Archive for the ‘Puzzle Zoo Preview’ Category

Puzzle 293 (Double Back / Country Road)

February 25, 2011

This is a Double Back / Country Road hybrid puzzle.

Puzzle 293

Puzzle 293


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

Answer Entry: Start from the first letter alphabetically that is part of the loop and travel clockwise around the loop until you return to the original letter. Enter the letters you encounter in order. Not all letters may be used.

Highlight to see answer: AFCDJLKIBEH

And that ends the preview series for the test, which can be started a bit less than 24 hours after this post goes up. The test can be taken from this page. As said before, it lasts for a consecutive 2 hour block of your choice this weekend. Best of luck for any of you that decide to take it on. I look forward to your performances and feedback.

EDIT: The test can now be started.

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Puzzle 292 (Nurikabe / Fillomino)

February 24, 2011

This is a Nurikabe / Fillomino hybrid puzzle.

Puzzle 292

Puzzle 292


Part 11 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the units digit of each number in the marked rows and columns. For instance, if a 4 or 14 appears in the row or column you would enter 4 for it.

Highlight to see answer: 1993314733, 2668655272

Puzzle 291 (Yajilin / Akari)

February 23, 2011

This is a Yajilin / Akari hybrid puzzle.

Puzzle 291

Puzzle 291


Part 10 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the digits corresponding to the total number of lightbulbs in each row from top to bottom.

Highlight to see answer: 1121221211

Puzzle 290 (Castle Wall / Masyu)

February 22, 2011

This is a Castle Wall / Masyu hybrid puzzle.

Puzzle 290

Puzzle 290


Part 9 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Some squares are marked with letters. For each letter in alphabetical order, determine how many of the nine squares bordering the lettered square, including the square itself, are used in the loop. Enter these digits in alphabetical order by letter.

Highlight to see answer: 648583

Puzzle 289 (Nonconsecutive Fillomino)

February 21, 2011

This is a Nonconsecutive Fillomino puzzle.

Puzzle 289

Puzzle 289


Part 8 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the units digit of each number in the marked rows and columns. For instance, if a 4 or 14 appears in the row or column you would enter 4 for it.

Highlight to see answer: 2517153333, 4666272233

Puzzle 288 (Liar Slitherlink)

February 20, 2011

This is a Liar Slitherlink puzzle.

Puzzle 288

Puzzle 288


Part 7 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Some squares are marked with letters. For each letter in alphabetical order, determine how many of the nine squares bordering the lettered square, including the square itself, are contained inside the loop. Enter these digits in alphabetical order by letter.

Highlight to see answer: 61356436

Puzzle 287 (Line Nurikabe)

February 19, 2011

This is a Line Nurikabe puzzle.

Puzzle 287

Puzzle 287


Part 6 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the contents of each cell in the marked rows and columns. Use 0 for an unshaded cell and 1 for a shaded cell.

Highlight to see answer: 1111011010, 1111001011

Puzzle 286 (Akari EX)

February 18, 2011

This is a Akari EX puzzle.

Puzzle 286

Puzzle 286


Part 5 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the digits corresponding to the total number of lightbulbs in each row from top to bottom.

Highlight to see answer: 1401011211

Puzzle 285 (Double Back)

February 17, 2011

This is a Double Back puzzle.

Puzzle 285

Puzzle 285


Part 4 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Start from the “A” in the top left corner and move right along the path until you return to the A again. Enter the letters you encounter in order.

Highlight to see answer: AEFGDBCLJHKI

Puzzle 284 (International Borders)

February 16, 2011

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