Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday Puzzles #23

Another nurikabe puzzle this week. This one started as a 10×10 puzzle that I thought I’d turn the dial up on slightly. Although perhaps to some people’s disappointment I didn’t quite get as far as 11. Alas. Anyway, it’s a little bit silly – but the whole numberlink/nurikabe logic overlap in the Puzzling Plane still interests me, and there is probably a little more to play with yet. Expect a similar puzzle in the next coming weeks.
    #028 Nurikabe – rated hard
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009


  1. Very nice. I found the end of the puzzle quite tricky though, so I’d dispute the medium label.

  2. Hmmm – maybe, I always have trouble when things are on the difficulty border line. On the other hand I could do with some more difficult rated puzzles so I might just make the change. The islands at the top need to be resolved with a particular bit of logic which I don’t recall seeing using in a nikoli puzzle, but which has never struck me as being that hard to figure out. Perhaps it’s a little bit in contrast with inherently intuitive way you can solve the first part of the puzzle, and so it’s a fault on my part for not putting out a puzzle with a coherent solving theme.


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