July 25, 2017

July 20, 2017

Puzzle 114 (Panoramic Skyscrapers)

This is a Panoramic Skyscrapers puzzle. Standard Skyscrapers rules, except that clues are given between two rows or columns. These clues give the sum of the Skyscrapers clues of the two rows/columns they border.

I first saw this variation on the 2016 USPC written by Michael Rios; I'm unsure if it has been done elsewhere.

Theme: Clue Symmetry


May 26, 2017

Puzzle 110 (All Threes Slitherlink)

This is an All Threes Slitherlink puzzle. Rules (from Palmer Mebane's blog)This is a Slitherlink puzzle, with a twist. Every 3 in the puzzle is given to you. That is, if the solution has three segments around a single grid square, there is a 3 in that square.

Happy birthday, Grant Fikes!


February 16, 2017

Puzzle Ramayan + Puzzle 107 (Bosnian Snake)

I am the author of the second round of Puzzle Ramayan (Shading and Loops) being held on Logic Masters India this weekend. Here is a link: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201702/

This is a practice puzzle for Bosnian Snake.

Rules (from IB): Locate a snake (a 1 cell-wide single continuous path) in the grid whose head and tail are given. The snake does not touch itself, even diagonally. Numbers outside the grid indicate the number of snake cells in that row/column. Numbers inside the grid indicate how many of the 8 cells around it are used by the snake. (The O's mark the head and tail of the snake in this puzzle formatting; in the IB, they are marked by black circles.)