Tips

TIPS & WARNINGS

1. Participation
  • More you participate, more you get rating points. Participate as much competitions as possible to be a top puzzler.
2. Writing names
  • a. Pick a way to write your name and write it the same way everytime you enter a competition.
  • b. Use only Latin characters writing your name. You may also use characters such as: ‘ . –

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

  • c. Write your name as this form: Name Surname
    “Name” is your given name(s), such as: Namea Nameb
    “Surname” is your family name, such as: Surname (or sometimes “Surnamea Surnameb”)
    Some valid and invalid examples:

    1. Name Surname
    2. Name S’urname
    3. Namea Nameb Surname
    4. Namea.Nameb Surname
    5. Name Surnamea Surnameb
    6. Name Surnamea-Surnameb
    7. Namea Nameb Namec Surnamea Surnameb
    8. Surname Name
    9. Surname Namea Nameb
    10. Surnamea Surnameb Name

  • d. If you change the way you write your name, those competition scores will be calculated as if a new puzzler is beginning.
    Some valid and invalid sequences:

    1. Name Surname , Name Surname , Name Surname , Name Surname , …
    2. Name Surname , Name Surname , NameSurname , Name Surname , …
    3. Name S’urname , Name S’urname , Name S’urname , Name Surname , …
    4. Name Surname , Name Surname , Surname Name , Name Surname , …
    5. Namea Nameb Surname , Nameb Namea Surname , Namea Nameb Surname , …
    6. Name Surnamea _ Surnameb , Name Surnamea_Surnameb , Name Surnamea Surnameb , Name Surnamea _ Surnameb, Name Surnameb _ Surnamea, …
    7. Name Surname , Namey Surname , Name Surname , Surname Name, …

3. Writing country names
  • Try to write your country name as shown in the following guideline. This will help publishing the country rankings correctly.
    Country Names
    Afghanistan Albania Algeria
    American Samoa Andorra Angola
    Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina Armenia Aruba
    Australia Austria Azerbaijan
    Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh
    Barbados Belarus Belgium
    Belize Benin Bermuda
    Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil
    British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia
    Cameroon Canada Cape Verde
    Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad
    Chile China Christmas Island
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros
    Congo Congo (DRC) Cook Islands
    Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia (Hrvatska)
    Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic
    Denmark Djibouti Dominica
    Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador
    Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Islands
    Finland France French Guiana
    French Polynesia French Southern and Antarctic Lands Gabon
    Gambia Georgia Germany
    Ghana Gibraltar Greece
    Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe
    Guam Guatemala Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti
    Heard Island and McDonald Islands Honduras Hong Kong SAR
    Hungary Iceland India
    Indonesia Iran Iraq
    Ireland Israel Italy
    Jamaica Japan Jordan
    Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati
    Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan
    Laos Latvia Lebanon
    Lesotho Liberia Libya
    Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
    Macao SAR Macedonia, Former Yugoslav R. of Madagascar
    Malawi Malaysia Maldives
    Mali Malta Marshall Islands
    Martinique Mauritania Mauritius
    Mayotte Mexico Micronesia
    Moldova Monaco Mongolia
    Montserrat Morocco Mozambique
    Myanmar Namibia Nauru
    Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles
    New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua
    Niger Nigeria Niue
    Norfolk Island North Korea Northern Mariana Islands
    Norway Oman Pakistan
    Palau Panama Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay Peru Philippines
    Pitcairn Islands Poland Portugal
    Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion
    Romania Russia Rwanda
    Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe
    Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia and Montenegro
    Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore
    Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands
    Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the S. Sandwich Isl.s
    Spain Sri Lanka St. Helena
    St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Pierre and Miquelon
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname
    Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden
    Switzerland Syria Taiwan
    Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand
    Togo Tokelau Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey
    Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu
    Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom United States United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu
    Vatican City Venezuela Viet Nam
    Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (British) Wallis and Futuna
    Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe