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

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Puzzle 254: Retrograde Battleships


Theme: Large Fleet

Retrograde Battleships Instructions

Rules: The challenge is to add ships to the grid, subject to the following rules:
  1. All given ships on the in the key must be included in the grid with no others.
  2. The possible placements for all ships are given, the objective is to find the correct subset.
  3. No ship may touch another, even diagonally.