For once I’ll send a comment that’s not a complaint. I like this variant. The additional rule is not complex, but it really spices up the puzzle. If you’ve done so many slitherlinks that you can finish them in your sleep, the liar clues force you to slow down. You can’t just apply old memorized patterns; you have to rethink them. At the end, the last few liars become useful clues as you have to make sure they don’t accidentally become true. And getting started is more interesting too (although the left column was a freebie this time).
This is one of my preferred variants too. If you liked the fact that you can get really tripped up by knowing how to solve standard slitherlinks, there’s actually another variation coming up in less than a week that messes around with your head even more.
The idea with the last few liars being useful clues was something the first of these wasn’t big enough to explore, but yeah, I think I did it justice here.
Didn’t mean to make the left column a freebie this time; that was an accident. The path was supposed to start with the center givens.
Nice variant … well done. Kept me thinking at each step. Couldn’t run through it like Slitherlink. As time goes by and I do more of these, certain “liar” patterns will probably develop though … but in the meantime, thanks for a nice piece.
How many could have created it?
… how many could have solved it?
How wonderful for both.