Archive for the ‘Numberlink’ Category

Puzzle 411 (Numberlink)

October 17, 2012

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 411

Puzzle 411

It seems I may end up returning to weekly posts after all. You’ll just have to forgive me for the fact that many of them will be rejects from other projects (which are not named Mystery Hunt).

WordPress continues to give ugly thumbnails. Above I’ve employed the best solution I found, which is to upload a manually-scaled thumbnail to show up on the post. Clicking the image will still get you the full-size version. Pain in the butt for me though.

Puzzle 408 (Numberlink)

July 4, 2012

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 408

Puzzle 408

Puzzle 396 (Numberlink)

April 11, 2012

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 396

Puzzle 396

Puzzle 390 (Numberlink)

March 7, 2012

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 390

Puzzle 390


The easier of the two puzzles this week. The other one will be posted 12 hours from now.

Puzzle 377 (Numberlink)

October 23, 2011

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 377

Puzzle 377


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The symmetry and lack of edge clues was as hard to pull off as it looks like, both in constructing and proving uniqueness. I don’t think the puzzle itself is that difficult though.

Puzzle 359 (Numberlink)

September 19, 2011

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 359

Puzzle 359


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Puzzle 354 (Numberlink)

September 7, 2011

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 354

Puzzle 354


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Puzzle 304 (Numberlink)

March 28, 2011

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 304

Puzzle 304


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Puzzle 278 (Numberlink)

January 28, 2011

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 278

Puzzle 278


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I will confess that I am not 100% sure of uniqueness on this puzzle. But be assured that the method I used to convince myself was not “try for awhile to find a different solution”. I did try with success to work out a proof. I’m just not as sure of each step as I would be for proving an ordinary puzzle’s uniqueness.

In my opinion this puzzle is a bit on the easy side for Numberlinks of this size, which means it’s still hard.

Puzzle 260 (Numberlink)

August 4, 2010

This is a Numberlink puzzle.

Puzzle 260

Puzzle 260

I feel a bit guilty for posting that solving guide now. The best Numberlinks in my experience are the ones with the least straightforward solution. So when I’m constructing these I’m always trying to play games with the tricks I described in that post. I feel like a salesman that just convinced you to buy a product that does nothing but punch you in the face.

On thinking about it more though, a lot of my puzzles are a punch in the face. I guess you guys like it.