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Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted
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Posted on: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:06 pm

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Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted
Hi,

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

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

Patrick

Posted on: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51 pm

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Posted on: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:45 pm

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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?

Posted on: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:24 am

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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 )

Patrick

Posted on: Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:39 pm

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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

Posted on: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:43 pm

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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??

Posted on: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:54 pm

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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?? )

Posted on: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:48 pm

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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?? )

...

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 .

Posted on: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:24 pm

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Re: Calcudoku Advanced Volume II is coming, opinions wanted
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..)

Posted on: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:16 pm

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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 !!!

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