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@ 2020-04-12 9:35 AM (#27952 - in reply to #27915) (#27952) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-12 9:35 AM

Instruction Booklet


The Instruction Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202004/

@ 2020-04-14 1:00 AM (#27975 - in reply to #27915) (#27975) Top

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auroux posted @ 2020-04-14 1:00 AM

The Hashi example has a missing bridge in the solution in the lower-right corner.
@ 2020-04-14 6:37 PM (#27983 - in reply to #27975) (#27983) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-14 6:37 PM

auroux - 2020-04-14 1:00 AM

The Hashi example has a missing bridge in the solution in the lower-right corner.

Thanks for pointing the error. It will be corrected.
@ 2020-04-14 6:38 PM (#27984 - in reply to #27915) (#27984) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-14 6:38 PM

(Updated) Instruction Booklet


An updated Instruction Booklet is now available: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202004/

Change: Solution for Hashi example corrected.

@ 2020-04-17 3:05 PM (#28019 - in reply to #27984) (#28019) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-17 3:05 PM

Puzzle Booklet


The password protected Puzzle Booklet is now available here: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/202004/

@ 2020-04-17 3:09 PM (#28020 - in reply to #28019) (#28020) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-17 3:09 PM

Tents


The answer key should contain column letters for leftmost tents in each row.
Column letters (A,B,C, etc) are displayed above the grid in the Puzzle Booklet in grey colour.
Use column letter X if there are no tents in a row.
Please go through the example in the Instructions Booklet for more clarity.

@ 2020-04-17 6:57 PM (#28028 - in reply to #27915) (#28028) Top

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Puzzle_Maestro posted @ 2020-04-17 6:57 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? Anglers
 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


@ 2020-04-17 7:06 PM (#28029 - in reply to #27915) (#28029) Top

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Puzzle_Maestro posted @ 2020-04-17 7:06 PM

I don't understand why letters are used for columns: using numbers seems like a better option. Enjoyable puzzles, and a suitable difficulty level this time!
@ 2020-04-18 8:06 AM (#28046 - in reply to #27915) (#28046) Top

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WA1729 posted @ 2020-04-18 8:06 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? Anglers
 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 test as usual! Thanks for putting this together.

I'm not a huge fan of the magnets answer key because you have to alternate between holding shift for + and not holding shift for -. Could we use P and N instead?

Favorite Puzzles:

4 Skyscrapers - I like the almost symmetric grid.
12 Anglers - The 2x2 blocks of fish made the solve interesting.
19 Skylines - This had a lot of loop / skyscraper interaction.
22 Magnetic Fields - I like this variation a lot.
@ 2020-04-18 1:51 PM (#28047 - in reply to #27915) (#28047) Top

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vopani posted @ 2020-04-18 1:51 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? Skyscrapers
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 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


Too hard period.

Favourites: Magnets 10x10, Skylines 8x8, Skyscrapers 7x7

Thanks Priyam and Prasanna!
@ 2020-04-18 7:01 PM (#28051 - in reply to #27915) (#28051) Top

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Schachus posted @ 2020-04-18 7:01 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? Magnets
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 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


@ 2020-04-18 8:32 PM (#28052 - in reply to #27915) (#28052) Top

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TiiT posted @ 2020-04-18 8:32 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? Slitherlink
 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


Had some trouble with big hashi. Also hoped to finish the set and it was close. In general nice and logical puzzles.

But the points distribution was a bit off for me.

Edited by TiiT 2020-04-18 8:32 PM
@ 2020-04-18 9:44 PM (#28053 - in reply to #27915) (#28053) Top

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Grizix posted @ 2020-04-18 9:44 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? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Skylines
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys were horrible
 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


Maybe it’s just me, but I find answer keys with letters for the column numbering (instead of numbers) really painful.
And I cannot see the point of having to put letters instead of digits.
The digits are ordered, and the letters are thrown on the keyboard randomly, so I have to put one hand on the grid to check the alignment with the top letter, and the other hand on the keyboard, trembling from one letter to another, eyes staring wildely to find the good letter.
@ 2020-04-18 10:53 PM (#28054 - in reply to #27915) (#28054) Top

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bob posted @ 2020-04-18 10:53 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? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Skylines
 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


Excellent, entertaining themed puzzles as usual. No where near enough time as usual (for me--I have never been a speedy solver).
@ 2020-04-19 1:25 PM (#28056 - in reply to #27915) (#28056) Top

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harmeet posted @ 2020-04-19 1:25 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Anglers
 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


This was fabulous! Priyam, you don't look like a first time author with this episode. Kudos to you and Prasanna for this. Puzzles were on the difficult side but thoroughly enjoyable. Magnets (17) spoiled my day as I got stuck for 15+ minutes and ultimately broke it.
@ 2020-04-19 5:43 PM (#28059 - in reply to #27915) (#28059) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2020-04-19 5:43 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Tents
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 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


Too hard.

Entering answer keys were a chore.In particular, Hashi's was very difficult to enter and I kept putting more digits than needed in the answer key due to wrong interpretation until I figured how it works.Maybe specific clues can be marked above by a letter and asking the number of clues connected to them would have been better ?!

Also having so many left out puzzles is no fun when one looks to complete the set.Overall an okay contest with too many difficult puzzles than needed.

Thanks Prasanna and Priyam for the contest.
@ 2020-04-19 11:07 PM (#28066 - in reply to #28056) (#28066) Top

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priyambhushan posted @ 2020-04-19 11:07 PM

Thank you so much, for your kind words, Harmeet!
As a first time author it is very encouraging to hear..
Really glad you liked the Puzzles :)

Much thanks to everyone else too for the honest feedback on puzzle quality! Much appreciated :)

Edited by priyambhushan 2020-04-19 11:17 PM
@ 2020-04-19 11:25 PM (#28067 - in reply to #27915) (#28067) Top

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ashaash11ash posted @ 2020-04-19 11:25 PM

The quality of the puzzles were Awesome. I really liked the logic of each and every puzzle. The test was quite hard but enjoyable. It does not seems to be your first round Priyam :) Prasanna is one of the best authors so no need to mention him ;) .

unfortunately i solved 2 magnet puzzles and did not type the answer key. 14 points less from the total score :(


@ 2020-04-20 12:56 AM (#28068 - in reply to #27915) (#28068) Top

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 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Anglers
 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


Very nice puzzles.

Anglers were all very enjoyable. The exploratory puzzles were very good too. The other 10 pointers were difficult but had very nice solve paths.
@ 2020-04-20 1:01 AM (#28069 - in reply to #28067) (#28069) Top

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rakesh_rai posted @ 2020-04-20 1:01 AM

ashaash11ash - 2020-04-19 11:25 PM

The quality of the puzzles were Awesome. I really liked the logic of each and every puzzle. The test was quite hard but enjoyable. It does not seems to be your first round Priyam :) Prasanna is one of the best authors so no need to mention him ;) .

unfortunately i solved 2 magnet puzzles and did not type the answer key. 14 points less from the total score :(


Magnets were 2, 6 and 10 points. Which two added up to 14?
@ 2020-04-20 1:16 AM (#28070 - in reply to #28069) (#28070) Top

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ashaash11ash posted @ 2020-04-20 1:16 AM

The 4 pointer exploratory one and the 10 pointer classic one..
@ 2020-04-20 4:17 AM (#28075 - in reply to #27915) (#28075) Top

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 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? Magnetic Fields
 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? Too many pages / too large grids


@ 2020-04-20 9:01 AM (#28078 - in reply to #27915) (#28078) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-04-20 9:01 AM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Magnetic Fields
 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


As a lockdown exception, I participated in this round. Superb puzles. Quality and logic was amazing.
Of course as others have already stated, its definitely hard round. I broke skyscraper 7 pointer and Hashi 10 pointer at the end. Could have been 17 points more.
Didn't get time to even touch Magnets.

My favourites were:
Skylines and Magnetic Fields

Awesome Job Priyam.
Quality was excellent though difficulty was hard.
Thoroughly Enjoyed.
@ 2020-04-21 4:23 PM (#28089 - in reply to #27915) (#28089) Top

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peluri posted @ 2020-04-21 4:23 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? Anglers
 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


@ 2020-04-22 7:12 AM (#28090 - in reply to #27915) (#28090) Top

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mstang posted @ 2020-04-22 7:12 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? Magnetic Fields
 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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