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Select the Tapa variations that you would want to see in TVC XX
We are preparing TVC XX puzzles considering result of the poll. 6 Most voted variations will be directly placed in TVC XX. Link to Tapa Variations List.
OptionResults
Castle Tapa (Page 53)
Pata (Page 3)
Hungarian Tapa (Page 20)
Dutch Tapa (Page 52)
Taca (Page 49)
Tapa in the Cave (Page 38)
Easy as Tapa (Page 11)
Operation Tapa (Page 41)
Tapa Turns (Page 43)
Wordic Tapa (Page 39)
Wired Tapa (Page 33)
Braille Tapa (Page 27)
This is a multiple choice poll.

@ 2016-12-09 11:33 PM (#22180 - in reply to #22164) (#22180) Top

yureklis



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yureklis posted @ 2016-12-09 11:33 PM

rob - 2016-12-07 3:51 AM

Is the Taca example broken? The first row seems to have one block of length 3 instead of two of length 1.


Yes, you are right. I'll fix the example.
@ 2016-12-15 10:59 AM (#22215 - in reply to #22161) (#22215) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-12-15 10:59 AM

Voting is closed.
@ 2016-12-15 3:44 PM (#22216 - in reply to #22161) (#22216) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-12-15 3:44 PM



Logic Masters Indian announces Tapa Variations Contest XX

Dates: 23rd - 26th December 2016

Length: 75+5 minutes

IB and Submission Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/TVC/XX/


@ 2016-12-16 7:40 AM (#22217 - in reply to #22161) (#22217) Top

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paramesis posted @ 2016-12-16 7:40 AM

I just uploaded some examples of Rhombile Transparent Tapa Loop to my blog for practice.

In Dutch Tapa, am I correct in understanding that any cell with a black or white circle that is part of the wall must be adjacent to exactly two shaded cells?

Edited by paramesis 2016-12-16 7:40 AM
@ 2016-12-16 8:49 PM (#22219 - in reply to #22161) (#22219) Top

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chaotic_iak posted @ 2016-12-16 8:49 PM

Latin Tapa: The clue on R3C4 seems wrong; it reads WDRO, not WORD. Also I hope it has a clearer appearance on the test; white on light gray is awful.

Tapa In The Cave: Can clues see past other clues?

Taca: What happens if a row/column with a Tapa clue to be placed is full? Or such row/column may not be full?
@ 2016-12-17 12:06 AM (#22220 - in reply to #22217) (#22220) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2016-12-17 12:06 AM

paramesis - 2016-12-16 7:40 AM

In Dutch Tapa, am I correct in understanding that any cell with a black or white circle that is part of the wall must be adjacent to exactly two shaded cells?


If a black or white circle is the part of the wall, yes; two adjacent cells of those must be blackened.

Edited by yureklis 2016-12-17 12:33 AM
@ 2016-12-17 12:31 AM (#22221 - in reply to #22219) (#22221) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2016-12-17 12:31 AM

chaotic_iak - 2016-12-16 8:49 PM

Latin Tapa: The clue on R3C4 seems wrong; it reads WDRO, not WORD. Also I hope it has a clearer appearance on the test; white on light gray is awful.


Yes there is a typo, will be fixed. About colours, it seems you are right, it is really hard to see letters, I'll do better.

Tapa In The Cave: Can clues see past other clues?


There is not any restriction, so yes they can [TVC XIV, http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com.tr/2013/08/tvc-xiv-practise-part...

Taca: What happens if a row/column with a Tapa clue to be placed is full? Or such row/column may not be full?


I don't get the point; is this a question about rules or are we discussing some possibilities?


Edited by yureklis 2016-12-17 12:33 AM
@ 2016-12-17 3:12 AM (#22222 - in reply to #22221) (#22222) Top

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chaotic_iak posted @ 2016-12-17 3:12 AM

For Taca, yes, talking about rules. The clue on right/bottom of the grid is placed "on the first empty square". I suppose that means there must be an empty square, aka the row/column may not be fully black?
@ 2016-12-18 2:06 AM (#22225 - in reply to #22222) (#22225) Top

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mstang posted @ 2016-12-18 2:06 AM

For Rhombile Transparent Tapa Loop, are shaded clue cells still valid? Or does the clue no longer apply?
@ 2016-12-18 4:57 AM (#22227 - in reply to #22225) (#22227) Top

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paramesis posted @ 2016-12-18 4:57 AM

mstang - 2016-12-17 3:06 PM

For Rhombile Transparent Tapa Loop, are shaded clue cells still valid? Or does the clue no longer apply?


Yes, shaded clue cells are still valid.
@ 2016-12-18 6:22 AM (#22228 - in reply to #22161) (#22228) Top

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Joo M.Y posted @ 2016-12-18 6:22 AM

Practice puzzle for Tapa Difference from Walker Anderson:
http://wa1729.blogspot.com/2016/12/puzzle-100-tapa-difference.html
@ 2016-12-21 4:16 AM (#22240 - in reply to #22161) (#22240) Top

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greenhorn posted @ 2016-12-21 4:16 AM

Does Hungarian Tapa and RTTL have the same answer key as the rest of the puzzles?
@ 2016-12-23 11:12 PM (#22249 - in reply to #22161) (#22249) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-12-23 11:12 PM

Announcements

Password protected puzzle has 11 pages (including a cover page with points table)
Time bonus will be computed after you click 'Claim Bonus'
Penalty will be given irrespective of correctness of submission



Contest Length : 75 minutes
Total Points : 1000
Bonus : 5 points per minute saved (Computed upto seconds)
Grace Period : 5 minutes
Penalty : 8 points per minute used (Computed upto seconds)


@ 2016-12-23 11:31 PM (#22250 - in reply to #22161) (#22250) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-12-23 11:31 PM

Answer keys for Latin Tapa, Rhombile Transparent Tapa Loop, Hungarian Tapa




@ 2016-12-23 11:32 PM (#22251 - in reply to #22161) (#22251) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-12-23 11:32 PM

It is required to enter the required comma (",") in Latin Tapa and Hungarian Tapa.
If commas are missing, points will not be awarded


@ 2016-12-23 11:51 PM (#22252 - in reply to #22227) (#22252) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2016-12-23 11:51 PM

paramesis - 2016-12-18 4:57 AM

mstang - 2016-12-17 3:06 PM

For Rhombile Transparent Tapa Loop, are shaded clue cells still valid? Or does the clue no longer apply?


Yes, shaded clue cells are still valid.


Please don't forget this, blackened clue cells are still valid, you can look at the example.
@ 2016-12-24 2:12 PM (#22255 - in reply to #22161) (#22255) Top

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deu posted @ 2016-12-24 2:12 PM

I think rules of Taca need some clarification. From puzzles in the actual test, "first seen unshaded cell" should be replaced by "first seen cell that is neither shaded nor clued".
@ 2016-12-24 3:48 PM (#22256 - in reply to #22255) (#22256) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2016-12-24 3:48 PM

deu - 2016-12-24 2:12 PM

I think rules of Taca need some clarification. From puzzles in the actual test, "first seen unshaded cell" should be replaced by "first seen cell that is neither shaded nor clued".


You are right
@ 2016-12-25 2:56 AM (#22257 - in reply to #22161) (#22257) Top

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An LMI player posted @ 2016-12-25 2:56 AM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Perfectly balanced
 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
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? A bit too many puzzles
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2016-12-25 2:47 PM (#22259 - in reply to #22161) (#22259) Top

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ghirsch posted @ 2016-12-25 2:47 PM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Perfectly balanced
 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
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? A bit too many puzzles
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Thanks for the puzzles Serkan. I think the first Taca is broken though, which is frustrating since I wasted valuable time trying to solve it.

EDIT: I see now that the rules were incorrect for Taca.

Edited by ghirsch 2016-12-25 2:52 PM
@ 2016-12-25 7:14 PM (#22260 - in reply to #22161) (#22260) Top

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Para posted @ 2016-12-25 7:14 PM

Is there any chance this one can get extended as it's running over Christmas? It's been hard to find some time to do this in between traveling and family gatherings this weekend. I doubt I am the only one to have this problem. If not, I'll try again tomorrow.
@ 2016-12-26 2:02 AM (#22261 - in reply to #22161) (#22261) Top

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mstang posted @ 2016-12-26 2:02 AM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Perfectly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? A bit hard
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? A bit too many puzzles
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2016-12-26 5:06 AM (#22262 - in reply to #22161) (#22262) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-12-26 5:06 AM

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@ 2016-12-26 5:07 AM (#22263 - in reply to #22260) (#22263) Top

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Para - 2016-12-25 7:14 PM

Is there any chance this one can get extended as it's running over Christmas? It's been hard to find some time to do this in between traveling and family gatherings this weekend. I doubt I am the only one to have this problem. If not, I'll try again tomorrow.

Extended.
@ 2016-12-26 11:27 PM (#22276 - in reply to #22161) (#22276) Top

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WA1729 posted @ 2016-12-26 11:27 PM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Perfectly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? A bit hard
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? 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 was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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Thanks!
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