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Brian
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Puzzles: 3179
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Posted - 2007.04.04 03:00:14
Another challenging one:

10x7:a13a2b02b11d2c1b21b11b32b11b23b23b1c2d32b32b1a32a
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2007.04.04 06:22:46
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
Another challenging one:

Didn't find this nearly as challenging as the last one, no significant read-aheads. Maybe shouldn't have had to read far ahead for the last one either, but seemingly Jankonyex found it just as complicated as I did.
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3179
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2007.04.04 13:30:45
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
Another challenging one:

Didn't find this nearly as challenging as the last one, no significant read-aheads. Maybe shouldn't have had to read far ahead for the last one either, but seemingly Jankonyex found it just as complicated as I did.

I may agree with you, although these puzzles aren't designed to have "significant" read-aheads, at least for my solver. I don't have a good estimator of difficulty, since I only have two difficulty levels right now. But to give you some idea of what the solver thinks, here are the times needed to solve the puzzle and the length of solution for the last few puzzles compared to the one I think you're referring to.

The difficult one:
string t = "10x7:b1b2b2a1b1212a013a1c2b13a1a1a2122a1b0e11c22f22a3c";
solution time 2625, length 334

The last four, in order:
10x7:a013221a2f2b1a22b3a3212a1b22b1a3131a2b22a1b1f3a232222a
solution time 3140, length 260

10x7:b12a22a1a2b1a21a2a20a02b211b1d2b122b13a33a1a12a1b1a2a22a22b
solution time 2203, length 230

10x7:13a0b02a312c1b1b1c2221a21a2b2a12a1123c2b2b1c213a22b1a10
solution time 31, length 158

10x7:a13a2b02b11d2c1b21b11b32b11b23b23b1c2d32b32b1a32a
solution time 6422, length 660

(I hope you didn't overlook the puzzles posted in between the two you referred to.)
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2007.04.04 18:38:05
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
I hope you didn't overlook...

I did! Thanks.
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3179
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2008.01.14 05:48:38
Jankonyex has made a lot of nice solutions, so I thought I'd try one too. For puzzle 284:

http://rapidshare.com/files/83650066/284soln.html
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3727
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2008.01.14 12:49:43
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
J...l
nice job!

there's something else:

2 x's:

the left top "2" is at c12r2

1 x: (then assume there's a line on the left of c12r11)

the left top "2" is at c11r9
Naivoj
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Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2008.01.15 00:30:52
Quote:
Originally Posted by jankonyex

1 x: (then assume there's a line on the left of c12r11)
  ...
the left top "2" is at c11r9
1x and also 1 line (note that an edge is assumed at the bottom):
This is the kind of deduction I can not easily visualize in my head, but with the colors on the 2 deductions are simples. The forced line is at the right the of square @c12r9 (the square to the right of the left top 2). Note that the line deduction doesn't required the bottom edge, but the cross deduction does.

But I do not understand why you wrote "then assume there's a line on the left of c12r11"?
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3727
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2008.01.15 05:03:57
Quote:
Originally Posted by naivoj
assume there's a line on the left of c12r11
here
Naivoj
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Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2008.01.15 06:20:37
I get it now, you are referring to the original puzzle position with all the clues and not to the summarized one you posted.
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