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@ 2012-02-17 6:37 AM (#6737) (#6737) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-17 6:37 AM

Tapa Variations Contest X

Date: 25-27 February 2012

Length: 75+5 minutes

IB and Submission Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/TVC/X/
@ 2012-02-17 11:52 AM (#6738 - in reply to #6737) (#6738) Top

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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-02-17 11:52 AM

Must say, those are some awesome smug-looking fish.

For those of you who don't already know, I created one of the Anglers Tapa type on my blog here - http://prasannaseshadri.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/puzzle-no-35-36-ta...

Note : Slight difference in the rules on mine and the IB - in mine, the fish aren't part of Tapa wall.

You can use that for practice, since some of you may already have done so.

Edited by prasanna16391 2012-02-17 12:21 PM
@ 2012-02-17 2:07 PM (#6740 - in reply to #6737) (#6740) Top

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flk posted @ 2012-02-17 2:07 PM

Looking forward to more tapa fever :p

I hope the authors don't mind - I've created a 'no solutions' instruction booklet for those who want to do the examples without any spoilers, attached.



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Attachments TVC-X_IB no solutions .pdf (93KB - 18 downloads)
@ 2012-02-17 3:15 PM (#6741 - in reply to #6740) (#6741) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2012-02-17 3:15 PM

flk - 2012-02-17 2:07 PM

Looking forward to more tapa fever :p

I hope the authors don't mind - I've created a 'no solutions' instruction booklet for those who want to do the examples without any spoilers, attached.


:) Interesting, I like the idea :) Thanks!
@ 2012-02-17 7:10 PM (#6742 - in reply to #6737) (#6742) Top

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macherlakumar posted @ 2012-02-17 7:10 PM

Hi,
I have a doubt in Magnetic Tapa.
I think the polarity order in Column 1 (marked in a rectangle) should be -, + instead of +, - as given in IB.
Please let me know if I am wrong somewhere.

Regards,
Ravi

Edited by macherlakumar 2012-02-17 7:12 PM




(Magnetic Tapa.JPG)



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@ 2012-02-18 9:46 AM (#6744 - in reply to #6737) (#6744) Top

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anurag posted @ 2012-02-18 9:46 AM

I constructed a set of 6 puzzles ,choosing from the TVC X booklet.You might want to use these as a practice exercise too.From the ones i did not choose,i like magnetic tapa.I do not think i am comfortable creating one.The puzzles are posted at anuragthefirst.blogspot.com
@ 2012-02-18 3:35 PM (#6745 - in reply to #6737) (#6745) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-18 3:35 PM

1b. Tapa Guard: Can an undivided cell have multiple digits this go around? If so, same quetsion as before. Do equal numbers look in different directions?

@ 2012-02-18 4:36 PM (#6746 - in reply to #6745) (#6746) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2012-02-18 4:36 PM

Para - 2012-02-18 3:35 PM

1b. Tapa Guard: Can an undivided cell have multiple digits this go around? If so, same quetsion as before. Do equal numbers look in different directions?



No I made same way, all undivided cells have one digit like TVC IX puzzles.
@ 2012-02-19 3:44 AM (#6750 - in reply to #6737) (#6750) Top

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euklid posted @ 2012-02-19 3:44 AM

@anurag: Could it be that your "total false" tapa has multiple solutions? I can replace the "24"-clue at the right border by "1" or by "111" and find solutions in both cases.

edit: I also find multiple solutions for your braille tapa. Is there some mistake on my side?

Edited by euklid 2012-02-19 3:57 AM
@ 2012-02-19 10:05 AM (#6751 - in reply to #6737) (#6751) Top

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anurag posted @ 2012-02-19 10:05 AM

Thanks euklid.2x2+1 solutions for total false.Now, you can go back and check the puzzles.
@ 2012-02-22 12:55 AM (#6758 - in reply to #6737) (#6758) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-22 12:55 AM

I've posted a few practise puzzles again. I will post the remaining genres Thursday.

http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com/2012/02/tvc-x-practise.html
@ 2012-02-22 6:44 AM (#6759 - in reply to #6758) (#6759) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2012-02-22 6:44 AM

IB of TVC X was edited and uploaded to TVC page. You can download IB Version2: http://logicmastersindia.com/TVC/X/

Also we've already uploaded a errata file. Please check it in same page. There are 3 remarks.
@ 2012-02-22 10:52 PM (#6760 - in reply to #6737) (#6760) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2012-02-22 10:52 PM

during Test ,
does two different grids will be provided for tapa and mata ,
and same doubt for distiller
@ 2012-02-22 10:55 PM (#6761 - in reply to #6760) (#6761) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-22 10:55 PM

swaroop2011 - 2012-02-22 10:52 PM

during Test ,
does two different grids will be provided for tapa and mata ,
and same doubt for distiller


It says there will be 2 grids given in the instructions for tapa and pata. For the distiller you will get 5 grids. The overlapped grid and 4 empty grids to put your puzzles in.
@ 2012-02-22 10:58 PM (#6762 - in reply to #6759) (#6762) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-22 10:58 PM

yureklis - 2012-02-22 6:44 AM

Also we've already uploaded a errata file. Please check it in same page. There are 3 remarks.


You just had to make the rules so my Shortest Segment Tapa was incorrect. I let the puzzle run a lot on "there has to be a minimal segment" rule. Will make something new. Luckily I hadn't posted it yet.
@ 2012-02-23 1:20 AM (#6763 - in reply to #6737) (#6763) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-23 1:20 AM

For Shortest Segment Tapa: Just a small clarification as I used this in my puzzle. If there's a number on the outside, does that imply that row/column isn't empty?
@ 2012-02-23 1:23 AM (#6764 - in reply to #6762) (#6764) Top

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anurag posted @ 2012-02-23 1:23 AM

Serkan's new version is a bit complicated and i do not like it much(only for a timed test).Also,unless you would like to indicate that a row is not empty,there is no point in using '1's as a clue.I would prefer to know that atleast one segment of that length has to be there.
@ 2012-02-23 1:29 AM (#6765 - in reply to #6763) (#6765) Top

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yureklis posted @ 2012-02-23 1:29 AM

Para - 2012-02-23 1:20 AM

For Shortest Segment Tapa: Just a small clarification as I used this in my puzzle. If there's a number on the outside, does that imply that row/column isn't empty?


Yes. If there is a outside clue (sure it will be) it means that there must appear some blackened blocks.
@ 2012-02-23 1:30 AM (#6766 - in reply to #6763) (#6766) Top

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anurag posted @ 2012-02-23 1:30 AM

Why would you want to confuse the solver with a clue if the row was empty.
@ 2012-02-23 3:07 AM (#6767 - in reply to #6766) (#6767) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-23 3:07 AM

anurag - 2012-02-23 1:30 AM

Why would you want to confuse the solver with a clue if the row was empty.


Well it could be possible for a row to only contain 1 and 2 segment pieces because of clues or other parts of the wall and by putting a 3 there you could force the whole row to remain empty. Which wouldn't have to be the case if that 3 wasn't there. But it doesn't apply here, just showing how it could be helpful if the option was there.

Edited by Para 2012-02-23 3:07 AM
@ 2012-02-23 11:40 PM (#6770 - in reply to #6737) (#6770) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-23 11:40 PM

The remainder of the practise puzzles have been posted now.

http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com/2012/02/tvc-x-practise-part-2.ht...
@ 2012-02-24 6:38 AM (#6771 - in reply to #6737) (#6771) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-24 6:38 AM

Points Table


PuzzlePointsGroup
1a. Total False Tapa42Puzzles 1-2
1b. Tapa Guard77
2. Tapa13
2. Pata13
3. Toroidal Tapa85Puzzles 3-5
4. Braille Tapa122
5. Combination Tapa59
6a. Shortest Segment29Puzzles 6-7
6b. Shortest Segment61
7. Magnetic Tapa41
8. Tapa Distiller43 + 43 + 43 + 43Puzzle 8
9a. Anglers Tapa47Puzzle 9-10
9b. Anglers Tapa70
10. Tapa Difference81
Contest Length : 75 minutes
Total Points : 912
Bonus : 9 points per minute saved
Grace Period : 5 minutes
Penalty : 6 points per minute used (Computed upto seconds)


The 3rd column (Group) shows how grouping will be done in the submission interface.
@ 2012-02-24 7:06 PM (#6772 - in reply to #6737) (#6772) Top

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flk posted @ 2012-02-24 7:06 PM

Thanks to all those making practice problems
@ 2012-02-24 11:47 PM (#6775 - in reply to #6737) (#6775) Top

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Para posted @ 2012-02-24 11:47 PM

There are 2 additional puzzles as they were requested. I might start dreaming about Tapas soon, but I'm having fun making them.

http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com/2012/02/tvc-x-practise-part-3.ht...
@ 2012-02-25 1:05 AM (#6776 - in reply to #6737) (#6776) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-02-25 1:05 AM

Thanks Bram for the practice puzzles. I'm sure they help you get a good score this time as well.
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