Puzzle 284 (International Borders)

This is a International Borders puzzle.

Puzzle 284

Puzzle 284

Part 3 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the numbers of grid squares contained in Circleland in each row from top to bottom, separated by commas.

Highlight to see answer: 8,6,4,3,4,4,3,3,5,5


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4 Responses to “Puzzle 284 (International Borders)”

  1. y Says:

    A quick comment on notation, though it is probably too late to do anything about it. When I first saw the puzzle, I thought there are three colors, though quickly realized the squares can’t be one color.

    It would probably be clearer if instead of squares for the numbers with an undetermined color, you had the number without any shape around it, and for squares with the unknown shape only, (which you don’t have in this puzzle,) you put a question mark.

  2. Nils Miehe Says:

    I think this puzzle has two solutions: The square in the upper left corner can be both a diamond and a circle. Your solution code indicates that it should be a diamond but I don’t find a contradiction when it is a circle.

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