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By amul_agrawal, history, 2 years ago, In English

Are you delighted to give programming contests but are yearning for a break from the monotonous contests? Are your friends tired of your puns and references? Can you think out of the box? If so, we invite you to the Fool's Programming Contest, as a part of Threads, Felicity IIIT Hyderabad! We have prizes worth 13K INR.

The hardest part of the problem is not programming the solution but deciphering the question, spot the hints and make some guesses to get the same perspective as the problem setters had.

Date and Time: March 25th, 2100-2300 IST
Contest Link: CodeChef FOOL2022
Registration for prizes: On the contest page

You will have eight problems and two hours to solve them. The problems are a good mix for all difficulty levels, from grandmasters to pupil. We have some hard problems, and some very easy too, and everything in between. You can try the previous fool's programming contest here.

The rules and prizes have been announced on the contest page.
PS — User who achieves the solution to all the questions in the universe gets a special prize of Rs.420

Problems of this round were prepared by keyurchd_11, menavlikar.rutvij, Zshan, rahulgoel, @room333 and me. We would like to thank sam_28, Sambasai, ishaanshah and kryptai for testing this round and sam_28 again for designing the poster.

We'll post an editorial after the contest is over. We hope you'll enjoy it!

Global Winners:
1. bforbrute
2. hitmen3773
3. iambard

IIITH Winners:
1. poopypants
2. chakgareebi2
3. type_null

A special prize to saga_vro for getting the solution to everything in the universe.

Editorial:
1. a-fool-editorial
2. foolform-editorial
3. sigmabats-editorial
4. mansattracin-editorial
5. mlnmfoolcon-editorial
6. plrtravels-editorial
7. eclipse-editorial
8. fettpur-editorial

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Is it similar to codeforces April Fools Day Contests?

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creativity and wits your test does it all after...participate to you of all encourage highly I ,tester a As :)

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As a tester, I had a lot of fun solving these problems and I'm sure you'll enjoy the contest too! :)

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Interesting Prize Structure :)

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As a tester, it was fun solving these problems and it was a nice change of pace as well. Keep your wits around you while solving the problems. Enjoy and I hope you have fun

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"User who achieves the solution to all the questions in the universe gets a special prize of Rs.420"

Contest setters adding a riddle/problem in the announcement like:
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      Oh damn. Thanks for explaining.
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Contest starting in 4 minutes

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What's the solution to problem B?

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hey, can anyone share a link to the editorial?

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Hi Everyone! Congratulations to the winners, we hope you enjoyed the contest. Here is the link for the unofficial editorial, we will post the official editorial soon.

unofficial editorial