Friday Puzzles #14
So this week’s (last week’s?) puzzle was slightly delayed as I was concentrating on the nikoli sudoku time trial. My laptop was to have other ideas: deciding to delete/corrupt/mutilate/whatever a crucial windows system folder – and so I had to rush to a computer room to take part. Being all of a fluster, and starting a full minute late I managed a meagre 6th. Having gone back later, I improved upon my time by nearly two minutes. C’est la vie.
The upshot of all that is that I wanted to write my own fairly challenging sudoku – but I find writing Sudoku puzzles (or at least good ones) to be a lot more challenging than other nikoli puzzle types. So, cutting my losses for now, I’ve instead tried my hand at Heyawake. You can find the rules to the puzzle here.
I probably ought to have introduced the puzzle to my blog with a nice gentle introduction – but instead I’ve gone with a sink-or-swim puzzle where you’ll have to do a bit of thinking about the rules and their implications.
#019 Heyawake – rated medium
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