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Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016
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Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-01-28's Tapa @ 2016-01-31 12:19 AM (#20865 - in reply to #20393) (#20865) Top


Comments on 2016-01-28's Tapa
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-01-28 00:08:03
For some reason this had some strange connectivity which my head just couldn't wrap around. My main thoughts were, "this can't possibly be a break in connectivity". Took a significant amount of time at the end checking because of this. Cool puzzle.
kishy72 commented at 2016-01-28 00:33:25
I submitted at 2:21 precisely.The server registered by time as 2:27 .It showed "waiting for server response" while the timer continued to run??!
brecher92 commented at 2016-01-28 04:26:51
I had the same problem...though my wi-fi connection has been flaky lately.
tamz29 commented at 2016-01-28 05:59:32
brain block :(
MrLiang commented at 2016-01-28 09:53:28
Yeah! It's my lucky day ^_^
john_reid commented at 2016-01-28 20:12:42
Tricky finish for me with the right hand side. Took a while to work out the 6, 3-3 and pair of 2 clues on the right wall.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-01-28 23:39:41
Very nice puzzle. Made silly mistake although just at the end, or else it would have been a nice finish.
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-01-29's Tapa @ 2016-02-01 12:20 AM (#20872 - in reply to #20393) (#20872) Top


Comments on 2016-01-29's Tapa
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-01-29 00:05:29
Should have spotted the continuity break in top left, went for a guess instead. Unnecessary.
Prasanna16391 commented at 2016-01-29 00:17:24
For those wondering what I'm talking about (because it seems like others are missing it too) - a 2-3 clue in the corner needs at least one of R1C3/R3C1 to be separate from R3C3 as the 'other' shaded block of the 2-3, and the 1-1-1-1 clue stops connectivity "around" the 2-3 because of this. I feel anyone who spots this quickly will do very well today.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-01-29 00:21:02
I agree with you, after few seconds, I went for guess (not needed actually) and it was not my lucky shot. But that guess made me realize the connectivity thing in left side. But avoided mistake today :p . Very nice puzzle again.
john_reid commented at 2016-01-29 08:09:54
Too hard for me and unfortunately I had to guess on this one again. I can kind of understand this idea about connectivity regarding that 2-3 clue in the corner but these things are very hard for me to spot. I haven't really been able to advance from 'local' to 'global' thinking and so I get stuck on these tricky puzzles more often than not.
MrLiang commented at 2016-01-29 09:54:27
1-1-1-1 wrong guess slow my time record. -_-
achan1058 commented at 2016-01-29 20:05:26
I hate messing up minor details. Forgot to colour a square on the bottom left.
rob commented at 2016-01-29 23:06:38
I didn't spot the connectivity thing, but my wrong guess near the 33 did lead me to quickly discover it, and then it went smoothly from there.
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-01-30's Tapa @ 2016-02-02 12:21 AM (#20879 - in reply to #20393) (#20879) Top


Comments on 2016-01-30's Tapa
rob commented at 2016-01-30 01:26:37
The kind of puzzle where I'm really worried when hitting "Submit"...
brecher92 commented at 2016-01-30 02:42:35
I'm like that for all puzzles. :)
rob
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-02 12:59 AM (#20880 - in reply to #20393) (#20880) Top


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The homepage link to the contest seems to have vanished. For a moment, I was worried it was already over!
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-02 2:16 AM (#20881 - in reply to #20393) (#20881) Top


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Funny. Anyway, here's the link, just in case people haven't noted it - http://logicmastersindia.com/2016/CTC/submit.asp#
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Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-01-31's Tapa @ 2016-02-03 12:17 AM (#20896 - in reply to #20393) (#20896) Top


Comments on 2016-01-31's Tapa
rob commented at 2016-01-31 00:04:49
Fun!
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-01-31 00:28:33
nice connectivity at top.
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-01-31 05:43:19
Cool!
rajeshk commented at 2016-01-31 20:07:53
Fun Puzzle
tamz29 commented at 2016-01-31 20:32:14
nice and straightforward
hinowbye commented at 2016-01-31 21:16:02
nice puzzle
Gareth
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-03 12:19 AM (#20897 - in reply to #20393) (#20897) Top




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Is there no puzzle today? There's one listed in the schedule above, but there's no entry for today's date when I view the calendar on the competition page.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-03 12:20 AM (#20898 - in reply to #20897) (#20898) Top



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Gareth - 2016-02-03 12:19 AM

Is there no puzzle today? There's one listed in the schedule above, but there's no entry for today's date when I view the calendar on the competition page.
Sorry about that. We will be posting a puzzle, it will take some time, may be an hour from now.
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-03 6:19 AM (#20903 - in reply to #20393) (#20903) Top



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Puzzle for 3rd Feb now available to solve

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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-03 2:34 PM (#20907 - in reply to #20903) (#20907) Top



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Since today's puzzle was available at around 6:30 AM, players can solve it until tomorrow 6:30 AM without late penalty. (All timings as per LMI server's time)

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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-04 12:08 AM (#20910 - in reply to #20907) (#20910) Top




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debmohanty - 2016-02-03 10:34 AM

Since today's puzzle was available at around 6:30 AM, players can solve it until tomorrow 6:30 AM without late penalty. (All timings as per LMI server's time)



Not sure it would have made much difference to my score, but I started the Feb 3rd puzzle on the correct day. I thought I'd also (just about) finished on the correct day, but I've had the 1.15 multiplier added to my time. I assume this will be sorted out given the information that we can solve until 6.30AM LMI time (thanks Deb), I'm just curious to know if this is expected behaviour? I.e. the 'late' penalty is applied based on finish time, not start time? Also, just for my own curiosity, are you able to check exactly how long after midnight LMI time I actually submitted the puzzle? Cheers!
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-01's Tapa @ 2016-02-04 12:23 AM (#20911 - in reply to #20393) (#20911) Top


Comments on 2016-02-01's Tapa
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-02-01 00:02:03
I was too slow spotting the 4-1 clue getting resolved.
k3isim commented at 2016-02-01 00:33:32
Satisfied by my solution, but... waiting half a minute for server response with running timer - a bit annoying...
kishy72 commented at 2016-02-01 01:06:17
My mind interpreted the 3 and 3 clue on the bottom left as 3-3 clue in a single cell and I was getting a stranded island wondering what's wrong for ~15 seconds.Arghhh!
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-01 06:51:10
Wow. 1 minute was added to my time because of "waiting for server response" ... >:(
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-01 08:49:02
k3isim,tamz29,thesubro - Adjusted the timing.
k3isim commented at 2016-02-01 20:53:38
Thanks! :)
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-04 6:14 AM (#20912 - in reply to #20910) (#20912) Top



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Nilz - 2016-02-04 12:08 AM
Not sure it would have made much difference to my score, but I started the Feb 3rd puzzle on the correct day. I thought I'd also (just about) finished on the correct day, but I've had the 1.15 multiplier added to my time. I assume this will be sorted out given the information that we can solve until 6.30AM LMI time (thanks Deb)
Right, I will have to do it manually, after the specified time is over. It is not automated.

Nilz - 2016-02-04 12:08 AM
I.e. the 'late' penalty is applied based on finish time, not start time?
Late Penalty applies on finish time. I think we never defined if it should be based on "start" or "finish". Let me check with Serkan and see if we should make it start time based. We will then have to recompute all days' score - there are 25 such submissions in this years CTC so far.

Nilz - 2016-02-04 12:08 AM
Also, just for my own curiosity, are you able to check exactly how long after midnight LMI time I actually submitted the puzzle?
At 2016-02-04 12:00:04 AM. So 4 seconds late.



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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-04 6:41 AM (#20913 - in reply to #20912) (#20913) Top



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debmohanty - 2016-02-04 6:14 AM

Nilz - 2016-02-04 12:08 AM
Not sure it would have made much difference to my score, but I started the Feb 3rd puzzle on the correct day. I thought I'd also (just about) finished on the correct day, but I've had the 1.15 multiplier added to my time. I assume this will be sorted out given the information that we can solve until 6.30AM LMI time (thanks Deb)
Right, I will have to do it manually, after the specified time is over. It is not automated.

Done. Removed late penalty for all those did yesterday's puzzle today (until this time). Late penalties will apply usual after this time.
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-04 10:18 AM (#20914 - in reply to #20912) (#20914) Top


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debmohanty - 2016-02-04 6:14 AM

Nilz - 2016-02-04 12:08 AM
I.e. the 'late' penalty is applied based on finish time, not start time?
Late Penalty applies on finish time. I think we never defined if it should be based on "start" or "finish". Let me check with Serkan and see if we should make it start time based. We will then have to recompute all days' score - there are 25 such submissions in this years CTC so far.

It should be 'start-time'. If someone starts at 11:30pm and submits at 12:01am, you can't penalize the solver for solving slow :-|
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-04 3:24 PM (#20915 - in reply to #20914) (#20915) Top



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Rohan Rao - 2016-02-04 10:18 AM

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Nilz - 2016-02-04 12:08 AM
I.e. the 'late' penalty is applied based on finish time, not start time?
Late Penalty applies on finish time. I think we never defined if it should be based on "start" or "finish". Let me check with Serkan and see if we should make it start time based. We will then have to recompute all days' score - there are 25 such submissions in this years CTC so far.

It should be 'start-time'. If someone starts at 11:30pm and submits at 12:01am, you can't penalize the solver for solving slow :-|

We will make this change - penalty will be applicable based on start time of the puzzle.
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Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-02's Tapa @ 2016-02-05 12:23 AM (#20916 - in reply to #20393) (#20916) Top


Comments on 2016-02-02's Tapa
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-02-02 00:04:03
Ouch. Read the 3-1-1 clue as 3-1, which meant the break-in wasn't logical, guessed wrong, restarted, and checked for a good amount of time to make sure I hadn't made any other errors. The 3-1-1 shortcoming is fully my own, the puzzle is great.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-02 00:16:40
Nice one.
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-02 00:35:15
Yuss!! :)
detuned commented at 2016-02-02 00:45:37
Damn! The colours really weren't to my taste so I wasted a lot of time calibrating my screen. Then my mouse started squeaking which is always distracting (to be fair it had spotted some cheese) so that after restarting a couple of times I really started to worry. Thankfully the solution then just came to me, as i from the Gods, so I didn't waste too much time!
rob commented at 2016-02-02 00:53:04
Well done Tom :)
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-02 01:03:16
I have completely missed the opening.What a disaster.
MrLiang commented at 2016-02-02 09:28:21
Lucky guess in bottom-left. But, stuck in 4-1 clue (top-right) for a short time.
Rohan Rao commented at 2016-02-02 17:08:16
Missed some logic midway, but got through with a lucky guess! Nice puzzle.
john_reid commented at 2016-02-03 06:48:19
Another excellent puzzle! It took me a while to get started - I finally got in using the 3-1-1 clue to determine the correct orientation of the 1-1-1-1. Things flowed smoothly after that. Very satisfying!
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-05 1:57 PM (#20922 - in reply to #20393) (#20922) Top



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Tapa Grid Sizes for Week 6

Here are the grid sizes for this week.

6th Feb : 14x14
7th Feb : 14x14
8th Feb : 13x13
9th Feb : 12x12
10th Feb : 12x12
11th Feb : 11x11
12th Feb : 17x17

CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-03's Tapa @ 2016-02-06 12:00 AM (#20924 - in reply to #20393) (#20924) Top


Comments on 2016-02-03's Tapa
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-03 07:24:27
wow that was really nice. Easy flow. But i guess i was taking my time , so that i wont leave any cell blank and cost me penalty. It paid off. Finally did well in at least this biggest size puzzle so far. But have to wait to see other's timings to see how well i have done. Nice puzzle with connectivity and use of 1's.
yureklis commented at 2016-02-03 13:28:04
Sorry guys for delay, this is on me. I had to get unplanned trip to Berlin, this is a kind of vacation for me. Anyway, I did the puzzle with Toketa vol 4 theme, because I thought it would match the Toketa competition -I checked the forum Toketa posts, as I saw there are huge positive responses in there- While I was constructing the puzzle in hostel lobby :) at the early morning, I thought is that I's done, but entering the puzzle into the LMI system we saw there wasn't unique the top left..+
yureklis commented at 2016-02-03 13:32:35
corner. Then I've made several changes, but I couldn't fix the puzzle. So I had to get out the hostel and visit some places, I asked Deb, how much times do I have for fixing the puzzle, he said nearly 6 hours. But even if I had 6 hours I couldn't catch the right moment, then we had to postpone. Anyway, why I'm giving these details, because I respect solvers, and LMI. I'm so sorry all of you guys, for today's puzzle and TVC XIX date changes. Best, serkan
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-03 13:49:44
Two penalties. ouch :( Thank you Serkan for doing these CTC's and TVC's for us. Have a nice trip in Berlin
hinowbye commented at 2016-02-03 14:07:27
Nice puzzle :)
hinowbye commented at 2016-02-03 14:07:40
My favorite so far
Rohan Rao commented at 2016-02-03 15:59:52
Really nice puzzle. Would love to see more of these!
Nola commented at 2016-02-03 17:30:55
Liked this puzzle very much!
gareth commented at 2016-02-03 23:58:36
I'm sure noone minded waiting - it's amazing to have so many top quality puzzles to do, and all for free
rob commented at 2016-02-04 00:25:38
Thanks for the puzzle (and all the others), and hope you have a great stay here in Berlin!
detuned commented at 2016-02-04 02:00:31
Whilst I have no problem whatsoeverwaiting for a delayed puzzle, I do think the decision to apply the 1.15 penalty less than 24 hours after the puzzle was actually published needs to be looked at!
kiwijam commented at 2016-02-04 02:12:06
Yes, hopefully every puzzle will be available for 24 hours before penalties are applied. And this was a very nice puzzle, thank you Serkan!
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-04 10:22:21
We had announced in forum that late penalties before the puzzle was available for 24 hours will be removed. It had to be done manually.
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-06 12:00 AM (#20925 - in reply to #20393) (#20925) Top



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6th Feb's puzzle is delayed. Will post here when it is available.
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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-06 4:56 PM (#20928 - in reply to #20393) (#20928) Top



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There will be no puzzle for 6th Feb

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Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-06 11:13 PM (#20931 - in reply to #20393) (#20931) Top



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No CTC puzzles on 7th and 8th

Serkan has injured 2 fingers in his right hand. It is not too bad, but he will not be able to upload puzzles for next 2 days.

At this point, we think CTC will resume on 9th (Tuesday).

CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-04's Tapa @ 2016-02-07 12:26 AM (#20932 - in reply to #20393) (#20932) Top


Comments on 2016-02-04's Tapa
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-02-04 00:20:12
Mouse issues again, but pretty minor this time.
detuned commented at 2016-02-04 02:11:01
You should get a cat!
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-04 02:22:57
After big one yesterday, this was a relief puzzle. Pretty easy, but nice one as usual.
MrLiang commented at 2016-02-04 10:03:39
wrong guess in 1-1-1-1 again :(
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-07 12:38 AM (#20934 - in reply to #20393) (#20934) Top


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That's sad to know. Wish you a speedy recovery, Serkan!
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-07 6:24 PM (#20944 - in reply to #20393) (#20944) Top




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Will the CTC still be 50 puzzles or just end on the normal date?
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