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Location: India | Tapa Variations Contest XI Date: 17-19 March 2012 Length: 75+5 minutes IB and Submission Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/TVC/XI/ | ||

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Posts: 311 Location: The Netherlands | A few questions and comments. most are just related to me making the practise puzzles to make sure the puzzles are as representative of the actual puzzles. Puzzle unrelated comment. The discussion thread link on the TVC XI page leads to the TVC X discussion thread. Irregular Tapa: 1) The rules don't match the puzzle. It says that each shape is counted as one cell, except around the 3 clue are only 2 seperate shapess coloured. There are 3 cells coloured as one shape is 2 cells. So either the rules are incorrect or the example. The example currently doesn't match the way the variant appeared in the TVC before. 2) Can clues appear in irregular shapes? Fractional Tapa: Can clues appear in smaller squares? | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | Para - 2012-03-13 12:18 PM A few questions and comments. most are just related to me making the practise puzzles to make sure the puzzles are as representative of the actual puzzles. Puzzle unrelated comment. The discussion thread link on the TVC XI page leads to the TVC X discussion thread. Irregular Tapa: 1) The rules don't match the puzzle. It says that each shape is counted as one cell, except around the 3 clue are only 2 seperate shapess coloured. There are 3 cells coloured as one shape is 2 cells. So either the rules are incorrect or the example. The example currently doesn't match the way the variant appeared in the TVC before. 2) Can clues appear in irregular shapes? Fractional Tapa: Can clues appear in smaller squares? 1) Yes, you are right about it. I'll change example of it as considering original Irregular Tapa rule. 2) Yes, it can -3) Yes, it can | ||

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Location: India | Para - 2012-03-13 12:18 PM Fixed.Puzzle unrelated comment. The discussion thread link on the TVC XI page leads to the TVC X discussion thread. | ||

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Posts: 96 Location: India | I like meiosis and visionary.Fractional looks somewhat insane at first look.Some maths to be done there. | ||

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Posts: 148 Location: New Zealand | I like the new square sizes for Fractional. Mad Max and Full scare me... | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | * Digitail Tapa: "There cannot be a zero in a multi-number clue cell." not true as you seen in the example. This sentence should be " There may be one zero or more zeros in a multi-number clue cell. | ||

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Posts: 12 Location: Poland | In the power of tapa, the 2 1 2 clue doesn't seem to be correct. | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | mucha - 2012-03-14 3:20 PM In the power of tapa, the 2 1 2 clue doesn't seem to be correct. 2^1^2 clue may be 2 or 212. I think there is not a problem in the example. | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | Para - 2012-03-13 12:18 PM Irregular Tapa: 1) The rules don't match the puzzle. It says that each shape is counted as one cell, except around the 3 clue are only 2 seperate shapess coloured. There are 3 cells coloured as one shape is 2 cells. So either the rules are incorrect or the example. The example currently doesn't match the way the variant appeared in the TVC before. When I first replied to this problem, I couldn't remember why I made the puzzle that way, so I said there was a problem. But when I attempted for a fix I remembered that: I made the puzzle that way because large cells counting as one cell could be confusing for neighbouring boxes' types. So I counted them as multiple cells. But we accidentally used the actual puzzle's instruction. So this puzzle type is not Irregular, maybe it can be Ir-irregular, thus making it a regular Tapa with different cells. | ||

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Posts: 96 Location: India | Meiosis: There is a possibility of single digit(even) clues breaking down to a single digit again(even or odd). Is that allowed? This will let two-digit clues breaking down to 2-digit clues again.the example does not show such behaviour. | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | anurag - 2012-03-14 7:46 PM Meiosis: There is a possibility of single digit(even) clues breaking down to a single digit again(even or odd). Is that allowed? This will let two-digit clues breaking down to 2-digit clues again.the example does not show such behaviour. As I understand correctly, you are asking this: If there is "2" in a cell, can it be only "1" after division, instead of "1-1"? The answer is no. Division here is not mathematical division, it is biological cell division, so something splits into two and both elements should be there. | ||

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WSPC Organizer Posts: 1344 Location: India | yureklis - 2012-03-14 9:08 PM As I understand correctly, you are asking this: If there is "2" in a cell, can it be only "1" after division, instead of "1-1"? The answer is no. Division here is not mathematical division, it is biological cell division, so something splits into two and both elements should be there. Now I'm well and truly confused . If a "2" splits into "1-1", shouldn't a "1" split into "0.5-0.5" i.e. "0-5-0-5"? According to the way "1" is divided only into "0-5", "2" should be divided only into "1" I suppose. | ||

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Posts: 96 Location: India | alright, thats clear now.However,the practice puzzle i made follows my earlier understanding of splitting an even number into a single half.An even digit splitting into 2 parts might feel something like math tapa with the + operator. looks like Tapa is slowly transforming into applied tapa.Reproduction,cell division. Physics is next i think(i have one variation on that theme). Edited by anurag 2012-03-14 11:14 PM | ||

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Fillomino-Fillia 2 Author Location: USA | I'm sorry, I'm still not clear on Meiosis Tapa. As I understand things now, -- a 1 can either be used as a 1 or substituted for 0 5 (aka just 5) -- a 2 can either be used as a 2 or substituted for 1 1 -- a 3 can either be used as a 3 or substituted for 1 5 -- a 4 can either be used as a 4 or substituted for 2 2 etc. Is this correct? Also, can a clue divide twice? (4 becoming 2 1 1 for example) Also, for Balance Tapa, for a puzzle of the size in the IB, is it only saying that the total number of black squares in columns 1,2,3 is the same as the total number of black squares in columns 5,6,7? Edited by MellowMelon 2012-03-15 12:09 AM | ||

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Posts: 311 Location: The Netherlands | yureklis - 2012-03-14 5:30 PM Para - 2012-03-13 12:18 PM Irregular Tapa: 1) The rules don't match the puzzle. It says that each shape is counted as one cell, except around the 3 clue are only 2 seperate shapess coloured. There are 3 cells coloured as one shape is 2 cells. So either the rules are incorrect or the example. The example currently doesn't match the way the variant appeared in the TVC before. When I first replied to this problem, I couldn't remember why I made the puzzle that way, so I said there was a problem. But when I attempted for a fix I remembered that: I made the puzzle that way because large cells counting as one cell could be confusing for neighbouring boxes' types. So I counted them as multiple cells. But we accidentally used the actual puzzle's instruction. So this puzzle type is not Irregular, maybe it can be Ir-irregular, thus making it a regular Tapa with different cells. But I just finished the Combined Tapa that way........ I figured it would just work the same for any edge clue. Although I didn't have any clues bordering the irregular tapa part. I'll wait with the meiosis when it's completely confirmed. Edited by Para 2012-03-15 12:28 AM | ||

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Posts: 9 Location: Turkey | prasanna16391 - 2012-03-14 9:45 PM yureklis - 2012-03-14 9:08 PM As I understand correctly, you are asking this: If there is "2" in a cell, can it be only "1" after division, instead of "1-1"? The answer is no. Division here is not mathematical division, it is biological cell division, so something splits into two and both elements should be there. Now I'm well and truly confused . If a "2" splits into "1-1", shouldn't a "1" split into "0.5-0.5" i.e. "0-5-0-5"? According to the way "1" is divided only into "0-5", "2" should be divided only into "1" I suppose. Dear puzzlers, Gulce speaking. Serkan is so busy nowadays and I was the one to write the comment of Serkan above, didn't notice I was logged in with his account :) There is indeed a confusion with the rules, we have to set a constraint. Current example allows 2 becoming 1. Now I talked to him, he'll fix the rules when he gets back home. Sorry for causing trouble | ||

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Posts: 311 Location: The Netherlands | I've posted the first 3 practise puzzles. Tomorrow the next 3 or 4 will be posted. The last few will come out on friday. http://puzzleparasite.blogspot.com/2012/03/tvc-xi-practise-part-1.h... | ||

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Posts: 311 Location: The Netherlands | There is indeed a confusion with the rules, we have to set a constraint. Current example allows 2 becoming 1. Now I talked to him, he'll fix the rules when he gets back home. Sorry for causing trouble No worry. No real hurry for it. As long as it gets resolved. Edited by Para 2012-03-15 2:25 AM | ||

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Posts: 5 Location: United States | Is relative order preserved in the Visionary Tapa clues? e.g. Is a 1234 different from a 1324? | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | Yokipi - 2012-03-15 4:36 AM Is relative order preserved in the Visionary Tapa clues? e.g. Is a 1234 different from a 1324? Order of the digits is not important, 1234 and 1324 are the same. | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | Corrections on the instructions are stated below. Meiosis Tapa will have a new example puzzle, edited version of the IB will be posted soon. 1. Combined Tapa: Digital Tapa: Any digit has the possibility of being zero. Ir-irregular Tapa: Each irregular shape counts as many cells as the unit squares it contains. 10. Meiosis Tapa: Some of the given clue digits may be divided in half. This may happen in two different ways: Digit splits into two and creates two identical digits; or digit is only divided by two and results in a single number. Multi-digit clue cells may have divided and undivided digits together. If a digit divides in half and results in a decimal, each digit in the result counts as a new Tapa clue (e.g. if the original clue is 3, it becomes 1-5 after the division). Resulting digit of a division cannot be divided again. | ||

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Posts: 311 Location: The Netherlands | yureklis - 2012-03-15 5:20 AM 10. Meiosis Tapa: Some of the given clue digits may be divided in half. This may happen in two different ways: Digit splits into two and creates two identical digits; or digit is only divided by two and results in a single number. Multi-digit clue cells may have divided and undivided digits together. If a digit divides in half and results in a decimal, each digit in the result counts as a new Tapa clue (e.g. if the original clue is 3, it becomes 1-5 after the division). Resulting digit of a division cannot be divided again. So if I get it right a 22 clue can be a either of the following: 22 (no division) 21 (one divided by two) 211 (one divided in two) 11 (two divided by two) 111 (one divided by two, one divided in two) 1111 (two divided in two) | ||

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Location: India | yureklis - 2012-03-15 5:20 AM Edited version of the IB is uploaded.Corrections on the instructions are stated below. Meiosis Tapa will have a new example puzzle, edited version of the IB will be posted soon. | ||

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CTC & TVC Author & Organizer Posts: 180 Location: Turkiye | Para - 2012-03-15 5:40 AM So if I get it right a 22 clue can be a either of the following: 22 (no division) 21 (one divided by two) 211 (one divided in two) 11 (two divided by two) 111 (one divided by two, one divided in two) 1111 (two divided in two) Yes, all cases are possible. | ||

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