PANFOPCWHTTAPA 3 (11th - 16th Nov) Score Discuss
TVC X — 25th-27th February47 posts • Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
@ 2012-02-23 11:40 PM (#6770 - in reply to #6737) (#6770) Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-02-23 11:40 PM

The remainder of the practise puzzles have been posted now.

http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com/2012/02/tvc-x-practise-part-2.ht...
@ 2012-02-24 6:38 AM (#6771 - in reply to #6737) (#6771) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-24 6:38 AM

Points Table


PuzzlePointsGroup
1a. Total False Tapa42Puzzles 1-2
1b. Tapa Guard77
2. Tapa13
2. Pata13
3. Toroidal Tapa85Puzzles 3-5
4. Braille Tapa122
5. Combination Tapa59
6a. Shortest Segment29Puzzles 6-7
6b. Shortest Segment61
7. Magnetic Tapa41
8. Tapa Distiller43 + 43 + 43 + 43Puzzle 8
9a. Anglers Tapa47Puzzle 9-10
9b. Anglers Tapa70
10. Tapa Difference81
Contest Length : 75 minutes
Total Points : 912
Bonus : 9 points per minute saved
Grace Period : 5 minutes
Penalty : 6 points per minute used (Computed upto seconds)


The 3rd column (Group) shows how grouping will be done in the submission interface.
@ 2012-02-24 7:06 PM (#6772 - in reply to #6737) (#6772) Top

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flk posted @ 2012-02-24 7:06 PM

Thanks to all those making practice problems
@ 2012-02-24 11:47 PM (#6775 - in reply to #6737) (#6775) Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-02-24 11:47 PM

There are 2 additional puzzles as they were requested. I might start dreaming about Tapas soon, but I'm having fun making them.

http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com/2012/02/tvc-x-practise-part-3.ht...
@ 2012-02-25 1:05 AM (#6776 - in reply to #6737) (#6776) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-25 1:05 AM

Thanks Bram for the practice puzzles. I'm sure they help you get a good score this time as well.
@ 2012-02-25 1:05 AM (#6777 - in reply to #6737) (#6777) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-25 1:05 AM

Announcements

  • Password protected pdf is uploaded. It has 10 pages (including a cover page)
  • Time bonus will be computed after you click "Claim Bonus"
  • Penalty will be given irrespective of correctness of submission

@ 2012-02-25 6:00 AM (#6778 - in reply to #6776) (#6778) Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-02-25 6:00 AM

Administrator - 2012-02-25 1:05 AM

Thanks Bram for the practice puzzles. I'm sure they help you get a good score this time as well.


They would probably help me better if I didn't share them with everyone.
@ 2012-02-25 6:06 PM (#6779 - in reply to #6778) (#6779) Top

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Fred76 posted @ 2012-02-25 6:06 PM

Para - 2012-02-25 6:00 AM

Administrator - 2012-02-25 1:05 AM

Thanks Bram for the practice puzzles. I'm sure they help you get a good score this time as well.


They would probably help me better if I didn't share them with everyone.


That's the real panache: You share everything you know, then you win the tournament, and then you say: "I proved that I'm the best !", (and then perhaps everyone hate you)

@ 2012-02-25 7:38 PM (#6780 - in reply to #6742) (#6780) Top

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anurag posted @ 2012-02-25 7:38 PM

Pity this wasnt answered.I think he is right.
@ 2012-02-25 8:32 PM (#6781 - in reply to #6737) (#6781) Top

Fred76




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Fred76 posted @ 2012-02-25 8:32 PM

It was just a joke, of course. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental
@ 2012-02-26 7:14 AM (#6782 - in reply to #6737) (#6782) Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-02-26 7:14 AM

I forgot to comment on this after finishing as it had slipped my mind after all the puzzling. When printing the Tapa Guard, Braille Tapa and Anglers puzzle didn't fit completely on the page for me. Was I the only one having this problem or did others have this happen?
@ 2012-02-26 12:02 PM (#6785 - in reply to #6737) (#6785) Top

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willwc posted @ 2012-02-26 12:02 PM

I had the same issue that Para described on all of the pages he mentioned.

I also seem to have issues with submitting correct answers and with submitting them before the penalty time runs out, but I doubt there's any help for me there...
@ 2012-02-26 1:11 PM (#6787 - in reply to #6785) (#6787) Top

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willwc posted @ 2012-02-26 1:11 PM

I am not sure how to edit my previous post, but I also noticed that the second Shortest Segment puzzle had the bottom row of outside digits missing on my printout as well. That would've certainly helped to notice during the test...
@ 2012-02-26 3:26 PM (#6788 - in reply to #6737) (#6788) Top

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rajeshk posted @ 2012-02-26 3:26 PM

I have doubt regarding the "Combination Tapa". In the given example if one replaces clue 2,4 with 7, it gives the valid solution.

Please do let me know if I am missing something in instructions.


@ 2012-02-26 3:36 PM (#6789 - in reply to #6788) (#6789) Top

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Valezius posted @ 2012-02-26 3:36 PM

rajeshk - 2012-02-26 3:26 PM

I have doubt regarding the "Combination Tapa". In the given example if one replaces clue 2,4 with 7, it gives the valid solution.

Please do let me know if I am missing something in instructions.




"Tapa clues using digits from 1 to 5."
@ 2012-02-26 3:54 PM (#6790 - in reply to #6789) (#6790) Top

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rajeshk posted @ 2012-02-26 3:54 PM

Valezius - 2012-02-26 3:36 PM

rajeshk - 2012-02-26 3:26 PM

I have doubt regarding the "Combination Tapa". In the given example if one replaces clue 2,4 with 7, it gives the valid solution.

Please do let me know if I am missing something in instructions.




"Tapa clues using digits from 1 to 5."



Thanks for clarifying this. I missed this rule in instructions.

@ 2012-02-26 4:31 PM (#6791 - in reply to #6737) (#6791) Top

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flk posted @ 2012-02-26 4:31 PM

Thanks again for some great puzzles
@ 2012-02-27 7:09 AM (#6792 - in reply to #6737) (#6792) Top

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PuzzleScott posted @ 2012-02-27 7:09 AM

Does Submitting end your contest, or can you safely submit each puzzle as you do it? Thanks.
@ 2012-02-27 7:17 AM (#6793 - in reply to #6792) (#6793) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2012-02-27 7:17 AM

PuzzleScott - 2012-02-27 7:09 AM

Does Submitting end your contest, or can you safely submit each puzzle as you do it? Thanks.
You can submit as many times as you want. Submitting does not end your contest.
@ 2012-02-28 5:58 AM (#6797 - in reply to #6737) (#6797) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-28 5:58 AM

TVC X is over. The score page is public now.
@ 2012-02-28 10:12 AM (#6798 - in reply to #6737) (#6798) Top

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LordKinbote posted @ 2012-02-28 10:12 AM

Was Braille Tapa perhaps inspired by my and Alan Fetters' Mystery Hunt puzzle this year, or was it a complete coincidence that it appeared here? I'm honored if so, amused if not. I found the tiny alphabet subset (including a "letter" that is not actually a valid Braille letter) interesting. It's definitely more manageable for the solver, though undoubtedly limiting for the constructor.
@ 2012-02-28 11:40 AM (#6799 - in reply to #6798) (#6799) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-28 11:40 AM

LordKinbote - 2012-02-28 10:12 AM

Was Braille Tapa perhaps inspired by my and Alan Fetters' Mystery Hunt puzzle this year, or was it a complete coincidence that it appeared here? I'm honored if so, amused if not. I found the tiny alphabet subset (including a "letter" that is not actually a valid Braille letter) interesting. It's definitely more manageable for the solver, though undoubtedly limiting for the constructor.

As Serkan has mentioned in the IB (last page), Braille Tapa was certainly inspired from your Mystery Hunt puzzle, or more likely from your blog post.



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@ 2012-02-28 12:13 PM (#6800 - in reply to #6737) (#6800) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-28 12:13 PM

Congratulations to MellowMelon for winning TVC X by a huge margin.

Kota and Para are distant 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Out of 183 players, 148 players got non-zero scores.

The table on the right shows cumulative normalized scores of top 10 players.
TVC IXTVC XTotal
MellowMelon748.210001748.2
motris1000651.51651.5
Para857.97211578.9
flooser849.5719.41569
Kota726.2836.91563.1
deu857.9643.11501
Valezius832.8658.61491.4
tarotaro720681.41401.3
Semax767.1627.41394.5
sugitakukun727.6629.61357.2
@ 2012-02-28 6:16 PM (#6801 - in reply to #6737) (#6801) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2012-02-28 6:16 PM

Second round of TVC 2012 has ended, thanks to all participants. The top three are as follows:

1. Palmer Mebane (USA)
2. Kota Morinishi (JAP)
3. Bram de Laat (NED)

Congratulations to Palmer, he showed great performance with completing all puzzles in 62 minutes. He was the only competitor to solve all 17 puzzles. He seems to have fixed his disadvantage in the first contest.

Some statistics:

- The puzzle solved by least competitors was Tapa Distiller. It was solved by 10 competitors.
- The puzzle solved by most competitors was Tapa and Pata - Tapa. It was solved by 129 competitors.
- The puzzle with the highest rating was Tapa Difference (8.55) and the puzzle with the lowest rating was Tapa Guard (6.7).
- The puzzle submitted with the highest accuracy was Anglers Tapa (%97.26, 71/73 competitors), lowest was Tapa Guard (%69.09, 38/55 competitors)

See you next round!

Serkan
@ 2012-02-29 2:06 AM (#6802 - in reply to #6799) (#6802) Top

LordKinbote



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LordKinbote posted @ 2012-02-29 2:06 AM

Ah, thank you, I didn't realize that there were credits at the bottom of the instruction page. I wasn't fishing for a credit (actually, I was more afraid that I had forgotten there was a Braille Tapa puzzle on the contests last year and had inadvertently stolen the idea from someone else) but I certainly appreciate one...it impressed my wife, at least. :)
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