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@ 2011-05-30 3:12 PM (#4602 - in reply to #4600) (#4602) Top

utkaarsh



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utkaarsh posted @ 2011-05-30 3:12 PM


Subject: Re: Something is Missing — LMI May Sudoku Test — 28th and 29th May @ 2011-05-30 2:07 PM (#4600 - in reply to #4599)

Unlike puzzle tests, in Sudoku tests we don't allow any overrides.
No points for for missing a digit OR swapping 2 digits OR typing same digits twice (all of these happen pretty regularly)

The only override we allow in Sudoku tests is row/column swaps (i.e. entering Row A digits in Row B and vice versa) OR if a given clue is typed wrongly.

fair enough
@ 2011-05-30 3:50 PM (#4603 - in reply to #4585) (#4603) Top

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uvo posted @ 2011-05-30 3:50 PM

debmohanty - 2011-05-30 6:48 AM
120 minutes would have been more appropriate - at least couple of players could have completed, but I'm not sure.
Some of the puzzles were very hard - as I see from the score page, lots of players last submitted puzzles long time before their scheduled end time (e.g. Ulrich 23 minutes)


During these 23 minutes, I managed to break the "Draw a Jigsaw" puzzle twice - it wasn't that difficult, but placing the same digit twice in the same area surely doesn't help. I wonder how many chances I get to beat Thomas on a Sudoku contest...
@ 2011-05-30 4:52 PM (#4604 - in reply to #4595) (#4604) Top

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harmeet posted @ 2011-05-30 4:52 PM



Got it... so easy with the clue... thanks for not sharing the instructions.

Edited by harmeet 2011-05-30 4:54 PM
@ 2011-05-30 6:08 PM (#4610 - in reply to #4468) (#4610) Top

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RJH0723 posted @ 2011-05-30 6:08 PM

Could anyone please show the break-in for the Draw A Jigsaw?
@ 2011-05-30 6:26 PM (#4611 - in reply to #4610) (#4611) Top

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rob posted @ 2011-05-30 6:26 PM

RJH0723: Let me know if this is not detailed enough.

1. Consider the 4 in the last column, and the 2 in the second to last column. Note that the 2's area can't escape to the bottom left, and deduce that there's not enough space for the 2 and 4 to be in separate areas.
2. Consider the 2 in the first row, and note that its area can't reach row four, so it needs to connect to one of the given 1s.
@ 2011-05-30 8:20 PM (#4615 - in reply to #4468) (#4615) Top

RJH0723



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RJH0723 posted @ 2011-05-30 8:20 PM

Thanks. I got it from there. I just needed a place to start.
@ 2011-05-30 10:51 PM (#4617 - in reply to #4468) (#4617) Top

anderson



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anderson posted @ 2011-05-30 10:51 PM

Thanks for a really nice test, Gotroch. Nonconsecutive with all evens was cool, Incomplete Sums and Which Digit is Missing both had great presentation and were good puzzles in themselves, Draw a Jigsaw was really nice, etc. Definitely a hard but fun and satisfying set of puzzles!
@ 2011-05-31 12:17 AM (#4619 - in reply to #4468) (#4619) Top

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Para posted @ 2011-05-31 12:17 AM

Thanks for the puzzles. They were really nice. If I hadn't literally broken every puzzle I eventually solved, I would have gotten a lot more done. Not my best performance, but enjoyed it none the less.
@ 2011-05-31 4:33 AM (#4620 - in reply to #4468) (#4620) Top

Gareth



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Gareth posted @ 2011-05-31 4:33 AM

I really enjoyed the non-consecutive in particular - a very satisfying "aha" moment when I realised how it worked. These moments are always best, I find, when they take more than a few seconds to arrive but less than a few minutes, and this puzzle had it just right. :)
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