Monthly Archives: June 2011

Puzzle 033 – Puzzle Collection

This is a Puzzle Collection. That is, this puzzle contains a lot of small puzzles. The first three puzzles are Shikaku puzzles; the third one has an Unknown twist. The next three puzzles are Fillomino puzzles. The next three puzzles … Continue reading

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Puzzle 032 – Tapa

This is a 2.5-star Tapa puzzle.   And there we have a new puzzle type, along with the completion of another of my self-assigned task of posting Puzzle 032 before or at Sunday this week. A nicely made puzzle, if … Continue reading

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Puzzle 031 – Warp Fillomino

This is a 4.5-star Warp Fillomino puzzle; that is, a Fillomino puzzle with a Warp twist. Any edge that is not black are connected with another edge, either directly (as in usual grid) or by warping (as indicated by the … Continue reading

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Special Puzzle 003 – Unknown Nurikabe II

This is a 1.5-star Unknown Nurikabe II; that is, a Nurikabe II puzzle with the Unknown twist. Some objects have less meaning than it should be. In this puzzle, one given is not placed, and it’s value is unknown. It’s … Continue reading

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Puzzle 030 – Hidato

This is a 3.5-star Hidato puzzle. There are 62 white cells in this puzzle. Edit as of 2011/06/09: Fixed multiple solutions. This man is hanged because he didn’t manage to guess the three-letter word. You will also be hanged by … Continue reading

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Special Puzzle 002 – Multitype

This is a 1.5-star puzzle. However, the puzzle genre is unknown…read on. There are at least three puzzle types on which this grid has a unique solution using their respective rules. Guess the three puzzle types first, but highlight this … Continue reading

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Feedback

I want to know you, my readers, and what do you think about the puzzles posted in this blog so far. Please allocate about five minutes to answer this survey, either by comment or e-mail. General Do you often check … Continue reading

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Puzzle 029 – Hidato

This is a 3.5-star Hidato puzzle. There are 60 white cells in this puzzle. New puzzle type. Shouldn’t be very hard. I’m still trying to get a good pattern of givens in Hidato… And… Any good 10×10 pattern that resembles … Continue reading

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Solving Instruments

As far as I know, there are five different solving instruments, namely using an applet (online or offline), an image editor program, a spreadsheet program, a whiteboard/blackboard, and hand-written. I will try to give my opinion on each. Remember, this … Continue reading

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