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Puzzle 22: Nurikabe (pairs)

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Rules from MellowMelon’s blog: This is a Nurikabe puzzle, with a twist. Every region of unfilled cells must contain exactly two numbers (instead of one) and have total size equal to the sum of the two numbers.

Notes: After a 3 month break, and thanks to a 2-hour long physics class, we’re back. 😀 Also, there’s no hidden valentine’s day theme or anything (I didn’t even know that it was valentine’s day until I saw students carrying around flowers today, heh). The 2s are, well, for puzzle 22, and feel free to count how many 2s there are.

On another note, I might post a more detailed mystery hunt recap sometime. Out of the logic puzzles I remember, Portals was amazing, Agricultural Operations was cool, A Regular Crossword was cute, and Random Walk was okay but had lots of trial and error. Palindrome was an awesome team to solve with, as usual!

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February 15, 2013 at 2:35 am

Puzzle 10: Line Nurikabe

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This is a Nurikabe puzzle with a twist. You are now allowed to have 2×2 squares of black cells, but you may not have 5 consecutive black cells in a row or column. Credits to MellowMelon for creating this variation (or, at least, for posting the first line Nurikabes I’ve ever seen).

Notes: Yeah, so I haven’t posted a puzzle in a week or so. This was mainly due to participating in the Microsoft Puzzle Hunt last weekend, and then having my parents yell at me for not getting as enough essays done as they want me to, and then just losing my motivation (college applications…darjn). Anyways, I hope you like this despite it being non-symmetric.

By the way, if you haven’t seen the Microsoft puzzles, they’re here. It was awesome, as pretty much all of the individual puzzles were very nice and elegant, and some just blew me away (such as The Social Network and Codebooks). The “meta”s were kind of disappointing, in that they didn’t actually use any of the puzzle answers, but that didn’t detract from the overall enjoyment.

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September 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm