Completely missed the number limit for the kakuros(my bad). Didnt think of reading instructions for a regulation kakuro. Lesson learnt!. But that said, maybe the name could be changed to Limited Kakuro or something like that?

Was also wondering how i could get stuck in a 6*6 sudoko.. No idea how to claim those points.

Im also confused about the 2nd Numberlink puzzle. Dont understand why my answer is wrong.

Realized after the test that Hitori and the other puzzles were much easier than the kakuros.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 5:02 PM (#27498 - in reply to #27454) (#27498) Top


 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? Fairly Nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 5:23 PM (#27499 - in reply to #27454) (#27499) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White and Grey
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 8:06 PM (#27500 - in reply to #27454) (#27500) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? I have a different complaint


priyambhushan
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-26 11:56 PM (#27501 - in reply to #27454) (#27501) Top




Posts: 12

Location: India
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-27 1:20 AM (#27503 - in reply to #27454) (#27503) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Hitori
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


kiwijam
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-27 3:32 AM (#27504 - in reply to #27454) (#27504) Top




Posts: 148
1002020
Location: New Zealand
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White and Grey
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Lots of points for Kakuros compared to the others, but overall a great contest thank you.
bob
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-27 4:40 AM (#27505 - in reply to #27454) (#27505) Top




Posts: 48
2020
Location: USA
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I thought I was good at kakuro until I tried these ones...
bob
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-27 4:44 AM (#27506 - in reply to #27505) (#27506) Top




Posts: 48
2020
Location: USA
Oh, now I see I can't use 7,8,9 in the first one and 9 in the second one. This would have made them easier/solvable. I guess I need to read the instructions, even for "classic" puzzles.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-27 6:35 AM (#27507 - in reply to #27454) (#27507) Top


 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? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


vopani
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-27 11:07 AM (#27508 - in reply to #27454) (#27508) Top


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 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Very nice set of puzzles.

Favourites: 9-Thermometer, 20-BlackWhiteGrey, 8-Thermometer

Thanks Rakesh!
mstang
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 2:11 AM (#27509 - in reply to #27454) (#27509) Top





Posts: 53
2020
Location: USA
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I'm happy that I completed the test! Although I got messed up because I forgot that some of the Kakuros / Kakurodokus had [1-6] or [1-8] range.

Edited by mstang 2020-01-28 2:12 AM
A Carton Mutant
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 3:03 AM (#27510 - in reply to #27454) (#27510) Top




Posts: 18

Location: Turkey
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakurodoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 7:00 AM (#27511 - in reply to #27454) (#27511) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 12:18 PM (#27512 - in reply to #27454) (#27512) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


DebLuck
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 2:04 PM (#27514 - in reply to #27454) (#27514) Top




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Location: India
can PR(Classics) be solved online?
Feadoor
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 2:41 PM (#27515 - in reply to #27454) (#27515) Top




Posts: 4

Location: UK
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


rajeshk
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 2:47 PM (#27516 - in reply to #27454) (#27516) Top


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 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Hitori
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I loved this test. Nice set of puzzles. Thanks Rakesh for this test.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 4:59 PM (#27517 - in reply to #27514) (#27517) Top


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Location: India
DebLuck - 2020-01-28 2:04 PM

can PR(Classics) be solved online?
It can be solved in paper mode only. You need to print the pdf and solve, then enter answer keys.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 5:00 PM (#27518 - in reply to #27454) (#27518) Top


200050010010020202020
Location: India

24 hours extension


Considering some requests, the test is extended by 24 hours and will now be open till 23:59 on 29th January.

An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 5:15 PM (#27519 - in reply to #27454) (#27519) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Numberlink
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 10:48 PM (#27520 - in reply to #27454) (#27520) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Hitori
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


tamz29
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-28 11:11 PM (#27521 - in reply to #27454) (#27521) Top




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Raise your hand if you tried solving Kakuro using 1-9. ;D
udoroh
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-29 2:56 AM (#27522 - in reply to #27454) (#27522) Top




Posts: 13

Location: Poland
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Sudoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Aman Kahar
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-29 10:35 AM (#27523 - in reply to #27454) (#27523) Top




Posts: 2

How can i get password for booklet
rvarun
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-29 11:51 AM (#27524 - in reply to #27523) (#27524) Top




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Aman Kahar - 2020-01-29 10:35 AM

How can i get password for booklet


Hi. Please refer the below FAQ link. You will get all details on your queries on participation in an LMI test.

http://logicmastersindia.com/t/?tid=381
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-29 1:46 PM (#27525 - in reply to #27454) (#27525) Top


 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Below Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


DanAvi
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-29 5:47 PM (#27526 - in reply to #27454) (#27526) Top




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Location: India
Just wondering, that in all fairness, this thread should be restricted till the extended time is over, right?
rajeshk
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-29 8:20 PM (#27527 - in reply to #27454) (#27527) Top


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If the test is extended, this thread also should be restricted till the test is over.
Administrator
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-01-30 1:29 AM (#27528 - in reply to #27527) (#27528) Top


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Location: India
Congratulations to Kota Morinishi, Endo Ken, Michael Ley and Nikola Zivanovic for taking the top four places.

Thanks to the 348 participants from 39 countries. Manuela Hawel (Austria) was the first to start the test while Mihir Yadav (India) was the last person to start the test. 56 participants completed the set within the allotted time. The median score of the test was 60.

Top finishers for countries with 10+ participants:

India(84): Prasanna Seshadri, Rohan Rao, Ashish Kumar and Pranav Kamesh
USA(34): William Blatt, Anderson Wang and Jason Zuffranieri
Japan(27): Kota Morinishi, Endo Ken and Hideaki Jo
Germany(17): Michael Ley, Martin Merker and Robert Vollmert
Italy(15): Giuliano Montelucci, Stefano Forcolin and Giorgia Benassi
UK(14): Neil Zussman, Freddie Hand and Sam Cappleman-Lynes
France(14): Anne Limoges, Denis Auroux and Arnaud Dumont
Poland(12): Tomasz Skalski, Kristian Swiderski and Anna W?sowska
Czech Republic(11): Jakub Ondroušek, Jana Vodi?ková and Jan Vondruška
Slovakia(10): Peter Hudak, Marek Kasar and Matej Uher
Korea(10): Choi Yong Seok, Pear Kim and Min Young Joo

Thanks Rakesh Rai for the puzzles!

Participants may share feedback on the results page and rate the puzzles on the contest page.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Classics - 24th - 28th Jan 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-03 9:20 PM (#27546 - in reply to #27454) (#27546) Top


 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakurodoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right