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@ 2012-11-18 8:24 PM (#8985 - in reply to #8941) (#8985) Top

forcolin




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forcolin posted @ 2012-11-18 8:24 PM

re: the questionnaire. I was a bit confused by the novelty. perhaps did not pay attention to other forum posts. I found the puzzle very integrated to each other and the idea of having always the same names very intriguing. I can understand the frustration of Kota.
I have solved now all the puzzles i did not solve in the competition and can appreciate their quality. Only one thing could be improved, the distribution of the points. The Wordsearch was not difficult but very time consuming and should have paid more than 12 points; on the other hand the nurikabe was paying very generously because, once gone through the difficult step (and the puzzle has only one) the solution is immediate; definitively not the most difficult puzzle of the set as the 24 points seem to suggest.
@ 2012-11-18 9:06 PM (#8986 - in reply to #8941) (#8986) Top

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amitsowani posted @ 2012-11-18 9:06 PM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? A bit skewed
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? A bit too many puzzles
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2012-11-18 11:14 PM (#8987 - in reply to #8941) (#8987) Top

BohemianCoast



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BohemianCoast posted @ 2012-11-18 11:14 PM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Fairly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? A bit hard
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? A bit too many puzzles
 How fair do you think the rankings were? Most players got the score they deserved
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2012-11-19 12:45 AM (#8988 - in reply to #8978) (#8988) Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-11-19 12:45 AM

Kota - 2012-11-18 5:56 PM

What a Good test! Nikola, Great Job!
But, I had a sad feeling because my place at WPC was 11th. If I had performed little better, my name would have been listed in the puzzles...


I think Nikola was very happy with JANA instead of KOTA though, especially in the no repeat genres as it gave that nice 9 A's.
@ 2012-11-19 2:26 AM (#8989 - in reply to #8941) (#8989) Top

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saintorm posted @ 2012-11-19 2:26 AM

The Word Stairs puzzle does not have a unique solution... thirty-six possible answers, by my count. Just wondering if anyone else saw this problem?
@ 2012-11-19 3:11 AM (#8990 - in reply to #8989) (#8990) Top

saintorm



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saintorm posted @ 2012-11-19 3:11 AM

...now up to 42 solutions!?!
@ 2012-11-19 4:02 AM (#8991 - in reply to #8990) (#8991) Top

saintorm



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saintorm posted @ 2012-11-19 4:02 AM

...132 solutions, and that's my final answer :)
@ 2012-11-19 4:14 AM (#8992 - in reply to #8988) (#8992) Top

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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-11-19 4:14 AM

Did you catch the rule about letters not being allowed to repeat in a row/column?
@ 2012-11-19 4:15 AM (#8993 - in reply to #8941) (#8993) Top

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ksun48 posted @ 2012-11-19 4:15 AM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? A bit skewed
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? A bit hard
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? Way too many puzzles (too little time)
 How fair do you think the rankings were? Many players got scores that did not reflect their performance
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2012-11-19 5:33 AM (#8994 - in reply to #8989) (#8994) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2012-11-19 5:33 AM

thirty-six possible answers

...now up to 42 solutions!?!

...132 solutions, and that's my final answer :)
That sounds like a USPC counting puzzle
@ 2012-11-19 9:06 AM (#8995 - in reply to #8941) (#8995) Top

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kiwijam posted @ 2012-11-19 9:06 AM

I'm not very confident with word puzzles normally (I leave them until last in most tests), so I thought I'd be bad at this, but I still wanted to compete. So I unclicked the 'include in ratings' box so it wouldn't matter if I was awful.
But after finishing I see this is likely to be my best result yet! How confusing :-) Now I definitely wish I hadn't played with that checkbox! Perhaps all the puzzles I did last month had a positive effect after all.

I think it is necessary to spot that there are 9 "A"s for Word Labyrinth and Snails Nest, and in Nurikabe I noticed that the E could not be HIDEAKI, because if it was you could write the name backwards IKAEDIH and get a different solution.

Thanks Nikola!
@ 2012-11-19 1:43 PM (#8996 - in reply to #8941) (#8996) Top

Zormac



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Zormac posted @ 2012-11-19 1:43 PM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Perfectly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? A bit hard
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? Just right
 How fair do you think the rankings were? Most players got the score they deserved
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2012-11-19 5:58 PM (#8997 - in reply to #8988) (#8997) Top

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Kota posted @ 2012-11-19 5:58 PM

Para - 2012-11-19 12:45 AM

Kota - 2012-11-18 5:56 PM

What a Good test! Nikola, Great Job!
But, I had a sad feeling because my place at WPC was 11th. If I had performed little better, my name would have been listed in the puzzles...


I think Nikola was very happy with JANA instead of KOTA though, especially in the no repeat genres as it gave that nice 9 A's.


Sure! To tell the truth, I didn't notice that 9 A's within duration time...
Moreover, if KOTA had been listed, 'KO' would have apeeared three times and some puzzles would have been more confused!
@ 2012-11-19 8:35 PM (#8998 - in reply to #8997) (#8998) Top

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tamz29 posted @ 2012-11-19 8:35 PM

I would've beaten Ulrich if I hadn't forgot to include him in the Word Labyrinth!
17 points is definitely a huge amount to lose this way. :(
I don't think I'll ever have another chance being this close at the front of the pack.
Word puzzles are easily my best type to work with.

One of my earliest experience with puzzles was from a 24HPC set by Nikola, one of my favourite set of that year, I think it was 2007.
Then my first top 20 finish was in Puzzles and Chess. And now, fingers tightly crossed, I'm hoping for my first podium finish here.
Nikola, you should write LMI puzzle tests more often. :)
@ 2012-11-20 12:11 AM (#8999 - in reply to #8941) (#8999) Top

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alberto posted @ 2012-11-20 12:11 AM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Perfectly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many hard puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? Way too many puzzles (too little time)
 How fair do you think the rankings were? Most players got the score they deserved
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2012-11-20 12:48 AM (#9000 - in reply to #8941) (#9000) Top

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evy posted @ 2012-11-20 12:48 AM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Fairly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? Way too many puzzles (too little time)
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Too few pages / too small grids


@ 2012-11-20 5:48 AM (#9001 - in reply to #8941) (#9001) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-11-20 5:48 AM

With no other players participating, Word Show is now over.

Congratulations to Palmer, Ulrich and Tawan for their podium finishes. Congratulations to Tawan again for his first podium finish at LMI tests.
Among Indians, Amit played really well to be placed at 7th.

Link to score page : http://logicmastersindia.com/M201211P/score.asp , which now also has "Feedback Summary". Thanks everyone for using the feedback page. Those who have done it so far should check it out.

Would love to hear from Nikola what he thinks about the test now.
@ 2012-11-20 11:14 AM (#9003 - in reply to #8941) (#9003) Top

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Bram28 posted @ 2012-11-20 11:14 AM

Well, I stunk big time during competition, but I really enjoyed solving all of them afterwards. Thanks Nikola for the beautiful puzzles!!
@ 2012-11-20 4:18 PM (#9004 - in reply to #9003) (#9004) Top

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Nikola posted @ 2012-11-20 4:18 PM

Congratulations from my side to Palmer who almost completed the test, with one already described small mistake. He had more than 13 minutes for last Word Search puzzle but he couldn't finish it. Also congrats to Ulrich and Tawan, they solved correctly 9 of 11 submitted puzzles.

The fact is that most of the puzzles was a bit hard. When I saw Cedomir's and Serkan's total time, I decided to limite solving time on 90 minutes. It seems I had a strong pretesters for word puzzles.

I must say I enjoyed this weekend as many of you. Thanks to all of you for comments and feedbacks. Dominant green color on graphics telling me the test succeded.
@ 2012-11-20 6:30 PM (#9006 - in reply to #8941) (#9006) Top

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chaotic_iak posted @ 2012-11-20 6:30 PM

 How balanced do you think the puzzle types of this test were? Fairly balanced
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? A bit hard
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys could have been better
 How did you feel about the length / time limit for this test? A bit too many puzzles
 How fair do you think the rankings were? Most players got the score they deserved
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


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