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foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.04.08 23:01:51
I've added an exciting new feature to the web-site - user-created puzzles.



To create puzzles yourself for other people to solve, look for the new "my puzzles" button on your home page.

To solve other people's creations, have a look in the archives section of the site.

Note that you can't create puzzles until you've solved at least 10 of the normal daily puzzles, and you'll be allowed to create one puzzle for each daily puzzle that you've solved after your first 10.

Any questions/problems/feedback, post them here... enjoy!
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.04.08 23:04:11
One other point I forgot to mention - puzzles that you create don't have to be available to everyone. You can choose to keep them private if you wish; in fact, all puzzles you create are initially private until you mark them as available to the public.
Last edited by foilman - 2007.04.08 23:05:58
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3265
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2007.04.09 01:24:40
Very cool. Thanks, foilman.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3816
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.04.09 08:33:44
What about if puzzles include more than one solutions ?

Edit:

You found a solution to that puzzle that the author [] hadn't anticipated - well done! The puzzle has been disabled until the author fixes it.

By the way, your elapsed time was [].
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.04.09 09:00:08
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2007.04.09 09:26:50
Hm i can't seem to see anyone else's puzzles. Anyone else experiencing this?

Heres a screenshot:


Edit: If it helps at all I'm using Omniweb, but it also happens when i try with Firefox (on a mac)
Last edited by m2e - 2007.04.09 09:29:17
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.04.09 09:55:27
Yes, it was fine when I was testing it with all my own puzzles, but as soon as other people posted them it all fell over! Hehe.

Should be fine now.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3816
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.04.09 09:55:30
ok now.
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.04.09 10:06:50
m2e
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 607
Best Total: 16m 43s
Posted - 2007.04.09 10:26:59
Yay it's working
Para
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1911
Best Total: 19m 28s
Posted - 2007.04.09 12:30:04
OK, that # 23 is a one time only puzzle. Managed to solve it, just took ages to get an opening in the puzzle.
bear
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1066
Best Total: 34m 35s
Posted - 2007.04.09 17:17:26
I finally got #23, but wow.  Seems like every line is a struggle.  Several times I had to do a double fix position to find anything.  I spent quite a while doubting that an answer was possible.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2007.04.10 16:41:44
On the other hand #25 is very easy if you start with the line of symmetry.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3816
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.04.10 17:31:19
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
On the other hand #25 is very easy if you start with the line of symmetry.
only if the puzzle have any symmetric solution.
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.04.11 13:49:21
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2007.04.11 11:38:22
Nice work, guys!

Still have #22 and #23 to crack... :O

#25 worked okay once I figured out the symmetry.
Last edited by astrokath - 2007.04.11 11:58:24
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2007.04.11 13:09:10
ant1: I can't solve your puzzle; it has about 3 ambiguities in it. One in the top left and at least a couple in the top right.

So I submitted one of the possible solutions and it killed the puzzle.

And the next incarnation. Still in the top right, I think.

Yep, this one looks good. Third time lucky.
Last edited by procrastinator - 2007.04.11 13:23:29
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.04.11 13:20:09
Yes, if a puzzle has more than one solution it will disable it - my simple checker can't find multiple solutions, so I left it up to the solvers.
Para
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1911
Best Total: 19m 28s
Posted - 2007.04.11 13:40:18
Sam, your puzzle was non-unique. But i see it is gone now.

greetings

Para
Last edited by Para - 2007.04.11 13:47:29
sam
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1783
Best Total: 24m 39s
Posted - 2007.04.11 13:53:04
I know - I was only playing with the 'My Puzzles' as part of my work avoidance scheme in the office. I made it public and have since had lots of e-mails telling me that various people have proven my puzzle to be rubbish.

I've had 6 variant solutions so far, which must be a record.
Para
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1911
Best Total: 19m 28s
Posted - 2007.04.11 14:01:24
OK, as long as you are having fun.
sam
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1783
Best Total: 24m 39s
Posted - 2007.04.11 14:08:22
Not having fun, it's just been shot down by procastinator. Thta's the second time he/she's done that so I've abandoned the idea.
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2007.04.11 14:19:24
Quote:
Originally Posted by sam
Not having fun, it's just been shot down by procastinator. Thta's the second time he/she's done that so I've abandoned the idea.

I'm such a meanie!

Not that there's any way for me to tell which of the possible solutions is yours and hence will leave your puzzle active.

You probably only need one more number (or two to maintain symmetry) to disambiguate it, once you've found where the two solutions differ. (Might need more numbers if there's more than two solutions.) Have you gone through and attempted to solve it by hand? If you used a Fix Position to solve it, you can probably find the other solution by guessing the opposite way to your original FP.
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