## Archive for the ‘Fillomino’ Category

November 13, 2012
At long last, the fourth puzzle pack, albeit several months later than I wanted. As this is a companion to the Fillomino-fillia 2 test and serves as its solution booklet, this pack is coauthored with mathgrant, who actually wrote more of the puzzles than I did.

If you did all of the Fillomino-fillia 2 puzzles on the test and preview series, don’t pass over this. You have only done 26 Fillominos in all. This pack has **56** total puzzles, so you’re not even half done.

Download the pack (PDF; 1863 KB)

This pack contains

- The rules and a walkthrough for an example for Fillomino
- 9 puzzles using the standard rules, including a large 20 by 36 brought to you by mathgrant
- 10 puzzles representing all variations from Fillomino-fillia 1
- 4 puzzles of each of the six variations from Fillomino-fillia 2: one easier 7 by 7, the two test puzzles, and the preview
- 4 additional Fillomino-fillia 2 rejects: a Liar, a Snake, and two No-rectangles
- 4 puzzles representing 3 new variations, which may appear on a tentative test for next year that might be called Fillomino-fillia 3
- 4 chimera puzzles combining other variations in the pack
- A fifth chimera puzzle: the FF2 version of last year’s Potpourri
- Hints and solutions for all puzzles

Reporting of errors can be done by comments here or by email.

There will probably not even be progress on Volume V until 2013, as there are Mystery Hunt things to be done.

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October 26, 2012
This is a Liar Fillomino puzzle. In addition to the usual rules, exactly one given number in each row and column is false.

Puzzle 415

Part 4 of 4 in my half of the preview series for Fillomino-Fillia 2. See mathgrant’s blog for the other half.

Answer Entry: Enter the units digits (last digit) of the number in each circled cell starting with the leftmost column and going right.

Highlight to see answer: 13174993

The test will be available to play on LMI pretty soon. Please give it a go this weekend if you can find the time, and good luck if you do!

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October 24, 2012
This is a No-rectangles Fillomino puzzle. In addition to the usual rules, none of the polyominoes can form a rectangle.

Puzzle 413

Part 2 of 4 in my half of the preview series for Fillomino-Fillia 2. See mathgrant’s blog for the other half.

Answer Entry: Enter the units digits (last digit) of the number in each circled cell starting with the leftmost column and going right.

Highlight to see answer: 47656765

EDIT: I meant to point out originally that this puzzle was the inspiration. (That’s the second time this blog has linked to that puzzle.)

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October 23, 2012
This is a Fillomino Snake puzzle. A snake with a head and tail and unknown length must be drawn in the grid so that it contains all shaded cells. The snake does not touch itself, even at a point. The remaining spaces must be divided into polyominoes satisfying the usual Fillomino rules. The snake may touch polyominoes of the same size as itself.

Puzzle 412

Part 1 of 4 in my half of the preview series for Fillomino-Fillia 2. See mathgrant’s blog for the other half.

Answer Entry: Enter the units digits (last digit) of the number in each circled cell starting with the leftmost column and going right. For a cell with a snake segment, write X.

Highlight to see answer: 269X9722

On a related note, it seems the WordPress thumbnail issue has fixed itself. That’s a relief.

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