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Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016
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CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-14's Tapa @ 2016-02-17 12:06 AM (#21018 - in reply to #20393) (#21018)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-14's Tapa
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-14 02:29:18
Damn. Did one mistake, but luckily found it before submitting. Costed lot of time. Nice use of 1's and connectivity.
rob commented at 2016-02-14 19:47:53
Fun! I like the lack of a heart theme.
john_reid commented at 2016-02-15 23:11:07
Another great one!
Nilz
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-17 12:19 AM (#21019 - in reply to #20393) (#21019)Quote Reply Top




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Is there an error in today's solution? I'm fairly sure I've solved it, but it's not letting me submit. Of course, it's possible I'm being an idiot, but I've triple-checked!
Nilz
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-17 12:21 AM (#21020 - in reply to #20393) (#21020)Quote Reply Top




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Hmm, it just let me submit 7 minutes later and I'm certain I didn't change anything- could you check my solve please and fix my time if you can see that I had the correct solution earlier (if this is possible)? Thanks.
debmohanty
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-17 12:23 AM (#21021 - in reply to #21019) (#21021)Quote Reply Top



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Nilz - 2016-02-17 12:19 AM

Is there an error in today's solution? I'm fairly sure I've solved it, but it's not letting me submit. Of course, it's possible I'm being an idiot, but I've triple-checked!


Nilz - 2016-02-17 12:21 AM

Hmm, it just let me submit 7 minutes later and I'm certain I didn't change anything- could you check my solve please and fix my time if you can see that I had the correct solution earlier (if this is possible)? Thanks.


The solution has been corrected. That is the reason your submission was accepted. I'm working on getting your (and Ivan's and some other players') timing correct.
Nilz
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-17 12:24 AM (#21022 - in reply to #20393) (#21022)Quote Reply Top




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Thanks Deb!
brecher92
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-17 5:32 PM (#21031 - in reply to #20408) (#21031)Quote Reply Top




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Administrator - 2015-12-28 9:25 PM

CTC Scoring system

The scoring system and formula are exactly same as previous years.

  • Submissions within 60 minutes will be considered for scoring
  • 2 minutes penalty for each wrong submission
  • 15% time penalty for each late day (maximum 2 late days are allowed – so a puzzle can be solved upto 72 hours after it is uploaded)
  • Each puzzle has its own points, which is computed from solving times of top 10% players on that day.
  • Each player gets points for solving a puzzle based on own solving time and others’ solving times. Exponential distribution is used.
  • Total points for a player is sum of puzzle points over 7 weeks.
Details in the pdf file Download | View



Just curious -- when there are a lot of people who did not finish the puzzle (as with today's), do they get factored into the calculation for MED?
debmohanty
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-17 8:35 PM (#21033 - in reply to #21031) (#21033)Quote Reply Top



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brecher92 - 2016-02-17 5:32 PM

Just curious -- when there are a lot of people who did not finish the puzzle (as with today's), do they get factored into the calculation for MED?

For scoring purpose, only players with CoTI <= 1 hour is considered. All DNFs are ignored.

For example, if you go to 14th Feb's in the score page, you should see a line at the top :

Results for 2016-02-14's puzzle / Num Players : 200 / Top 10% : 20 / Top 10% AVE : 102.1950 / PuPo : 10.1091 / MED : 275.5600
All 5 DNFs are ignored. All 3 players with CoTi > 3600 are ignored too.

CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-15's Tapa @ 2016-02-18 12:07 AM (#21036 - in reply to #20393) (#21036)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-15's Tapa
Rohan Rao commented at 2016-02-15 00:03:45
That was fun! One of the best so far.
Para commented at 2016-02-15 06:49:03
This one had a lot of similarities to January 24th.
john_reid commented at 2016-02-15 23:21:10
Excellent!
brecher92
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-18 1:12 AM (#21038 - in reply to #21000) (#21038)Quote Reply Top




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yureklis - 2016-02-14 4:46 PM

brecher92 - 2016-02-09 3:02 AM

I hope Serkan's hand is better!


Recently I had an operation, in these days the time is not by my side, it flows very slowly, and I'm perceiving so much pain than I'd already have, I'm living a delusion :). Also I've figured how hard to able to write :). I have so much pain, but I hope that in next 10 days it will be better for me.

Thanks for asking


I know what you mean -- when I'm not well, it feels like the days last forever, and I just can't wait for the day I'm all better.

Hope that day is coming for you soon.


Edited by brecher92 2016-02-18 1:13 AM
debmohanty
Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-18 11:25 AM (#21042 - in reply to #20393) (#21042)Quote Reply Top



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23rd Feb is the last day for CTC 2016


50th day of CTC will be on 23rd Feb.


CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-16's Tapa @ 2016-02-19 12:39 AM (#21043 - in reply to #20393) (#21043)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-16's Tapa
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-16 00:13:01
Yet another 2 minutes...... I am really beginning to hate this penalty thing.
cheese
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-19 12:46 AM (#21044 - in reply to #20393) (#21044)Quote Reply Top




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I could not submit my solution (18th Feb) when I finished solving it (about 20 minutes before deadline). I tried again then some minutes later again but could submit only after a half hour.
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-17's Tapa @ 2016-02-20 12:10 AM (#21054 - in reply to #20393) (#21054)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-17's Tapa
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-17 00:59:13
Timing adjusted for anurag, chaotic_iak, litleboy, nilz, prasanna16391, TiiT
prasanna16391 commented at 2016-02-17 01:01:16
Not sure how to rate this one. I re-solved it later with some very narrow connectivity logic, which was excellent and a lot of fun. But I just don't think that this was something most people would be able to see with a timer running, and with the big size its more of a lottery for someone who just intuitively solves for the middle being empty. .
brecher92 commented at 2016-02-17 02:39:14
I still don't see the logic with the 1-1-3 on the left side. I'm looking at a few other people's solves and see that this was handled early on, but I don't see how.
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-17 02:52:56
I do not understand this puzzle. The amount of guesses I have made is insane.
achan1058 commented at 2016-02-17 02:57:55
By the way, how do you view other people's solve?
detuned commented at 2016-02-17 03:50:30
absolutely brutal!
brecher92 commented at 2016-02-17 03:51:37
achan, it's on the standings page -- click on "Others' solves"
Para commented at 2016-02-17 04:31:45
Well, that was awful.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-17 06:49:41
very hard.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-17 06:50:16
half of the puzzle i could solve it logically. But later had to guess couple of times which didn't went my way.
anderson commented at 2016-02-17 10:24:49
I guessed the 1-1-3 on the left side and got lucky because that guess propagated through the whole puzzle. Looking at it again, I'm having a lot of trouble completing it logically (i.e. not looking more than 2 steps ahead).
MrLiang commented at 2016-02-17 11:19:53
Ahh!! brain block. It's look like "Puzzle Marathon" for me. :(
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-17 15:47:36
Should've guessed earlier :/
rob commented at 2016-02-17 17:18:02
I only figured out that left area towards the end, with some not-quite-rigorous solving before (though the middle area being empty was necessary due to uniqueness at some point). But it's possible to start there. The core restriction there is that the bottom right cell of the 113 can't be isolated, else it breaks the single 4 together with the 24 and the 33 below. Then you can deduce that the top left cell of the 113 has to escape upwards past the 14, and the top left corner can be resolved.
gareth commented at 2016-02-18 00:16:34
Far too hard for a daily puzzle - I had to give up since I couldn't spend long enough on it, and come back the next day. If a puzzle is extremely hard without warning then it's unreasonable to expect people to magically have enough time set aside at the moment they discover this. It also takes away the fun of it, and means those who don't have other commitments have a definite advantage. ;)
aldentea
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-20 7:42 AM (#21057 - in reply to #20393) (#21057)Quote Reply Top




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In the [Others' solve] view, is it impossible to resume playing once [Stop Playing]? I hope it's possible.
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-18's Tapa @ 2016-02-21 12:11 AM (#21070 - in reply to #20393) (#21070)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-18's Tapa
rob commented at 2016-02-18 04:18:32
Fun! As usual, I'm fastest when I make mistakes that turn out to be right.
marred commented at 2016-02-18 11:53:05
Nice beginings in many parts of diagram, but later problems with connecting it al togheter
debmohanty
Subject: RE: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-17's Tapa @ 2016-02-21 11:49 AM (#21073 - in reply to #21054) (#21073)Quote Reply Top



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CTC Comments - 2016-02-20 12:10 AM

gareth commented at 2016-02-18 00:16:34
Far too hard for a daily puzzle - I had to give up since I couldn't spend long enough on it, and come back the next day. If a puzzle is extremely hard without warning then it's unreasonable to expect people to magically have enough time set aside at the moment they discover this. It also takes away the fun of it, and means those who don't have other commitments have a definite advantage. ;)

Good point. We plan to add a difficulty level in the next episode of CTC.
cheese
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-21 8:41 PM (#21080 - in reply to #21044) (#21080)Quote Reply Top




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cheese - 2016-02-18 9:46 PM

I could not submit my solution (18th Feb) when I finished solving it (about 20 minutes before deadline). I tried again then some minutes later again but could submit only after a half hour.


Deb, sorry for disturbing again, could you check if I had the same problem as Nilz? Thank you!
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-19's Tapa @ 2016-02-22 12:12 AM (#21083 - in reply to #20393) (#21083)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-19's Tapa
olejar commented at 2016-02-19 00:44:32
Today I had a 30 minutes interruption of internet connection during of solving task :-(
katarina commented at 2016-02-19 01:13:45
me too, i couldnt send solution
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-19 17:16:07
Can I finally get a 1st place finish???
debmohanty commented at 2016-02-19 17:22:20
26 seems like a winning score !!
tamz29 commented at 2016-02-19 17:24:21
I'll check back in 8 hours ;)
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-20 08:38:23
easy one to give yourself relief :)
AndreyBogdanov
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-22 12:30 AM (#21084 - in reply to #20393) (#21084)Quote Reply Top


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Is it possible that 22 Feb puzzle has duplicate solution? I'm stupidly looking to my solution for already 20 minutes and can't find any mistalkes.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-22 12:33 AM (#21085 - in reply to #20393) (#21085)Quote Reply Top


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As it happened a few days ago, an incorrect solution seems to have been entered in the background. That is fixed now, and the timings of the 'incorrect' submissions which match the actual solution will be in the system and edited to reflect on the score page soon.
AndreyBogdanov
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-22 12:37 AM (#21086 - in reply to #20393) (#21086)Quote Reply Top


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Thanks, now I've click submit again in the same solution and got it. I thought I was going crazy :)
debmohanty
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-22 12:41 AM (#21087 - in reply to #21086) (#21087)Quote Reply Top



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AndreyBogdanov - 2016-02-22 12:37 AM

Thanks, now I've click submit again in the same solution and got it. I thought I was going crazy :)

Fixed timings for
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OlgaShut
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marred
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-22 12:56 PM (#21091 - in reply to #21087) (#21091)Quote Reply Top




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debmohanty - 2016-02-22 12:41 AM

AndreyBogdanov - 2016-02-22 12:37 AM

Thanks, now I've click submit again in the same solution and got it. I thought I was going crazy :)

Fixed timings for
prasanna16391
AndreyBogdanov
OlgaShut
zorant
marred


Thanks :) I though something has gone wrong as I saw prasanna16391 with result almost 20 minutes :D
debmohanty
Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — 2nd January - 20th February 2016 @ 2016-02-22 11:59 PM (#21093 - in reply to #20393) (#21093)Quote Reply Top



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23rd Feb's puzzle will be delayed by 2 hours.
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2016-02-20's Tapa @ 2016-02-23 12:13 AM (#21094 - in reply to #20393) (#21094)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2016-02-20's Tapa
john_reid commented at 2016-02-20 02:15:26
Guessed in the middle, but the outside was doable.
swaroop2011 commented at 2016-02-20 08:40:14
nice easy one again.
MrLiang commented at 2016-02-20 09:27:40
Yeah!! Lucky guess.
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