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by driv4r
Sat 07 Jul, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Yea, well I didn't want to give any points away easily but now that I have solved the Starry Night of yesterday I can say that Dataman was faster anyway, so yeah, it didn't matter much but it was still hugely annoying at the time.
by driv4r
Fri 06 Jul, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Unfortunately it's all over for me as this idiotic thing just doesn't let me in: 'There have been too many failed login attempts. This account has been temporarily blocked for security reasons. Please try again in half an hour.'
by driv4r
Mon 02 Jul, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Wow, very nice -- new week, new puzzles, new opponent & I'm still in it 8-) Lucky me, didn't expect to win by solving just 4 puzzles (Monday to Friday)! Anyway, I'm excited by the prospect of competing against Dataman and I am hoping for all 3 sudokus to appear this week (and some of them more than ...
by driv4r
Sat 30 Jun, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Exactly. That's why I was wondering what was going on with him...as he hasn't told he would be away or anything, he's kinda disappeared :?
Good for me though, 2nd time in it and I won't be relegated, not that I'm happy to win this way but I'm happy to stay up and to get another chance.
by driv4r
Fri 29 Jun, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Okay, missed the U-bahn of yesterday due to watching football again but now that I have solved Koralle (Coral) it's safe to say I have beaten afcwarren!! Not sure what's going on with him but I am quite sure it's a huge surprise that he'll be relegated.
by driv4r
Thu 28 Jun, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Well, I'm sorry I ruined your possibly good result in the highscore table :( Anyway, for me it was really tough and I never got it solved, so I would love some tips on how to solve slaloms better. I tried to use those in the rules & tips board under slalom tips but they helped me to get just less th...
by driv4r
Wed 27 Jun, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

For me the U-bahn defo wasn't easy, probably because I hadn't solved any of them before and therefore didn't get going! ;) Well, at least I wasn't last. EDIT: Solved the snakes late, so giving afcwarren a chance to equalize tomorrow. They were new for me but they were okay (solvable without spending...
by driv4r
Tue 26 Jun, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

I'm surprised you think it's funny. Over 100 people spent an average of 20-30 minutes on that puzzle. If a current puzzle is revealed in any way, on any public forum, no matter how briefly, that might help anyone else, the puzzle is scrapped, and the results wiped (quite rightly). Don't do it again...
by driv4r
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

PuzzleScot wrote:
driv4r wrote:"Stupid is as stupid does." -- Forrest Gump

:mrgreen:
by driv4r
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

OK, no worries, removed the image. Hopefully no one cheated :roll:
by driv4r
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Tried to solve today's Slalom but spent hours on it without any success trying to guess pretty much all the cells, which obviously didn't help to get it solved (I got everything filled in few times but always with mistakes). Then checked out the tips here on the forum and got about half of it solved...
by driv4r
Sun 24 Jun, 2012 7:02 am
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

I am interested in joining a team as well.
by driv4r
Thu 21 Jun, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Achieved my best performance and daily rating -- 1353 -- yesterday! :D Quite narrowly (by 5 secs) missed out on top 200, finished 208., which is my 2nd best result so far. And my comparison sudoku rating is now 367 (my best game rating on CrocoPuzzle), which I'm quite happy with as I've only solved ...
by driv4r
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 494025

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

That would be good! I got 7 fehlversuch's mainly due to this inaccuracy as I did it all wrong (I thought it could be the other way around but it was 50-50, so I went for the one that seemed more obvious reading the rules). Before today I had only had 2 of them altogether in all puzzles I had solved.
by driv4r
Sat 16 Jun, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 494025

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

Masyu ( example ) Instructions: Draw a single loop, traveling horizontally and vertically, connecting the centers of the cells. The loop must pass through every cell containing a circle ("pearl"). At each cell containing a black pearl, the loop must make a 90-degree turn, and must travel straight f...
by driv4r
Mon 11 Jun, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

So, on the last day of last week's competition we had domino and area sums, which were both new for me. That considered, I'd say I managed to get an okay result in area sums but I didn't stand a chance against PuzzleScot. On other days I tried not to check his times before I started to solve because...
by driv4r
Tue 05 Jun, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 494025

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

Oh, so it probably said sth like "Diagonal berühren nicht erlaubt" on the initializing screen, which as I now understand means "Touching diagonals not allowed". LoL, I guess I gotta try to remember a couple of words like verboten, erlaubt and berühren then! :D And use Google Translate when possible....
by driv4r
Mon 04 Jun, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 494025

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

If I don't know the numbers I need to enter then there are various options e.g. I could use 3 numbers (1+2+3) to make up 6 but I could also use 2 (4+2 or 5+1). That's why I would have saved a considerable amount of time if I knew that I didn't have to use all of them (the point is I tried to use all...
by driv4r
Mon 04 Jun, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Got a nice time like 33:33 in yesterday's Killer Sudoku, which gave me my best daily rating so far -- 437 -- and also my best ranking -- 245. I'd say not bad considering it's the 2nd one of those I have solved and my mate called me twice while I was solving, so probably lost ~5 mins there :P EDIT: U...
by driv4r
Sun 03 Jun, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Whew, here we go then! 8-) Probably need a good number of sudokus among next week's puzzles and few mistakes from my opponent to have any winning chances (or to not get whitewashed) but we'll see. Okay, I just registered on the LMI website and will give it a try if possible. But as I understand if I...
by driv4r
Thu 31 May, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Wow, just solved the Arukone and gotta say it's defo the easiest puzzle I've solved so far on CrocoPuzzle. Kinda expected sth more difficult, so didn't really go for it at full speed but still beat drsteve :mrgreen: Admittedly he has a Felversuch though, otherwise I wouldn't have had a chance. EDIT:...
by driv4r
Wed 30 May, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 494025

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

Hmm, okay, but for me they defo aren't complete as the above is not mentioned in those rules, which meant I thought I have to use all 7 numbers in a column/row at first when I started to solve yesterday's Japanese Sums on CrocoPuzzle. Obviously, that was wrong, so I spent significantly more time tha...
by driv4r
Wed 30 May, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Croco Puzzle rules.
Replies: 92
Views: 494025

Re: Croco Puzzle rules.

I would add to Japanese Sums that you don't need to enter all the numbers available into every column/row, i.e. if you have numbers 1-7, you don't necessarily need to use all of them in a column/row.
by driv4r
Mon 28 May, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 510487

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

Yay, next week I'm in it!