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@ 2016-03-07 6:57 AM (#21206) (#21206) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-03-07 6:57 AM





Link for rules and other details about Sudoku Mahabharat : http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/2015-16.asp
Instructions for Irregular - http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201603/

@ 2016-03-08 10:02 AM (#21214 - in reply to #21206) (#21214) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-03-08 10:02 AM

Deficit Sudoku 9X9 in the IB has multiple solutions. It will be fixed soon.
@ 2016-03-08 2:20 PM (#21216 - in reply to #21206) (#21216) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2016-03-08 2:20 PM

In scattered " each digit appears exactly once in each row, column, outlined region " and grey cells or no?!
@ 2016-03-08 2:51 PM (#21217 - in reply to #21216) (#21217) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2016-03-08 2:51 PM

kishy72 - 2016-03-08 2:20 PM

In scattered " each digit appears exactly once in each row, column, outlined region " and grey cells or no?!


If the given rules are followed the grey cells part is forced, unless there are more than N grey cells in an NxN grid ;)
@ 2016-03-09 11:02 AM (#21222 - in reply to #21206) (#21222) Top

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Hemant Kr Malani posted @ 2016-03-09 11:02 AM

Will the scattered sudoku be in same layout as in IB? Last year the IB and PB had the same layout and this time too the IB has that layout
@ 2016-03-09 11:32 AM (#21223 - in reply to #21222) (#21223) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2016-03-09 11:32 AM

Hemant Kr Malani - 2016-03-09 11:02 AM

Will the scattered sudoku be in same layout as in IB? Last year the IB and PB had the same layout and this time too the IB has that layout

1. Last year's IB and PB had different layouts.
2. We are not creating new puzzles for IB. So, this year's IB has same puzzle as previous years. This is true for all episodes.
@ 2016-03-10 4:56 AM (#21226 - in reply to #21214) (#21226) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-03-10 4:56 AM

debmohanty - 2016-03-08 10:02 AM

Deficit Sudoku 9X9 in the IB has multiple solutions. It will be fixed soon.
Fixed.
@ 2016-03-10 8:27 AM (#21228 - in reply to #21223) (#21228) Top

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Hemant Kr Malani posted @ 2016-03-10 8:27 AM

Okay. Thanks
@ 2016-03-10 11:19 PM (#21229 - in reply to #21206) (#21229) Top

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Deepak Myakal posted @ 2016-03-10 11:19 PM

sir is this online competation,if yes how and when we have to participate?
@ 2016-03-11 1:36 AM (#21231 - in reply to #21229) (#21231) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2016-03-11 1:36 AM

Deepak Myakal - 2016-03-10 11:19 PM

sir is this online competation,if yes how and when we have to participate?


Yes it is online competition. Please read FAQ to know more about how to participate - http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=381

About when, the timings of the contest are given on the submission link you will see near the top right of the site "Sudoku Mahabharat - Irregular Variations". Please download the Instruction Booklet on that link for further details about the types which will appear and the difficulty estimates and so on. If you still have queries, feel free to ask.
@ 2016-03-11 2:47 AM (#21232 - in reply to #21206) (#21232) Top

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aashay posted @ 2016-03-11 2:47 AM

I was trying to solve an Extra Region sudoku from Fed Sudoku's Krtek's Cup. I am stuck at this point. Can someone give me a hint about how to proceed further? I'm attaching an image for reference.

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@ 2016-03-11 4:38 AM (#21233 - in reply to #21232) (#21233) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2016-03-11 4:38 AM

aashay - 2016-03-11 2:47 AM

I was trying to solve an Extra Region sudoku from Fed Sudoku's Krtek's Cup. I am stuck at this point. Can someone give me a hint about how to proceed further? I'm attaching an image for reference.



I expect this to be moved to another thread since it has nothing to do with Irregulars. In the future you can just create a new topic in he General discussion forum to ask such doubts.

For this particular one, there is only one shaded cell I can see where a 6 can be placed. Maybe that helps? Also there are some nice tricks in eliminating digits from R5C5. It can't be 2 because it forces a 2 in R2C4, can't be 5 because it forces a 5 in a shaded cell in box 6 and can't be 4 because it forces a 4 in R8C6 (noted before you place the 6 there)
@ 2016-03-11 7:59 AM (#21234 - in reply to #21233) (#21234) Top

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aashay posted @ 2016-03-11 7:59 AM

I don't know how I missed that 6! It becomes fairly easy from there. Thanks.
@ 2016-03-11 1:46 PM (#21235 - in reply to #21206) (#21235) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2016-03-11 1:46 PM

Points Table

Instruction Booklet is re-uploaded with points table. Here it is for your quick reference.



@ 2016-03-11 10:39 PM (#21236 - in reply to #21206) (#21236) Top

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gaurav.kjain posted @ 2016-03-11 10:39 PM

All the best to all of you. Hope you like the puzzles.
@ 2016-03-12 1:29 AM (#21237 - in reply to #21206) (#21237) Top

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rakesh_rai posted @ 2016-03-12 1:29 AM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Toroidal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


@ 2016-03-12 2:35 AM (#21238 - in reply to #21206) (#21238) Top

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 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Toroidal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


@ 2016-03-12 4:13 AM (#21239 - in reply to #21206) (#21239) Top

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kishy72 posted @ 2016-03-12 4:13 AM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


An excellent,testing and a hard set.I had tremendous fun doing this test.With 20 mins to go for the 16 point instructionless,and having figured out the rules,I was confident of finishing it comfortably.But it turned out to be incredibly sticky and I had to put too many pencil marks before getting it right.Towards the end,there was a lot of panic as the timer began to slowly go under the 5min mark.I was almost sure that I would end up broken but thankfully there were no errors.It felt great to complete the set.A hard set but a really good set of sudokus.

My favourites were the Classic (10),and scattered(12).I enjoyed solving the rest too but they gave a bit more trouble than I would have wanted.So that concludes SM with a beautiful set to complete it . Looking forward to the offline finals and hopefully to attend it and meet like minded people :).

Would love to know the individual contributions by the authors !Thanks for the fun test!


Edited by kishy72 2016-03-12 4:14 AM
@ 2016-03-12 7:31 AM (#21240 - in reply to #21206) (#21240) Top

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bob posted @ 2016-03-12 7:31 AM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Toroidal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Lots of aha moments in this fun collection, even in the classic sudokus. I usually leave the easy 6x6 puzzles until the end for spare minutes but I was working the first instructionless until nearly the last minute...someday I shall finish one of these.
@ 2016-03-12 1:55 PM (#21241 - in reply to #21206) (#21241) Top

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aditi2302 posted @ 2016-03-12 1:55 PM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Toroidal Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


@ 2016-03-12 2:05 PM (#21242 - in reply to #21206) (#21242) Top

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justinlam3 posted @ 2016-03-12 2:05 PM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Instructionsless (Irregular Overlapping)
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


@ 2016-03-12 3:33 PM (#21243 - in reply to #21206) (#21243) Top

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Vishal posted @ 2016-03-12 3:33 PM

Due to power-cut I couldn't submit my 2 answers, namely- IRREGULAR(1-9) and DEFICIT(1-6).. Is there any possibility that I could submit my answer key for consideration?
Looking for your reply.
@ 2016-03-12 9:16 PM (#21244 - in reply to #21206) (#21244) Top

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TiiT posted @ 2016-03-12 9:16 PM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Instructionsless (Irregular Overlapping)
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


I think the only problem was the location of the answer keys. In the 2-nd 6x6 classic the answer key column was the first column I solved there. I actually solved taht column + 4 other digits in the grid.
@ 2016-03-12 10:10 PM (#21245 - in reply to #21206) (#21245) Top

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aashay posted @ 2016-03-12 10:10 PM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Instructionsless (Irregular Overlapping)
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


@ 2016-03-12 11:38 PM (#21246 - in reply to #21206) (#21246) Top

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Plucky posted @ 2016-03-12 11:38 PM

 How well did the variants represent the theme of the test ? variations represented the theme well
 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
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Scattered Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little


Some of the classic Sudoku puzzles in this test were far more difficult than the assigned point values, and indeed more difficult than some of the fancy variations. I felt the variants were good though; no complaints in this section.
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