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writin' puzzles

Post by x0_000 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:04 pm

i wrote a puzzle today! I'm planning on making a bunch more so it's a warm up before I make something more ambitious. I'll post them in this thread as they get made in case anyone wants to try and solve them

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note: both puzzles have the same solution, the second one just has less clues for a harder(?) solve

this one is a Kakuro puzzle, but it has a slight twist to it, so here's the rules for solving:
Place a digit from 1 to 9 in each box so that no digit repeats across a row or column. For the 2x2 boxes, the digit counts for both rows/columns it’s in. If there is a number pointing at a row or column, that number is the sum of the digits in that row/column.
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Post by Pkdragon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:30 pm

Place a digit from 1 to 9 in each box so that no digit repeats across a row or column.
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Post by Sven » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:37 am

good puzzle i liked

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Post by Pkdragon » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:43 am

oh my god help me i am in number hell
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Post by x0_000 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:19 pm

here's a new puzzle in a different genre. I haven't seen a puzzle of this specific style before (although it's derived from an existing style) so I'm including a solution image

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puzzle rules:
Below the grid you're given a set of shapes. You must place the shapes in the grid so that no two shapes touch each other, except possibly at the corners. If a square has a dark circle, that means a shape overlaps it. If a square has a light circle, that means no shape overlaps it.

After placing all the shapes, you must be able to draw a loop that visits every unoccupied square exactly once.
Solution: http://68.media.tumblr.com/bb8d2f513a07 ... xc_250.png
Last edited by x0_000 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by scraggypunk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:11 am

makin me feel like an idiot
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Post by Sven » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:45 am

also v good puzzle

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Post by Pkdragon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:44 am

ok that was a bit confusing until i looked at the solution image.

i'd rewrite this bit as " After placing all the shapes, you must be able to draw a loop that visits every empty square exactly once."

i look forward to more puzzles of that particular style tho, shape placement puzzles are my favorite

they speak to my 5 year old inner self
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Post by x0_000 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:53 am

good catch, updated the description

edit: made a new puzzle, this one should be an interesting solve:

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Post by monkymeet » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:45 am

i like kakuro, i'll give the first one a try tomorrow
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Post by x0_000 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:11 pm

made a new puzzle! i'm pretty happy with how this one came out, mainly because it's the first regular sized puzzle I've made so far:
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it is a Fillomino puzzle. Rules:
Divide the grid along the grey lines to form regions. If a region contains a number, its area must be equal to that number. (A region can contain more than one number, but in that case it must be the same number.) Regions with the same area cannot share an edge.
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Post by x0_000 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:54 am

here's another fillomino puzzle! rules are in the previous post
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Post by Bonesy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 am

i read that as Filipino puzzle

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Post by x0_000 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:40 pm

lol

here's another fillomino puzzle
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Post by Pkdragon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:36 pm

one day i will work on these filipino puzzles
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Post by x0_000 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:04 am

in the meantime here's an easy bite size puzzle to introduce a new genre: Yajilin. rules are weird so this one comes with a solution

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puzzle rules:
Shade some white squares black so that no black square shares an edge with another black square, then draw a single loop that visits each remaining white cell exactly once.

Gray squares with a number and arrow indicate the number of black squares seen in that direction starting from the clue. Note: There may be black squares that do not have a clue pointing at them.
Solution: http://68.media.tumblr.com/5de53e5722c5 ... xc_400.png
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Post by Dragonite » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:16 pm

It's like all those old zelda/pokemon/whatever puzzles.

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Post by x0_000 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:13 am

yeah, loop puzzles are cool. here's another yajilin (I actually have a backlog stored.......)

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Post by x0_000 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:51 am

more yajilin!

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i have 3 more in store, after which I will be switching to a different puzzle style. look forward to it!
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Post by Bonesy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:09 pm

can you make puzzles so easy a lazy person like me can do it

picross and layton make my brain hurt

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Post by Pkdragon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:34 pm

come on yajilin is ezpz

failed horribly his first time
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Post by x0_000 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:47 am

Bonesy wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:09 pm
can you make puzzles so easy a lazy person like me can do it

picross and layton make my brain hurt
that's what the 6x6 puzzles are for you silly goose

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here's today's yajilin. quick reminder: the 3 clue includes the shaded square that the 1 clue points at. don't fall for the trap!!!!
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Post by x0_000 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:35 am

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here's a new yajilin. I think it's a step up in difficulty compared to the others as it requires more forethought to eliminate certain squares as being shaded or unshaded. there's one more yajilin after this, then i'll be switching to a new puzzle style!
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Post by x0_000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:04 pm

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last yajilin for now. look forward to a new and exciting puzzle style...!!!
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Post by x0_000 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:25 am

welcome to the world of slitherlink, a cool style with simple rules. the wikipedia link has some solving tips if you feel stumped

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Puzzle rules:

connect some dots either horizontally or vertically to form a single loop that doesn’t touch itself. A number indicates how many of the four possible edges are used in the loop.
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Post by x0_000 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:20 am

here's another slitherlink. might be a bit tricky
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Post by x0_000 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:41 am

here's a new slitherlink puzzle with a cute theme:
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Post by x0_000 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:14 am

here's another slitherlink shaped like an hourglass
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Post by onewaystreet » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:07 am

Hijacking this to point people to Simon Tatham's puzzle collection, which is a pretty awesome collection of puzzles of all types. The other slitherlink options are all very interesting. (also it's on mobile too for puzzling on the go)

I'll definitely have to give these a shot at some point too.
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Post by x0_000 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:56 pm

they're okay, but the puzzle generation code is pretty lackluster sadly

also here's a new slitherlink. this one is fairly challenging and requires a common advanced slitherlink strategy!
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Post by x0_000 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:16 pm

here's a new slitherlink, this one on the easier side. enjoy the neat visual, there'll be two more slitherlinks before moving on to a new style
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Post by x0_000 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am

here's a new puzzle. only one more slitherlink left to post......
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Post by Sven » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:57 am

i slithered

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Post by x0_000 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:33 pm

here it is, the last slitherlink i'll be posting for a while, and the toughest. give it a try... if you dare!!!
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Post by x0_000 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:37 pm

here is the debut of word cross (name of my choosing), or scrabble solitaire if you prefer trademarks. as this puzzle style let me pick very visible themes I will actually include that information

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Theme: Super Mario Bros.
Puzzle rules:

Place letters in the grid to form a single connected group of letters. Any consecutive row or column of 2 or more letters forms a word that is read from left to right (if horizontally placed) or from top to bottom (if vertically placed). The list of words appearing in the grid must match the world list provided below the grid EXACTLY. Specifically, this means every word in the word list must appear exactly once in the grid and there cannot be extraneous words formed in the grid.

Black squares in the grid cannot contain letters, and some letters may already be placed.
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Post by x0_000 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:15 pm

here's an advance wars themed word cross

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Post by Pkdragon » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:27 pm

i shall build a mountain of scrabble
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