Archive for the ‘Slalom’ Category

Puzzle 255 (Slalom)

July 21, 2010

This is a Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 255

Puzzle 255

If you approach this one like a Numberlink it falls pretty quickly. The logical solution is a bit more difficult.

Puzzle 234 (Slalom)

April 3, 2010

This is a Saturday Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 234

Puzzle 234

Puzzle 194 (Slalom) [Toroidal]

February 16, 2010

This is a Tuesday Slalom puzzle, with a twist. The grid is toroidal, so the edges wrap around to each other.

Puzzle 188

Puzzle 188

Puzzle 169 (Slalom)

January 22, 2010

This is a Friday Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 169

Puzzle 169


If any of you want some more Slalom puzzles (a couple made by me), mathgrant just posted a bunch made by him and his readers.

Puzzle 123 (Slalom)

December 8, 2009

This is a Tuesday Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 123

Puzzle 123

Puzzle 106 (Slalom)

November 21, 2009

This is a Saturday Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 106

Puzzle 106

When I first made this puzzle it had about 5 gates with numbers. Then I tweaked it down to this. Obviously you can make Slalom with no numbers at all, but that wouldn’t be very interesting.

Puzzle 80 (Slalom)

October 25, 2009

This is a Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 80

Puzzle 80

Puzzle 72 (Slalom)

October 17, 2009

This is a Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 72

Puzzle 72

It’s very hard to make these puzzles in a way that’s unassailable by metalogic. I know I’m not alone; the puzzles nikoli put out that I mentioned in the last post had some obvious ways of being utterly destroyed by it. I’ll have to stick with the already-mentioned reminder that you’re only cheating yourself of the puzzle’s entertainment by employing it.

Puzzle 71 (Slalom)

October 16, 2009

This is a Slalom puzzle.

Puzzle 71

Puzzle 71

The day I am writing this (which is much earlier than when this post was published) is the day I received an order from nikoli that included an issue of their quarterly magazine. It was in that issue that I realized how great this type of puzzle is. I had seen it on their website, but I passed over it. Anyways, now I feel obliged to try doing these myself.