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@ 2021-04-07 8:36 PM (#29084 - in reply to #29048) (#29084) Top


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rajeshk posted @ 2021-04-07 8:36 PM

Nice and hard puzzles. I practiced most of the types before starting this test and was very (over) confident to complete this test. However, my confidence was shattered with the first Fillomino puzzle itself.
Loved each of the puzzles in this test. Thanks, Swaroop for these great puzzles.
@ 2021-04-08 12:40 AM (#29085 - in reply to #29048) (#29085) Top

A Carton Mutant

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A Carton Mutant posted @ 2021-04-08 12:40 AM

Very nice puzzles! Got spooked a bit by the opening fillominos :) But everything went more or less smoothly except compasses. Glad I got them eventually but I really need to improve at the genre.
Favorites: Double Choco 2, Sashigane 1, Compass 1, Spiral Galaxies 3.
Thank you!
@ 2021-04-09 12:32 AM (#29093 - in reply to #29085) (#29093) Top


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Administrator posted @ 2021-04-09 12:32 AM

Thanks to the 263 official participants. There were 29 finishers in this round.

Congratulations to Endo Ken, Jeffrey Bardon, Walker Anderson and Freddie Hand for taking the top 4 spots, and scoring 130+ points.

Congratulations to Ashish Kumar, Rohan Rao, Rakesh Rai and Rajesh Kumar for taking the top 4 spots from India. Very good performance by Ashish!

Thanks to Swaroop Guggilam for authoring this round!
@ 2021-04-09 4:34 AM (#29094 - in reply to #29048) (#29094) Top


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swaroop2011 posted @ 2021-04-09 4:34 AM

Congratulations to all the winners.

Brief background of the contest:
We selected only those types which were available on with a thought that it will allow solvers to practice these genres.
I also wanted to challenge myself and so I picked all the new genres except Fillomino. New in the sense, I created these genres for the first time. One thing I realized while setting these genres was, they are so uniqueness prone. I created multiple versions of puzzles which would break at the end because of non-unique. Eventually the struggle came through and I was happy with the logic behind all the puzzles.

Most submitted puzzle: Spiral Galaxies 2 (205)
Most correctly submitted puzzle: Spiral Galaxies 2 (99.51%)
Least submitted puzzle: Compass 3 (76) - Expected
Least correctly submitted puzzle: Max Spiral Galaxies 1 (73.54%) - Shocking

Firstly Sincere apologies for the minor mistake in the Spiral Galaxies at the start of the contest, which may have affected 4 to 5 solvers. Apart from that, Most of you liked the puzzle quality and enjoyed solving the puzzles. I understand the difficulty became harder than usual PR rounds. I guess being new genres, I couldn't accurately gauge the difficulty and there was less time to do multiple iterations but will surely keep this in mind for next time.

I hope you solve all the remaining unsolved puzzles in your liesure and maybe also the puzzles you may have guessed through during the contest and would like to discover a nice logical solving path. If you get stuck, feel free to post here and would be happy to guide the next step.
All though I am really happy with the way the puzzles turned out, my personal favourite was the entire Compass Set.
Thanks to everyone for providing their feedback here as well as in the Discord servers.

I now pass the Ball to Priyam for the next PR round (Object Placement). Best of Luck! Eagerly looking forward for the test.
@ 2021-04-10 5:13 PM (#29110 - in reply to #29048) (#29110) Top


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vjain9 posted @ 2021-04-10 5:13 PM

Lovely puzzles Swaroop ! Please do share the solution booklet
@ 2021-04-21 3:31 PM (#29162 - in reply to #29048) (#29162) Top


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kristianroger posted @ 2021-04-21 3:31 PM

@ 2021-04-28 3:14 AM (#29198 - in reply to #29110) (#29198) Top


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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-04-28 3:14 AM

vjain9 - 2021-04-10 5:13 PM

Lovely puzzles Swaroop ! Please do share the solution booklet

Solution Booklet - Link
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