Archive for the ‘Right Face’ Category

Puzzle 296 (Right Face)

March 4, 2011

This is a Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 296

Puzzle 296


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(See 294 for info about this “reject” series.) In a very early draft that poor glmathgrant suffered through — seriously, you will pity him when I finish airing out the dirty laundry — this was the Right Face adult, with Wednesday’s puzzle being the baby at the time. “MellowMelon, what the hell were you thinking?!” you might rightfully say. You’re probably going to say the same thing for the next several Fridays, actually.

That said, the puzzle probably feels right at home on this blog, which is brutal relative to a timed contest.

Other bit of trivia: First ever Right Face larger than 10 by 10 by anyone, at least to the best of my knowledge.

Puzzle 295 (Right Face)

March 2, 2011

This is a Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 295

Puzzle 295


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(See 294 for info about this “reject” series.) This was the adult before the type was cut, and it would have likely been one of the tamer adults on the test. I thought it came out pretty well.

Puzzle 294 (Right Face)

February 28, 2011

This is a Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 294

Puzzle 294


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Over the next several weeks I’m going to be posting some puzzles made for my Logic Masters India test that got cut for various reasons. The test last weekend was 20 puzzles, but I probably constructed at least 60 total for it. One reason is that I held myself to the highest standards for puzzles on the test, so there were a lot of rejects, some of which got cut so fast I never digitized them. Also, the test was originally 30 puzzles (you have permission to cry now) with 5 types per section and a baby/adult of every type. Since I was nowhere near hitting the 2 hour target with that (and it turned out I wasn’t even close with 20), I had to cut back.

As you might guess from the puzzle above, Right Face was the cut Alien type. Right Face’s rules are strange and quite complicated, so it was probably for the better no one had to suffer through figuring it out on the test. This one would have been the baby.

Puzzle 210 (Right Face)

March 10, 2010

This is a Wednesday Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 210

Puzzle 210

Puzzle 179 (Right Face)

February 1, 2010

This is a Monday Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 179

Puzzle 179

Puzzle 156 (Right Face)

January 9, 2010

This is a Saturday Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 156

Puzzle 156


First I don’t tell you which arrow to start with (see the bottom of the now-updated description page), and then I give you only 12 clues. How cruel of me.

Puzzle 130 (Right Face)

December 15, 2009

This is a Tuesday Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 130

Puzzle 130

Puzzle 110 (Right Face)

November 25, 2009

This is a Wednesday Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 110

Puzzle 110

Puzzle 84 (Right Face)

October 29, 2009

This is a Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 84

Puzzle 84

This puzzle is what inspired the “must end on a dot” rule, since originally the logical solution to this one was very annoying to find. That’s one benefit of making these in advance; you can flip some rules around before the puzzle comes out.

Puzzle 83 (Right Face)

October 28, 2009

This is a Right Face puzzle.

Puzzle 83

Puzzle 83

This type has the same woes as International Borders, in that the ideas behind the puzzle are relatively simple but there are a bunch of technicalities that make the description page appear bloated.

Also, I’m starting to think about the 100th puzzle. I can’t guarantee a 100 by 100 grid size similar to what I did for puzzle 50, but it will at least be large and very challenging. However, I haven’t decided what type it should be. If you have any hopes or wishes in this area, you can comment here or email me (palmermebane at gmail dot com).