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by PuzzleScot
Fri 13 Aug, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2010 US Puzzle Championships
Replies: 94
Views: 105014

Re: 2010 US Puzzle Championships

Yes. All 6 puzzles have appeared in previous USPCs.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 13 Aug, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPC2010 - Venue and Dates announced
Replies: 1
Views: 6242

WPC2010 - Venue and Dates announced

From http://www.worldpuzzle.org/ homepage: "The 19th WPC, hosted by Poland, will start 24th of October (arrival day) and will finish 29th of October. Destination airport is an airport in Warsaw. 19th WPC will be held in "Kuznia Napoleonska" hotel about 40 km from Warsaw airport (1 hour by bus). More...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 12 Aug, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2010 US Puzzle Championships
Replies: 94
Views: 105014

Re: 2010 US Puzzle Championships

If you've tried the practice test, I hope you don't feel as thick as I do! Disastrous effort.

I couldn't see how to get into Di-Agony in the USPC test, but Joe DeVincentis shows how it should be done:
http://devjoe.livejournal.com/23056.html

Incredible work, especially during a contest.
by PuzzleScot
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Numberlink and Uniqueness
Replies: 13
Views: 23089

Re: Numberlink and Uniqueness

Someone wrote on wiki : "It is considered that a problem is well designed if and only if it has a unique solution and all the cells in the grid are filled with line, although some Number Link designers do not necessarily stipulate this." I think that requiring all the cells to be used adds a constra...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 37852

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

jaku111 = Jakub Ondrousek. I believe he is actually that fast!
by PuzzleScot
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 37852

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

Ah, I see the 'scores' now - Well done Tom - you did the lot with time to spare! I see that round 1 puzzle 4 only had 66 correct answers submitted. Hardest puzzle after the three of round 5... The completion time of the winner is incredulous! I would never doubt Hideako or Byron's times though. wow!
by PuzzleScot
Mon 09 Aug, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 37852

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

Ended up skipping round 1 grid 4 after wasting too much time on it. Also failed to finish the last stage 4 puzzle in time, so I reckon on 270 points for me (over 50%, which is good for me on any timed contest!) It might have been an idea to practice these before launching straight into the contest -...
by PuzzleScot
Sun 08 Aug, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI August Sudoku Contest
Replies: 22
Views: 37852

Re: LMI August Sudoku Contest

That was more fun than I was expecting.
I didn't get to do round 5 either. Won't say any more until it's all over...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 09 Jul, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPuzzles.org is live!
Replies: 1
Views: 5752

UKPuzzles.org is live!

Finally, and after much debate, that I'm sure is not over yet, and many midnight candles, v.1.00 of the main wesite is launched! http://www.ukpuzzles.org/ I know the menu options wrap if you shrink the screen too narrow. I also know that IE7 doesn't handle certain stylesheet aspects. The logo probab...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 09 Jul, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPC 2010 Team Selection
Replies: 10
Views: 17625

WPC 2010 Team Selection

The UKPA members have now agreed the wording for UK team selection for this year's WPC in Poland: "UK Team selection for the 2010 WPC will be largely based on performance in the 2010 USPC. The top 2 British performers on the live test will be invited to take a place on the UK team. In the event that...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 05 Jul, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI July Puzzle Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 11895

Re: LMI July Puzzle Contest

I ran out of time doing work things (yes, I know it's Sunday), and didn't even start it.
I'll probably wait until I'm on holiday now until I try it...
Not a bad effort though! I see there are some new names near (not at) the top of the pile.
by PuzzleScot
Sun 04 Jul, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI July Puzzle Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 11895

Re: LMI July Puzzle Contest

Anyone entered this? I plan doing so this evening, though may run out of time.

(I've been rather busy the last couple of nights designing the associations new website.
Members, please read the discussion in the members area. I need as much feedback/contributions as possible...)
by PuzzleScot
Thu 01 Jul, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2010 Polish Puzzle Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 8595

Re: 2010 Polish Puzzle Championship

Agreed! The OAPC tournaments were invaluable practice last year, so I'd say it would be a very wise idea indeed to keep up with the Polish puzzle styles!
by PuzzleScot
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Arrows puzzles
Replies: 9
Views: 18187

Re: Arrows puzzles

Try again. WPC2006 (Borovets). Part 2 Puzzle 2: 1 5 5 2 3 3 3 4 5 4 1 3 3 5 5 2 3 2 3 6 4 2 2 3 3 4 5 2 1 4 1 4 4 2 3 2 I can't see an obvious start in. Clearly the 1s at A1 and A6 are limiting, as is the 5 (/6) on the diagonal at C4. Since there are a couple of 2s on that line, it seems the most re...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Arrows puzzles
Replies: 9
Views: 18187

Re: Arrows puzzles

It's a while since I did these - the post was only really meant as a kick-off point. Anyway... From Part 2, Group 3 of WPC2007 (Brazil). Largest of 3 grids: 3 5 2 3 4 6 1 1 2 1 1 3 4 3 3 4 2 6 1 3 0 0 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 7 2 2 1 2 2 3 Assume grid numbering like a chessboard - F6 = TR corner. Diagonals hav...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Arrows puzzles
Replies: 9
Views: 18187

Arrows puzzles

Arrow puzzles have been seen commonly in the dutch puzzle magazine 'Breinbrekers', and occasionally in the past at the WPC. There is a square grid of numbers, with space for an arrow at the end of each row/column that points into the grid. You must place arrows in every empty space such that the num...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2010 US Puzzle Championships
Replies: 94
Views: 105014

2010 US Puzzle Championships

The annual USPC will be held on Saturday 21st August 2010 at 18:00 - 20:30 BST. (1pm EDT [GMT-4] )

http://wpc.puzzles.com/rules/index.htm

Please make sure you register early, and take time to read the rules and instruction.
Oh, and practice!
by PuzzleScot
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Alan O'Donnell
Replies: 3
Views: 9894

Alan O'Donnell

Hi, I'm the webmaster for the ukpuzzles.org website, and administrator of this forum. I have been in the UK WPC team 3 times - 2003, 2004 & 2009 (as playing captain). Mike Colloby (Secretary) and myself (Chairman) are the founders, and current directors, of the UK Puzzle Association. I live in Edinb...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 19 Jun, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Erich Friedman
Replies: 0
Views: 6628

Erich Friedman

Erich's Puzzle Palace

Erich Friedman is a mathematician who has contributed many puzzles to USPC and WPC competitions, so it is a good idea to be familiar with his puzzle designs. Many of his online puzzles include a flash solver (click the link that says 'flash' by each puzzle type).
by PuzzleScot
Sat 19 Jun, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Puzzle Picnic
Replies: 0
Views: 5925

Puzzle Picnic

Puzzle Picnic contains an ever growing library of graded puzzles.
All are solvable on-line through your browser.

Instructions available in Dutch or English.
by PuzzleScot
Sat 19 Jun, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Janko.at
Replies: 5
Views: 13493

Janko.at

This link should be in every puzzler's bookmarks - Angela und Otto Janko There you will find a large collection of puzzles solvable online using their applets. eg, for Masyu, there are presently 260 graded puzzles to solve. They have also kindly offered a link to Google Translate to help with unders...