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@ 2012-03-28 12:18 AM (#7026 - in reply to #7025) (#7026)Quote Reply Top

MellowMelon



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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-03-28 12:18 AM

Yeah, I think we have another goof. Judging from the lack of symmetry a clue near the bottom was misplaced.
@ 2012-03-28 12:18 AM (#7027 - in reply to #6622) (#7027)Quote Reply Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2012-03-28 12:18 AM

Announcement - 28-Mar puzzle is wrong

As some of you have found out by now, 28-Mar puzzle is wrong. We are cancelling this puzzle and there will NOT be any replacement puzzle today.


@ 2012-03-28 1:49 AM (#7028 - in reply to #7027) (#7028)Quote Reply Top

MellowMelon



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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-03-28 1:49 AM

For what it's worth, here's what today's puzzle almost certainly was intended to be. It's pretty nicely made and worth doing.
http://mellowmelon.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/ctc-march27.png
(just noticed the filename is off from the date on LMI; blame time zones)

For extra fun, the solution remains unique and the puzzle gets a bit harder and nicer when you remove the four clues at the center of each cross.

Edited by MellowMelon 2012-03-28 1:50 AM
@ 2012-03-28 3:00 AM (#7029 - in reply to #7028) (#7029)Quote Reply Top

yureklis



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yureklis posted @ 2012-03-28 3:00 AM

I am sorry for wrong puzzles. I have not so much time recently, really i have not. Actually i uploaded today's puzzle in last hour, i checked two times, but i missed. For example, yestarday's puzzle i uploaded in the car (same like today, in last hour) :) I hope that remaining puzzles will be good.
@ 2012-03-28 12:37 PM (#7031 - in reply to #6622) (#7031)Quote Reply Top

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BohemianCoast posted @ 2012-03-28 12:37 PM

I don't think the 'undo' button really makes much difference because you can obviously erase squares manually. But the multiple colours, as far as I can see, have no merit other than to encourage T&E.
@ 2012-03-28 9:02 PM (#7033 - in reply to #6622) (#7033)Quote Reply Top

Gareth



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Gareth posted @ 2012-03-28 9:02 PM

The main problem I've had with the Tapa player is in fact exactly that I can't erase squares reliably. When I click on them there is a ~50% chance whether they empty or stay filled. Doesn't this affect everyone? I've only used Chrome, but I can't be the only one.

I also had to stop using the different colours because for whatever reason I found them so different in hue that my eye didn't "see" 2x2s or notice whether they were connected together - I've made literally hundreds of incorrect submissions. :)
@ 2012-03-28 9:33 PM (#7034 - in reply to #7033) (#7034)Quote Reply Top

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macherlakumar posted @ 2012-03-28 9:33 PM

Gareth - 2012-03-28 9:02 PMThe main problem I've had with the Tapa player is in fact exactly that I can't erase squares reliably. When I click on them there is a ~50% chance whether they empty or stay filled. Doesn't this affect everyone? I've only used Chrome, but I can't be the only one.


Yes even I have this issue, thought it was a mistake probably on my side for not clicking on the cell properly. Even I use chrome.

Regards,
Ravi
@ 2012-03-28 11:02 PM (#7039 - in reply to #7034) (#7039)Quote Reply Top

MellowMelon



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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-03-28 11:02 PM

Also using chrome and have the same issue. That was the cause of the only 2-minute penalty I've gotten; it was my last click in that region and I instantly shifted my attention somewhere else without noticing the click hadn't gone through. The reliable method I've found since is to right-click on the square twice, which changes it into a dot and then to an empty square.
@ 2012-03-28 11:46 PM (#7040 - in reply to #7034) (#7040)Quote Reply Top

AndreyBogdanov



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AndreyBogdanov posted @ 2012-03-28 11:46 PM

I've only used Chrome
If it helps - I'm using Opera and see the same problem sometimes.
@ 2012-03-29 1:06 PM (#7049 - in reply to #6622) (#7049)Quote Reply Top

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flk posted @ 2012-03-29 1:06 PM

On a positive note, I've never experienced the issue - using Chrome.
@ 2012-03-31 12:03 AM (#7052 - in reply to #6622) (#7052)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2012-03-31 12:03 AM

Congrats Prasanna, for finally a well deserved first place. Happy for you.
@ 2012-03-31 12:14 AM (#7053 - in reply to #6622) (#7053)Quote Reply Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-03-31 12:14 AM

Last 3 days of CTC

So we are nearing the end of CTC (this year). Today (31-March) is the 48th day, 1-Apr is the 49th day, 2-Apr is the 50th day.

Note that, although TVC will end on 2-Apr, CTC will officially end on 4-Apr.


@ 2012-03-31 12:16 AM (#7054 - in reply to #7052) (#7054)Quote Reply Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-03-31 12:16 AM

debmohanty - 2012-03-31 12:03 AM

Congrats Prasanna, for finally a well deserved first place. Happy for you.


Thank you :) I guess almost everyone knows my big goal by now. Glad I achieved it, and a bit relieved after all those close ones. Of course there's still that possibility while the 72 hours are going, but I think I've done it. Seems I'm finishing the competition strongly.
@ 2012-03-31 2:13 AM (#7056 - in reply to #6622) (#7056)Quote Reply Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-03-31 2:13 AM

How about we continue for another month, but don't tell Palmer about it till we're 2 weeks into the month?
@ 2012-03-31 10:08 AM (#7059 - in reply to #7056) (#7059)Quote Reply Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-03-31 10:08 AM

Para - 2012-03-31 2:13 AM

How about we continue for another month, but don't tell Palmer about it till we're 2 weeks into the month?


Shhh. This is what private messages are for.
@ 2012-04-01 12:09 AM (#7061 - in reply to #7054) (#7061)Quote Reply Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-04-01 12:09 AM

prasanna16391 - 2012-03-31 12:16 AM

Seems I'm finishing the competition strongly.


Or not :P
@ 2012-04-01 12:10 AM (#7062 - in reply to #6622) (#7062)Quote Reply Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-04-01 12:10 AM

So, today was the day I messed up both my chances of finishing top 3 in the TVC and CTC in one go. Any chance I can erase today and start over?
@ 2012-04-01 9:25 PM (#7064 - in reply to #7062) (#7064)Quote Reply Top

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yureklis posted @ 2012-04-01 9:25 PM

:) The last puzzle of 2012 CTC was uploaded. :)x2, and good luck at the last one.
@ 2012-04-02 12:32 AM (#7065 - in reply to #6622) (#7065)Quote Reply Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2012-04-02 12:32 AM

finsihed with mess up ..
Njoyed a lot throughout this month ..
Thanks to Deb,LMI,serkan and all for the beautiful CTC puzzles. :)
@ 2012-04-02 2:05 AM (#7066 - in reply to #7065) (#7066)Quote Reply Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-04-02 2:05 AM

swaroop2011 - 2012-04-02 12:32 AM

finsihed with mess up ..


Hey thats my line. No one deserves to use that line more than me. I'll copyright that line.
@ 2012-04-02 2:52 AM (#7067 - in reply to #7066) (#7067)Quote Reply Top

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Nilz posted @ 2012-04-02 2:52 AM

Is today really the last one? What a horrible time to finish on from me! I think I can safely say that I won't be jumping up the leader board at the last minute, so congratulations to James for being the top UK competitor.
Thanks to Serkan for the puzzles. It did go on a little too long imho, but that's probably just me feeling bitter that after a few weeks (well, days) it became clear that I had no chance of making the top 3. I would've preferred 2 separate competitions of half the length (or, perhaps, 4 fortnightly contests, with each one finishing on the date of a TVC and getting progressively more difficult...)
@ 2012-04-02 6:05 AM (#7069 - in reply to #6622) (#7069)Quote Reply Top

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deu posted @ 2012-04-02 6:05 AM

Thanks for a great test! And I submitted a wrong answer for the first time in the last puzzle!
@ 2012-04-02 8:14 AM (#7070 - in reply to #6622) (#7070)Quote Reply Top

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devarajand posted @ 2012-04-02 8:14 AM

I will miss the routine daily morning test henceforth . I am a first timer and was able to submit answers to all but 1st april one when i had network issues and unable submit my answer. Any way great test, expecting more like this from LMI.
@ 2012-04-02 10:29 AM (#7071 - in reply to #6622) (#7071)Quote Reply Top

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EMJ posted @ 2012-04-02 10:29 AM

Thank you all so much! This was great fun. I will miss this - hope you'll have the willingness and energy to do this again. I loved the online solving and the mix of puzzles.
I hope the puzzles will remain online new puzzlers to tackle and for us to practice on. Is that possible? And now if you "review" a puzzle, clear, and re-solve it, you can not check your answer. Would it be possible to change that at some point?
I don't mean to be asking for so much - you all deserve a good rest. My main point in writing is just to thank you for a great time. Bravo!
@ 2012-04-02 10:44 AM (#7072 - in reply to #7069) (#7072)Quote Reply Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-04-02 10:44 AM

deu - 2012-04-01 6:05 PM

Thanks for a great test! And I submitted a wrong answer for the first time in the last puzzle!

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that in the standings. So close... a 49-day run is still extremely impressive though.
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