Archive for the ‘Fillomino-fillia Reject’ Category

Puzzle 331 (Fillomino)

June 17, 2011

This is a Fillomino puzzle.

Puzzle 331

Puzzle 331


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I made this one in case we had need for a monster of a classic, which we did not. There are a couple places to apply metalogic on it, so it’s just as well.

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Puzzle 330 (Fillomino) [Hexagonal]

June 15, 2011

This is a Fillomino puzzle on a hexagonal grid. All the usual rules apply.

Puzzle 330

Puzzle 330


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Like Skyscrapers, Hexagonal was another variation that never really got off the ground.

Puzzle 329 (Fillomino Path)

June 13, 2011

This is a Fillomino Path puzzle.

Puzzle 329

Puzzle 329


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The much easier companion to last week’s Path puzzle. Again, gray squares mean the same thing as yellow ones. The S doesn’t have any special meaning; it just made for a good puzzle.

Puzzle 328 (Fillomino) [Skyscrapers]

June 10, 2011

This is a Fillomino puzzle, with a twist. There are some clues on the outside edges of the puzzle. If one views the numbers in the completed grid as building heights, then a clue on the outside tells how many of the buildings are visible when looking into that row/column from that location. A clue is visible if and only if it is strictly greater than all clues before it. For instance, if a row reads “13235” from left to right, the clue on the left (if given) would be a 3 (13235) and the clue on the right would be a 1 (13235).

Puzzle 328

Puzzle 328


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This was made early before we had any idea which variations would actually be used. Neither of us ended up making any more Skyscrapers, and later we had enough good puzzles in other variations, so the variation never really entered serious consideration. It is likely a bit easier than what I usually put up on Friday, but that’s probably the case for any of the rejects I’m posting.

Puzzle 327 (Fillomino Path)

June 8, 2011

This is a Fillomino Path puzzle.

Puzzle 327

Puzzle 327


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In my opinion this is by far the best puzzle among those that didn’t get used. Including Path as a variation was considered almost up to the end, but there were good reasons to drop it. For one thing, this was the Path puzzle I was most attached to, but I wasn’t sure if it was suited for use in a competition (answer entry issues among other things). Path also had a set of directions that were much longer and more complicated than for any other variation, and this was a problem with the Zoo I was intent on correcting.

Also, this image is in black-and-white since it’s the same one that would have gone into the test PDF. There’s no difference between gray squares and the yellow squares in other puzzles.

Finally, this puzzle has the odd distinction of being constructed in very little time, around 5-10 minutes after thinking of the concept. Usually when I try crazy ideas like these I eventually realize they will never work, sometimes quickly and sometimes not so quickly. Here, the puzzle was completed before I even realized it.

Puzzle 326 (Fillomino)

June 7, 2011

This is a Fillomino puzzle.

Puzzle 326

Puzzle 326


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Another LMI test over, another batch of sadly neglected puzzles that want at least a bit of exposure. Before you start groaning at the thought of another reject series that will last for months and make you totally sick of Fillomino, this one will be just two weeks. This one is an easy classic that would have opened the test if it were used.