Sunday, February 27, 2011

PuzzleFountain Classic Puzzle Competition #9

PuzzleFountain Classic Puzzle Competition #9

(25-27 February 2011, 25 applets)
  • You can visit any time your contest page and look at your solutions simply by clicking on the link (I will let the link active for the entire monday), for example to find mistakes.
  • It' NOT a good idea to right-click on a link and open another page or tab to solve a new puzzle. This may cause loss of data (and in the worst case the applet will work no more). So don't do it!
  • You can also save partial solutions by clicking on Submit solutions (only colours will not be saved).
  • The list of puzzles (with the corresponding points): 
  • Camping (15)
  • Cross Math (45)
  • Domino Hunt (20)
  • Dutch Loop (25)
  • Easy As ABC (25)
  • Four Winds (20)
  • Gappy Blocks (80)
  • Heyawake (40)
  • Kakuro (50)
  • Kropki (65)
  • Lighthouses (40)
  • Magic Labyrinth (40)
  • Magnets (45)
  • Minesweeper (30)
  • Repulsion (25)
  • Slalom (5)
  • Slither Link (40)
  • Snake (35)
  • Star Battle (75)
  • Thermometers (35)
  • Pointers (40)
  • Spirals (70)
  • Futoshiki(70)
  • No Four in a Row (40) .
  • Total: 1000 points 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yin-Yang Variations Contest

A Yin-Yang Variations Contest will be held on 26th February, 2011 from 16:00 - 18:00 GMT (21:30 - 23:30 IST).

The goal is to divide the given grid into two continuous areas - black and white. There cannot be 2x2 squares of the same color. Black and white circles (if any) show the color of their cell.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Melon's Puzzle Zoo : LMI February'11 Puzzle Test on 26/27 Feb

Welcome to the Puzzle Zoo run by Palmer Mebane, MellowMelon, featuring a large number of unique kinds of puzzles that to the best of his knowledge made their first appearance on his website, if anywhere. Admission to the zoo is free, but you will only have two hours (120 minutes) to tour the place and solve whatever puzzles you can.
The zoo is divided into three sections. The first is Aliens, representing some of my own original puzzle types. The second is Mutants, showcasing some of my variations on familiar Nikoli types. The final is Hybrids, in which each type is a combination of two types, both selected among either Nikoli types or my own original ones. There are four different types of puzzles in each section, for twelve types total.
For each puzzle type in the Alien and Mutant sections, the zoo has two specimens. The first is a baby version, which should prove fairly docile. The second is an adult version. Caution is advised when viewing the adults, as they can be quite aggressive. However, the adult is worth significantly more if successfully solved. The Hybrid section has only adult specimens, with no babies. This means there are 20 puzzles total in the test.

Instruction Book

About the author

Palmer Mebane's first major competition was the 2010 WPC, which he participated in as a member of the US team that won the competition. On the constructing side, he has posted hundreds of puzzles at his blog Melon's Puzzles.

Puzzle Types

Aliens
  • Castle Wall
  • Out of Sight
  • International Borders
  • Double Back
  • Mutants
  • Akari EX
  • Line Nurikabe
  • Liar Slitherlink
  • Nonconsecutive Fillomino
  • Hybrids
  • Castle Wall / Masyu
  • Yajilin / Akari
  • Nurikabe / Fillomino
  • Double Back / Country Road
  • There will be 2 puzzles from each of the Aliens and Mutant

Timing

You may start "Puzzle Zoo" any time during the 48-hour period during the weekend of 26/27 Feb.
Your timer will start when you click "Start Puzzle Zoo" — then you will have 120 minutes to solve and submit your answers.
A timer will be shown the answer page with the remaining time.
Submission is not allowed after the specified end time — you must start early enough to permit yourself enough solving time

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Masquerade: PuzzleFountain Competition #8


Author: ALBERTO FABRIS
Date: 19th-20th February 2011
Duration: 90 minutes (no additional time)
Website: www.puzzlefountain.com

Some tips (thanks to players who pointed out):
  • You can visit any time your contest page and look at your solutions simply by clicking on the link, for example to find mistakes.
  • When you click on the Submit solution button, you must wait for the confirmation of data saved before clicking on a new puzzle link; otherwise your solution will be lost.
  • It's NOT a good idea to right-click on a link and open another page or tab to solve a new puzzle. This may cause loss of data (and in the worst case the applet will work no more). So don't do it!
  • You can also save partial solutions by clicking on Submit solutions (only colours will not be saved).
  • IMPORTANT: by pressing on SPACE during solving, it's possible that you delete all your numbers! Use DEL to delete a single number. SPACE works as ENTER in java, and if a DELETE COLOUR button is active, it will work.
Puzzles:
1-2. Masked Skyscrapers 45+85
3-4. Masked Battleships 40+75
5-6. Masked Snake 40+110
7-8. Masked Cross Math 40+110
9-10. Masked Heyawake 45+130
11-12. Masked Slalom 20+50
13-14. Masked Slither Link 35+75
15-16. Masked Minesweeper 30+70
Total 1000 points

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tapa Variations Contest VI on 19/20 Feb

Tapa Variations Contest VI

About TVC

Tapa Variation Contests (TVC) are a set of 4 small contests and will be organized every alternate week of February and March 2011. They will contain several variations of Tapa. At the end of 4 contests, final winner will be determined.
Puzzles for TVCs are written by Serkan Yurekli.


Tapa Variations in TVC VI

    * Word Tapa
    * Tapa Possible
    * Thermometer Tapa
    * Same as Tapa
    * Tapa Odd-Even
    * Mastermind Tapa
    * Symmetric Tapa
    * Tapa Trimino
    * Alternative Tapa
    * B&W Tapa
    * Tapa Islands

 

Timing and Grace Period

Contest Length : 75 minutes
Grace Period : 5 minutesPenalty Points : 13 per minute
A timer will be shown the answer page with the remaining time. The color of the timer will change
during the grace period to 'Red'. Submission is not allowed after the specified end time — you must start early enough to permit yourself enough solving time.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PuzzleFountain Classic Puzzle Competition #6

PuzzleFountain Classic Puzzle Competition #6

(4-6 February 2011, 25 applets)
  • You can visit any time your contest page and look at your solutions simply by clicking on the link (I will let the link active for the entire monday), for example to find mistakes.
  • It' NOT a good idea to right-click on a link and open another page or tab to solve a new puzzle. This may cause loss of data (and in the worst case the applet will work no more). So don't do it!
  • You can also save partial solutions by clicking on Submit solutions (only colours will not be saved).
  • The list of puzzles (with the corresponding points): 
  • Kakuro(40)
  • Dutch Loop(10)
  • Minesweeper(15)
  • Cross Math(40)
  • Heyawake(35)
  • Domino Hunt(50)
  • Skyscrapers(30)
  • Easy As ABC(25)
  • Futoshiki(30)
  • Slalom(10)
  • Repulsion(75)
  • Magnets(35)
  • Thermometers(25)
  • Battleships(40)
  • Slither Link(60)
  • Snake(25)
  • Kropki(45)
  • Magic Labyrinth(75)
  • Star Battle(70)
  • Doors(55)
  • Four Winds(30)
  • Irregular Sudoku(55)
  • Lighthouses(45)
  • No Four in a Row(30)
  • Nurikabe(50)
  • Total: 1000 points 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Double Delight : LMI February 2011 Sudoku Test

Date : 12th and 13th February

Sudoku Types : Combination of basic Variants

Length : 120 minutes 

Author

Rishi Puri is twice runner up at the Indian Sudoku Championship. He is actively involved in a lot of online sudoku competitions and regularly publishes new Sudokus and discusses solving techniques at his blog Sudoku Mania.
 

Sudoku Types

    Each Sudoku in this test is a combination of two basic variations.
  • Diagonal — Non Consecutive
  • Jigsaw — Anti Knight
  • Diagonal — Killer
  • Jigsaw — Killer
  • Anti Knight — Killer
  • Non Consecutive — Killer
  • Jigsaw — Diagonal
  • Disjoint — Anti Knight
  • Disjoint — Diagonal
  • Non Consecutive — Jigsaw
  • Non Consecutive — Anti Knight
  • Diagonal — Anti Knight

Timing

You may start "Double Delight" any time during the 48-hour period listed below.
Your timer will start when you click "Start Test" — then you will have exactly 120 minutes minutes to solve and submit your answers. A timer will be shown the answer page with the remaining time.
Submission is not allowed after the specified end time — you must start early enough to permit yourself enough solving time.
"Show cells to fill" will be activated after 75 minutes.