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Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020
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gn.raviprakash
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-08 8:50 AM (#27565 - in reply to #27536) (#27565) Top




Posts: 1

Location: India
 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? True or Lie Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


harmeet
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-08 12:40 PM (#27566 - in reply to #27536) (#27566) Top


Converse and Twisted Classics Variations (SM 19) Author

Posts: 58
2020
Location: India
 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? True or Lie Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


TiiT
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-08 3:27 PM (#27567 - in reply to #27536) (#27567) Top




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Location: Estonia
 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? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Fortress 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


Honestly... I spent half of my time decrypting those letters.
Gotroch
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-08 4:18 PM (#27568 - in reply to #27536) (#27568) Top




Posts: 78
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Location: Czech Republic
 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? Odd Even Count Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


I took the test online and it was nightmare to solve True or Lie and Substitution puzzles, because when I enter pencilmarks into cells, number 1 was covered by given little digits (letters) so it was very easy to overlook that pencilmark.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-08 6:40 PM (#27569 - in reply to #27536) (#27569) Top


 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? Classic 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


udoroh
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 3:14 AM (#27570 - in reply to #27536) (#27570) Top




Posts: 13

Location: Poland
 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? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Feadoor
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 3:47 AM (#27571 - in reply to #27536) (#27571) Top




Posts: 4

Location: UK
 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? Substitution Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


WA1729
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 6:34 AM (#27572 - in reply to #27536) (#27572) Top


Shading and Loops (PR 2016/17) Author

Posts: 39
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Location: USA
 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? True or Lie Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Very nice - thanks!

Favorites:

True or Lie 1
True or Lie 2
Renban 2
akash.doulani
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 2:10 PM (#27573 - in reply to #27536) (#27573) Top


Converse & Twisted Classics (SM 18) Author

Posts: 145
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Location: India
 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


akash.doulani
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 2:13 PM (#27574 - in reply to #27536) (#27574) Top


Converse & Twisted Classics (SM 18) Author

Posts: 145
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Location: India
A very difficult test. It didnt helpthat i broke fortress 9x9 and true lie 9x9 . Also , i was stuck in odd even count for a long time. Could have done better had i not broken the two sudokus. My favourite were Classics , True lie and substitution .
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 5:28 PM (#27575 - in reply to #27536) (#27575) Top


 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? True or Lie Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Substitution 9x9 looked difficult because of the words but the solve was fairly easier. Not much time was needed for deciphering. Renban 9x9 needed some tough break-ins. Renban 6x6 had some interesting logic behind it. Odd Even Count 9x9 needed some counting in some of the circles. Fortress and True or Lie 9x9 were fairly smooth solves. Most 6x6s were of medium difficulty but the points reflected it.
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-09 9:32 PM (#27576 - in reply to #27536) (#27576) Top


 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? Classic Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


kishy72
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-10 11:22 AM (#27577 - in reply to #27536) (#27577) Top




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Location: india
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


A Very challenging test with tough sudokus.Getting stuck or breaking a sudoku can easily cascade one's troubles and lead to well short of finishing a contest.

Thankfully, I had a smooth run and didn't break any sudoku.

My favorites of the set are Odd even count (13), True or Lie (9) and Fortress (8).

Thanks Hemant and Pranav for a tough, engrossing and enjoyable set !!
mstang
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-10 12:00 PM (#27578 - in reply to #27536) (#27578) Top





Posts: 53
2020
Location: USA
 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? Odd Even Count 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


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-10 12:34 PM (#27579 - in reply to #27536) (#27579) Top


 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? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Fortress 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


An LMI player
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-10 7:55 PM (#27580 - in reply to #27536) (#27580) Top


 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? Fortress 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


avinash175
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 11th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-11 10:25 AM (#27583 - in reply to #27536) (#27583) Top




Posts: 5

Location: India
 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? Odd Even Count Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


tamz29
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-11 11:02 AM (#27584 - in reply to #27536) (#27584) Top




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Location: Thailand
Coming off the Sudoku GP with hard classics - I thought some of these 5-points classics were also quite hard for the usual SM rounds.
I can imagine a lot of people struggling with the Substitution Sudoku - but I kinda like it.
I wasn't sure if all circles were given in the Odd Even Count - maybe future IBs should clarify this.
Not a fan of hard 6x6 variants because it encourages guessing over logically solving it, there's probably a neat path somewhere.

Nice test nonetheless.
Thanks!
Administrator
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-11 6:34 PM (#27586 - in reply to #27536) (#27586) Top


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Location: India

24 hours extension


Based on some requests, the test is extended by 24 hours and will now be open till 23:59 on 12th February.

anithra
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-11 9:32 PM (#27587 - in reply to #27536) (#27587) Top




Posts: 5

Location: india
 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
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


fal_94
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-11 11:57 PM (#27588 - in reply to #27536) (#27588) Top




Posts: 4

Location: India
 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? Substitution 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


purifire
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-12 12:40 PM (#27589 - in reply to #27536) (#27589) Top



Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author

Posts: 458
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Location: India
 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? True or Lie Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


Too hard a set for SM. :) Had to resort to guesswork in a lot of them to finish in time. Puzzle quality was great. :)
An LMI player
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-12 11:34 PM (#27592 - in reply to #27536) (#27592) Top


 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? Renban Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


utkaarsh
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-13 1:28 AM (#27593 - in reply to #27536) (#27593) Top




Posts: 88
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Location: india
 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? True or Lie Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


TS279
Subject: Re: Substitution and Neighbours - 7th to 12th Feb - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifier 2020 @ 2020-02-13 3:08 AM (#27594 - in reply to #27536) (#27594) Top




Posts: 4

Location: Poland
 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? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Odd Even Count Sudoku
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount


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