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@ 2011-07-17 12:05 AM (#5191 - in reply to #5092) (#5191) Top

deu



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deu posted @ 2011-07-17 12:05 AM

Really good test! Thanks, Serkan.
The only thing I regret is that I completely lost concentration in the last 30 minutes and broke some puzzles.
@ 2011-07-17 12:27 AM (#5192 - in reply to #5092) (#5192) Top

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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2011-07-17 12:27 AM

Grt test.......
One submission blunder............typed Y instead of X in B1 Classic in last digit in the column key. Hope it can be considered as an typo.
[Deb edited the digits]
@ 2011-07-17 4:34 AM (#5194 - in reply to #5192) (#5194) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-07-17 4:34 AM

neerajmehrotra - 2011-07-17 12:27 AM

Grt test.......
One submission blunder............typed Y instead of X in B1 Classic in last digit in the column key. Hope it can be considered as an typo.

Neeraj and others,
1. No points for typo unless it is on a clue
2. Please don't post exact digit here - you are giving away a clue to others.
@ 2011-07-17 4:40 AM (#5195 - in reply to #5187) (#5195) Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2011-07-17 4:40 AM

Para - 2011-07-16 9:16 PM

I just checked the results again and I seem to have lost points (only realised as I switch places with xevs). I think my Numeral Sudoku Entry went from 65% to 50%. I was pretty sure I submitted my last 2 puzzles in the 65% and 50% zone, not both in the 50% zone. This was how it was listed before. Why did it change?

There was a mistake in the score page - it was giving 65% to puzzles submitted upto 110 minutes (it should have been 105 minutes). It was fixed much later in the day, definitely much later than when you completed the test.

That is the reason of the change, sorry about the confusion!
@ 2011-07-17 9:28 AM (#5197 - in reply to #5092) (#5197) Top

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purifire posted @ 2011-07-17 9:28 AM

Beautiful Puzzles Serkan..... Loved the Double Diagonal and Thermometers the best.... When I saw the IB I thought 120 minutes would be less for 22 puzzles but it turned out perfectly timed... Thanks for the great set...

Rishi
@ 2011-07-17 10:11 AM (#5198 - in reply to #5194) (#5198) Top

neerajmehrotra



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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2011-07-17 10:11 AM

debmohanty - 2011-07-17 4:34 AM

neerajmehrotra - 2011-07-17 12:27 AM

Grt test.......
One submission blunder............typed Y instead of X in B1 Classic in last digit in the column key. Hope it can be considered as an typo.

Neeraj and others,
1. No points for typo unless it is on a clue
2. Please don't post exact digit here - you are giving away a clue to others.

sorry for this blunder....
@ 2011-07-17 10:21 AM (#5199 - in reply to #5198) (#5199) Top

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vopani posted @ 2011-07-17 10:21 AM

Beautiful test Serkan. I think every sudoku had its own charm in solving and thats the mark of a good author.
I personally liked Group Sum and Quadruple the best of the set.
@ 2011-07-17 2:23 PM (#5202 - in reply to #5092) (#5202) Top

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Ziti posted @ 2011-07-17 2:23 PM

Thank you Serkan -- this was a very nice set with as much quality as quantity. I enjoyed the puzzles during the test and will continue to enjoy the many I did not finish during these two hours. Thank you again.
@ 2011-07-17 2:51 PM (#5203 - in reply to #5092) (#5203) Top

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forcolin posted @ 2011-07-17 2:51 PM

I have completed this very good test (with two stupid mistakes, when will I give up this) and yesterday morning have seen the first time the result sheet. But now when I try to look at the result I just see the page with the nicks of those who have started or completed the tests without score. Is this intentional or is it just aproblem of communication I have?
@ 2011-07-17 3:01 PM (#5204 - in reply to #5203) (#5204) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-07-17 3:01 PM

forcolin, you should be able to see others scores as well, please check again. The score page should show others scores.
Please send me a screenshot of score page, if the problem persists.

What about others? Is anyone else facing the same problem or is it forcolin only?
@ 2011-07-17 3:15 PM (#5205 - in reply to #5204) (#5205) Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2011-07-17 3:15 PM

I realized why you are not able to see the score page.
Goto the test page. Click on "Start Fivefold", after that go to the the score page.
@ 2011-07-17 4:40 PM (#5206 - in reply to #5092) (#5206) Top

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B. Thananon posted @ 2011-07-17 4:40 PM

<Edited>

I've read all the rules in the first page.

Edited by B. Thananon 2011-07-17 4:51 PM
@ 2011-07-17 4:55 PM (#5207 - in reply to #5206) (#5207) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-07-17 4:55 PM

B. Thananon - 2011-07-17 4:40 PM



I've read all the rules in the first page.
You are not alone. There are 2/3 players who did similar mistake.
@ 2011-07-17 9:21 PM (#5208 - in reply to #5092) (#5208) Top

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akash.doulani posted @ 2011-07-17 9:21 PM

it was a great set of puzzles. i had actually thought of doing well before the test . but for the first 10 miutes app. i was still collecting the printouts (courtesy - my printer). and with 70 minutes gone i had done only 4 low pointers and also got the killer wrong . i knew i had goofed up big time. spending the last 50 minutes was terrible with my group sum going wrong. it was a test where i did more wrong than right. but it was a wonderful test
@ 2011-07-17 10:40 PM (#5209 - in reply to #5092) (#5209) Top

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cnarrikkattu posted @ 2011-07-17 10:40 PM

Really great puzzles. It would have been even better had I not dropped almost 200 points because I messed up the cleanup phase of three puzzles *sigh*.
@ 2011-07-17 10:51 PM (#5210 - in reply to #5092) (#5210) Top

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tamz29 posted @ 2011-07-17 10:51 PM

Congratulations on another test well done, Serkan.
Wow. You make good sudokus!
Looking forward to see a lot more exciting tests from you :)
@ 2011-07-17 11:48 PM (#5211 - in reply to #5092) (#5211) Top

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Ours brun posted @ 2011-07-17 11:48 PM

This test was a failure.
Not the test itself of course, just my own performance. As Jan said, the global difficulty was very well estimated. It is just too bad I did a big bunch of big mistakes, in particular during the second hour (the detailed results are very telling). Really too bad because I wasn't in a bad shape.
Puzzles themselves were wonderful. Thanks Serkan and congratulations to the toppers for their results.
@ 2011-07-18 12:12 AM (#5212 - in reply to #5092) (#5212) Top

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detuned posted @ 2011-07-18 12:12 AM

I surprised myself by solving relatively cleanly (albeit a fair bit more slowly) using the online interface (alas, no access to a printer here)... it's a bit of a shame I restarted the thermometers 4 times, but generally the puzzles were of at least as high a standard as their WSC inspirations, and there was a lot to enjoy about this test. I'm not so keen about arbitrarily docking points as time goes on, but hey, these tests are the perfect opportunity to play with quirky new scoring systems.

Great stuff!
@ 2011-07-18 12:31 AM (#5213 - in reply to #5092) (#5213) Top

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gramar posted @ 2011-07-18 12:31 AM

I loved this set of puzzles. I'm not anywhere near competition standard with my sudoku solving but really enjoy having a go, and it was great to find a competition where I could do just that! One or two of the puzzles were beyond me, some were challenging (have since completed them at my leisure) and some of them were just right for the likes of me, so thanks for a very inclusive test! I made a couple of errors of judgement as regards which ones I could solve quickly, but was especially pleased at getting the full 82 points for the musketry sudoku - one good decision made!

Once again, thanks for a great set of puzzles.
@ 2011-07-18 8:00 AM (#5214 - in reply to #5092) (#5214) Top

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RJH0723 posted @ 2011-07-18 8:00 AM

Couldn't compete, but printed the puzzles and they make up one great set! Favorites: Quadruple, Number 5 Still Alive, Distance, Thermometer

And just wondering, where should you start in the double diagonal and the killer, could only get a few digits without trial and error :(
@ 2011-07-18 8:33 AM (#5215 - in reply to #5214) (#5215) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-07-18 8:33 AM

Fivefold is over. Congratulations to purifire, janoslaw, deu for topping the list.

Great set of puzzles, awesome performances from many players, and huge turnout for LMI. Thank you everyone for participating.

Too early morning for Serkan to comment (who has been mysteriously not putting any comments before / during test ), but hope to hear from him soon.
@ 2011-07-18 8:45 AM (#5216 - in reply to #5092) (#5216) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-07-18 8:45 AM

Now that the test is over, feel free to discuss how the points system affected your strategy. There were not many complaints (unlike in Twist), but we would love to hear how it turned out for you.
@ 2011-07-18 9:12 AM (#5217 - in reply to #5214) (#5217) Top

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purifire posted @ 2011-07-18 9:12 AM

RJH0723 - 2011-07-18 8:00 AM

Couldn't compete, but printed the puzzles and they make up one great set! Favorites: Quadruple, Number 5 Still Alive, Distance, Thermometer

And just wondering, where should you start in the double diagonal and the killer, could only get a few digits without trial and error :(


For the Double Diagonal, you can fill up all the 9s and then all the 1s. Post this, the Diagonal from R9C2 to R2C9 can have only 8 unique digits and the only number missing is the digit 9. Which allows 2 to be placed at R4C7 and subsequently all the 2s are also placed.. post this it becomes easy to fill the grid up.

Rishi
@ 2011-07-18 10:27 AM (#5218 - in reply to #5092) (#5218) Top

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akash.doulani posted @ 2011-07-18 10:27 AM

congrats to rishi for beating the best in the world
@ 2011-07-18 10:34 AM (#5219 - in reply to #5092) (#5219) Top

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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2011-07-18 10:34 AM

It was one of the greatest tests at LMI, almost all the good known variants of sudoku were there. Congrats to Rishi (purifire) for his awesome performance. And ofcourse congratulations to all those who participated.

Edited by neerajmehrotra 2011-07-18 10:39 AM
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