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@ 2016-02-18 1:12 AM (#21038 - in reply to #21000) (#21038)Quote Reply Top

brecher92



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brecher92 posted @ 2016-02-18 1:12 AM

yureklis - 2016-02-14 4:46 PM

brecher92 - 2016-02-09 3:02 AM

I hope Serkan's hand is better!


Recently I had an operation, in these days the time is not by my side, it flows very slowly, and I'm perceiving so much pain than I'd already have, I'm living a delusion :). Also I've figured how hard to able to write :). I have so much pain, but I hope that in next 10 days it will be better for me.

Thanks for asking


I know what you mean -- when I'm not well, it feels like the days last forever, and I just can't wait for the day I'm all better.

Hope that day is coming for you soon.


Edited by brecher92 2016-02-18 1:13 AM
@ 2016-02-18 11:25 AM (#21042 - in reply to #20393) (#21042)Quote Reply Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-18 11:25 AM

23rd Feb is the last day for CTC 2016


50th day of CTC will be on 23rd Feb.


@ 2016-02-19 12:39 AM (#21043 - in reply to #20393) (#21043)Quote Reply Top

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CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-19 12:39 AM

Comments on 2016-02-16's Tapa
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-16 00:13:01
Yet another 2 minutes...... I am really beginning to hate this penalty thing.
@ 2016-02-19 12:46 AM (#21044 - in reply to #20393) (#21044)Quote Reply Top

cheese



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cheese posted @ 2016-02-19 12:46 AM

I could not submit my solution (18th Feb) when I finished solving it (about 20 minutes before deadline). I tried again then some minutes later again but could submit only after a half hour.
@ 2016-02-20 12:10 AM (#21054 - in reply to #20393) (#21054)Quote Reply Top

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CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-20 12:10 AM

Comments on 2016-02-17's Tapa
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-17 00:59:13
Timing adjusted for anurag, chaotic_iak, litleboy, nilz, prasanna16391, TiiT
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-02-17 01:01:16
Not sure how to rate this one. I re-solved it later with some very narrow connectivity logic, which was excellent and a lot of fun. But I just don't think that this was something most people would be able to see with a timer running, and with the big size its more of a lottery for someone who just intuitively solves for the middle being empty. .
brecher92 commented at 2016-02-17 02:39:14
I still don't see the logic with the 1-1-3 on the left side. I'm looking at a few other people's solves and see that this was handled early on, but I don't see how.
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-17 02:52:56
I do not understand this puzzle. The amount of guesses I have made is insane.
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-17 02:57:55
By the way, how do you view other people's solve?
detuned commented at 2016-02-17 03:50:30
absolutely brutal!
brecher92 commented at 2016-02-17 03:51:37
achan, it's on the standings page -- click on "Others' solves"
Para commented at 2016-02-17 04:31:45
Well, that was awful.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-17 06:49:41
very hard.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-17 06:50:16
half of the puzzle i could solve it logically. But later had to guess couple of times which didn't went my way.
anderson commented at 2016-02-17 10:24:49
I guessed the 1-1-3 on the left side and got lucky because that guess propagated through the whole puzzle. Looking at it again, I'm having a lot of trouble completing it logically (i.e. not looking more than 2 steps ahead).
MrLiang commented at 2016-02-17 11:19:53
Ahh!! brain block. It's look like "Puzzle Marathon" for me. :(
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-17 15:47:36
Should've guessed earlier :/
rob commented at 2016-02-17 17:18:02
I only figured out that left area towards the end, with some not-quite-rigorous solving before (though the middle area being empty was necessary due to uniqueness at some point). But it's possible to start there. The core restriction there is that the bottom right cell of the 113 can't be isolated, else it breaks the single 4 together with the 24 and the 33 below. Then you can deduce that the top left cell of the 113 has to escape upwards past the 14, and the top left corner can be resolved.
gareth commented at 2016-02-18 00:16:34
Far too hard for a daily puzzle - I had to give up since I couldn't spend long enough on it, and come back the next day. If a puzzle is extremely hard without warning then it's unreasonable to expect people to magically have enough time set aside at the moment they discover this. It also takes away the fun of it, and means those who don't have other commitments have a definite advantage. ;)
@ 2016-02-20 7:42 AM (#21057 - in reply to #20393) (#21057)Quote Reply Top

aldentea



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aldentea posted @ 2016-02-20 7:42 AM

In the [Others' solve] view, is it impossible to resume playing once [Stop Playing]? I hope it's possible.
@ 2016-02-21 12:11 AM (#21070 - in reply to #20393) (#21070)Quote Reply Top

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CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-21 12:11 AM

Comments on 2016-02-18's Tapa
rob commented at 2016-02-18 04:18:32
Fun! As usual, I'm fastest when I make mistakes that turn out to be right.
marred commented at 2016-02-18 11:53:05
Nice beginings in many parts of diagram, but later problems with connecting it al togheter
@ 2016-02-21 11:49 AM (#21073 - in reply to #21054) (#21073)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-21 11:49 AM

CTC Comments - 2016-02-20 12:10 AM

gareth commented at 2016-02-18 00:16:34
Far too hard for a daily puzzle - I had to give up since I couldn't spend long enough on it, and come back the next day. If a puzzle is extremely hard without warning then it's unreasonable to expect people to magically have enough time set aside at the moment they discover this. It also takes away the fun of it, and means those who don't have other commitments have a definite advantage. ;)

Good point. We plan to add a difficulty level in the next episode of CTC.
@ 2016-02-21 8:41 PM (#21080 - in reply to #21044) (#21080)Quote Reply Top

cheese



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cheese posted @ 2016-02-21 8:41 PM

cheese - 2016-02-18 9:46 PM

I could not submit my solution (18th Feb) when I finished solving it (about 20 minutes before deadline). I tried again then some minutes later again but could submit only after a half hour.


Deb, sorry for disturbing again, could you check if I had the same problem as Nilz? Thank you!
@ 2016-02-22 12:12 AM (#21083 - in reply to #20393) (#21083)Quote Reply Top

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Comments on 2016-02-19's Tapa
olejar commented at 2016-02-19 00:44:32
Today I had a 30 minutes interruption of internet connection during of solving task :-(
katarina commented at 2016-02-19 01:13:45
me too, i couldnt send solution
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-19 17:16:07
Can I finally get a 1st place finish???
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-19 17:22:20
26 seems like a winning score !!
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-19 17:24:21
I'll check back in 8 hours ;)
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-20 08:38:23
easy one to give yourself relief :)
@ 2016-02-22 12:30 AM (#21084 - in reply to #20393) (#21084)Quote Reply Top

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AndreyBogdanov posted @ 2016-02-22 12:30 AM

Is it possible that 22 Feb puzzle has duplicate solution? I'm stupidly looking to my solution for already 20 minutes and can't find any mistalkes.
@ 2016-02-22 12:33 AM (#21085 - in reply to #20393) (#21085)Quote Reply Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2016-02-22 12:33 AM

As it happened a few days ago, an incorrect solution seems to have been entered in the background. That is fixed now, and the timings of the 'incorrect' submissions which match the actual solution will be in the system and edited to reflect on the score page soon.
@ 2016-02-22 12:37 AM (#21086 - in reply to #20393) (#21086)Quote Reply Top

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AndreyBogdanov posted @ 2016-02-22 12:37 AM

Thanks, now I've click submit again in the same solution and got it. I thought I was going crazy :)
@ 2016-02-22 12:41 AM (#21087 - in reply to #21086) (#21087)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-22 12:41 AM

AndreyBogdanov - 2016-02-22 12:37 AM

Thanks, now I've click submit again in the same solution and got it. I thought I was going crazy :)

Fixed timings for
prasanna16391
AndreyBogdanov
OlgaShut
zorant
marred
@ 2016-02-22 12:56 PM (#21091 - in reply to #21087) (#21091)Quote Reply Top

marred



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marred posted @ 2016-02-22 12:56 PM

debmohanty - 2016-02-22 12:41 AM

AndreyBogdanov - 2016-02-22 12:37 AM

Thanks, now I've click submit again in the same solution and got it. I thought I was going crazy :)

Fixed timings for
prasanna16391
AndreyBogdanov
OlgaShut
zorant
marred


Thanks :) I though something has gone wrong as I saw prasanna16391 with result almost 20 minutes :D
@ 2016-02-22 11:59 PM (#21093 - in reply to #20393) (#21093)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-22 11:59 PM

23rd Feb's puzzle will be delayed by 2 hours.
@ 2016-02-23 12:13 AM (#21094 - in reply to #20393) (#21094)Quote Reply Top

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CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-23 12:13 AM

Comments on 2016-02-20's Tapa
john_reid commented at 2016-02-20 02:15:26
Guessed in the middle, but the outside was doable.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-20 08:40:14
nice easy one again.
MrLiang commented at 2016-02-20 09:27:40
Yeah!! Lucky guess.
@ 2016-02-23 1:44 AM (#21096 - in reply to #20393) (#21096)Quote Reply Top

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brecher92 posted @ 2016-02-23 1:44 AM

Great battle on the USA side -- only 2.7 points separate first place from second, and only 1.3 points separate third place from fourth.
@ 2016-02-23 9:02 AM (#21099 - in reply to #21080) (#21099)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-23 9:02 AM

cheese - 2016-02-21 8:41 PM

cheese - 2016-02-18 9:46 PM

I could not submit my solution (18th Feb) when I finished solving it (about 20 minutes before deadline). I tried again then some minutes later again but could submit only after a half hour.


Deb, sorry for disturbing again, could you check if I had the same problem as Nilz? Thank you!
Fixed.
Sorry about the delayed response.
@ 2016-02-23 2:10 PM (#21100 - in reply to #20393) (#21100)Quote Reply Top

marred



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marred posted @ 2016-02-23 2:10 PM

Thanks for great contest. I really enjoyed solving this puzzles. I think now my tapa skills are much higher than two months earlier :)
@ 2016-02-24 12:14 AM (#21103 - in reply to #20393) (#21103)Quote Reply Top

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CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-24 12:14 AM

Comments on 2016-02-21's Tapa
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-21 00:57:44
Nice easy puzzle. Nice connectivity rule used from bottom.
@ 2016-02-24 2:55 AM (#21104 - in reply to #20393) (#21104)Quote Reply Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2016-02-24 2:55 AM

Thanks for the awesome puzzles. I messed up lot of days. But still had lot of fun. I hope you are feeling better now.
Thanks Serkan and LMI.
@ 2016-02-24 7:46 AM (#21106 - in reply to #20393) (#21106)Quote Reply Top

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brecher92 posted @ 2016-02-24 7:46 AM

Great contest. Bravo.
@ 2016-02-25 12:15 AM (#21107 - in reply to #20393) (#21107)Quote Reply Top

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Comments on 2016-02-22's Tapa
marred commented at 2016-02-22 00:28:05
I'm pretty sure, that my second attempt was correct. But I get message this is incorrect. I lost about 10 minutes looking for mistake, not seeing any mistake sent the same solution and... it was correct. Is it possible?
marred commented at 2016-02-22 00:33:30
Ok, nevermind, I didn't click "Send solution" after making amendments and I was still thinking that even after amendments I'm still wrong.
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-22 00:51:10
An incorrect solution was recorded. We have fixed the same. See forum post for details.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-22 04:42:15
I kept making mistakes. Had to restart 5 times. I dunno why i was repeating same mistake. Bad day. So one more to go.
kiwijam commented at 2016-02-22 08:27:37
Another great puzzle. It's sad to say goodbye soon :) Many thanks to Serkan for this series. (I think you were the only author?)
hinowbye commented at 2016-02-23 00:31:33
Today's the last puzzle?!? dang...This was fun!
@ 2016-02-25 4:49 AM (#21109 - in reply to #20393) (#21109)Quote Reply Top

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GaS posted @ 2016-02-25 4:49 AM

No more daily TAPA? Noooooo,
What a pity... :-(

Thanks very much to all the organizers and, expecially, Serkan: it was a great contest (despite my mediocre results, but I can't expect better :-)
Looking for next TVC to have more tapa puzzles!
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