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@ 2020-06-20 2:13 AM (#28355 - in reply to #28338) (#28355) Top

WA1729




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WA1729 posted @ 2020-06-20 2:13 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? Shashigane
 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 fun! I like the addition of numbers counting turns in Rassi Silai.

Favorites:

02 Turnkey
09 Rassi Silai
13 Sashigane
20 Pentominous
22 Pentominous Borders
@ 2020-06-20 12:51 PM (#28357 - in reply to #28338) (#28357) Top

ashaash11ash



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ashaash11ash posted @ 2020-06-20 12:51 PM

https://youtu.be/r9EAzzudJKo

A video on five cells.
@ 2020-06-20 9:11 PM (#28358 - in reply to #28338) (#28358) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-06-20 9:11 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? Rassi Silai
 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


@ 2020-06-20 10:31 PM (#28359 - in reply to #28338) (#28359) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-06-20 10:31 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? Pentominous Borders
 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


@ 2020-06-21 12:38 AM (#28360 - in reply to #28338) (#28360) Top

ghirsch



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ghirsch posted @ 2020-06-21 12:38 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? 3D Rassi Silai
 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


Great contest!

The one genre I really didn't like was Rangoli. Also do the letters RANG mean something? Why not just use 1234 or ABCD? I just found it confusing when solving.

Otherwise lots of fun though, I especially liked the Rassi Silai and the new variants (3D and adding turn counts)!
@ 2020-06-21 12:49 AM (#28361 - in reply to #28360) (#28361) Top

ABcDexter



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ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-21 12:49 AM

Thanks for the input.

Yes, RANG means colour. While coming up with the idea of this new puzzle, the thought of using 1234 had crossed my mind. But I didn't want to give it a Sudokuish feel.

Rassi silaai is a personal favourite of mine too. We came up with this innovative thinking of using exploratory clues, simple 3D grids and thematic puzzles (Swastik the holy symbol, LPS).

Hope you will like the future puzzles :)
@ 2020-06-21 5:02 AM (#28362 - in reply to #28338) (#28362) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-06-21 5:02 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? Rassi Silai
 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


@ 2020-06-21 5:53 AM (#28363 - in reply to #28338) (#28363) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-06-21 5:53 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? Rassi Silai
 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


@ 2020-06-21 9:19 AM (#28364 - in reply to #28338) (#28364) Top

swaroop2011




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swaroop2011 posted @ 2020-06-21 9:19 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? Pentominous Borders
 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


A nice ending to PR.
Excellent set of puzzles.
I loved Shashigane and Pentominous.
Thanks Ashish and Anubhav for the wonderful quality.
I am glad I am able to finish the test on high note.
It went smooth today with no struggle.
@ 2020-06-21 11:52 AM (#28365 - in reply to #28338) (#28365) Top

ashaash11ash



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ashaash11ash posted @ 2020-06-21 11:52 AM

A Pentominous Border puzzle video.
https://youtu.be/jH6wppEPsyY
@ 2020-06-21 12:28 PM (#28366 - in reply to #28364) (#28366) Top

ABcDexter



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ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-21 12:28 PM

swaroop2011 - 2020-06-21 9:19 AM

A nice ending to PR.
Excellent set of puzzles.
I loved Shashigane and Pentominous.
Thanks Ashish and Anubhav for the wonderful quality.
I am glad I am able to finish the test on high note.
It went smooth today with no struggle.


Thanks a lot Swaroop :)
@ 2020-06-21 12:59 PM (#28367 - in reply to #28338) (#28367) Top

stefliew



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stefliew posted @ 2020-06-21 12:59 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? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Pentominous Borders
 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 found it harder to get used to using the letters RANG instead of 1234 for Rangoli - had to use additional processing power to keep them ordered in my head since they have to be conseuctive either CW or CCW (not a criticism, just an observation).
@ 2020-06-21 6:18 PM (#28368 - in reply to #28338) (#28368) Top

cyclohexane



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cyclohexane posted @ 2020-06-21 6:18 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? 3D Rassi Silai
 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


@ 2020-06-21 8:34 PM (#28369 - in reply to #28338) (#28369) Top

pranavmanu



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pranavmanu posted @ 2020-06-21 8:34 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? Five Cells
 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


Rounding off the PR season with a fantastic set. Perfect difficulty level and a great quality of puzzles. Thoroughly enjoyed!
My favourites were the Pentominous 2, 5 Cells 3, and the Sashigane 1
My only gripe would be that the 3D Rassi Silai borders were hard to distinguish between dotted lines and borders. I did not see a dark border and ended up losing an easy 3 points.
Happy personally to round the SM/PR season off with a satisfying performance :)

Thank you Ashish and Anubhav!
@ 2020-06-21 10:24 PM (#28370 - in reply to #28338) (#28370) Top

jkong



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jkong posted @ 2020-06-21 10:24 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? Rassi Silai
 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


This was fun, thanks! Almost all new types for me, I practiced the Regions puzzles (and they went pretty smoothly).

I found it tricky to remember the letter sequence in Rangoli: I ended up writing out the eight possible arrangements at the top of the page. ('1234' or 'ABCD' would have been easier?)

Rassi Silai seems very interesting, I'll probably have some fun figuring out the intended logical path through them.

Once again thanks for the contest!
@ 2020-06-22 4:33 AM (#28371 - in reply to #28338) (#28371) Top

GaS



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GaS posted @ 2020-06-22 4:33 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? Rassi Silai
 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


@ 2020-06-23 8:21 AM (#28372 - in reply to #28338) (#28372) Top

chaotic_iak




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chaotic_iak posted @ 2020-06-23 8:21 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? Five Cells
 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? Too many pages / too large grids


Very nice puzzles overall; no complaints about the puzzles themselves. Answer keys for Pentominous could have just been lengths of contiguous blocks separated by border segments, like other puzzles. (I get this might be borrowed from Fillomino; I also think Fillomino should go with lengths of contiguous blocks as well, like what I did in WAPC1-2.) I think Pentominous could have also fit on one page.

EDIT: After looking back at the test, I realized I liked the Regions part of the test much better than MII. In fact, I feel every single genre in MII had something that rubbed me off the wrong way: Turnkey felt intuition-heavy, Rangoli seemed like a weird combination of rules (admittedly probably just unused to them), and Rassi Silai still felt like the threads didn't matter. True, there's the addition of numbers and internal borders, but numbers were only used in one puzzle, and the rules of the genre became filled with more things mashed together. It's very possible it's just everything in MII are new (besides Rassi Silai) and that I should face new genres.

Edited by chaotic_iak 2020-06-23 8:32 AM
@ 2020-06-23 9:53 AM (#28373 - in reply to #28338) (#28373) Top

tamz29



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tamz29 posted @ 2020-06-23 9:53 AM

A nice short test. I think we were all strangers to the MII.
I remembered Rassi Silai from WPC2017, but there were no numbers/3-D there so it's a nice expansion to the genre.
I felt the 3-D grids could be squished-horizontally a bit so it didn't look too flat.
The Regions part were filled with high-quality puzzles. Thanks for them!

Extended thanks to everyone involved with this year's PR. I think this is the first time I competed in all 6 sets.
Would like to see the overall ratings updated regularly though.
@ 2020-06-23 12:41 PM (#28374 - in reply to #28369) (#28374) Top

ABcDexter



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ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-23 12:41 PM

pranavmanu - 2020-06-21 8:34 PM

Rounding off the PR season with a fantastic set. Perfect difficulty level and a great quality of puzzles. Thoroughly enjoyed!
My favourites were the Pentominous 2, 5 Cells 3, and the Sashigane 1
My only gripe would be that the 3D Rassi Silai borders were hard to distinguish between dotted lines and borders. I did not see a dark border and ended up losing an easy 3 points.
Happy personally to round the SM/PR season off with a satisfying performance :)

Thank you Ashish and Anubhav!


Thank you Pranav :)

Will note down your feedback.
@ 2020-06-23 12:43 PM (#28375 - in reply to #28370) (#28375) Top

ABcDexter



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ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-23 12:43 PM

jkong - 2020-06-21 10:24 PM

This was fun, thanks! Almost all new types for me, I practiced the Regions puzzles (and they went pretty smoothly).

I found it tricky to remember the letter sequence in Rangoli: I ended up writing out the eight possible arrangements at the top of the page. ('1234' or 'ABCD' would have been easier?)

Rassi Silai seems very interesting, I'll probably have some fun figuring out the intended logical path through them.

Once again thanks for the contest!


Thanks for your valuable feedback. I do feel that Rangoli should have had ABCD instead of RANG, will alter it accordingly.
@ 2020-06-23 8:21 PM (#28376 - in reply to #28338) (#28376) Top

puzzler05



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puzzler05 posted @ 2020-06-23 8:21 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? Rassi Silai
 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


@ 2020-06-24 12:31 AM (#28377 - in reply to #28338) (#28377) Top

vopani



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vopani posted @ 2020-06-24 12:31 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? Five Cells
 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


Too hard doesn't suit this fantastic PR round to end this year. It is one of my favourites across the years.

Favourites: Five Cells 3, Pentominous 1, Rangoli 3

Thanks a lot Anubhav and Ashish!

@ 2020-06-24 5:00 AM (#28378 - in reply to #28338) (#28378) Top

mstang




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mstang posted @ 2020-06-24 5:00 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? Shashigane
 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


@ 2020-06-24 2:51 PM (#28380 - in reply to #28338) (#28380) Top

TiiT



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TiiT posted @ 2020-06-24 2:51 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? 3D Rassi Silai
 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!
@ 2020-06-24 3:38 PM (#28381 - in reply to #28338) (#28381) Top

ABcDexter



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ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-24 3:38 PM

Thanks Tiit, Rohan, Tawan and Ivan.
Glad that you enjoyed the puzzles :)
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