Di... — SEPTEMBER’S CONTEST 2012 — (1st - 3rd Sep)
@ 2012-08-23 9:35 PM (#8290) (#8290) Top

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Space reserved for announcement
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-23 10:18 PM

...phthong
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-23 10:19 PM

...plodocus
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-23 11:07 PM

...apason
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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-23 11:15 PM

You're supposed to guess something thats coming soon.
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-23 11:23 PM

...plomatic
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-23 11:27 PM

...saster
@ 2012-08-23 11:31 PM (#8302 - in reply to #8290) (#8302) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-23 11:31 PM

agonal vision.
@ 2012-08-24 12:36 AM (#8304 - in reply to #8290) (#8304) Top

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Ours brun posted @ 2012-08-24 12:36 AM

...ctionary might be of some help.
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-24 1:31 AM

...d you plan to take part in this tournament?
@ 2012-08-24 2:50 AM (#8307 - in reply to #8306) (#8307) Top

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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-24 2:50 AM

...scuss this test
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prasanna16391 - 2012-08-23 11:31 PM

agonal vision.
..agonal Vision 2 (by Fred76)
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sinchai4547 posted @ 2012-08-24 11:45 AM

...rect
...git
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distri posted @ 2012-08-25 2:45 AM

Di....amond ......
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Ours brun posted @ 2012-08-25 4:03 AM

... stri?
@ 2012-08-25 5:39 AM (#8319 - in reply to #8318) (#8319) Top

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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-25 5:39 AM

Ours brun - 2012-08-25 4:03 AM

... stri?


...buteur de boisson
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distri posted @ 2012-08-25 1:36 PM

...scipline , not like Fred's unmanageable hair
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-26 5:02 AM

...manche !
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-26 5:04 AM

...atonic
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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-26 5:06 AM

...es irae
@ 2012-08-26 5:07 AM (#8360 - in reply to #8290) (#8360) Top

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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-26 5:07 AM

...gestion
@ 2012-08-26 5:08 AM (#8362 - in reply to #8290) (#8362) Top

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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-26 5:08 AM

...gression, haha !
@ 2012-08-26 5:28 AM (#8364 - in reply to #8362) (#8364) Top

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Fred76 posted @ 2012-08-26 5:28 AM

...thyrambic !
@ 2012-08-26 9:37 PM (#8393 - in reply to #8290) (#8393) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-26 9:37 PM

So many guesses, but none of them are close

The name is the contest is just "Di..."
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@ 2012-08-26 9:54 PM (#8396 - in reply to #8290) (#8396) Top

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Dates : 1st - 3rd September

IB and Submission Link : here
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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-26 10:33 PM

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So many guesses, but none of them are close

The name is the contest is just "Di..."


Eh? I think the person who guessed one of the puzzle types on it should get some credit ;)
@ 2012-08-27 7:09 PM (#8424 - in reply to #8290) (#8424) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-27 7:09 PM

I would think everyone knows this, but let me in any case note that, Riad has been doing this twice-a-year internet online contest (one in April and then in September) in the Diogen website since 2008. (I'm not sure if there were contests older than 2008). Usually, the puzzles were very tough and the contests were open for 7 days.

This year he decided to change the format and make it a regular contest - keeping WPC in mind, and also decided to host the contest at LMI. Thanks Riad for doing this at LMI.

More about Riad can be found at LMI authors' page here

Edit : Riad has been conducting Internet-tests in the Diogen website from 2004. They were named IPST (Internet Puzzle Solvers Test). Dividing into April and September has begun with 2008.
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kishy72 posted @ 2012-08-27 8:04 PM

Administrator - 2012-08-26 9:54 PM

Dates : 1st - 3rd September

IB and Submission Link : here



DI denotes something in russian?took me a while to understand all the puzzles..will surely contest whether i m able to solve or not....and a beautiful innovative way to denote DI through deb and logic masters india in the instruction booklet......impressive!!!
@ 2012-08-27 8:21 PM (#8426 - in reply to #8425) (#8426) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-27 8:21 PM

kishy72 - 2012-08-27 8:04 PM
DI denotes something in russian?
No, names of all puzzles start with DI
(So distri's guess was closest to being correct, she guessed Diamonds which is also the name of the first puzzle)
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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2012-08-27 8:51 PM

DIAGONAL...connected with diagonals....
@ 2012-08-27 10:00 PM (#8429 - in reply to #8290) (#8429) Top

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Ours brun posted @ 2012-08-27 10:00 PM

Am I missing something or is the solution of puzzle 13, "Division", wrong ? As I understand the rules, the "2" clue touches 2 mines and 1 ship part, therefore a total of 3 objects - which would be false. Is it correct ?
@ 2012-08-27 10:21 PM (#8430 - in reply to #8426) (#8430) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2012-08-27 10:21 PM

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kishy72 - 2012-08-27 8:04 PM
DI denotes something in russian?
No, names of all puzzles start with DI
(So distri's guess was closest to being correct, she guessed Diamonds which is also the name of the first puzzle)

hiii ...in puzzles 4 and 6 the content of the column is to be written from top to bottom or bottom to top?
@ 2012-08-27 10:25 PM (#8431 - in reply to #8430) (#8431) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-27 10:25 PM

kishy72 - 2012-08-27 10:21 PM

hiii ...in puzzles 4 and 6 the content of the column is to be written from top to bottom or bottom to top?


Since it is given as bottom to top, I think you can trust the IB ;)

Edit : Saw the given solution key and I see what you meant now, and now even I'm confused

We shall have to wait for the author to confirm either way I guess.

Administrator edits : It is always top to bottom. We'll get the text rectified.
@ 2012-08-27 10:28 PM (#8432 - in reply to #8429) (#8432) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-27 10:28 PM

Ours brun - 2012-08-27 10:00 PM

Am I missing something or is the solution of puzzle 13, "Division", wrong ? As I understand the rules, the "2" clue touches 2 mines and 1 ship part, therefore a total of 3 objects - which would be false. Is it correct ?


It says "or", not "and", so I assume it means the clue either applies to one or the other and not the sum of the two types of objects. We'll wait for Riad to confirm that though.
@ 2012-08-27 10:39 PM (#8433 - in reply to #8290) (#8433) Top

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Ours brun posted @ 2012-08-27 10:39 PM

Seems very plausible indeed, and slightly frightening. If it is confirmed, this is probably not the puzzle I will start with.
@ 2012-08-27 10:40 PM (#8434 - in reply to #8431) (#8434) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-27 10:40 PM

prasanna16391 - 2012-08-27 10:25 PM

kishy72 - 2012-08-27 10:21 PM

hiii ...in puzzles 4 and 6 the content of the column is to be written from top to bottom or bottom to top?


Since it is given as bottom to top, I think you can trust the IB ;)
The answer key does not match with the answer key text.
Please note, it is always "Top to Bottom" (and "Left to Right", if applicable).

We will get the IB answer key text updated.
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anurag posted @ 2012-08-27 11:21 PM

The creativity and very narrow solve paths that show in all the puzzles the author has ever designed are very commendable and sometimes really intriguing.

Edited by anurag 2012-08-27 11:21 PM
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Riad Khanmagomedov posted @ 2012-08-28 12:29 PM

From top to bottom, sorry.
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Riad Khanmagomedov posted @ 2012-08-28 12:33 PM

In the example of the puzzle 13. Division number 2 should point to either 2 mines, or on 2 parts of ships.
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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-28 1:49 PM

Question in email :
Does Di... count for the monthly test ratings or not?
No
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Administrator posted @ 2012-08-29 8:54 PM

Serkan has collected some practice materials from earlier IPSTs





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Attachments Di_PRACTICE.pdf (166KB - 51 downloads)
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Para posted @ 2012-08-30 1:07 AM

Just one question.

8. Dioxides
Can the molecules lie diagonally or are all connections orthogonally?
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anurag posted @ 2012-08-30 11:09 AM

All moleculues/dioxides puzzles i have seen had orthogonally connected atoms.I assume the same here.
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Here is the Differences puzzle from 2007 Internet Puzzle Solvers Test - Thanks Riad for sharing.



(Differences.png)



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Attachments Differences.png (40KB - 10 downloads)
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forcolin posted @ 2012-08-30 1:50 PM

I remember from the old time that Osmium is one of the few elements having a possible oxydation state +8 therefore forming the tetraoxyde OsO4. So my first impression was that the puzzle is wrong. But I have consulted the literature and found that the dioxide is also possible at a lower oxydation state, so the puzzle is chemically correct.

I have a question about Dikuro. The instructions say that "no digits can repeat in a sum". but in the example posted by Serkan there are some blank boxes in which no sum is indicated. Can digits repeat in a row or in a column if no digit is show at the beginning ?
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forcolin - 2012-08-30 1:50 PM
I have a question about Dikuro. The instructions say that "no digits can repeat in a sum". but in the example posted by Serkan there are some blank boxes in which no sum is indicated. Can digits repeat in a row or in a column if no digit is show at the beginning ?
The format is slightly changed, and the blank boxes with no sum are replaced by "?" (also seen in the example booklet). Digits will not repeat if there is a "?" instead of a sum.

EDIT : Further clarification on Dikuro : Even at the top of the column (or left of the row) where there is no "?" or no digit (also seen in practice pdf), digits can not repeat.
Also, It will be obvious from the contest puzzle that "?" can represent 1 digit or 2 digits.
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Para - 2012-08-30 1:07 AM

8. Dioxides
Can the molecules lie diagonally or are all connections orthogonally?
The molecules can not be connected diagonally, they have to be joined orthogonally (as in the example).
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kishy72 posted @ 2012-08-30 8:09 PM

Administrator - 2012-08-29 8:54 PM

Serkan has collected some practice materials from earlier IPSTs


great work serkan!!was desperate to see a diamond puzzle question which has all the cards from 2 to 10 and u have posted one ..good work admin!..will be of immense help if model puzzles like these are posted before any monthly puzzle test
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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-08-30 8:17 PM

kishy72 - 2012-08-30 8:09 PM

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Serkan has collected some practice materials from earlier IPSTs


great work serkan!!was desperate to see a diamond puzzle question which has all the cards from 2 to 10 and u have posted one ..good work admin!..will be of immense help if model puzzles like these are posted before any monthly puzzle test


Well it depends on availability of the types. If they are already available, whoever is aware of it will surely link to them (like Bram did to Naoki Inaba's site in the last puzzle test). Also in the last puzzle test I made a practice puzzle or two, and so did some other authors like Gorogoro (owner of Puzzle Graffiti blog). But its not always possible, since its pretty time consuming to figure out an unfamiliar puzzle type enough to create something of it.
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Rubben posted @ 2012-08-31 7:50 PM

Thanks.
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Announcements


• Password protected pdf is uploaded. It has 7 pages. There is no cover page.
• Link to score page : http://logicmastersindia.com/Di/score.asp


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debmohanty posted @ 2012-09-01 7:42 AM

This is a restricted thread. As you have seen during Killer Shootout :

Comments posted in the thread after the test started can only be viewed by players who have finished the test. If you are not logged in to forum or if you have not finished the test, you will see first few characters of the post.

The purpose is to encourage players to freely post comments while the test is running.
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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-09-01 11:54 AM

I think this is my worst performance of the year. At least for 7 puzzles I reached contradictions, and then solved them after time and realized how stupid my errors were. I liked the Yajilin a lot, but not competitively, because you never know when you miss one black cell somewhere or other, and you always have that feeling some clue might not be satisfied with the added diagonal constraint to look at. Dikuro, Digits Rotation, Disposition were among my favorites too.

Thanks for the test Riad.
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Announcements - Puzzle #13 DIVISION has multiple solutions.


Puzzle #13 DIVISION has multiple solutions. Please do not solve the puzzle.

@ 2012-09-01 6:33 PM (#8473 - in reply to #8290) (#8473) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-01 6:33 PM

got the value of the horizontal cards in the diamond puzzle as 2 3 5 7 and 10 and i placed the cards in such a way that the conditions in the question (borders dont have common segments and all diamonds should be used)got sastisfied but my answer seems to be wrong as i m not awarded points for that puzzle ..what is the error in my solution? .....i can post a pic of mine if needed?!
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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-01 6:38 PM

@kishy72, Check my PM.
If you still think your answer is correct, upload your solution.
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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-01 6:50 PM

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@kishy72, Check my PM.
If you still think your answer is correct, upload your solution.


yup indeed. i have gone through it many times,,not able to spot the error..so kindly go through it and point me my error...i have shaded the borders extra dark for clarity.
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@kishy72, Check my PM.
If you still think your answer is correct, upload your solution.

the pic is 349kb ..it says attachments should be less than 100kb..how do i post it ??
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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-01 6:54 PM

kishy72 - 2012-09-01 6:53 PM
the pic is 349kb ..it says attachments should be less than 100kb..how do i post it ??
Send me over - logicmasteradmin@gmail.com
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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-01 6:54 PM

thnks will mail u in a sec
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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-09-01 7:06 PM

kishy72 - 2012-09-01 6:54 PM

thnks will mail u in a sec


Hi. We looked into your solution. See the intersection of 8 card and 5 card according to your labeling and make note of all diamonds used. There are 2 diamonds in there that are not used by either 8 or 5. Thats one mistake. I guess there are others. Remember all diamonds must be used by at least one card.
@ 2012-09-01 7:19 PM (#8480 - in reply to #8479) (#8480) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-01 7:19 PM

prasanna16391 - 2012-09-01 7:06 PM

kishy72 - 2012-09-01 6:54 PM

thnks will mail u in a sec


Hi. We looked into your solution. See the intersection of 8 card and 5 card according to your labeling and make note of all diamonds used. There are 2 diamonds in there that are not used by either 8 or 5. Thats one mistake. I guess there are others. Remember all diamonds must be used by at least one card.


hi..i have understood the question incorrectly.i misinterpreted 'all given diamonds should be used' as something else....like i thought that each of the diamonds have to be present in atleast one card and the position of the diamonds should match that in the card..took me some time to realise this after i went through your reply.......now got it.!thnks a ton for going through it and explaining me my mistake
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kiwijam posted @ 2012-09-02 5:12 PM

I made so many errors, I can hardly read some of my answers! Silly brain. Very 'dense' puzzle types, these will be great to do over a longer time period.
Thanks Riad, I hope you will continue to make the week-long tests that you are famous for too. I really look forward to those. Maybe LMI could host one?
@ 2012-09-02 5:19 PM (#8482 - in reply to #8481) (#8482) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-02 5:19 PM

Similar sentiments as Stefano's here

Certainly there are many takers for Riad's week-long contests and LMI would be happy to host one of those.
@ 2012-09-02 8:41 PM (#8484 - in reply to #8290) (#8484) Top

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Ours brun posted @ 2012-09-02 8:41 PM

Poor playing means poor score... Not that I did that many mistakes, but on about every puzzle I had the feeling of being twice too slow. I needed as much time on the Dikuro as on the Diayajilin despite the fact that I had to correct a mistake on this last one. I stared at a half-filled Diversion for nearly 10' without doing or even trying anything, and finally solved it in less than a minute... just after the end of the test. And why exactly didn't I try the Diversion without borders although I felt confident on this type ?

Anyway, my feeling about the test is that there were some very nice puzzles (amongst the ones I solved, Diayajilin and Dikuro in particular were great), but that several types are amongst the ones I prefer to see on a "one week test" rather than on a timed event (notably Diamonds, Digits rotation or Divergence). On the other hand, given the coming of WPC, it could prove useful to try ourselves at some unusual types of puzzles under the threat of the timer...

Thanks for the test Riad.
@ 2012-09-03 3:18 AM (#8485 - in reply to #8290) (#8485) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-09-03 3:18 AM

I really suffered through this set breaking basically every puzzle. But solving them now afterwards they were all really nice. The ones I didn't solve in competition are actually the once I thought were the nicest.

Edited by Para 2012-09-03 3:20 AM
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anurag posted @ 2012-09-03 12:17 PM

Difficult,but great fun.I was enjoying every puzzle and broke almost all of those.
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FoxFireX posted @ 2012-09-04 3:11 AM

Nevermind. Now I feel silly. :)

Edited by FoxFireX 2012-09-04 3:14 AM
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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-04 8:27 AM

Updated puzzle booklet (with 13 DIVISION fixed) uploaded.
@ 2012-09-04 1:47 PM (#8492 - in reply to #8290) (#8492) Top

Riad Khanmagomedov



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Riad Khanmagomedov posted @ 2012-09-04 1:47 PM

Congratulations Palmer, Ulrich, Janka and Hideaki!
Including bonus Palmer scored 265 points, and Ulrich 243.
Thank you all for participating!

In July, I learned that the WSC/WPC will be held October 1–7. By this time I had prepared my regular 8-day contest. If I had planned a contest on 7–15 September, it would distract everyone from preparation for WSC/WPC. So, I hastily came up with a new 2-hour contest. In a rush I was inattentive. I apologize for the fact that I was inaccurate.
Thank you again, my friends!
Riad
@ 2012-09-04 4:18 PM (#8494 - in reply to #8491) (#8494) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-04 4:18 PM

Administrator - 2012-09-04 8:27 AM

Updated puzzle booklet (with 13 DIVISION fixed) uploaded.


Hi ...answer booklet will be uploaded later?
@ 2012-09-04 7:21 PM (#8495 - in reply to #8494) (#8495) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2012-09-04 7:21 PM

kishy72 - 2012-09-04 4:18 PM

Hi ...answer booklet will be uploaded later?
No plan to upload solution booklet. If you need solution to specific puzzle, please post here
@ 2012-09-04 9:06 PM (#8496 - in reply to #8495) (#8496) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-04 9:06 PM

debmohanty - 2012-09-04 7:21 PM

kishy72 - 2012-09-04 4:18 PM

Hi ...answer booklet will be uploaded later?
No plan to upload solution booklet. If you need solution to specific puzzle, please post here

without the solutions puzzles like digits rotation ,divergence,dioxides and so on will remain a mystery till eternity to patzers like me....because these are puzzles where u can easily see where u have gone wrong seeing the answer ..so if solutions are available it would be highly preferable to post it here........
@ 2012-09-04 11:12 PM (#8498 - in reply to #8496) (#8498) Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-09-04 11:12 PM

Digits rotation:

X666______X
_66_6_5_5__
______55_5_
99_________
9______88__
99____8_8_7
9_9__8_8__7
99___88___7
___4_____7_
___44___777
X___4_____X

The easiest way to start is to use the 26 diagonal clue. With some help from the 11 you can narrow it down to two choices: either 44-99, or 55-88 (in order from the 26's arrow). If you also keep in mind that there are few ways to obtain 18 and 28 on the top, you should eventually stumble on this way of packing the 4,5,6,9. Then it's just a matter of packing the 8 to avoid every clue, and having the 11 and 13 see exactly one 7.


Divergence:



Most Lasers solve in a similar way: find a really constrained clue, use it, cross it out, rinse and repeat. This one throws a few tricks in thanks to the Ys, but is still pretty similar. First do these clues in order: the 7 in C8, the 3 between C8 and C9 (a nice use of parity), the 5 in C7. In the process of this you can make the realization that the straight segments have to squeeze through the middle without joining too early, which then brings the 8 between C5 and C6 to bear. Then look at: the 6 in C5, the 5 in R1, the 5 in R2 (with the 3 in the last column you can finally finish the top right), the 7 in R7 (whole bottom left done), the 3 between R5 and R6 (combined with the finished 5 in R6), and then use the 6 between C2 and C3 to finish.



Dioxides:

_00S00S0S0_
_S_0_0__00S
_0_S_S0S__0
_S000000_S0
_0_0S0S_000
S0S0____S_S
0000S0__000
0S___00S_S0
___S0S00_0_
S0_00___0S_
00S0S00S0__

Osmium marked as S. Should be easy to see what the molecules are from this. This was in my opinion the most straightforward solve of the bunch if you had a grip on the type. The bottom left is an easy start since it's a dead-end. As you work your way from there, the most helpful realization is that you can't have too many oxygens all in one place, which means any O surrounded by lots of others often can't be an osmium.
@ 2012-09-05 10:19 AM (#8499 - in reply to #8498) (#8499) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2012-09-05 10:19 AM

MellowMelon - 2012-09-04 11:12 PM
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couldn't have been explained better...what else to expect from the world champ.....never hit me once to place the 9 in that way..thats why could not solve was trying with 55 88 and trying to adjust the remaning pieces....thnk u melon.......
@ 2012-09-06 12:47 PM (#8500 - in reply to #8499) (#8500) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-09-06 12:47 PM

Riad has now prepared the solution booklet : Link