Archive for the ‘Out of Sight’ Category

Puzzle 378 (Out of Sight)

October 24, 2011

This is a Out of Sight puzzle.

Puzzle 378

Puzzle 378


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Puzzle 312 (Out of Sight)

April 15, 2011

This is an Out of Sight puzzle.

Puzzle 312

Puzzle 312


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(See 294 for info about this “reject” series.) Another old adult that had to be redone.

Puzzle 303 (Out of Sight / Heyawake)

March 25, 2011

This is a Out of Sight / Heyawake hybrid puzzle. Shade in some squares to satisfy the constraints of both sets of rules.

Puzzle 303

Puzzle 303


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(See 294 for info about this “reject” series.) The adult of old versions, yet again. Those of you who finished the actual test back in February may not find this one as uberhard as it is. The difficult, themed logic in this puzzle ended up being transplanted to the (non-hybrid) Out of Sight adult during a phase of replacing puzzles, and that adult survived to be on the real test. So those of you who found what that themed step was won’t be as surprised on this one.

That’s the majority of the rejects I plan to post. There are a few Friday-level puzzles left, particularly some of the old Hybrid adults. I’ll post them in the near future as I really liked all of them, even if they were too hard, but I don’t know exactly when. For the most part, we’re back to original material now.

Puzzle 302 (Out of Sight / Heyawake)

March 23, 2011

This is a Out of Sight / Heyawake hybrid puzzle. Shade in some squares to satisfy the constraints of both sets of rules.

Puzzle 302

Puzzle 302


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(See 294 for info about this “reject” series.) You’ve probably got the pattern now, but this was the adult in the most recent versions that still had this type. I was a little sad to cut this one (as has been the case for every Wednesday…), but at the same time finding the main break-in seemed too hard relative to the rest of the puzzle. I spent a very long time trying to tweak this one to alleviate that and do the themed step better justice, but didn’t have much luck.

Puzzle 301 (Out of Sight / Heyawake)

March 21, 2011

This is a Out of Sight / Heyawake hybrid puzzle. Shade in some squares to satisfy the constraints of both sets of rules.

Puzzle 301

Puzzle 301


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(See 294 for info about this “reject” series.) The hybrid type that didn’t make it on. The issue with this type is that I had already reduced the hybrid section to just having adults, and all of the types except this one had one nice fit for the difficulty level I wanted. But here the baby (the puzzle above) was a bit too easy and the adult a bit too hard. As it was I already liked the other hybrid types better, so it wasn’t a great loss.

Melon’s Puzzle Zoo has ended

February 28, 2011

Around the time of this posting, LMI is no longer accepting score submissions for the contest. Below is a link to the puzzle booklet, the same as the one on LMI without the password. There is also a PDF that has all of the puzzles on the test together with their solutions (don’t open if you don’t want to see them yet!), as well as some brief comments from myself about the puzzles. Mostly I pointed out the tricky innovative logic the puzzle had, if any — and for the adults there almost always was some.

Puzzle PDF
Solution PDF

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Puzzle 283 (Out of Sight)

February 15, 2011

This is an Out of Sight puzzle.

Puzzle 283

Puzzle 283


Part 2 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: 00101010, 10000100

Puzzle 246 (Out of Sight)

April 15, 2010

This is a Thursday Out of Sight puzzle.

Puzzle 246

Puzzle 246

Puzzle 230 (Out of Sight)

March 30, 2010

This is a Tuesday Out of Sight puzzle.

Puzzle 230

Puzzle 230

Puzzle 219 (Out of Sight)

March 19, 2010

This is a Friday Out of Sight puzzle.

Puzzle 219

Puzzle 219