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@ 2020-04-30 2:56 AM (#28143 - in reply to #27996) (#28143) Top

Swistakk



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Country : Poland

Swistakk posted @ 2020-04-30 2:56 AM

This puzzle was a masterpiece! Big thanks for the tremendous effort of preparing it. I completed it in more or less 5 hours. I started it today at ~15:20, completed at ~20:10, but got a mistake in Row C only. Took me more than 20 minutes to figure out where it is, but it was easy to fix it, so I got the correct answer 7 minutes after the contest ended xD.
@ 2020-04-30 10:58 AM (#28144 - in reply to #27996) (#28144) Top

Kithyane



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Country : France

Kithyane posted @ 2020-04-30 10:58 AM

That puzzle was an awesome experience, thank you Jonah !
I honestly can't begin to comprehend how such a puzzle can be created, it is very impressive.

The feelings when I opened the pdf, saw the matchmaker grid and thought "uh, where is the puzzle ?", then read the first line of the second page... big emotional whiplash :D
(I don't know if some people expected the twist beforehand, but I was not one of them !)

The entry point was not trivial (constraint between Country, and ? clue limited to 6) but I suppose I had a good intuition on that day !
After that the puzzle solved quite smoothly.
I had a bit of a difficult moment in the C zone, luckily never destroying my progress in other parts ; and had to use trial and error to join several loop parts around the junction of ABDE regions in the end (I guess I started to be tired and didn't notice something logical with the masyu rule ?).

I must say, after all that I was quite surprised to see it had only taken me 90 minutes, it felt like a longer journey !


@ 2020-04-30 1:23 PM (#28145 - in reply to #28144) (#28145) Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2020-04-30 1:23 PM

@ 2020-04-30 9:15 PM (#28147 - in reply to #27996) (#28147) Top

oe2



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Country : Germany

oe2 posted @ 2020-04-30 9:15 PM

I got another solution, could anyone check it, please? It's only different in the middle sector, starting in row 8 (key C): 213312; row 9: 11211222; row 10: 112341 and the ice-barn-clues in row 8 and 10 are visited twice. Thx

Edited by oe2 2020-04-30 9:16 PM
@ 2020-04-30 9:22 PM (#28148 - in reply to #28147) (#28148) Top

sstackho



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Country : Canada

sstackho posted @ 2020-04-30 9:22 PM

The ice barn clue in row 10 could not be visited twice, as the horizontal crossing would violate the Liar restriction, as it would be a room entry of length 1.
@ 2020-04-30 9:28 PM (#28149 - in reply to #28147) (#28149) Top

Swistakk



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Country : Poland

Swistakk posted @ 2020-04-30 9:28 PM

oe2 - 2020-04-30 9:15 PM

I got another solution, could anyone check it, please? It's only different in the middle sector, starting in row 8 (key C): 213312; row 9: 11211222; row 10: 112341 and the ice-barn-clues in row 8 and 10 are visited twice. Thx


Oh yeah, I got exactly the same mistake... Noticing that this particular ice barn crossing is forbidden by liar rule was pretty tricky to me, that was the mistake I was searching 20 minutes for and it would definitely simplify the process of solving had I noticed it earlier.
@ 2020-04-30 11:55 PM (#28153 - in reply to #28148) (#28153) Top

oe2



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Country : Germany

oe2 posted @ 2020-04-30 11:55 PM

Thanks
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