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Should individual submission time for each puzzle be displayed in score page for every participant?
Should individual submission time for each puzzle be displayed in score page for every participant?
This is for all LMI tests, not specific for this test.
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Yes, it will be interesting to see.Administrator17 Votes - [89.47%]
No, it will not be much usefulAdministrator2 Votes - [10.53%]
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@ 2011-06-03 10:44 PM (#4677 - in reply to #4674) (#4677) Top

mathgrant




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mathgrant posted @ 2011-06-03 10:44 PM

For Cipher, it is true that a 2 and a 12 would be denoted by the same letter but have the same last digit. So your answer would look a bit different if you entered letters than if you entered units digits. This is okay.
I think you mean that a 2 and a 12 would be denoted by different letters. But what do I know? I'm only your co-author. :)

Edited by mathgrant 2011-06-03 10:48 PM
@ 2011-06-03 11:15 PM (#4678 - in reply to #4677) (#4678) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-06-03 11:15 PM

Puzzle booklet is uploaded. It has 9 pages. Each page has 2 puzzles. There is no cover page / points table.
@ 2011-06-04 6:10 AM (#4679 - in reply to #4678) (#4679) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-06-04 6:10 AM

All the answer keys are simple and consistent this time. So we don't expect much manual overrides, but if anyone feels they didn't get points because of a formatting problem, they should post here or send a message to Grant.

While posting here, please don't post the answer, fully or partially - just the puzzle id is enough.
@ 2011-06-04 7:59 AM (#4680 - in reply to #4579) (#4680) Top

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gpagano posted @ 2011-06-04 7:59 AM

Alright, finished the test a little while ago with a score of 8/18 correct. Not a terrible performance, but of course I hope to improve in the future.

As for the puzzles, I'll leave specific comments to after everyone has competed, but the ones I solved were Classic 1-3, Easy Shikaku, Easy Even-Odd, Easy and Hard Cipher (Hard Cipher was quite good) and Easy Sum. I'm looking forward to doing the rest though, including the Hard Star Fillomino, which looks to be worth every one of those 20 points.

Thanks for the test Grant and Palmer. One question though: will you eventually say who authored which puzzles? I want to see if my guesses as to which was which are accurate.
@ 2011-06-04 11:13 AM (#4681 - in reply to #4579) (#4681) Top

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Psyho posted @ 2011-06-04 11:13 AM

Hi, I've made a really stupid and costly numpad-style mistake. I'm not sure whether you can do a "manual override" on such thing :)

PS. It's funny how nikoli made me to dislike several puzzle types. I never really thought that fillomino can be so entertaining/interesting, especially since in general I dislike puzzles with numbers/digits.


@ 2011-06-04 11:15 AM (#4682 - in reply to #4579) (#4682) Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2011-06-04 11:15 AM

Yep, we figured it was a Numpad typo. You should already have those (hard-earned) points.
@ 2011-06-04 2:36 PM (#4683 - in reply to #4579) (#4683) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2011-06-04 2:36 PM

hey i think in the test the shape filimino is wrong...please check the top one
@ 2011-06-04 2:40 PM (#4685 - in reply to #4683) (#4685) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2011-06-04 2:40 PM

ok srry i dont no then.
thank u.
@ 2011-06-04 2:41 PM (#4686 - in reply to #4685) (#4686) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2011-06-04 2:41 PM

hey i got it just did silly mistake ..
@ 2011-06-04 2:43 PM (#4687 - in reply to #4686) (#4687) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-06-04 2:43 PM

swaroop2011 - 2011-06-04 2:41 PM

hey i got it just did silly mistake ..

Ok - I'm deleting your original post. Players may get confused.
@ 2011-06-04 6:36 PM (#4689 - in reply to #4579) (#4689) Top

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Para posted @ 2011-06-04 6:36 PM

That was fun. Sadly my sloppy handwriting cost me 7 points on the shikaku fillomino. Misread one of the digits. Obviously didn't think that digit could go there as it clashes with a given.
@ 2011-06-05 2:01 AM (#4690 - in reply to #4579) (#4690) Top

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TroyS posted @ 2011-06-05 2:01 AM

Great Test. Many puzzles that weren't super hard. I did enter my answer for the easy Sum Fillomino on the greater-than answer key (they're on the same answer page) Check for me?
@ 2011-06-05 3:03 AM (#4691 - in reply to #4579) (#4691) Top

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motris posted @ 2011-06-05 3:03 AM

Personal frustration on being 1 second slower than desired in typing the last answer. Oh well. This happens.

It's hard to rate this test. Normally I use an internal scale that starts at 5-6 (or lower) for my least favorite puzzles, up to 10 for my favorite. While that would work within everything here, it would not do justice to this test relative to others. I don't have any least favorite puzzles here - nothing that solved in an inelegant or unfriendly way. All I saw were quality puzzles and a lot of really creative designs.

In a few cases I think I could pass the Pepsi challenge and ID the designer, but even with these guesses I have both Grant and Palmer to thank for my favorite puzzles. A superstar team with an excellent test. Thanks.
@ 2011-06-05 4:49 AM (#4694 - in reply to #4691) (#4694) Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2011-06-05 4:49 AM

Re: Para
mathgrant and I knocked our heads together on this for awhile, but in the end we are giving you those 7 points. Good job on your performance too.

Re: TroyS
Normally I'd say "I'll tell Deb and he'll fix it when he wakes up", but it appears to me that you would have had the answer wrong anyway. Look at the last few entries of column B. Sorry. Glad you enjoyed the test.

Re: motris
Thanks a lot for the glowing review and the blog recommendation. :D I think mathgrant and I may have an informal contest on our blogs to guess who wrote each of the puzzles after it's all done, so maybe you can try that out for fun. Great performance too. You may know what I mean when I say I thought you were in trouble 55 minutes in... but then I don't know the whole story. Your classic speed floored us both.

Edited by MellowMelon 2011-06-05 4:59 AM
@ 2011-06-05 4:51 AM (#4695 - in reply to #4694) (#4695) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-06-05 4:51 AM

MellowMelon - 2011-06-05 4:49 AM
Re: TroyS
Normally I'd say "I'll tell Deb and he'll fix it when he wakes up", but it appears to me that you would have had the answer wrong anyway. Look at the last few entries of column B. Sorry. Glad you enjoyed the test.
I've changed in any case.
@ 2011-06-05 5:07 AM (#4696 - in reply to #4691) (#4696) Top

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mathgrant posted @ 2011-06-05 5:07 AM

Re motris: I am so, so, so, so very excited that you liked this test so much! It means so much to me, someone whose only experience in the competition setting is your 20/10 test on which I scored a meager 777, having you, a grandmaster of construction and solving alike, say this about a test to which I contributed half of the puzzles. Honestly, though, even if I made the puzzles, Palmer is probably responsible for most of what made my puzzles come together along with his to be an actual test, and I think he deserves far more of the credit than I do. (I only allow myself to have top billing on the cover page of the IB because my name comes first alphabetically. :) )

If I don't post here much, it's not because I don't care about this test and what you guys think of it; it's because Palmer keeps saying the same things I would say, except more authoritatively. *laughs*

Edited by mathgrant 2011-06-05 5:09 AM

@ 2011-06-05 5:16 AM (#4698 - in reply to #4696) (#4698) Top

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motris posted @ 2011-06-05 5:16 AM

mathgrant - 2011-06-05 5:07 AM

Re motris: I am so, so, so, so very excited that you liked this test so much! It means so much to me, someone whose only experience in the competition setting is your 20/10 test on which I scored a meager 777, having you, a grandmaster of construction and solving alike, say this about a test to which I contributed half of the puzzles. Honestly, though, even if I made the puzzles, Palmer is probably responsible for most of what made my puzzles come together along with his to be an actual test, and I think he deserves far more of the credit than I do. (I only allow myself to have top billing on the cover page of the IB because my name comes first alphabetically. :) )

If I don't post here much, it's not because I don't care about this test and what you guys think of it; it's because Palmer keeps saying the same things I would say, except more authoritatively. *laughs*



I think there is a lot to be said about how having a good co-author makes one's own work better; so I'd never single out recognition of one author here over the other as it's clear the combination of authors and styles worked better here as a test than either alone would have been.
@ 2011-06-05 8:04 AM (#4699 - in reply to #4698) (#4699) Top

mathgrant




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mathgrant posted @ 2011-06-05 8:04 AM

I think there is a lot to be said about how having a good co-author makes one's own work better; so I'd never single out recognition of one author here over the other as it's clear the combination of authors and styles worked better here as a test than either alone would have been.
You co-wrote Mutant Sudoku with Wei-Hwa Huang, so perhaps I should trust you when you say that. :P
@ 2011-06-05 8:35 AM (#4700 - in reply to #4579) (#4700) Top

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fractaled posted @ 2011-06-05 8:35 AM

I typo'd my greater-than (bottom) entry (should have been a xxxxxxxxxx before the last 2 digits). I'll take a manual override if they're still available :).

Edited by debmohanty at 2011-06-05 8:45 AM (since the answer key is partially revealed)
@ 2011-06-05 9:14 AM (#4701 - in reply to #4700) (#4701) Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2011-06-05 9:14 AM

That one ended up being harder to decide on than Para's error. But you now have those points too.
@ 2011-06-05 9:55 AM (#4702 - in reply to #4701) (#4702) Top

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fractaled posted @ 2011-06-05 9:55 AM

Thanks! My puzzle for you ;).
@ 2011-06-05 10:33 AM (#4703 - in reply to #4579) (#4703) Top

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willwc posted @ 2011-06-05 10:33 AM

Excellent stuff all around, as expected. Only thing that could've been better is if I was able to count to numbers above 3. :)
@ 2011-06-05 4:45 PM (#4705 - in reply to #4703) (#4705) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-06-05 4:45 PM

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@ 2011-06-05 4:45 PM (#4706 - in reply to #4579) (#4706) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-06-05 4:45 PM

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@ 2011-06-05 7:51 PM (#4707 - in reply to #4694) (#4707) Top

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Para posted @ 2011-06-05 7:51 PM

MellowMelon - 2011-06-05 4:49 AM

Re: Para
mathgrant and I knocked our heads together on this for awhile, but in the end we are giving you those 7 points. Good job on your performance too.


Thanks. Seems a bit odd to confuse those 2 digits, I know. But if you'd seen the handwriting you'd get it. Also got commented on it by judges during the WSC last year.
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