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Parallel Universe IV - LMI September Monthly Puzzle Test - 11th to 16th September 202020 posts • Page 1 of 1 • 1
@ 2020-09-14 5:25 AM (#28513 - in reply to #28511) (#28513) Top

kiwijam



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kiwijam posted @ 2020-09-14 5:25 AM

forcolin - 2020-09-13 8:19 AM

another question regarding the IB.
I find multiple solutions on both stostone and his bigger brother
for example in the second puzzle i can swap the shaded cells in (r2c1 and r3c2) moving them to (r2c2 and r3c1)
Is there anything I miss on the rules?


For puzzle 8, that would be invalid because when horizontal gravity is applied, the top two rows do not neatly form a 2x3 block.
@ 2020-09-14 2:28 PM (#28514 - in reply to #28503) (#28514) Top

min



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min posted @ 2020-09-14 2:28 PM

i have downloaded puzzle booklet bt it is asking password .. what is the password to open it
@ 2020-09-15 3:12 AM (#28515 - in reply to #28514) (#28515) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-09-15 3:12 AM

min - 2020-09-14 2:28 PM

i have downloaded puzzle booklet bt it is asking password .. what is the password to open it


The password will be visible once you click the start button and start the timer for the contest.
@ 2020-09-16 10:05 PM (#28516 - in reply to #28503) (#28516) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-09-16 10:05 PM

Contest extension


The contest is extended by 21 hours - Participants can start the test till 8:59 PM IST (3:29 PM GMT) on 17th September.

@ 2020-09-17 11:12 AM (#28517 - in reply to #28503) (#28517) Top

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harmeet posted @ 2020-09-17 11:12 AM

Thanks Prasanna! This PU episode was certainly tougher than its predecessor. Liked the squared rules.
My favorites:
1. Double Back
2. Kakuro Kakuro
3. LITS
4. Ovotovata
@ 2020-09-18 2:23 PM (#28518 - in reply to #28503) (#28518) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-09-18 2:23 PM

Thanks to all 142 participants!

Congratulations to Endo Ken, Freddie Hand, Walker Anderson, Hideaki Jo, Kota Morinishi and Jeffrey Bardon for completing the set within the time. The top three remain the same from Parallel Universe III.

Among participants from India, Congratulations to Ashish Kumar, Swaroop Guggilam, Rajesh Kumar and Harmeet Singh for top four positions.

Among puzzles, not surprisingly, Stostone proved to be the toughest. Among squared Puzzles, surprisingly, Double double back proved to be the toughest.

Ovotovatatavotovo (like its spelling) was the most error-prone puzzle.

Thanks Prasanna Seshadri for the variety of puzzles in this test.
@ 2020-09-18 10:10 PM (#28519 - in reply to #28503) (#28519) Top

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ashaash11ash posted @ 2020-09-18 10:10 PM

Thanks a lot Prasanna for such a great contest. I enjoyed this contest a lot and would be the best puzzle contest I have solved in recent times. Great puzzles with greats Themes and ofcourse stunning solving path.
@ 2020-09-20 8:32 PM (#28520 - in reply to #28503) (#28520) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2020-09-20 8:32 PM

The Solution Booklet is now available here.
@ 2020-09-22 2:13 AM (#28522 - in reply to #28503) (#28522) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2020-09-22 2:13 AM

Thank you to everyone who participated in this as well as Parallel Universe 3. The last 2 installments were a challenge from the perspective of coming up with ideas that work interestingly within the respective themes and I'm generally happy with how things turned out and I am glad that people seem to have enjoyed the contests in general.

Congratulations to the winners. The top 3 have been the same across both contests, with just a swap between 2nd and 3rd places, which shows that these solvers are skilled at sprint solving as well as solving tougher puzzles. Really impressive performances.

Thank you to Rakesh, Murat, Philipp for their help with putting this together, and of course to Swaroop for his continued work on improving penpa-edit.

Feel free to ask doubts about the puzzles here :)

You can also see two videos covering puzzles on the contest so far.
Simon Anthony's runthrough of the Kakuro and the Kakuro Kakuro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBihIeXcL6I&t=1909s
Ashish Kumar's solve explaining the difficult logic on the Stostone puzzle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ghwaabIDk0
I recommend viewing both videos. They were both informative about the puzzles covered.

@ 2021-05-09 5:29 PM (#29259 - in reply to #28503) (#29259) Top

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Puzzle_Maestro posted @ 2021-05-09 5:29 PM

Hardly an urgent issue, but the results of this contest appear not to be visible.
@ 2021-05-10 6:57 AM (#29261 - in reply to #29259) (#29261) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2021-05-10 6:57 AM

Puzzle_Maestro - 2021-05-09 5:29 PM

Hardly an urgent issue, but the results of this contest appear not to be visible.
Available now.
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