Puzzle 147 – Hashiwokekaro

This is a Hashiwokekaro puzzle. Here are the rules for Hashiwokekaro:

Draw zero, one, or two straight bridges between each pair of islands. Two bridges cannot cross, and bridges cannot cross through islands. The number on an island describes how many bridges are connected to that island. You must be able to get from any island to any other island through bridges.


Puzzle 118 – Maysu

This is a Friday maysu puzzle. Here are the rules for maysu:

Draw a loop consisting solely of line segments connecting the centers of grid cells, which cannot touch or cross itself, and may not go inside any cell more than once. It must pass through the center of every cell containing a circle. It must turn 90 degrees in cells with a black circle, and go at least two units in both directions from it. It must not turn in cells with a white circle, and must go less than two units in at least one of the two directions from it.

Puzzle 94 – Word puzzle

This is a Wednesday word puzzle. Write one of “DO”, “RE”, “MI”, “FA”, “SO”, “LA”, or “TI” into each domino reading left to right or top to bottom to spell distinct words in each consecutive line of blocks of size 2 or more. When done, to prove that you solved it, anagram the letters in the circled squares and send it to jack [dot] l [dot] lance [at] gmail [dot] com

Most of these words are common English words. For fairness, I highlighted the 6 that are not, and they are in some order: A contraction, a common brand name, a first name, another first name, a stage name, and a rather uncommon English word.

I don’t usually make word puzzles, but this was an idea I had been toying around for for a while, and it fit this domino-themed week pretty well, in addition to people potentially feeling a lack of Wednesday word-related puzzles today for some reason. Considering my lack of experience with crosswords, and the constraints of this puzzle, I was really happy with how the letter-density in some areas turned out.


Puzzle 40 – Skywriting

Okay, the planned Friday puzzle I had for this theme has completely broken beyond repair, and I have given up on fixing it, so I’ll leave it as a challenge: Can you build a 6×6 Skyscraper skyscrapers? What this means is that clues on the side of the top could be given, for example, which would give the skyscraper number if each of the clues of a normal skyscraper represented a building.

Anyway, the puzzle for today is a hunt style puzzle, as promised. It is titled “Skyscraper Crossword” and I’ll make a password protected page so you can check your answer.


Puzzle 31 – Anglers & Seek and Spell

NOTE: For puzzles 31-35, there will be “two” puzzles a week. Yes…  “two”…  in quotes. This will soon become clear as you try to solve the puzzles. This week is a little experimental because the puzzles themselves should be more fun then the actual solve of the puzzles.

Today there is a Anglers puzzle, and a Seek-and-Spell puzzle.

I will make a rules page sometime, but until then, here and there will have to do