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@ 2016-02-22 12:33 AM (#21085 - in reply to #20393) (#21085)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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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

AndreyBogdanov



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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

debmohanty




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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

debmohanty




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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

swaroop2011




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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

brecher92



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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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CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-25 12:15 AM

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

GaS



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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!
@ 2016-02-25 7:55 AM (#21110 - in reply to #20393) (#21110)Quote Reply Top

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EMJ posted @ 2016-02-25 7:55 AM

Thanks so much to Serkan and all for the great puzzles and great contest. I especially liked the extended number of weeks. And the system works so well. I hope there will be another contest next year.

If there is, I have one suggestion that might not be too hard to implement. In the "Other's Solves" section, would it be possible to add a "Pause" button in addition to the stop button? After pressing the stop button, the start button clears the grid and starts the solve over. I would greatly enjoy the ability to pause on a solve to try to figure out what the next step should be and then continue from that point.

Another wish (which might be more difficult to implement) involves "reviewing" a puzzle. I sometimes clear previously solved puzzles and rework them. I would like to be able to confirm that my re-solve is correct, especially for the larger puzzles.

Thanks again, and I hope you are feeling much better soon, Serkan!
@ 2016-02-26 12:16 AM (#21112 - in reply to #20393) (#21112)Quote Reply Top

CTC Comments



CTC Comments posted @ 2016-02-26 12:16 AM

Comments on 2016-02-23's Tapa
Hotel commented at 2016-02-23 16:53:56
This is the last day, and it's a nice puzzle too. Thanks for great Tapa puzzles!
Nola commented at 2016-02-23 16:56:08
Oh no, finally my first error on the last day. But 50 wonderful puzzles! Thanks for the nice series!
rajeshk commented at 2016-02-23 23:25:26
Thanks a lot for this Tapa Contest. Looking forward to some more similar contests :)
hinowbye commented at 2016-02-24 01:15:06
Nice puzzle for the end :) my mouse kinda died during this so I kinda lost like 45 seconds but its ok :)
@ 2016-02-26 8:09 AM (#21116 - in reply to #20393) (#21116)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-26 8:09 AM

Classic Tapa Contest for 2016 is officially over. sai won the contest, by a huge margin, as most of us were expecting. EKBM and Prasanna had a very close contest, with EKBM jumping ahead in last few days. Congratulations.

Despite the minor hiccups on few days, I hope everyone enjoyed the contest. Like every year, we will be posting some stats soon.
@ 2016-02-26 8:13 AM (#21117 - in reply to #20393) (#21117)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-02-26 8:13 AM

Personally, it would have been very exciting to have Prasanna at the second place, but he can take consolation in the fact that he has lost to none other than the World Puzzle Champion.
@ 2016-03-04 4:48 AM (#21192 - in reply to #20393) (#21192)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-03-04 4:48 AM

Some statistics about CTC 2016








@ 2016-03-04 5:42 AM (#21193 - in reply to #20393) (#21193)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-03-04 5:42 AM

Some statistics (about different days)


















@ 2016-03-04 5:43 AM (#21194 - in reply to #20393) (#21194)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-03-04 5:43 AM

Some statistics (By Sizes)


@ 2016-03-04 7:10 AM (#21195 - in reply to #20393) (#21195)Quote Reply Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2016-03-04 7:10 AM

I could solve this puzzle logically upto this point. I would like to know apart from intuition of using uniqueness at center, is there any other steps if others can figure out ?



@ 2016-03-04 7:32 AM (#21196 - in reply to #20393) (#21196)Quote Reply Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2016-03-04 7:32 AM

There is a hard deduction on the left side. You can't get past the 113 in R8C2. If you were to go past the left of it R7C3 would be an isolated cell because of the 14 and 24. The 22 blocks passing down the bottom. This means that section of the Tapa wall must connect down the bottom of the grid.

Edited by Para 2016-03-04 7:34 AM
@ 2016-03-04 11:27 AM (#21197 - in reply to #21196) (#21197)Quote Reply Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2016-03-04 11:27 AM

Para - 2016-03-04 7:32 AM

There is a hard deduction on the left side. You can't get past the 113 in R8C2. If you were to go past the left of it R7C3 would be an isolated cell because of the 14 and 24. The 22 blocks passing down the bottom. This means that section of the Tapa wall must connect down the bottom of the grid.


ah i see now. Nice. Thanks.
@ 2016-03-08 2:56 PM (#21218 - in reply to #21192) (#21218)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2016-03-08 2:56 PM

debmohanty - 2016-03-04 4:48 AM

Some statistics about CTC 2016





Who would have predicted in 2012 that I would be one of the most consistent ones in a future edition? :P I still remember the drastic ups and downs from that year. Its sad that that one mistake came because of a double click around a 1-1 corner clue, would have been nice to have perfect accuracy like deu :)
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