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Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021
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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-12 8:56 AM (#28800 - in reply to #28786) (#28800) Top


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Thanks a lot for the clarification! I must say I'm pretty excited about the concept of this round -- the IB example was already a lot of fun to solve! Though I will probably do badly, I tend to panic in rounds with heavily linked multiple puzzles, and region division puzzles aren't my strong suit.
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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 4:06 PM (#28805 - in reply to #28786) (#28805) Top


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Updated Instruction Booklet


An updated version of the IB is was uploaded at 4 PM on 14th January at the contest page.

Changes:
(1) Test duration is now 150 minutes.
(2) Heterocut rules and examples modified
(3) Instant Grading section in page 2 is updated. Each puzzle will be worth 100 points, and there will be penalties for wrong submissions.

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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 4:08 PM (#28806 - in reply to #28786) (#28806) Top


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Bonus points


6 points per minute saved, if all 10 puzzles are correctly solved.

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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 4:28 PM (#28807 - in reply to #28786) (#28807) Top


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Puzzle Booklet - Notes


1. Puzzle booklet will not contain any rules, examples, points details or answer key descriptions. It will only contain the puzzle name and puzzle grids.
2. There will be two version of the puzzle booklet - one in A4 and the other in A3 size.

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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 6:29 PM (#28808 - in reply to #28786) (#28808) Top


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This looks super fun, really enjoyed the example.

Question about the booklet: I imagine A3 would be a single page while A4 splits the puzzle across two pages at a similar resolution?

Also some formatting wishes (it will work fine as is, but if you happen to address this, lovely):
- the grid lines are very thick/opaque, making it hard to recognize a wall drawn over it; thinner dashing would be great
- I can make out the difference between blue and red on a grayscale print-out, but they're pretty close; I think if blue were made a bit lighter it would still be recognizable easily and the difference would be more clear
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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 7:38 PM (#28812 - in reply to #28808) (#28812) Top


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rob - 2021-01-14 3:29 PM

Question about the booklet: I imagine A3 would be a single page while A4 splits the puzzle across two pages at a similar resolution?


A3 is single page and A4 is 5 pages with same resolution of puzzles (2 puzzles for 1 page)

rob - 2021-01-14 3:29 PM

- the grid lines are very thick/opaque, making it hard to recognize a wall drawn over it; thinner dashing would be great
- I can make out the difference between blue and red on a grayscale print-out, but they're pretty close; I think if blue were made a bit lighter it would still be recognizable easily and the difference would be more clear


About thick lines, do you mean boundary lines? Because all other lines inside puzzle are dashed for that reason. I print it several times with different resolution, and everytime the lines was good. The coloring was my issue from the beggining, if use, and in what form,
but I should stick with this version. The actual puzzle will look pretty "similar" so, I belive, that it will be clear.
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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 8:58 PM (#28813 - in reply to #28812) (#28813) Top


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Answer Key


Reminder for Answer Key entry: If a cell contains a multidigit number, only enter the last digit for that cell.

rob
Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 10:08 PM (#28816 - in reply to #28812) (#28816) Top


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muhorka - 2021-01-14 7:38 PM
About thick lines, do you mean boundary lines? Because all other lines inside puzzle are dashed for that reason. I print it several times with different resolution, and everytime the lines was good. The coloring was my issue from the beggining, if use, and in what form,
but I should stick with this version. The actual puzzle will look pretty "similar" so, I belive, that it will be clear.


No, I meant the dashed lines. They're quite dark and thick compared to usual puzzle renderings, so I find myself having to work my pencil hard to see a clear difference between "unused line" and "used line".

(I zoomed in on the booklet earlier and now understand a bit better for why they look the way they do. That's a very creative solution for making dashed lines :p, and I understand how it's difficult to change.)

Anyway, as I said I'll manage, and I promise I'll stop bugging you about that now. :p
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Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-14 11:12 PM (#28817 - in reply to #28816) (#28817) Top


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Puzzle Booklet


The password protected Puzzle Booklet is now available for download at the contest page.

rob
Subject: Re: Divide and Conquer - LMI January Monthly Puzzle Test - 15th to 20th January 2021 @ 2021-01-15 2:04 AM (#28819 - in reply to #28786) (#28819) Top


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