| Announcing "LMI Beginners' Puzzle Contests"|
|LMI Tests -> Indian Sudoku and Puzzle Championships||191 posts • Page 7 of 8 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8|
|Hi everybody, |
it's a bit late, but I wanted to write a short summery about the competition.
First, congratulations for the winners. In Minesweeper
Hunsuduku aka Zoltán Gyimesi from Hungary has won, deu was second and Psycho was the 3rd, who beat me on Poland Puzzle Championship.
On Yin-Yang the top was totally different:
WA1729 won, chaotic_iak was the 2nd and rob was the 3rd.
And congratulations for best beginners, too.
mtsd, SP1 and pinkagape were the best in Minesweeper. And
SP1, aras and bereolos in Yin-Yang.
Some words about the puzzles:
I think there was no problem with the difficulties. However, nobody could finish the sets under 10 minutes. But maybe it isn't a big problem.
First two puzzles are really trivial, in the 3rd one there was a little trick: the 4 mines in the four corners which wasn't covered by any clues. The 4th one was again easy.
Inspired by Prasanna Seshadri's puzzle: http://www.gmpuzzles.com/blog/tag/kurotto+classic+mondaytuesday/
5th and 6th were normal puzzles, 5th is relatively easy.
The 6th seems a bit harder, if you don't try to solve it on the proper way.
More details about this puzzle here: http://valezius.blogspot.hu/2014/05/solving-tip-minesweeper.html
The requiments for Exploratory puzzle were:
"The twist must provide a different perspective while not deviating much logically. "
The well known Double Minesweeper, where the cells could contain 2 mines, was a possibility, but I wanted something more unique.
I think this Dynamitsweeper worked well. There are some familiar clue combinations such as 1-3 or 1-2 that worked similar way than in a normal Minesweeper. But the 1-3 in puzzle 8 give some extra information, too.
If you didn't solve the linked minesweeper puzzles from my old site, now you are ready to do them :)
Practice Puzzles (10 mines each in 6X6 grids, 20 mines each in 8X8 grids)
In the Yin-Yang set it caused me a little problem that in this type there are 2 important trick. They were in the IB, but I wasn't sure that everybody read it.
So I didn't wanted to use these tricks in the first puzzles.
The 3rd puzzle is monocolor without any trick. The 4th is very similar with a Chessboard pattern.
The 5th and 6nd are normal puzzles.
I didn't checked the Yin-Yang variation contest before the puzzle making. But most of them wouldn't be suitable because there logic are too far from the basic puzzle. So I had to find out a new variation. I hope everybody enjoyed these puzzles.
|IB is posted now.|
|Contest has started.|
PR 2020 (Shading and Loops) Author
|Nice puzzles. |
Yajilin went good, cave was bit bad, did silly counting mistake and then got stuck for couple of minutes on 6th puzzle and then found trick.
Both Exploratory parts were new and nice idea.
Best puzzle combining both i would say 6th puzzle of CAVE. :)
Triplets & Triangles Author
Location: United Kingdom
|Enjoyed the contest a lot. I agree Cave 6 was very nice. It looks like the same category bonuses have been used for the Yajilin as for the Cave despite the instruction booklet stating that different category bonuses would apply? |
PR 2020 (Evergreens) Author
David McNeill - 2014-08-28 7:59 PM
Enjoyed the contest a lot. I agree Cave 6 was very nice. It looks like the same category bonuses have been used for the Yajilin as for the Cave despite the instruction booklet stating that different category bonuses would apply?
Coincidence that the same one fit this time :) Glad you enjoyed the contest.
|Is the 6th cave really suitable for a beginner? It's definitely a beautiful construction, though. |
I really liked the cave exploration puzzles for their instructional value, for exposing it to beginners how some advance solvers handle cave puzzles.
|Can the puzzle be solved online or do we have to print out the puzzles ?|
tnv - 2014-08-29 5:23 PM
Can the puzzle be solved online or do we have to print out the puzzles ?
All "Puzzle" contests (with the exception of CTC) are NOT available online. You either solve on paper or with image editor.
It is only "Sudoku" tests where online solving is available, unless announced otherwise.
Edited by debmohanty 2014-08-29 5:28 PM
Wacky Slovak Classics Author
|Hi, thanks for the competition, but my printer is not suitable for grids without framed borders. Everything what was printed were the numbers :( |
Is it possible to discard my participation in Caves? Thanks in advance.
|Dear puzzle-friends, |
I wanted to start my first (Beginners) contest here on LMI. Thanks to my very good friend Richard Stolk :-)
But it seems the pdf-file needs a password?
Can somebody tell me what the passwords are?
Looking forward to your earliest reply!
Arvid a.k.a. Eisbaer
|Dear puzzle friends, |
False alarm, I was something doing wrong myself :-)
Nice test, liked it!
|It was very nice test. Really enjoyed participating in this test. |
|Yes in Cave the borders were very light. I have to redraw the border and solve. Borders should be darker and thick.|
|Please can you extend the date of submission of August Beginner's Sudoku Contest by another day ? I participate regularly but this time, the net was down for nearabout a week and was set right just today. Please.|
vijaya_rajan - 2014-09-03 1:01 PMUnfortunately, it is not possible to extend now. The passwords have been public for a while now.
Please can you extend the date of submission of August Beginner's Sudoku Contest by another day ? I participate regularly but this time, the net was down for nearabout a week and was set right just today. Please.
|Passwords removed and solutions appended.|
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