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Posted on: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:05 am




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Skeeter,
Please add your information. I think Patrick should add it on to your stickie, or make it a separate one in 'Solving Strategies'

I have tried to work with Beaker, but we have agreed that what I have tried to help them with can be subtle. I grew up with working with different bases. Perhaps that flexibility is hard to learn, maybe its like learning a new language, its best if you learn it as a child.

@ Patrick,
If you decide that chapters should be longer, please consider making more smaller puzzles - 6x6 through 8x8. Please do not add five 10x10s of each kind

I can not speak for others. I use a lot of trial and error on the book puzzles. That requires a great deal of erasure. I assume the ability to do these puzzles online will allow user to save partially and totally solved puzzles. If my assumptions are accurate, I know it will help me, and perhaps help others with tougher puzzles.

Second, I assume one will only be allowed to turn in two puzzles per day. I know I work as many puzzles in a day as possible and build up a number of puzzles that are solved ready to be turned in. I am asking if you have devised a mechanism to hold our solved puzzles until they are turned in.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:07 am




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
Hi, eclipsegirl. My bitwise AND tables were posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under "Solving strategies and tips" on the English language forum.

https://www.calcudoku.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1069

I'm not sure if the link above will work, so I've described where my tables can be found just in case.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:59 am




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skeeter84 wrote:
The same is true if any user-created puzzles have bitwise AND once Patrick fixes up the error checking.

What is there to be fixed?


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Posted on: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:27 pm




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
Hi, pnm. By "error checking", I meant error checking software for user-submitted puzzles. There was an issue with bertoldo's 9x9 user-made puzzle since the cages weren't specified in the proper order (left to right, top to bottom). You recently mentioned that you would temporarily suspend user-created puzzles until you had better error checking software. That's what I'd been referring to in my previous post and I'm looking forward to more user-created puzzles.


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Posted on: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:53 pm




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skeeter84 wrote:
Hi, pnm. By "error checking", I meant error checking software for user-submitted puzzles. There was an issue with bertoldo's 9x9 user-made puzzle since the cages weren't specified in the proper order (left to right, top to bottom). You recently mentioned that you would temporarily suspend user-created puzzles until you had better error checking software. That's what I'd been referring to in my previous post and I'm looking forward to more user-created puzzles.


Ah, right, sorry, I misunderstood..
(thought you meant the online error checking of the AND operator)


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Posted on: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:03 pm




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It sounds great and I'm looking forward to trying out some new variations.

Any thoughts on likely publication date, Patrick?


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Posted on: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:19 am




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paulv66 wrote:
It sounds great and I'm looking forward to trying out some new variations.

Any thoughts on likely publication date, Patrick?


Two more weeks or so?

I just need to create the 10 extra "variations" puzzles (and these take the most time,
coming up with a variation, and a lot of testing to get a puzzle of the right level).

And a new cover [smile]
Any suggestions, a different scary animal?


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Posted on: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:36 pm




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pnm wrote:
Any suggestions, a different scary animal?

Maybe some sort of insect, like a bee or spider?


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Posted on: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:49 pm




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marblevolcano wrote:
pnm wrote:
Any suggestions, a different scary animal?

Maybe some sort of insect, like a bee or spider?


A bumblebee!

http://getdrawings.com/cute-bumble-bee- ... ing-52.jpg

I think I've settled on this one though:

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Posted on: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm




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pnm wrote:
Two more weeks or so?

I just need to create the 10 extra "variations" puzzles (and these take the most time,
coming up with a variation, and a lot of testing to get a puzzle of the right level).



Darn it. I need 34 days to get the last ones turned in. [crying]


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