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    There are puzzles that have multiple solutions and it is marking one of them wrong.

  • #2
    I haven't seen that at all, and I've done a lot of puzzles of different sizes.

    Did you happen to get a screenshot of the correct answer that was marked incorrect? If so, it would probably help the administrator figure out how a puzzle with multiple solutions was ever allowed.

    Also, if you really want to help, each puzzle has a unique ID. Once you get to the comments on a completed puzzle, if you open up the page source and search for "qid", you'll find the unique identifier for that puzzle. That would probably be the best way to tell the administrator which one had multiple solutions.
    Last edited by uigrad; 05-12-2019, 12:04 PM.

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    • #3
      When playing the "laser grid" puzzles, I often can find a multiple solution, but the system accepts any solution that solves the puzzle. What puzzle type were you playing when this occurred? Most puzzle types can only have 1 solution (like logic puzzles, jigsaws, cryptograms, etc...) but some could potentially have more than one (lasers, campfires, sudoku, etc...)

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      • #4
        campsites

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        • #5
          They're completely right. I thought it was just part of the puzzle, but I've gotten numerous correct solutions with all the numbers lit up but the game would keep going.

          Yeah, it's campsites. And I'll screenshot it next time it happens.

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          • #6
            Here's an example.

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            • #7
              And another one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Firetruck421 View Post
                Here's an example.
                Your solution is definitely wrong. That's why it is not accepted. The circled trees don't have a tent touching them orthogonally:

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                If you read the How to play section, it says:

                Each tent must be placed orthogonally adjacent (left, right, above or below) to a tree
                Your second example has at least 3 trees without a tent (the top and bottom ones in column 3, and one tree in the middle of column 5).

                EDIT: now that I looked a bit more carefully at that rule, it is vague. It neglects to tell you that each tree needs its own tent. The description of the puzzle at this page is better. The admin should probably edit the how to play section. If you don't want to follow the link, this is what it says:
                • The tents and trees can be matched up in such a way that each tent is directly adjacent (horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally) to its own tree. However, a tent may be adjacent to other trees as well as its own.
                Last edited by uigrad; 12-06-2019, 09:26 AM.

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                • #9
                  Appreciate both the explanation, and the edit.

                  Cool!

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