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Author:  pnm  [ Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

Hi,

I've been plenty busy creating a sequel to the "Calcudoku Advanced" book.

The current table of contents is here:

http://www.calcudoku.org/calcudoku_adv_ ... ntents.pdf

If anyone has any suggestions, let them speak now, or forever etc. etc.. [scared]


Patrick

Author:  bram  [ Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

No suggestions, just thrilled to see a new advancie in the works [thumbsup] Table of contents looks gooood! [thumbup]

Author:  sjs34  [ Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

Excellent that Volume II is coming.
Hopefully points will be awarded as they are always an encouragement. But that obviously would compromise the solutions chapter.
It was nice when exponentiation and zero appeared in the same puzzle. Will this happen again?
Will extra large include regular puzzles >15 or twins >8?

Author:  pnm  [ Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

sjs34 wrote:
Hopefully points will be awarded as they are always an encouragement. But that obviously would compromise the solutions chapter.

You can get points (12) for all puzzles except the "warmup" ones.

There are only solutions for the example puzzles (chapter 2), and the puzzles in the "warmup" chapter.

Here's the relevant text from the introduction:

"Most puzzle books include solutions to all puzzles in the back, but not this one.
It is meant to be the book with the hardest Calcudoku puzzles out there, so I felt that
solutions should still be excluded (even though some puzzlers have lobbied against this...).
Otherwise the temptation to peek in the back for a number or two may be too great.
Exceptions are the puzzles in the ``Explanations'' and ``Warmup'' chapters:
solutions for these puzzles are in the back.

Of course, if you're really stuck with a particular puzzle you can always
email me (at (email address here)) for a hint or the solution.
And if you do really want the solutions to _all_ puzzles I'll email them to you
straight away."

sjs34 wrote:
It was nice when exponentiation and zero appeared in the same puzzle. Will this happen again?

Good one, thanks, I don't think there are zero+exponentiation puzzles in there, will fix that :-)

sjs34 wrote:
Will extra large include regular puzzles >15 or twins >8?

The "extra large" chapter has two of 11x11, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, and one 17x17.

There are three 10x10 twins (and one 8x8 no-op twin [cool] )

Patrick

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

sjs34 wrote:
It was nice when exponentiation and zero appeared in the same puzzle. Will this happen again?


I have now split the chapter with exponentiation (10 puzzles) into two:
5 with exponentiation, and 5 with exponentiation and zero :-)

Author:  pnm  [ Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

What do people think of the cover?

It's similar to the 101 Advanced cover, with the background colour a dark blue gradient instead of black.

I was thinking of adding a lightning bolt over it (or maybe erase a lightning bolt outline),
are there any graphic artists out there with ideas?? [thumbsup]

Image

Author:  pnm  [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

Alright, I cooked up a different cover

(how much of the cover puzzle can you solve?? [scared] )

Image

Author:  clm  [ Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

pnm wrote:
Alright, I cooked up a different cover

(how much of the cover puzzle can you solve?? [scared] )

...


Better cover since the mod, bitwise OR and exponentiation functions appear, the previous one had only arithmetic operations.

Apparently it's a 9x9, where the external boundaries have disappeared, shadowed. Cage "43046721^" (row 5) has the candidates [8,9] and cage "78125^" (row 8 with the number 7 erased, not shown) has the candidates [5,7]. Of course, the single 9 and te candidates [3,5] for cage "243^" in column i :-) :-).

Author:  pnm  [ Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

Ok, my proof copy arrived today:

Image

I'm resisting the temptation to immediately release it for publishing,
there are a couple of tiny text and layout edits I want to do (after
which I'll have to order another proof, etc..)

Author:  clm  [ Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted

pnm wrote:
Ok, my proof copy arrived today:

... I'm resisting the temptation to immediately release it for publishing,
there are a couple of tiny text and layout edits I want to do (after
which I'll have to order another proof, etc..)


Congratulations for your new book [thumbsup] !!!

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