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@ 2015-08-22 9:55 PM (#19133 - in reply to #19048) (#19133) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2015-08-22 9:55 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-23 1:05 PM (#19136 - in reply to #19048) (#19136) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2015-08-23 1:05 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-23 2:38 PM (#19138 - in reply to #19048) (#19138) Top

wgryciuk



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wgryciuk posted @ 2015-08-23 2:38 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-23 5:35 PM (#19139 - in reply to #19048) (#19139) Top

Kwaka



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Kwaka posted @ 2015-08-23 5:35 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-23 6:42 PM (#19140 - in reply to #19048) (#19140) Top

gaurav.kjain



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gaurav.kjain posted @ 2015-08-23 6:42 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


Nice set of puzzles and amazing construction, thanks Deb.
My test went smoothly, at the end some logistics problem, which costed me some bonus points, overall satisfied :).
@ 2015-08-23 7:07 PM (#19141 - in reply to #19048) (#19141) Top

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TiiT posted @ 2015-08-23 7:07 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 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? Too many


@ 2015-08-24 12:15 AM (#19142 - in reply to #19048) (#19142) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2015-08-24 12:15 AM

 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? Just right
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 1:09 AM (#19143 - in reply to #19048) (#19143) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2015-08-24 1:09 AM

 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? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 7:59 AM (#19145 - in reply to #19048) (#19145) Top

peluri



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peluri posted @ 2015-08-24 7:59 AM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 2:51 PM (#19148 - in reply to #19048) (#19148) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2015-08-24 2:51 PM

 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? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 4:37 PM (#19149 - in reply to #19048) (#19149) Top

margareta456



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margareta456 posted @ 2015-08-24 4:37 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 7:17 PM (#19150 - in reply to #19048) (#19150) Top

Swagatam



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Swagatam posted @ 2015-08-24 7:17 PM

 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


@ 2015-08-24 8:02 PM (#19151 - in reply to #19048) (#19151) Top

Hariss



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Hariss posted @ 2015-08-24 8:02 PM

 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? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 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 do you think about including as many smaller grids? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 8:44 PM (#19152 - in reply to #19048) (#19152) Top

amitsowani




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amitsowani posted @ 2015-08-24 8:44 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-24 11:12 PM (#19153 - in reply to #19048) (#19153) Top

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rakesh_rai posted @ 2015-08-24 11:12 PM

 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? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 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? Too many


Nice puzzles. I liked the Diagonal (9x9), Pencilmarks (6x6) and Palindrome (6x6). The 9x9s could have been a little harder.
@ 2015-08-25 2:02 AM (#19154 - in reply to #19048) (#19154) Top

B. Thananon



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B. Thananon posted @ 2015-08-25 2:02 AM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? representation could have been better
 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
 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? Just right


@ 2015-08-25 5:27 AM (#19156 - in reply to #19048) (#19156) Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2015-08-25 5:27 AM

Extended the contest by 6 hours based on a request from a player.
@ 2015-08-25 10:10 AM (#19157 - in reply to #19048) (#19157) Top

bilgin



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bilgin posted @ 2015-08-25 10:10 AM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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 do you think about including as many smaller grids? Just right


@ 2015-08-25 10:44 AM (#19158 - in reply to #19048) (#19158) Top

rvarun



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rvarun posted @ 2015-08-25 10:44 AM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Just right


A great set of puzzles and amazing solving path for most of the puzzles. I personally liked the Untouch 9x9 and Palindrome 9x9 among the ones I solved.
@ 2015-08-25 12:07 PM (#19159 - in reply to #19048) (#19159) Top

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tamz29 posted @ 2015-08-25 12:07 PM

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.
@ 2015-08-25 12:24 PM (#19161 - in reply to #19048) (#19161) Top

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Richard posted @ 2015-08-25 12:24 PM

 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? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 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? Too many


@ 2015-08-25 12:33 PM (#19162 - in reply to #19048) (#19162) Top

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devarajand posted @ 2015-08-25 12:33 PM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice


@ 2015-08-25 2:23 PM (#19164 - in reply to #19048) (#19164) Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2015-08-25 2:23 PM

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.
@ 2015-08-25 2:33 PM (#19165 - in reply to #19048) (#19165) Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2015-08-25 2:33 PM

Password removed from the booklet and solutions appended.


Edited by debmohanty 2015-08-25 2:33 PM
@ 2015-08-25 7:55 PM (#19168 - in reply to #19048) (#19168) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2015-08-25 7:55 PM

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. :)
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