Monthly Archives: April 2011

Puzzle 020 – No-Square Slitherlink

This is a 2.5-star No-Square Slitherlink puzzle. Though with less givens, I still consider this puzzle easy, except for a few tricks that a normal Slitherlink puzzle can also have.

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Puzzle 019 – Region Minesweeper

This is a 1.5-star Region Minesweeper puzzle. Each row, column, and bold region contains exactly 2 mines. This one is easier than 017 and 018. You might want to try this one before tackling the previous two.

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Puzzle 018 – Region Minesweeper

This is a 4.5-star Region Minesweeper puzzle. Each row, column, and bold region contains exactly 2 mines. A Region Minesweeper puzzle where each bold region contains the same number of cells is considered hard, due to several techniques can’t be … Continue reading

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Puzzle 017 – Region Minesweeper

This is a 3.0-star Region Minesweeper puzzle. Each row, column, and bold region contains exactly 2 mines. Hm… Yeah, I agree if this is a quite unfriendly introduction.

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Puzzle 016 – Slitherlink

This is a 3.5-star Slitherlink puzzle. If I start with a pattern, the resulting puzzle won’t be as hard as this one for some unknown reason. Just every clue is used in the solving process. With a givens density of … Continue reading

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Puzzle 015 – Nurikabe II

This is a 2.5-star Nurikabe II puzzle. Not very different from original Nurikabe… But in normal Nurikabe, there would be multiple solutions.

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Puzzle 014 – Sheep and Wolves

This is a Sheep and Wolves puzzle. I just have too much Slitherlink variations… Remember, black cells must be in the loop, while white cells must be outside the loop. In other words, shade all cells in the loop black; … Continue reading

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Puzzle 013 – Star Slitherlink

This is a 4.0-star Star Slitherlink puzzle. There is 1 star in every row and column. New element! A cross which does…nothing. But it makes the starting point quite obvious. And now you can’t partition the grid into four parts, … Continue reading

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