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by driv4r
Sun 23 Sep, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

If you have submitted your solution then it can take a couple of seconds for your time to appear in the highscore table as I have noticed. Defo no need to solve again, at least I have never had an issue with time not being shown there!
by driv4r
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

croco-puzzle

For some reason my Slalom result is not displayed on http://www.ukpuzzles.org/croco.php -- weird, huh? :roll: Maybe it's too bad :lol:
by driv4r
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Slalom (aka Gokigen)
Replies: 23
Views: 281444

Re: Slalom (aka Gokigen)

After struggling a lot with yesterday's Slalom and only getting it solved in the end thanks to bifurcating (using blue colour and +/- button/strufe) I have a couple of questions regarding the tips above. Most of the deductions are in pairs of horizontally or vertically neighboring clues, possibly wi...
by driv4r
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Updated bookmarklet, which includes apollo1001: http://benalman.com/code/test/jquery-run-code-bookmarklet/?name=Croco+Brits%27+%26+Estonians%27+Highlight+1.1&ver=1.3.2&code=var+ladder+%3D+%5B%27detuned%27%2C+%27kiwijam%27%2C+%27oenomel%27%2C+%27drsteve%27%2C+%27ronaldx%27%2C+%27PuzzleScot%27%2C+%27p...
by driv4r
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 85055

Re: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012

***THIS IS FOR SOUTHERN UK TEAM MEMBERS*** Hey, I asked on Croco-Puzzle almost week ago already but as no one's replied I better ask here too: Matches will start pretty soon, so I wonder if we shall use this Mini-Chat for team communication or shall we use sth else? ;) It's a rather annoying thing f...
by driv4r
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

My final week was a bad one as I only managed to win 1 against PuzzleScot. And to do that I had to beat him in the final puzzle of the week, which was Skyscrapers. Even 2 sudokus didn't give me wins as I just didn't find a way to solve first one without 50-50s but I didn't want to give up trying (th...
by driv4r
Sun 09 Sep, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I got an OK result in Dominoes on Friday even beating 4 guys from here. And my overall Dominoes rating is now 699 after solving 7, I think I'm starting to get good at it! I'm also ahead of 1 solver from here in the rating table and getting close to top 500! 8-) Only my Sudoku ranking is higher: 480t...
by driv4r
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying
Replies: 14
Views: 10871

Re: 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying

Yea, tbh I also thought Tiit could have finished higher at first but maybe he is timing his form for the world championship in a month time :lol: He played at this year's Estonia's championship, which I also took part of, he won of course. This French guy surprised me too, didn't know much about him...
by driv4r
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying
Replies: 14
Views: 10871

Re: 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying

Haha, maybe you are right but my nationality is still Estonian :roll:
by driv4r
Tue 04 Sep, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying
Replies: 14
Views: 10871

Re: 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying

And Tiit Vunk of Estonia in 5th place :!:
by driv4r
Sat 01 Sep, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

One OK result (my 2nd ever time under 2 minutes), which only gave me 255th place, and another rather poor one in Camp, which still increased my rating, mean that I have moved up into overall top 750 plus my 50-average rating is over 100 (102)! 8-) Will probably take me about 100 puzzles to become 20...
by driv4r
Mon 27 Aug, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Today's Skyscrapers was absolutely MAD!!! :o Started to solve it late last night but didn't get very before I fell asleep solving it (it was so boring), so went to bed instead. Carried on in the afternoon and used all of different colours, which failed, then bifurcated usingd the +/- like crazy but ...
by driv4r
Sun 26 Aug, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

OK, that's great!
by driv4r
Sun 26 Aug, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Here are the results of last week's fixtures on the croco-puzzle ladder, courtesy as ever of Alan's page . [---] Waiting list: dickoon, driv4r [---] Errors and exceptions excepted. Byes are available; please give as much notice as possible. If anyone on the waiting list wants to drop out, that's fi...
by driv4r
Sun 26 Aug, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 5900

Re: Hi

Hello vgupta01 and welcome! good luck with puzzling :D
by driv4r
Sat 25 Aug, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London next Friday
Replies: 28
Views: 43764

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London next Frida

detuned wrote:Great job guys, look forward to seeing you all at the Times event in September!
Any information about it somewhere?
by driv4r
Sat 25 Aug, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 6597

Re: Hi

Welcome Try!
Nice to see a fellow sudoku solver, if you wanna know some websites where to competitively solve sudokus let me know ;)
by driv4r
Sat 25 Aug, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Well, what can I say? Sorry about pretty much giving it to you on plate Erika, I was working every day from Monday to Friday this week and was tired afterwards. Tried to solve the Pills as well on Wednesday but failed. At least managed to win one of the 4 puzzles I solved, so sth positive to take fr...
by driv4r
Fri 17 Aug, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)
Replies: 39
Views: 40137

Re: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)

OK, I will :?

EDIT: Read it and replied, really don't get it though.

EDIT 2: Will go home to see if using my laptop and different software will make any difference (in terms of error occurring) or not :arrow:
by driv4r
Fri 17 Aug, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)
Replies: 39
Views: 40137

Re: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)

What am I gonna do with the examples if I need to solve the competition sudoku??? :o
by driv4r
Thu 16 Aug, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)
Replies: 39
Views: 40137

Re: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)

Can't find this annotation function but I'm currently using Adobe Reader 8 (newer one didn't work properly, so uninstalled a couple of months ago). It's defo possible to save as a txt file but that won't help me much and using Paint would probably be much slower, so I think I'm gonna go for a public...
by driv4r
Thu 16 Aug, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)
Replies: 39
Views: 40137

Re: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)

Hmm, in that case I think I better go somewhere where I can access the printer then... Would really like to take part of this one.
by driv4r
Thu 16 Aug, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)
Replies: 39
Views: 40137

Re: UKPA Sudoku Championship 2012 (17th - 20th August)

From instructions: "this will then provide a password to let you view and print the round"

So, I assume I need to have access to a printer to take part of the competition?
by driv4r
Wed 15 Aug, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Huge result for me in yesterday's Sudoku: second time ever in top 100 in Croco-Puzzle Surprise Puzzles and first time in top 50; beat everyone from here except detuned who was 18 seconds faster than me; rating currently given as 2298 good enough for 2nd Dan!!! 8-) I'm obviously over the moon with it...
by driv4r
Mon 06 Aug, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510489

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

What can I say? As I expected (see my last post) I struggled to get both of the puzzles solved this week due to the Olympics, which was always the 1st priority for me. That meant I could only solve 4 from Monday to Friday, which obviously wasn't enough especially against someone mad about puzzles, a...