I left Japan
13 minutes left. I made some lucky guess, but
40 minutes left. Maybe I spent too much on start dash? It was enough to correct some errors and then take a short rest. The puzzles are on comfortable side.
23 minutes left. Construction of Japanese Sums is surprising.
Several puzzles are so heavy. I would like to know better ways for the first Different
After finding a path of the optimization, I spent my last minutes for Find the Differences or Common clues. Maybe I could store more minutes for these remains, but still I had few ways to get this round.
The harder Heterocut worked well for me. Path Plus did not.
Michael pointed out the theme after the championship. Wonderful as usual.
I made two errors: The second Skyscrapers and the third Central Park. My failure was that I broke the 2nd Killer Sudoku and could not find the entrance of
14 minutes left, with some lucky guesses. Double Path was simple and impressive.
Way too bad performance. I wasted too much time on Domino Castle, Pentomino Fences and so on without getting anything. The result was a kind of surprise.
The puzzles are on tweaking side, but it is also true that I just looked over logical ones.
Error in the Product Square. The second
The first Star Battle was quite hard. My solving order of skipping Easy as Labyrinth should have been correct.
My worst ranking round, giving 3 special certificates. After giving
I like the logic in Retrograde Pentomino.
Solved later. 17 minutes left, but of course in better condition. The puzzles are stable, solvable step by step. By the way I had thought that players can choose their skip round.
I was happy to join in such a well-organized competition. It was surprising that marking was so smooth every time, even in midnight! This year, I had a chance to go thanks to the Golden Week. As I have said, I would like to participate again someday, even if it is not next year.