Puzzle 410 (Nurikabe) [Cipher]

This is a Nurikabe puzzle, with a twist. Some numbers have been replaced with letters. Same letters represent same numbers, and different letters represent different numbers. The assignment of letters to numbers is up to you to determine.

Puzzle 410

Puzzle 410

This is (probably) not a return to the weekly posting yet; it’s a one-off I made before the WPC and wanted to post.

When a call for making a puzzle to decorate the US team shirt went out, I made this, while motris made this. As can be clearly seen I wasn’t thinking a whole lot about aesthetics in making mine, so there was a clear deserving winner for getting put on the shirt. Still, the puzzle came out well and is worth posting.

On another note: is everyone else seeing the gridlines as not showing up in the scaled thumbnail above in a very ugly way? It happened to Space Probes in my USPC set too. Geez, after over 3 years this is the first time I’ve been really upset with how WordPress is treating me.

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6 Responses to “Puzzle 410 (Nurikabe) [Cipher]”

  1. Aerion Says:

    Yes, I’m seeing the ugly gridlines (screenshot at http://imgur.com/MevOK; I’m using Chrome 22-ish, FWIW).

  2. mathgrant Says:

    Thumbnails, how do they work?

    Nice puzzle, too. More difficult than Snyder’s puzzle, and therefore more representative of the USA’s ability to put up a fight than a mere Star Battle with 9 stars. 🙂

  3. betaveros Says:

    Maybe you could have separate 24x24px-cell images again like before 381? I bet they would scale better (or not at all), and I actually preferred solving on those.

    Great puzzle as always!

  4. Prasanna Seshadri Says:

    Really nice puzzle. The interactions in the middle were especially fun.

  5. ksun48 Says:

    Another quality MellowMelon puzzle. I liked how the finding of what A was, as well as the center of the puzzle.

  6. macherlakumar Says:

    Excellent Puzzle.

    Regards,
    Ravi

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