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Shading and Loops - 20th - 25th Mar 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 202077 posts • Page 2 of 4 • 1 2 3 4
@ 2020-03-22 5:11 PM (#27773 - in reply to #27732) (#27773) Top

TiiT



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TiiT posted @ 2020-03-22 5:11 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? Myopia
 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


These were the nicest answer keys I've ever seen in a puzzle competition.
@ 2020-03-22 5:27 PM (#27774 - in reply to #27732) (#27774) Top

Houk13



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Houk13 posted @ 2020-03-22 5:27 PM

I really enjoyed the puzzles, though I think I don't get the windows rules completely. Can someone explain why this solution to puzzle 5 isn't valid? (x = shaded, _ is white)
___xxxxx
xx_x____
_xxxxxxx
_x______
_xxxxxx_
_x____x_
xxxx_xxx
_____x__
@ 2020-03-22 5:52 PM (#27775 - in reply to #27774) (#27775) Top

rakesh_rai




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rakesh_rai posted @ 2020-03-22 5:52 PM

Houk13:

In your solution, many given shaded cells are showing as unshaded. (Example R2C7). Did you solve the same puzzle?

Otherwise, it seems a valid windows solution.
@ 2020-03-22 6:10 PM (#27776 - in reply to #27775) (#27776) Top

Houk13



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Houk13 posted @ 2020-03-22 6:10 PM

Thanks, I do seem to have made some mistakes copying the puzzle, that explains a lot
@ 2020-03-22 6:25 PM (#27777 - in reply to #27766) (#27777) Top

bob



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bob posted @ 2020-03-22 6:25 PM

Timjamiller - 2020-03-21 9:21 AM

Hey Bob. One misinterpretation you're having is that you're allowing empty spaces to occur. The puzzle instructions say that the loop must visit every cell.

The rule I was having trouble with was the horizontal/vertical adjacency stuff...mostly because I overlooked that in my first readthrough. I was originally thinking that it was path adjacent (like ghirsh) and not cell-adjacent.


Thanks for finding my mistake. Even when re-reading my eyes gloss right over the little word "all" since I am assuming it is a Masyu variation (which it is not). This makes the larger puzzles possible; thanks again. bob
@ 2020-03-22 6:30 PM (#27778 - in reply to #27732) (#27778) Top

chaotic_iak




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chaotic_iak posted @ 2020-03-22 6:30 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? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Transparent Yajilin
 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


@ 2020-03-22 6:41 PM (#27779 - in reply to #27732) (#27779) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-03-22 6:41 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
 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


@ 2020-03-22 7:10 PM (#27780 - in reply to #27732) (#27780) Top

kishy72



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kishy72 posted @ 2020-03-22 7:10 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? Nurikabe
 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


Great puzzles with a good balance of difficulty.

I had a smooth run until I hit Windows (7) and Border Nurikabe (12).These 2 ate up a sizeable chunk of my time.In the end, I was just extremely lucky to submit the 12 pointer at exactly the last second !!

Thanks Swaroop for a nice puzzle set.Favourites are Nurikabe and Myopia.
@ 2020-03-22 8:52 PM (#27781 - in reply to #27773) (#27781) Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-03-22 8:52 PM

TiiT - 2020-03-22 5:11 PM

These were the nicest answer keys I've ever seen in a puzzle competition.


Thank you.
@ 2020-03-22 8:52 PM (#27782 - in reply to #27780) (#27782) Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-03-22 8:52 PM

kishy72 - 2020-03-22 7:10 PM

Great puzzles with a good balance of difficulty.

I had a smooth run until I hit Windows (7) and Border Nurikabe (12).These 2 ate up a sizeable chunk of my time.In the end, I was just extremely lucky to submit the 12 pointer at exactly the last second !!

Thanks Swaroop for a nice puzzle set.Favourites are Nurikabe and Myopia.


Thank you. Made it just in time. Well done.
@ 2020-03-22 11:46 PM (#27783 - in reply to #27732) (#27783) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-03-22 11:46 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Transparent Yajilin
 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


@ 2020-03-23 3:00 AM (#27784 - in reply to #27732) (#27784) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-03-23 3:00 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? Border Nurikabe
 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


@ 2020-03-23 4:47 AM (#27785 - in reply to #27732) (#27785) Top

kiwijam



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kiwijam posted @ 2020-03-23 4:47 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? Ripple Loop
 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


@ 2020-03-23 1:01 PM (#27786 - in reply to #27732) (#27786) Top

euklid



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euklid posted @ 2020-03-23 1:01 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? Border Nurikabe
 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


@ 2020-03-23 4:35 PM (#27787 - in reply to #27732) (#27787) Top

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tamz29 posted @ 2020-03-23 4:35 PM

Nice test, Swaroop.
This goes to show that not all easy puzzles are boring.
A lovely introduction to these types where a lot of existing puzzles written could be impossibly difficuly for newer solvers.
Thanks!
@ 2020-03-23 7:00 PM (#27788 - in reply to #27732) (#27788) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-03-23 7:00 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? Border Nurikabe
 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


@ 2020-03-23 7:00 PM (#27789 - in reply to #27732) (#27789) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-03-23 7:00 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? Border Nurikabe
 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


@ 2020-03-23 8:41 PM (#27790 - in reply to #27732) (#27790) Top

pranavmanu



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pranavmanu posted @ 2020-03-23 8:41 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? Trio Cut
 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


Thanks a lot Swaroop for a near perfect test
Favourites were Ripple Loop set and Trio cut set
Had a lot of time for the Windows but couldnt get them which was quite disappointing
Enjoyed!
@ 2020-03-23 10:21 PM (#27791 - in reply to #27732) (#27791) Top

rob



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rob posted @ 2020-03-23 10:21 PM

Thanks Swaroop, this felt like a perfect PR round to me. Easy puzzles (but, honestly, not *that* easy to solve rigorously, so very much appropriate for a contest targetted towards less experienced solvers. Thanks a lot!

I feel lucky for the instant grading, since my one mistake was a real mistake (I'd let some transparent yajilin clues unused by the loop) and not just an input error.
@ 2020-03-24 3:29 AM (#27792 - in reply to #27732) (#27792) Top

Feadoor



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Feadoor posted @ 2020-03-24 3:29 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? Yajilin
 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


@ 2020-03-24 8:55 AM (#27793 - in reply to #27787) (#27793) Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-03-24 8:55 AM

tamz29 - 2020-03-23 4:35 PM

Nice test, Swaroop.
This goes to show that not all easy puzzles are boring.
A lovely introduction to these types where a lot of existing puzzles written could be impossibly difficulty for newer solvers.
Thanks!


Thank you very much.
@ 2020-03-24 8:56 AM (#27794 - in reply to #27790) (#27794) Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-03-24 8:56 AM

pranavmanu - 2020-03-23 8:41 PM

Thanks a lot Swaroop for a near perfect test
Favourites were Ripple Loop set and Trio cut set
Had a lot of time for the Windows but couldnt get them which was quite disappointing
Enjoyed!


Thank you. Although completing would have been better, but you did well.
@ 2020-03-24 8:57 AM (#27795 - in reply to #27791) (#27795) Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-03-24 8:57 AM

rob - 2020-03-23 10:21 PM

Thanks Swaroop, this felt like a perfect PR round to me. Easy puzzles (but, honestly, not *that* easy to solve rigorously, so very much appropriate for a contest targetted towards less experienced solvers. Thanks a lot!

I feel lucky for the instant grading, since my one mistake was a real mistake (I'd let some transparent yajilin clues unused by the loop) and not just an input error.


Thank you Rob.
@ 2020-03-24 2:31 PM (#27796 - in reply to #27732) (#27796) Top

harmeet



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harmeet posted @ 2020-03-24 2:31 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? Windows
 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


@ 2020-03-24 5:10 PM (#27797 - in reply to #27732) (#27797) Top

Helen



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Helen posted @ 2020-03-24 5:10 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? Myopia
 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


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