Archive for the ‘IPC 2011 Puzzles’ Category

Puzzle 336 (Creek)

June 29, 2011

This is a Creek puzzle.

Puzzle 336

Puzzle 336


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The harder companion to 332 posted last week. Still a bit light for this blog, as anyone who recalls the last time I posted a Creek on Wednesday will agree.

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Puzzle 335 (Fillomino)

June 27, 2011

This is a Fillomino puzzle.

Puzzle 335

Puzzle 335


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Sorry if some of you are getting sick of me posting Fillominos, but in my defense I think all of the ones I’ve posted recently are better than average. Another IPC puzzle that went into the first round of the contest, which appeared to me to be basically a sprint round. This was evidently the hardest of that set.

If you’re having trouble figuring out the point of the aesthetics, a hint to get you started is that I is the 9th letter of the alphabet.

Puzzle 333 (Nurikabe)

June 22, 2011

This is a Nurikabe puzzle.

Puzzle 333

Puzzle 333


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This appeared in a round of 20 by 20 puzzles of standard types. I don’t think this round ever got put online due to an error in another puzzle, but based on the points distribution published online, where it had the second highest worth behind only a similarly sized Kakuro, this was probably one of the harder challenges in the round.

Puzzle 332 (Creek)

June 20, 2011

This is a Creek puzzle.

Puzzle 332

Puzzle 332


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I constructed five puzzles for the 2011 Indian Puzzle Championship that ran the Sunday before last on June 12. All of them but one ended up coming out well enough that I’d like to post them on here too. The last one was a Numberlink / ABC Connect that was too easy and simple to go on here, although it was evidently appropriate for the contest.

Since Creek doesn’t appear much in competitions if ever, this one was included in a round of innovative types, where each type had an easy puzzle and a slightly harder puzzle. This puzzle here is the easy one and was made to be solved by someone new to the type.