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@ 2011-04-02 12:44 AM (#3910) (#3910) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-04-02 12:44 AM

@ 2011-04-02 1:29 AM (#3912 - in reply to #3910) (#3912) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-04-02 1:29 AM

Logic Masters India announces April Puzzle Test — Twist

Author : Deb Mohanty

Date : 09th and 10th April

Length : 90+10+10+10 minutes

IB and Submission Link : Here

Puzzle Types : Minor rule changes to 12 common types of puzzles.
@ 2011-04-02 11:44 AM (#3913 - in reply to #3912) (#3913) Top

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vopani posted @ 2011-04-02 11:44 AM

I can see a lot of timing strategies in people's minds.
@ 2011-04-02 1:57 PM (#3914 - in reply to #3913) (#3914) Top

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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2011-04-02 1:57 PM

Nice and interesting IB......

A Small Query on reduction in points.........
Will the points will be reduced for all the puzzles submitted, even if I submit only one puzzle after 90 mins, or only the points of the puzzles submitted after 90 mins will be reduced.
@ 2011-04-02 2:28 PM (#3915 - in reply to #3914) (#3915) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-02 2:28 PM

neerajmehrotra - 2011-04-02 1:57 PM

A Small Query on reduction in points.........
Will the points will be reduced for all the puzzles submitted, even if I submit only one puzzle after 90 mins, or only the points of the puzzles submitted after 90 mins will be reduced.

Puzzles submitted within 90 mins will always get 100% value, irrespective of what you do in remaining 30 minutes.
Puzzles submitted within 90-100 mins will always get 75% value, irrespective of all other submissions you make.
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Hope it is clear.
@ 2011-04-02 6:00 PM (#3916 - in reply to #3915) (#3916) Top

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neerajmehrotra posted @ 2011-04-02 6:00 PM

Thanks, Its crystal clear.............
@ 2011-04-03 6:58 PM (#3918 - in reply to #3910) (#3918) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-03 6:58 PM

@ 2011-04-04 10:36 PM (#3926 - in reply to #3910) (#3926) Top

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rajeshk posted @ 2011-04-04 10:36 PM

Interesting puzzles Deb!

Looking forward to participate in this competition after a long gap.

@ 2011-04-05 3:40 AM (#3927 - in reply to #3910) (#3927) Top

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PuzzleScot posted @ 2011-04-05 3:40 AM

Hi,

Can you please confirm the times, with time zone, that this contest is available for competing?
Note that the UK is currently in British Summer Time (GMT+1)

Thanks
Alan

Edited by PuzzleScot 2011-04-05 3:41 AM
@ 2011-04-05 6:43 AM (#3928 - in reply to #3927) (#3928) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-05 6:43 AM

PuzzleScot - 2011-04-05 3:40 AM

Hi,

Can you please confirm the times, with time zone, that this contest is available for competing?
Note that the UK is currently in British Summer Time (GMT+1)

Thanks
Alan

Done. Please check the submission page.
@ 2011-04-05 12:32 PM (#3930 - in reply to #3910) (#3930) Top

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harmeet posted @ 2011-04-05 12:32 PM

"twist" IB seems to be very interesting. will miss the test this time owing to travel. will take it offline.
@ 2011-04-06 7:03 AM (#3932 - in reply to #3910) (#3932) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-06 7:03 AM

Note about Hitori Sum Answer key

This is only puzzle where answer is 'by column'. This is not easy to remember while entering the solution under time-limit.
So I decided to mark all the columns as shown below.



There is no change in rules or answer key definition.
@ 2011-04-06 2:46 PM (#3939 - in reply to #3910) (#3939) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-06 2:46 PM

Just to make sure that everyone understands the point reduction formula, here is an example.
Basically, 'how much you get for a particular puzzle' depends upon 'when you submitted it'. Nothing else.



@ 2011-04-08 9:52 AM (#3947 - in reply to #3910) (#3947) Top

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kiwijam posted @ 2011-04-08 9:52 AM

In the answer for the Minesweeper puzzle, there is a mine next to the 4 (left end of second row) that has 3 mines around it. Is this allowed?
@ 2011-04-08 10:12 AM (#3949 - in reply to #3947) (#3949) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-08 10:12 AM

You are referring to R2C1. Yes, that is allowed.



The following situation is NOT allowed because of R2C3.



Cells with numbers will have exactly same number of mines around them.
Cells with mines may have any number of mines around them

Cells without numbers and mines can NOT have 3 mines around them. [This is the only rule change wrt a standard Minesweeper puzzle ]
@ 2011-04-08 10:17 AM (#3950 - in reply to #3910) (#3950) Top

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kiwijam posted @ 2011-04-08 10:17 AM

Ah thank you. I thought it meant:
(Cells without numbers) and mines can NOT have 3 mines around them
instead of:
Cells without (numbers and mines) can NOT have 3 mines around them

Looking forward to trying these twists. The hitori sum is my favourite new idea, normally the numbers just get ignored.
@ 2011-04-08 10:24 AM (#3951 - in reply to #3950) (#3951) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-08 10:24 AM

During IB review itself, we found that the wording is little cryptic. So I included the example such that all the scenarios are reflected.

Hope it is clear to all.
@ 2011-04-08 9:44 PM (#3952 - in reply to #3950) (#3952) Top

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brianklimek posted @ 2011-04-08 9:44 PM

Ah, glad this was addressed, I just logged on to check on the same thing, and I had misinterpretted the instructions the same way. Thanks.
I look forward to this one. Thanks again to the organizers and creators!
@ 2011-04-08 10:29 PM (#3953 - in reply to #3910) (#3953) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2011-04-08 10:29 PM

Puzzle Booklet uploaded. It has 12 pages, each page has 2 puzzles (and instructions and solution to the example) of one particular type.
There is no cover page.
@ 2011-04-09 5:33 AM (#3954 - in reply to #3910) (#3954) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-09 5:33 AM

Twist has started.
Good luck everyone!
@ 2011-04-09 10:45 AM (#3955 - in reply to #3954) (#3955) Top

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motris posted @ 2011-04-09 10:45 AM

Wow! Phenomenal test with a nice balance of difficulties and many fun puzzles on both ends of the spectrum. The twists were very interesting, and you even managed to make Hitori fun! You don't know how much that means to me. Thanks a lot Deb.
@ 2011-04-09 10:50 AM (#3956 - in reply to #3910) (#3956) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-09 10:50 AM

The score page doesn't show the bonus properly. Will be uploading fixed score page in few minutes
@ 2011-04-09 11:00 AM (#3957 - in reply to #3956) (#3957) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-09 11:00 AM

debmohanty - 2011-04-09 10:50 AM

The score page doesn't show the bonus properly. Will be uploading fixed score page in few minutes


Bonus should show up properly now - here is the link to score page - http://logicmastersindia.com/M201104P/score.asp - which you can view after you complete the test.

A twisted view of the score page available here - http://logicmastersindia.com/M201104P/score.asp?view=twist
@ 2011-04-09 11:40 AM (#3958 - in reply to #3955) (#3958) Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2011-04-09 11:40 AM

motris - 2011-04-09 10:45 AM

Wow! Phenomenal test with a nice balance of difficulties and many fun puzzles on both ends of the spectrum. The twists were very interesting, and you even managed to make Hitori fun! You don't know how much that means to me. Thanks a lot Deb.

Thanks a lot for the feedback.
Yes, Hitori is a type that is not liked by all. I'm glad that the 2 Hitoris came out well and you liked them.
@ 2011-04-09 1:24 PM (#3961 - in reply to #3910) (#3961) Top

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Para posted @ 2011-04-09 1:24 PM

Thanks for the test. I had fun. My favourite was the ABC twist, really good puzzles both. And I managed to avoid making any entry errors, although I did take a very cautious approach entering my answer keys this time, probably cost me some time as I doublechecked what I had put in each time.
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