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@ 2011-02-05 9:56 AM (#3394 - in reply to #3202) (#3394) Top

brianklimek



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brianklimek posted @ 2011-02-05 9:56 AM

HELP!! Ive started the contest and timer, and the puzzle booklet is "not available"???
@ 2011-02-05 9:58 AM (#3395 - in reply to #3394) (#3395) Top

brianklimek



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brianklimek posted @ 2011-02-05 9:58 AM

Im getting the following message:
Server Error404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

What do I do?
@ 2011-02-05 9:59 AM (#3396 - in reply to #3392) (#3396) Top

brianklimek



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brianklimek posted @ 2011-02-05 9:59 AM

You still online trying to get this to work?
@ 2011-02-05 10:03 AM (#3397 - in reply to #3396) (#3397) Top

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brianklimek posted @ 2011-02-05 10:03 AM

Hello - I started the contest and cannot get the puzzle booklet. Is it possible to reset me, UserID is brianklimek, and I will try again tomorrow night? I really would like to take part in this TAPA contest.
Thanks.
Brian Klimek
@ 2011-02-05 10:27 AM (#3398 - in reply to #3397) (#3398) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-02-05 10:27 AM

brianklimek - 2011-02-05 10:03 AM

Hello - I started the contest and cannot get the puzzle booklet. Is it possible to reset me, UserID is brianklimek, and I will try again tomorrow night? I really would like to take part in this TAPA contest.
Thanks.
Brian Klimek

Hi Brian, There was typo in the download link. It is fixed now. You should be able to download the file - Here is the download link - http://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/dl.asp?attachmentid=107

Also, your start record has been deleted, you can Start the contest again.

Please post here if you face any problems.
@ 2011-02-05 10:28 AM (#3399 - in reply to #3392) (#3399) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-02-05 10:28 AM

DreamRose311 - 2011-02-05 8:24 AM

Is it just me or is the file not working? Has anyone else tried to start yet?

There was a typo in the link. It is fixed now.
@ 2011-02-05 9:47 PM (#3400 - in reply to #3399) (#3400) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2011-02-05 9:47 PM

ATTENTION
Word Tapa: There is an unclear phrase in the instructions. Each word should intersect or overlap with another one, but the instruction doesn't state this clearly. E.g. if there are two words as ONE and TWO, they can be TWONE but they cannot be TWOONE or ONETWO.

All submissions will be checked manually. You can solve the puzzle as you like, the solutions will be accepted if it is correct with or without intersecting every word.

Edited by yureklis 2011-02-05 9:48 PM
@ 2011-02-06 12:57 AM (#3407 - in reply to #3400) (#3407) Top

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rakesh_rai posted @ 2011-02-06 12:57 AM

Nice puzzles - neither too easy nor too difficult. Although I was not able to attempt a majority of the puzzles, I enjoyed the ones which I could. Thanks Serkan for the nice contest.
@ 2011-02-06 3:00 AM (#3408 - in reply to #3202) (#3408) Top

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StGeorge posted @ 2011-02-06 3:00 AM

Great puzzles, I still haven't finished all of them, but I'll be sure to do so.

I realised, though, that I have posted my answers to the Tapa with Borders puzzles in the fields for the Tapa Possible puzzles. It would be very much appreciated if you could amend this error on my part.
I guess the error-checking system isn't of much use when the answers to all puzzles have the same format :)
@ 2011-02-06 3:08 AM (#3409 - in reply to #3408) (#3409) Top

yureklis



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yureklis posted @ 2011-02-06 3:08 AM

StGeorge - 2011-02-06 3:00 AM

Great puzzles, I still haven't finished all of them, but I'll be sure to do so.

I realised, though, that I have posted my answers to the Tapa with Borders puzzles in the fields for the Tapa Possible puzzles. It would be very much appreciated if you could amend this error on my part.
I guess the error-checking system isn't of much use when the answers to all puzzles have the same format :)


:) I sent a message you about it. And i asked this. Of course you get points. But i think there are some technical issues in this situation, so probably administrator can fix this.
@ 2011-02-06 5:51 AM (#3410 - in reply to #3409) (#3410) Top

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forcolin posted @ 2011-02-06 5:51 AM

I believe there is another bad sentence on the WORD TAPA puzzle.
"Different words can intersect only if they share a letter" says the booklet. but in the example VARIATION and CONTEST share TWO letters (ON).
should the instruction say "if they share at least a letter"?
@ 2011-02-06 6:30 AM (#3411 - in reply to #3410) (#3411) Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2011-02-06 6:30 AM

Question on Tapa Star from someone who has done the test: does the count of cells between the two stars include the two stars themselves? I interpreted as if the stars in a row were in column 1 and column 6, then 4 would be entered for that row (columns 2,3,4,5 are between them). If that's not what you meant, can credit still be given?
@ 2011-02-06 6:33 AM (#3412 - in reply to #3411) (#3412) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-02-06 6:33 AM

MellowMelon - 2011-02-06 6:30 AM

Question on Tapa Star from someone who has done the test: does the count of cells between the two stars include the two stars themselves? I interpreted as if the stars in a row were in column 1 and column 6, then 4 would be entered for that row (columns 2,3,4,5 are between them). If that's not what you meant, can credit still be given?


You already have points for Tapa Star - You can check your submissions and points here http://logicmastersindia.com/TVC/V/score.asp
@ 2011-02-06 11:37 AM (#3416 - in reply to #3398) (#3416) Top

brianklimek



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brianklimek posted @ 2011-02-06 11:37 AM

Thanks Deb.
@ 2011-02-06 11:51 AM (#3417 - in reply to #3202) (#3417) Top

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motris posted @ 2011-02-06 11:51 AM

Beautiful test Serkan. I eagerly await the next one!
@ 2011-02-06 2:28 PM (#3418 - in reply to #3202) (#3418) Top

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harmeet posted @ 2011-02-06 2:28 PM

serkan,
very nice set of puzzles.

for tapa rotator i combined row A and row B answers in the first row and second rotator puzzle's answer in the next row, amounting to both puzzles tagged as incorrect. can this be considered?

thanks and regards,
Harmeet
@ 2011-02-06 7:19 PM (#3419 - in reply to #3418) (#3419) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-02-06 7:19 PM

harmeet - 2011-02-06 2:28 PM
for tapa rotator i combined row A and row B answers in the first row and second rotator puzzle's answer in the next row, amounting to both puzzles tagged as incorrect. can this be considered?

done.
@ 2011-02-06 9:26 PM (#3420 - in reply to #3202) (#3420) Top

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zhergan posted @ 2011-02-06 9:26 PM

Serkan for really nice set of puzzles and LMI for hosting
this event. Tapa is a really nice puzzle type and its different
variants increased a lot. Just by looking at normal tapa and its
many variants I hope you will invent some other new puzzle types
in the future...

Regards,

Zafer
@ 2011-02-07 12:16 AM (#3421 - in reply to #3202) (#3421) Top

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tamz29 posted @ 2011-02-07 12:16 AM

Awesome puzzles!
I got penalised on time, but manage to get all my solutions correct.
I need to practise some more tapas...
@ 2011-02-07 3:28 AM (#3422 - in reply to #3202) (#3422) Top

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David McNeill posted @ 2011-02-07 3:28 AM

I'm afraid I found this contest just too difficult. Obviously a lot of practice needed. The puzzles which I finished in the time were all very nicely designed and I look forward to trying the others later.

David McNeill.
@ 2011-02-07 3:46 AM (#3423 - in reply to #3422) (#3423) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2011-02-07 3:46 AM

David McNeill - 2011-02-07 3:28 AM

I'm afraid I found this contest just too difficult. Obviously a lot of practice needed. The puzzles which I finished in the time were all very nicely designed and I look forward to trying the others later.

David McNeill.


I agree with you. I didnt make puzzles in different difficulties, i have a reason for this. In the last year we didnt use any bonus points, and in this year we dont want to break TVC rules. I had to make most of puzzles not easy due to lack of bonus points. Because we dont want to have a lot of participants who solved all puzzles. But i am afraid of not being good. So we decided to make much more puzzles than TVC V so that offering much more easy puzzles to all participants in next contests. We think that is better.

Best,

Serkan

Edited by yureklis 2011-02-07 3:47 AM
@ 2011-02-07 4:00 AM (#3424 - in reply to #3202) (#3424) Top

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forcolin posted @ 2011-02-07 4:00 AM


Serkan
good set of puzzles as usual. a bit confused about tapa word do not understand why the second puzzle is wrong, perhaps did not understand the rule about overlapping of words.
Pity because costed me penalty points to amend a typo from the solution which was wrong anyway
stefano
@ 2011-02-07 4:05 AM (#3425 - in reply to #3424) (#3425) Top

yureklis



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yureklis posted @ 2011-02-07 4:05 AM

forcolin - 2011-02-07 4:00 AM


Serkan
good set of puzzles as usual. a bit confused about tapa word do not understand why the second puzzle is wrong, perhaps did not understand the rule about overlapping of words.
Pity because costed me penalty points to amend a typo from the solution which was wrong anyway
stefano


Stefano, you got the points from second word tapa. In the forum we announced that we check manually word puzzles solutions because of some ambiguous instruction . So your solution is correct, and you got the points.
@ 2011-02-07 7:50 AM (#3426 - in reply to #3425) (#3426) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2011-02-07 7:50 AM

First contest of 2011 Tapa Series is over, many thanks to all participants and LMI.

The top three competitors are:

1- Thomas Snyder (USA) - 15/15 - 49:01
2- Andrey Bogdanov (Russia) - 15/15 - 71:27
3- Florian Kirch (Germany) - 15/15 - 72:32

Results can be viewed: http://logicmastersindia.com/TVC/V/score.asp

Congratulations to Thomas for first victory of Tapa 2011 Series. He solved all puzzles in amazing total times. I think in this year Tapa Series will be more challening for everyone.

* TVC V has 15 puzzles, and next contests will have much more puzzles than this.

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- The puzzle solved by least competitors was 10B - Tapa Possible.
- The puzzle solved by most competitors was 2 - Tapa Filler.
- The puzzle with the highest rating was 10B - Tapa Possible and the puzzle with the lowest rating was 2- Tapa Filler.

* Last year we mostly prefered to get B/W answering format. All competitors had to enter marked row/column contents. But this was hard for all of us, so we changed the general answer format. This one is shorter and easier than the old one. But as a contest designer I have doubts in this answer format, about the puzzles being solved almost completely by competitors. So I chose some rows which need being more careful, like Tapa Filler second row, or 2nd Tapa rotator first row. Please remember this for next contests.

* We will follow same pattern like previous year. So, your first contest results will be transferred to the general table multiplied by a constant. I think the table will be available after TVC VI.

* Same like last year contests' total points will rise, of course penalty points too.

* Please remember in this year best 3 results out of 4 will be considered. So, it is not important to have one bad performance.

* TVC VI instruction will be published on 14 February.

* One more thing, if you have variation ideas please share us.

All the best,

Serkan Yurekli

Edited by yureklis 2011-02-07 7:52 AM
@ 2011-02-07 8:26 AM (#3427 - in reply to #3426) (#3427) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-02-07 8:26 AM

Congratulations to Thomas for winning this contest (and also for winning Sudoku Cup V).
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