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Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 09-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By BillsBayou
Ok, throw in the penalties and you're play time...

Ok, throw in the penalties and you're play time goes up. But still, look at the number of puzzles. That's more than 75 puzzles per day. That is some serious play time.

Jealous of not having my...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 09-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By BillsBayou
Doing Logic Puzzles for more than 12 hours per day!

I'm looking at the high scores, and I'm stunned by how much solving is going on by the top competitors. One particular solver has completed 745 of 752 games with an average solve time of 601.3...
Forum: Comments, Bugs and Feature Requests 08-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By BillsBayou
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 01-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By BillsBayou
"Transitive Relationships (Unaligned Pair)" ...

"Transitive Relationships (Unaligned Pair)"

I'd like to see more on the power of Unaligned Pairs. While your example does a good example of showing the transitive relationship as a solving method,...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 01-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By BillsBayou
"Transitive Relationships (Either/Or)" Slide #1 ...

"Transitive Relationships (Either/Or)" Slide #1

Since $40 is already false for Isaac, it must be true for orange. Get rid of that "X" and the tutorial plays out correctly.
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 01-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By BillsBayou
"Comparative Relationships" Slide #4: If Wilma's...

"Comparative Relationships" Slide #4: If Wilma's tattoo is $10 more than the red one

That should read: If Wilma's tattoo is $10 LESS than the red one
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 01-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By BillsBayou
"Checking" should have a time penalty. A STEEP one.

I just set a couple of records by using the "Check" button. I do this by guessing on the "Either/Or" clues. If a puzzle has a couple of these and I get the guess right, the puzzle just falls into...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 12-02-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,319
Posted By BillsBayou
Two suggestions: 1) Have the ratings reflect...

Two suggestions:

1) Have the ratings reflect the difficulty of the puzzles. If an easy puzzle takes 3 minutes to solve and a difficult puzzle takes 15 minutes, then have the ratings reflect this....
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 11-25-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,901
Posted By BillsBayou
I actually read this. You expanded the clue into...

I actually read this. You expanded the clue into a very simplified form and worked it out rather well. Since the negation of an XOR is a biconditional, I can't fault your logic. Thanks.

Here's...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 11-20-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,901
Posted By BillsBayou
Using "What If?", I ran two boards at 4x5 and...

Using "What If?", I ran two boards at 4x5 and determined that you are correct. The tautology does not work. This is not a valid solving technique.

One thing stands out in my solution sets for...
Forum: Comments, Bugs and Feature Requests 11-12-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By BillsBayou
Every puzzle has a unique entry. Do you have a...

Every puzzle has a unique entry. Do you have a screen print of the puzzle? Should you run into the problem again, post a screen print.
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 11-11-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,805
Posted By BillsBayou
I'm not sure how you come up with that. I don't...

I'm not sure how you come up with that. I don't see those deductions from the clues given.
Forum: Logic Puzzles and Brain Benders 11-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,910
Posted By BillsBayou
If the Queen survives that plot twist, then she...

If the Queen survives that plot twist, then she dies in a later episode. Therefore Queen cannot be episode 1 and "A Traitor is Found" cannot be episode 4.
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 09-20-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,008
Posted By BillsBayou
That did it! I hate when I miss a fundamental...

That did it! I hate when I miss a fundamental elimination like that.

As for the Xs on the 750 row, here is how I got that:

Clue 9 says that Xidat and Quasqueton are 500 years appart. Both...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 09-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,008
Posted By BillsBayou
Ladders, Just when I thought I was out.

Here's a beast that is filled with relational ladders:
101

I got this far, but no further:
100

Anyone see the next logical step?

I converted the ladders into inequalities to try and help,...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 08-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 24,140
Posted By BillsBayou
No. But there have been promises.

No. But there have been promises.
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 08-13-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,805
Posted By BillsBayou
Advanced Tech: "Either-Or" clues PART FOUR

Either-Or Advanced Technique PART FOUR:

Continuing the many ways that Either-Or clues can be dissected (see HERE (http://www.logic-puzzles.org/forum/showthread.php?t=312) for more), I came upon...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 08-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,958
Posted By BillsBayou
I had a puzzle appear in my unsolved list. When...

I had a puzzle appear in my unsolved list. When I calculated the start time, I would have had to start the puzzle in my sleep. Other puzzle start times lined up with when I know I was at my...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 08-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,901
Posted By BillsBayou
If you want to rot your brain, here is everything...

If you want to rot your brain, here is everything we know from PART THREE:

1) Vestor is 714,000 or PLC120
2) Vestor is PLC120 or 47-light-years
3) 650,000 is PLC120 or 47-light-years
4) PLC120...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 08-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,901
Posted By BillsBayou
Advanced Techniques using "Either-Or" clues

I've expanded upon my analysis of the "Either-Or" type clues. My earlier post is HERE. (http://www.logic-puzzles.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1194#post1194)

From that discussion we see how to...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 07-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31,316
Posted By BillsBayou
I haven't found one that allows you to choose...

I haven't found one that allows you to choose categories and sizes, yet. But a Google search does show results for "logic puzzle grid".

So far, I like this site the best. While the promise of...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 07-06-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 44,110
Posted By BillsBayou
Your best bet is to begin with the tutorial...

Your best bet is to begin with the tutorial video:
VIDEO HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz_kTUeaf1k)

Second step, click on the "New Game" link at the top of the page. Look at the...
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 06-27-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 33,257
Posted By BillsBayou
Overlapping Binary Ladders

Scratch this. I found a counter example. This technique does not work. I need more work on this one.
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 06-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 31,562
Posted By BillsBayou
Here Another Beast

Success rate of near 20%, average time just over 1000, record time just shy of 900 seconds:

94

Let me know if you need any help ;)
Forum: Questions About Logic-Puzzles.org 06-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 36,684
Posted By BillsBayou
This next approach does not work!!!

With the previous method of showing three clues overlapping in one category, it occurred to me to look for puzzles that have three clues overlapping in three categories. I found one. The approach I...
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