Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Puzzle 270: LITS Pathways


Theme: Many Paths

LITS Pathways Instructions

Rules: The challenge is to paint four connected cells in each shape, subject to the following rules:
  1. No two of the same tetrominos, including rotations / reflections are allowed to touch.
  2. All painted cells must connect upon completion.
  3. No 2x2 area of painted cells is allowed.
  4. Some shapes exit the grid and re-enter via pathways. These areas are considered the same shape but no part of the tetromino can be on the pathway.

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Thank you to everyone who enjoys has enjoyed this latest batch of puzzles.

Unfortunately yesterday's LITS puzzle will be the last one for a little while. I promise that I will return sometime later this year to post more puzzles, until then, take care!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Puzzle 268: Line Nurikabe


Theme: Diagonally linked

Line Nurikabe Instructions

Rules: The challenge is to divide the grid into shaded and unshaded cells, subject to the following rules:
  1. Each numbered cell is an island cell, the number in it is the number of cells in that island.
  2. Each island contains exactly one numbered cell.
  3. There must be only one stream, which is not allowed to contain run for 5 consecutive cells.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Puzzles 266 / 267 Pata and Tapa

Instructions for Pata

Instructions for Tapa

Pata Instructions

Rules: The challenge is to paint some cells, subject to the following rules:
  1. All painted cells must eventually connect, but must not form 2x2 areas.
  2. Numbers on some cells indicate the number of consecutive unpainted cells around that cell, if there is more than one number then there must be at least one black cell between the unpainted regions, "?" is wild and can stand for any number between 1 and 8.
  3. Cells with numbers can never be shaded.