Puzzle 166 (Numerical Stairs)

This is a Tuesday Numerical Stairs puzzle.

Puzzle 166

Puzzle 166

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5 Responses to “Puzzle 166 (Numerical Stairs)”

  1. yy Says:

    Did you skip numpath1?

  2. Ken Levine Says:

    Interesting new diversion. Not sure of its “legs” and how far you can take it, but I am confident we will all find out in the weeks ahead.

    Thanks.

    Ken

  3. MellowMelon Says:

    I wanted to make the first released puzzle an easy one, so numpath1 will be coming out later (probably as a medium).

  4. stigant Says:

    Would this be a valid solution to the sample puzzle?
    6xx7
    578x
    x654
    43xx

    The path forms a “C” shape and passes through all 16 squares.
    (R1C1(6)-R1C4(7)-R2C4-R2C3(8)-R2C2(7)-R3C2(6)-R3C3(5)-R4C4-R4C2(3)-R4C1(4)-R2C1(5)-R1C1(6))

    Also, does it matter where, within a cage, you place the digit for that cage?

  5. MellowMelon Says:

    In your solution, the 6 in the top left borders a 5 and two 7s, which is too many options for the path.

    The location of the digit inside a room has no meaning at all beyond aesthetics. I’ll clarify that on the description page.

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