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A pretty darn easy puzzle by MellowMelon standards, but pretty challenging for anyone not accustomed to you. Not that I’m complaining; it’s a nice break from torturous crap like Potpourri II from Puzzle Pack IV. :)
Ksun: Did you mean 10-20 minutes ? I knew right away that the top 12 has to get the white squares on the upper right quadrant,but struggled to do that within nurikabe rules.In the end,i managed to finish without losing patience. Very satisfying solve.
No, the puzzle isn’t solvable without the rule; allowing the 12’s to touch the edges on the left and making big blocks with them, I managed a solution with a 5×6 block of black squares on the right. I think I used 2×2 square logic as my first step though.
I think it’s fine that certain puzzles don’t use all the logic available to the fullest extent. I’m thinking your statue parks that only have the white circles, for example.
Wait by 1-2 minute solve I mean like well under 5 minutes. You know that the only things that can hit the right 2x2s are the 12s, and each has to hit one, and they have to go between the 2s. There’s just enough space for them to go around the 2s, so it’s pretty fast. This is jut my opinion.