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by apollo1001
Wed 28 Nov, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 522524

Re: croco-puzzle

Well done on yesterday's puzzles Tom/Steve ! Berni: Whilst solving today's kropki, on my mac, I noticed that I was no longer able to mark candidates by pressing alt-3 to get the hash #. I've found that feature invaluable in solving the harder kropki puzzles that have appeared before and this made th...
by apollo1001
Wed 21 Nov, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: App for Alzheimers
Replies: 3
Views: 8326

Re: App for Alzheimers

Okay, so I thought I would give this a try but... 1. Register Screen just sits there saying 'Please Wait'. No idea of progress... The 'Continue' button makes you feel a bit better that it hasn't completely crashed, but does nothing. Upon quickly pressing it a few times a 'Already registered' message...
by apollo1001
Tue 06 Nov, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 522524

Re: croco-puzzle

... apollo1001 has strapped on his first belt for 20th kyu! (They'll start to roll in much more quickly now, Adam...) Thanks Chris! (and all). It's been a fun two months getting that red line off the ground, and I have really enjoyed being able to do so whilst watching some others' times in awe - v...
by apollo1001
Mon 29 Oct, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: HALAS league tournement
Replies: 12
Views: 8355

Re: HALAS league tournement

Just finished this and am now regretting setting aside a 6 hour block as my brain hurts and functioned less and less as time went on. Plenty of puzzles to take a look at in a relaxed environment though! Particularly enjoyed Puzzle 1 and Sudoku 1 if people wanted to have a last minute attempt at eith...
by apollo1001
Sat 06 Oct, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Team UK at the WPC
Replies: 26
Views: 20283

Re: Team UK at the WPC

Holy Moly - clearly pulled out all the stops in the final round. Well done all - your country is proud! :P
by apollo1001
Sat 06 Oct, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 450939

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

Congrats! I was pleased with my time, but you trounced me :shock: Now you just need to repeat that every time one comes up and you'll start flying up the rankings. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the Northern/Southern UK grudge match in the league when the teams face off...
by apollo1001
Tue 02 Oct, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Kropki
Replies: 15
Views: 30060

Re: Kropki

Many thanks to you both - time to practise :P
by apollo1001
Sat 29 Sep, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Kropki
Replies: 15
Views: 30060

Re: Kropki

Ignoring the above discussion on what type of puzzle this is, I would be more interested in some tips for this puzzle type. Having seen my first of these only a few moments ago on croco-puzzle, I was more than a little flummoxed for about 15 minutes on how to even start! After this time, I had deduc...
by apollo1001
Fri 28 Sep, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 450939

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

Clearly practising that puzzle type for the Liga has started paying dividends.. :?
by apollo1001
Mon 24 Sep, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 450939

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

Thanks both. It sounds likely that this is what happened - I was working on my mac tethered through the iphone, so the connection could have been intermittent. A little frustration with the less-than-optimal time certainly led to a quick detour via the highscores to see the affects... Great tip abou...
by apollo1001
Sun 23 Sep, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 450939

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

Hi All. I'm interested in how quickly the highscore table is updated on crocopuzzle, as I completed today's first double block in 8:53, and when I checked the high scores it didn't appear. Thinking it hadn't registered, I went back and did it again (this time 4:53). After the 2nd attempt I checked t...
by apollo1001
Thu 20 Sep, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Slalom (aka Gokigen)
Replies: 23
Views: 277332

Re: Slalom (aka Gokigen)

Oooh, fabulous thread guys! I was deducing many of these facts yesterday from scratch in the puzzle, and wondered if we had a central set of 'standards' to look out for. I'll remember to search the forum in future before attempting any puzzle type!
by apollo1001
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Croco-Liga team competition, starting in September 2012
Replies: 82
Views: 75993

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

Although I'm technically south UK (somerset), and not totally familiar with all the croco-puzzles yet, I'd still love to help make up numbers if either team (north/south) wants an extra competitor. Let me know if you want me to tackle any...
by apollo1001
Sun 16 Sep, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 450939

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

This looked like fun even though I have joined the party too late. Could you add me to the stats page please Alan so I can gauge how much I need to improve! Thanks.
by apollo1001
Wed 12 Sep, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: apollo1001
Replies: 1
Views: 5473

apollo1001

Hi All Very pleased to stumble upon this site and find a community of puzzlers. I used to enjoy the PQRST competitions a few years back, but it has been a while since I have regularly done puzzles. I was also impressed to see your croco-ladder going on which has convinced me to wade through the germ...