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2/23/2017 7:11:35 PM
Topic:
Help Nov 2016 super challenger

Frances
Frances
Posts: 642
Going slowly, and checking to see if each number was correct after I wrote it in, I finally solved this sudoku. I didn't mess it up this time around. "Super Challenger" is an apt name for these puzzles. Whew! Thanks, Josh, for the answer.

2/20/2017 8:19:34 AM
Topic:
Does anyone have a subscription to....

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 184
Hi Chris!

My issue showed up this past Tuesday, the 14th. So it took roughly two weeks from the time I saw it on the store shelf until it arrived to my home.

I had every intention of picking up a copy on the 14th but my shopping trip got delayed and then the mail arrived. Yay! Spotlight Remember When Word Seeks is my favorite PennyDell publication. I even save the covers in a file folder when I'm finished with the magazine! (I know, I know, I desperately need to get a life. LOL! wink

Bernadette

2/19/2017 11:23:19 PM
Topic:
Puzzle Lovers Easy Crosswords

Frances
Frances
Posts: 642
Semipro wrote:

I think a really bad translation program was involved, or else a "manual" attempt to translate with no knowledge of English, using a dictionary or thesaurus. Oddly, the result is mostly grammatical. It just has wrong words replacing the right ones.


That's pretty much what I thought, too. Tempo for time, dearth for want, deed for thing, edge for limit----wrong synonyms chosen.

2/19/2017 7:56:30 PM
Topic:
Puzzle Lovers Easy Crosswords

Semipro
Semipro
Posts: 249
Frances wrote:
This post caused me appealing, laugh and electric. . . .

I think a really bad translation program was involved, or else a "manual" attempt to translate with no knowledge of English, using a dictionary or thesaurus. Oddly, the result is mostly grammatical. It just has wrong words replacing the right ones.

2/17/2017 10:10:20 AM
Topic:
Puzzle Lovers Easy Crosswords

Frances
Frances
Posts: 642
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edited by Frances on 2/17/2017

2/17/2017 6:42:33 AM
Topic:
Free Puzzles of the Day XI

Amy Lowenstein
Amy Lowenstein
Posts: 1544
Friday 2/17/17: Dell, Error Hunt; PP, Fill-In
Sat. 2/18: Dell, Collectibles; PP, Word Seek / PatchWords
Sun. 2/19: Dell, Figgerit; PP, Cryptograms
Mon. 2/20: Dell, Fill-In; PP, Crostic
Tue. 2/21: Dell, Anglesearch; PP, Anagram Magic Square
Wed. 2/22: Dell, Push-Ups; PP, Brick by Brick
Thu. 2/23: Dell, Picture Maze; PP, Framework - World Capitals
edited by Amy-in-PA on 2/23/2017

2/15/2017 9:52:55 AM
Topic:
Help Nov 2016 super challenger

Frances
Frances
Posts: 642
Josh wrote:



I sent over the answer to the original poster; there are some errors in the red numbers. Not sure if you tried solving with those, or wiping those out and keeping the black ones, which were the original clues. If you'd like me to send you the answer as well, let me know!


Josh: Thank you! I would very much like to have the answer to this sudoku. (The black numbers were the only ones I used.) I've sent you a private message.

2/14/2017 10:59:21 PM
Topic:
Help Nov 2016 super challenger

Josh
Josh
Posts: 154
Frances wrote:
I have tried to solve this puzzle 4 times, but failed. It's a tough one. I was afraid there might be a typo in the posted diagram, but it's probably more likely that these super challenger sudoku are just too much for me. upset



I sent over the answer to the original poster; there are some errors in the red numbers. Not sure if you tried solving with those, or wiping those out and keeping the black ones, which were the original clues. If you'd like me to send you the answer as well, let me know!

I find myself messing up roughly a fourth of the time on the super challengers; most frequently my own handwriting trips me up and I didn't notice a particularly poorly written number smile I am proud of the fact that my error % is decreasing as I spend a more consistent amount of time solving again; a few years ago I took a bit of a break and had to build myself back up again.

2/14/2017 7:31:06 PM
Topic:
Help Nov 2016 super challenger

Frances
Frances
Posts: 642
I have tried to solve this puzzle 4 times, but failed. It's a tough one. I was afraid there might be a typo in the posted diagram, but it's probably more likely that these super challenger sudoku are just too much for me. upset

2/14/2017 7:11:05 PM
Topic:
How many Variety puzzles books are there?

Indiana Puzzler
Indiana Puzzler
Posts: 557
Keep posting Josh - I enjoy reading your posts as the puzzles you're passionate about are not the ones I regularly solve - but I appreciate a person who is passionate about their pursuits.

How's the city treating you? I saw that there was a foot of snow last week?

Do you listen to WFAN? I stream it through my phone into my car and it makes my drive home pleasurable. I will miss Mike F.

Chris

2/14/2017 7:07:30 PM
Topic:
What kind of pens and pencils do you use?

Indiana Puzzler
Indiana Puzzler
Posts: 557
I have used all sorts. I have landed on Bic products as the most reliable with a smooth line in their pens and they write 'right' away. We just dumped a bunch of old Papermates. I like their InkJoys but they don't seem to go lower than 1 mm (at least from what I can find). I also like Zebra F-301. They are great for crosswords - very fine, but good lines.

I love a good debate about writing implements. Thanks for the post, Jagsanders.

2/14/2017 7:03:40 PM
Topic:
How many Variety puzzles books are there?

Indiana Puzzler
Indiana Puzzler
Posts: 557
Sounds like a variety mag to me.

Josh wrote:
Amy Lowenstein wrote:
Josh wrote:
Although a bit more specialty, I'd say Dell's Math & Logic Problems is diverse enough to make the list - not focused on a single puzzle type.


Well, Josh, I think those mags have only two types: math, and logic. (I forget if they have Sudoku as well.)



While true that the puzzles fall into logic and math, the variety within them is way more than a single-type magazine like Logic Problems, or Sudoku. There's Cross Sums, Sudoku (and some Sudoku variations), Ken-Ken, Figure Logics, Logic Problems, Trigons, Collectibles, Sum Logic... a lot of the Dell stalwarts in that vein. While the magazine does focus on three core puzzles that make up a significant percentage of the issue (Cross Sums, Figure Logics and Logic Problems), the variety of remaining puzzles makes it feel closer to a variety magazine in my mind. But it's certainly not as diverse as the other, standard variety puzzle magazines.

2/14/2017 7:02:47 PM
Topic:
Does anyone have a subscription to....

Indiana Puzzler
Indiana Puzzler
Posts: 557
I don't know I would wait. I saw the quarterly Variety Puzzles and Crosswords on the store shelf for a couple of weeks before my issue arrived. Then again, its up to you, if you want the issue - buy it!

2/14/2017 6:29:13 PM
Topic:
What kind of pens and pencils do you use?

Jagsanders
Jagsanders
Posts: 4
Thanks Amy.

2/14/2017 3:23:32 PM
Topic:
What kind of pens and pencils do you use?

Amy Lowenstein
Amy Lowenstein
Posts: 1544
I usually use Sharp Pentel mechanical pencils with .7 mm lead size. They are called "Drafting pencils," if that means anything. I have to take the cap off the bottom, in order to get at the eraser, and often I wear down the eraser before I use up the leads, but that's the way it goes. So I also try to have handy, some white "stand-alone" erasers (I don't even know what they're called, because the labels have long since come off the erasers).

By the way, Jagsanders, many years ago there was a similar discussion on this forum about what kinds of pens and pencils we use. You might be able to find it if you search by topic.

2/14/2017 2:26:41 PM
Topic:
What kind of pens and pencils do you use?

Jagsanders
Jagsanders
Posts: 4
For me, the type of pen and pencil I use to do the puzzles are just as important as the brand of puzzles. I will only purchase Penny Dell products. I have so many other brands that I've gotten as gifts that I just don't enjoy using.

The pens I use are Pentel RSVP clear barrel. They don't bleed through the page to the other side. I prefer fine point. They have six colors. I recently found Hot Pink and Sky Blue. I had to buy a dozen of each but it made my year having new colors.

My mechanical pencils are also Pentel Razzle Dazzle Icy. They fit my hands perfectly. Around the time that school supplies go on sale, I can usually find 10 packs at a decent price. I've tried red and blue lead refills but they break easily.

Let's not forget the eraser. Again, I use Pentel Clic Eraser.

No, I do not work for Pentel or any office supply store. I've tried using other products but haven't found anything I like. I can't tell you how many gel pens I've tried in both medium and fine but they all bleed through.

I am always looking for a different product. So, what do you use?

2/13/2017 11:06:59 PM
Topic:
How many Variety puzzles books are there?

Josh
Josh
Posts: 154
Amy Lowenstein wrote:
Josh wrote:
Although a bit more specialty, I'd say Dell's Math & Logic Problems is diverse enough to make the list - not focused on a single puzzle type.


Well, Josh, I think those mags have only two types: math, and logic. (I forget if they have Sudoku as well.)



While true that the puzzles fall into logic and math, the variety within them is way more than a single-type magazine like Logic Problems, or Sudoku. There's Cross Sums, Sudoku (and some Sudoku variations), Ken-Ken, Figure Logics, Logic Problems, Trigons, Collectibles, Sum Logic... a lot of the Dell stalwarts in that vein. While the magazine does focus on three core puzzles that make up a significant percentage of the issue (Cross Sums, Figure Logics and Logic Problems), the variety of remaining puzzles makes it feel closer to a variety magazine in my mind. But it's certainly not as diverse as the other, standard variety puzzle magazines.

2/13/2017 7:48:07 AM
Topic:
Does anyone have a subscription to....

Bernadette1959
Bernadette1959
Posts: 184
Thanks, Amy. I decided to give the mail until today and if it doesn't arrive, then I'll just go out and buy one. That will virtually guarantee it will be in my mailbox tomorrow. LOL I read someone else's post the other day where PD told her she had to wait eight weeks for a replacement copy to be shipped out and I don't want to wait that long. My mother's senior center is always happy to get any extras I have! smile

2/13/2017 7:18:27 AM
Topic:
Free Puzzles of the Day XI

Amy Lowenstein
Amy Lowenstein
Posts: 1544
Monday, 2/13/17: Dell, Sudoku Super Challenger; PP, Letterboxes
Tuesday 2/14 (Happy Valentine's Day): Dell, Skill-O-Gram; PP, Match-Up
Wed 2/15: Dell, How Well do you Follow Directions?; PP, Word Games
Thu 2/16: Dell, Syllable Saying; PP, Word Seek - Missing List
edited by Amy-in-PA on 2/16/2017

2/12/2017 2:23:20 PM
Topic:
Does anyone have a subscription to....

Amy Lowenstein
Amy Lowenstein
Posts: 1544
There was once a time when I had a subscription to Dell Logic Lover's logic magazines, and my issue didn't come for the longest time, so I wrote to Dell about it and they sent me a replacement issue. Finally, around the time the replacement issue came, the original one they'd sent me also came. So I'm sure you can write to Penny/Dell to get a replacement issue for your magazine. And even if you wind up with 2 of them, you can always give one to your local hospital or something like that.
edited by Amy-in-PA on 2/12/2017

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