Archive for the ‘Statue Park’ Category

Puzzle 404 (Statue Park / Yajisan Kazusan)

June 6, 2012

This is a Statue Park and Yajisan Kazusan hybrid puzzle. Place the given shapes in the grid satisfying the Statue Park rules: no two shapes may be adjacent, and the unshaded area must be connected. In addition, any unshaded number-arrow clue must point to exactly that many shaded grid squares. A shaded number-arrow clue may be ignored and can be either true or false.

Puzzle 404

Puzzle 404

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Puzzle Pack Vol. II: Statue Park

March 13, 2012

Alright, finally got this one done. Apologies for a second delay since I promised a March 10th release in an earlier post. That said, it may have worked out in your favor since I spent the 11th flying to the east coast for spring break and made almost a dozen more puzzles during that trip. Now this pack is about double the size of what it was originally planned to be. Incidentally, the donation I mentioned a couple weeks ago requested Statue Park; that right there was the first time I decided to increase the size beyond my original intentions.

Download the pack (PDF; 657 KB)

This pack contains

  • The rules, a walkthrough for an example, and a long list of strategies for Statue Park
  • 8 puzzles using a Tetromino bank, all 7 by 7
  • 8 puzzles using a Double Tetromino bank, all 10 by 10
  • 4 puzzles using a “Battlesquares” bank, all 10 by 10
  • 8 puzzles using a subset of the Pentomino bank, all 10 by 10
  • 8 puzzles using the full Pentomino bank, all 12 by 12
  • 4 puzzles using wackier, unique banks
  • A large puzzle using a full Hexomino bank (35 shapes)
  • 4 puzzles in a “Contributed” section, with one by detuned, one by Serkan Yurekli, and two by mathgrant
  • Hints and solutions for all puzzles (with the exception of no hints for the contributed puzzles)

That’s 45 total puzzles. Bit more than that 20-25 minimum I said I’d guarantee each pack. No variations, and no labelled clues even, but I don’t think I needed to do any of those.

Version 2 uploaded on March 15, 2012 10:48 AM EDT. Fixes some minor typos and a uniqueness error at the very end of II.41. Thanks to Aaron and Nils Miehe for notifying me of these issues.

Like with the first pack, I tried my best to find and fix errors of any kind, but it wouldn’t surprise me if some slipped through again. Please let me know of any glitches you find, either through a comment here or an email to palmermebane -at- gmail -dot- com. Updates will be announced in this post.

Puzzle 380 (Statue Park)

October 28, 2011

This is a Statue Park puzzle.

Puzzle 380

Puzzle 380


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Puzzle 375 (Statue Park)

October 19, 2011

This is a Statue Park puzzle.

Puzzle 375

Puzzle 375


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This is a friendly notice that the full set of pentominoes is not used in this puzzle.

Puzzle 368 (Statue Park)

October 7, 2011

This is a Statue Park puzzle.

Puzzle 368

Puzzle 368


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Puzzle 361 (Statue Park)

September 23, 2011

This is a Statue Park puzzle.

Puzzle 361

Puzzle 361


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You can expect a lot of the harder puzzles of this type to be pentomino puzzles. Probably not all of them, but most.