Friday, 28 May 2010

Friday Puzzles #52

Well, I’ve made it through a week going at a rate of a puzzle a day. Let me tell you it’s pretty hard going, and I have big respect for MellowMelon for going as long as he did at that rate. I’m now only 2 weeks behind where I’d like my indexing to be – and so you can look forward to a couple more puzzles coming between now and next week. As an added bonus, I’ve seen my weekly traffic increase somewhat. Although I can’t be quite sure whether this is entirely because of the increased rate of publication, bearing in mind the potentially new audience I mentioned my site to at the WSC [And yes, that report IS coming!!!].

One thing I’ve found is that the stricter deadline made my creativity a little forced, and that was definitely the case yesterday, where the nurikabe – as a solve – was pretty lame. When will designers learn that disguising messages into their puzzles doesn’t please anyone? Enjoy!
    #062 Nurikabe – rated medium
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10


  1. I’d definitely lean more towards medium than hard for this. It actually required very few steps that I would classify above ‘easy’, to be honest. Still a nice puzzle though.

  2. Yeah, that’s probably fair enough. I guess I was aiming to disguise the main transition phase on the right hand side a little better, but settled for simply getting a valid puzzle out…

  3. Nice composition. Medium – other than top right global constraint (which I enjoyed working out) rather straightforward.

    Thanks for the solid puzzle.



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