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Postby gfroyle » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:13 am

Moschopulus wrote:I get 206 solutions. Ask for your money back....


206 it is... independently confirmed again.

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Postby tarek » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:53 am

Code: Select all
*--------------------------------------------------------------------------*
| 1589    1489    6      | 1589    7       2489   | 189     12589   3      |
| 2       189     7      | 13589   13589   6      | 189     4       1589   |
| 1589    1489    3      | 1589    14589   2489   | 7       125689  15689  |
|------------------------+------------------------+------------------------|
| 4       679     1      | 2       689     789    | 5       3       789    |
| 379     679     8      | 4       369     5      | 2       179     179    |
| 379     5       2      | 3789    389     1      | 6       789     4      |
|------------------------+------------------------+------------------------|
| 178     2       5      | 1789    1489    4789   | 3       16789   16789  |
| 178     3       9      | 6       158     78     | 4       1578    2      |
| 6       178     4      | 15789   2       3      | 189     15789   15789  |
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I've got 604 solutions !!!! (but 398 were repititions)
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Postby Pappocom » Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:50 am

I've had no reply to my email to The Times, so will try again.

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Postby stocku » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:36 am

Wayne

I wonder if you have heard anything from the Times now? They have not replied to my questions.
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Postby Pappocom » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:14 pm

No reply to my two emails, either.

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Postby Pappocom » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:08 pm

I've had a response from The Times.

They say they acknowledge and regret the errors in the puzzles supplied in the booklet accompanying the board-game.

To avoid any false attribution of the faulty puzzles to Pappocom, they will add the words "Puzzles created by Mike Tier" to their webpage which promotes the board-game.

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Postby gfroyle » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:15 am

Pappocom wrote:To avoid any false attribution of the faulty puzzles to Pappocom, they will add the words "Puzzles created by Mike Tier" to their webpage which promotes the board-game.


What I want to know is how someone gets a job setting puzzles that are fundamentally wrong or do you think that they just got a random sub-editor to do it?

Or being more charitable, that there were typos at the printing stage?

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re: non-Pappocom puzzles at "The Times"

Postby Pat » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:18 pm

gfroyle wrote:What I want to know is how someone gets a job setting puzzles that are fundamentally wrong

The Times has been getting valid puzzles from Pappocom - they're so accustomed to receiving valid puzzles that it would never occur to them that there is any need to verify the puzzles they're given.

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