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Friday 23rd March (Friday, 23rd March 2007)
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2007.03.23 05:09:30
Mannnn that was a hard puzzle. Nearly the whole thing was fix positions for me. Anyone get it by theory alone?
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3729
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.03.23 11:12:05
solution
chairman
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1395
Best Total: 17m 32s
Posted - 2007.03.23 20:43:41
Protected topics like these can be read before finishing the wrong. Would not it be better if this were not possible? Or, if you don't like to force people doing wrong, only an hour after the wrong button has been pushed?
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2007.03.23 23:26:07
But people like me never do the wrong
nerdking
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1661
Best Total: 23m 15s
Posted - 2007.03.23 23:40:45
The important thing was that that puzzle was rediculous
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2007.03.24 00:21:56
Quote:
Originally Posted by jankonyex
I can't use loopy

But yeah i just tried again by not using fix position, and managed to do it. Pretty tough though!!
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3186
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2007.03.24 15:45:28
This pattern (which I didn't recognize) appeared twice:



My solver writes the solution in loopy format. If anyone's interested (although I realize you (m2e) said you can't use loopy), here it is. For any move that looks mysterious, marking the edge the opposite way would lead directly to a contradiction.

solution
Last edited by Brian - 2007.03.24 15:46:12
gadget1903
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 325
Best Total: 23m 39s
Posted - 2007.03.24 16:38:44
Here is another pattern that helps some:



an exploration from that part of the puzzle leads to almost 50% of the solution and that pattern helps to minimize your choices.

Using Brian's pattern in the previous post on the bottom left of the puzzle and exploring from there leads to the remainder of the solution.
Last edited by gadget1903 - 2007.03.24 16:43:18

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