Puzzle 138 – Loop [In/Out]

This is a Monday loop puzzle, with the exception that cells with numbers are allowed to be shaded or unshaded. Note that a cell with a number will never count itself, only the eight cells around it.

An interesting variation that can apply to a whole bunch of types of puzzles. It might be  harder than a normal Monday, but it’s the easiest puzzle this week, I think.

 

Puzzle 125 – Nonogram [Knapp Daneben]

This is a Monday nonogram puzzle, except that every number used in it has either been increased or decreased by 1.

If you never got around to P.I.HUNT 2, I had a lot of people that said that Concept Art and Artificial Intelligence were really enjoyable, and the puzzles will be always still be available to solve and check answers, so you can give those a try.

This week I’ve got a got a bunch of Knapp-Daneben puzzles. After Puzzle 117, I wanted to see what else I could apply this variation to.

Puzzle 119 – Skyscrapers

This is a Monday skyscrapers puzzle.

This is the 5th skyscrapers I’ve posted here, but it’s still the first variationless one. As I hinted last week, this week I’ll be posting my first variationless puzzles in five puzzles that I have made a lot of. I partially just want to prove to myself that I don’t have to rely on making crazy/obscure variations to make a puzzle fun.

Anyways, I can’t believe how beautiful and this symmetric this pattern of givens came out to be.

Puzzle 114 – Decuple Back

This is a Monday decuple back, which is exactly the same as a double back, except that you go into each region exactly ten times.

I’ve seen double backs, and a few triple backs, and just thought this was natural (although I don’t think that the “decuple back” type has much potential, but I’d love to see if someone makes a harder n-back.)  Also, “decuple” really does not look or sound like a word to me.

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Puzzle 109 – Tapa

This is a Monday tapa puzzle. The ordering in clues is just for aesthetic purposes, so for example, treat a “3 1” clue the same as a “1 3” clue.

Yes. I know. It’s very easy, but it worked out very nicely and symmetrically and I thought it was cute.

So, things I have been doing during this interim:

I finished making mathgrant’s Battle of LITS for Board Game Arena, to be released in the middle of December. I’m very excited about this, because this was a project that I didn’t entirely expect to be able to complete, and I’ve never done any big project that will be publicly available to so many people like this before.

I also learned Unity, and started to make a copy of my Puzzlescript game, Snakeoban in it. (Although it was very good for learning how to use Unity, I doubt I’ll continue with this. It seems more interesting to use it to make a game which isn’t already playable online!)

I’ve also started college! This is obviously making me quite busy in addition to everything else, and also tends to take first priority. However, I at the minimum still have a full week of five themed puzzles for this week.

You can likely figure out what the last main thing I’ve been working on is by this week’s puzzles’ theme! (Well, if you’ve been following my site for long enough, that is.)

Puzzle 104 – Akari

This is a Monday akari (AKA light up) puzzle.

Hello world! I was not expecting to post a full themed week of 5 puzzles for a while, considering both that I just started college, and also that I’m trying to write P.I.Hunt 2 puzzles at the same time. However, I found this unposted set of 5 in my reserve.  The computer I usually use to make the images for puzzles it at my house, so I just took screenshots of spreadsheets, but it still looks pretty good I think.

Puzzle 92 – Domino

This is a Monday domino puzzle. Dissect the grid into dominos so that no two dominos have the same set of letters in them.

Yo man, I am in a Monday domino mania mood.

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