## Archive for the ‘Puzzle Zoo Preview’ Category

February 25, 2011
This is a Double Back / Country Road hybrid puzzle.

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.

Tags:game, logic, problem, puzzle

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February 22, 2011
This is a Castle Wall / Masyu hybrid puzzle.

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

Tags:game, logic, problem, puzzle

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February 20, 2011
This is a Liar Slitherlink puzzle.

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

Tags:game, logic, nikoli, problem, puzzle

Posted in Extra Variation, Liar Slitherlink, Puzzle Zoo Preview | 3 Comments »

February 16, 2011
This is a International Borders puzzle.

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

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Posted in International Borders, Puzzle Zoo Preview | 4 Comments »