Puzzle 273 (International Borders)

This is a International Borders puzzle.

Puzzle 273

Puzzle 273

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6 Responses to “Puzzle 273 (International Borders)”

  1. TheSubro Says:

    It had been a while, and was good to revisit. At the same time, it was so simple (AND I did not trust you) and I kept waiting for the zinger “Mellow Melon” twist that never came.

    Thanks for bringing one of these back. Always liked them.


    • MellowMelon Says:

      Indeed. It’s hard to fit those zingers in when aiming at this level of difficulty. The closest thing I had in mind was the fact that the two blue circles are connected in a roundabout fashion despite being so close.

  2. David Says:

    Yay. IB is probably only my fourth-favourite of your original genres (after Endless Labyrinth, Double Back, and Numerical Stairs), but I still love it when you do one.

    • MellowMelon Says:

      That’s odd; we have almost opposite preferences then. Of course I am coming from a construction perspective, and those three types have been anything but kind to me in that regard.

  3. David Says:

    Yeah, I can understand how they’d be sh*ts to construct (this coming from a guy who once gave up halfway through building a 10×10 Akari, so, you know, great pedigree there), but the Double Back images always make me smile, Endless Labyrinth was a nice simple-ish diversion (especially considering it always seemed to turn up in a run of harder puzzles), and Numerical Stairs had some fun logic to find.

    That said, there probably isn’t much life left in NS in particularly, and you’d probably only get one or two more out of EL before having to send it the same way as Hotaru Beam, but… fun while they were around and all that.

  4. David Says:

    Addendum: I’m not saying EL is/was an easy genre, just that the logic required came to me far more easily than that for, say, In-Out Colorlink (probably the most consistently hard genre you make).

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