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@ 2020-01-25 12:09 PM (#27480 - in reply to #27454) (#27480) Top

ghirsch



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ghirsch posted @ 2020-01-25 12:09 PM

 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? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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? I have a different complaint


Echoing what others have said, it's frustrating to have puzzles with multiple solutions (19, and it sounds like 16 based on the correction).

And also like others said, it took me far too long to recognize that the Kakuro and Kakurodoku use 1-N instead of 1-9. Definitely my fault for not noticing, but since Kakuro nearly always use 1-9, it could have been nice to have a more glaring message like "THESE PUZZLES DO NOT USE 1-9" since I imagine many other more experienced folks also tend to skim the rules, especially when the contest is labeled as "Classics".

And agreeing with others that too much weight was placed on Kakuro, and number placement puzzles generally (both in terms of points, and puzzle type selection).
@ 2020-01-25 2:36 PM (#27481 - in reply to #27454) (#27481) Top

SN Sam



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SN Sam posted @ 2020-01-25 2:36 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-25 5:08 PM (#27487 - in reply to #27454) (#27487) Top

Gyuszi13



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Gyuszi13 posted @ 2020-01-25 5:08 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakurodoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-25 6:59 PM (#27489 - in reply to #27454) (#27489) Top

pranavmanu



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pranavmanu posted @ 2020-01-25 6:59 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? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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


Enjoyable test.Should have completed it... Had a good amount of time for the 2 Black White and Greys but wasnt able to figure them out

Kakurodoku 1,Kakuro 2 and 3 and Thermometer 2 and 3 were my favourites of the lot
Felt that Thermometer 2 was harder than 3
Answer keys were reasonably good
Thank you Rakesh for the smooth start to PR 2020!


Edit :On seeing above comments,I have to say that BWG 1 seems to have 2 solutions and i cant find the mistake in mine.I thought mine was wrong and spent the rest of my time on it without trying BWG 2 deeply enough because of this!.Chance for bonus points missed! :(

Edited by pranavmanu 2020-01-25 7:04 PM
@ 2020-01-25 9:44 PM (#27490 - in reply to #27454) (#27490) Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2020-01-25 9:44 PM

Puzzle 19


The puzzle has two solutions, as noted by some of the participants. Both answers will be accepted as correct.

For those who have already taken the test, the penalty will be removed and an adjustment shall be made based on the approximate time lost.

@ 2020-01-25 9:45 PM (#27491 - in reply to #27489) (#27491) Top

Nikola



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Nikola posted @ 2020-01-25 9:45 PM

That was nice and relaxing test, despite the mistakes. Thanks Rakesh.

I am positively surprised to see three classic sudokus in a puzzle contest. I don't remember ever seeing that. Hope this is the beginning of sudoku's return to puzzle competitions in all its appearances.
@ 2020-01-25 10:44 PM (#27492 - in reply to #27454) (#27492) Top

JoeGun



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JoeGun posted @ 2020-01-25 10:44 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? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Hitori
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-26 10:19 AM (#27493 - in reply to #27454) (#27493) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-26 10:19 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-26 12:28 PM (#27494 - in reply to #27454) (#27494) Top

Latha



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Latha posted @ 2020-01-26 12:28 PM

not able to download the puzzle
@ 2020-01-26 2:52 PM (#27495 - in reply to #27454) (#27495) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-26 2:52 PM

 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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 was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-01-26 4:14 PM (#27496 - in reply to #27454) (#27496) Top

kishy72



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kishy72 posted @ 2020-01-26 4:14 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakuro
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-26 4:43 PM (#27497 - in reply to #27454) (#27497) Top

anithra



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anithra posted @ 2020-01-26 4:43 PM

 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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 was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? I have a different complaint


Completely missed the number limit for the kakuros(my bad). Didnt think of reading instructions for a regulation kakuro. Lesson learnt!. But that said, maybe the name could be changed to Limited Kakuro or something like that?

Was also wondering how i could get stuck in a 6*6 sudoko.. No idea how to claim those points.

Im also confused about the 2nd Numberlink puzzle. Dont understand why my answer is wrong.

Realized after the test that Hitori and the other puzzles were much easier than the kakuros.
@ 2020-01-26 5:02 PM (#27498 - in reply to #27454) (#27498) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-26 5:02 PM

 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
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-26 5:23 PM (#27499 - in reply to #27454) (#27499) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-26 5:23 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White and Grey
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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 was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-01-26 8:06 PM (#27500 - in reply to #27454) (#27500) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-26 8:06 PM

 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? Average
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? I have a different complaint


@ 2020-01-26 11:56 PM (#27501 - in reply to #27454) (#27501) Top

priyambhushan



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priyambhushan posted @ 2020-01-26 11:56 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-01-27 1:20 AM (#27503 - in reply to #27454) (#27503) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-27 1:20 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Hitori
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-27 3:32 AM (#27504 - in reply to #27454) (#27504) Top

kiwijam



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kiwijam posted @ 2020-01-27 3:32 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White and Grey
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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


Lots of points for Kakuros compared to the others, but overall a great contest thank you.
@ 2020-01-27 4:40 AM (#27505 - in reply to #27454) (#27505) Top

bob



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bob posted @ 2020-01-27 4:40 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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 was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I thought I was good at kakuro until I tried these ones...
@ 2020-01-27 4:44 AM (#27506 - in reply to #27505) (#27506) Top

bob



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bob posted @ 2020-01-27 4:44 AM

Oh, now I see I can't use 7,8,9 in the first one and 9 in the second one. This would have made them easier/solvable. I guess I need to read the instructions, even for "classic" puzzles.
@ 2020-01-27 6:35 AM (#27507 - in reply to #27454) (#27507) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-27 6:35 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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 was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-01-27 11:07 AM (#27508 - in reply to #27454) (#27508) Top

vopani



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vopani posted @ 2020-01-27 11:07 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Thermometer
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


Very nice set of puzzles.

Favourites: 9-Thermometer, 20-BlackWhiteGrey, 8-Thermometer

Thanks Rakesh!
@ 2020-01-28 2:11 AM (#27509 - in reply to #27454) (#27509) Top

mstang




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mstang posted @ 2020-01-28 2:11 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 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


I'm happy that I completed the test! Although I got messed up because I forgot that some of the Kakuros / Kakurodokus had [1-6] or [1-8] range.

Edited by mstang 2020-01-28 2:12 AM
@ 2020-01-28 3:03 AM (#27510 - in reply to #27454) (#27510) Top

A Carton Mutant



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A Carton Mutant posted @ 2020-01-28 3:03 AM

 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Kakurodoku
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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


@ 2020-01-28 7:00 AM (#27511 - in reply to #27454) (#27511) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-01-28 7:00 AM

 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? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Black and White
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 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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