View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:50 am



← Back to the Calcudoku puzzle page




Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
 Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle 
Author Message

Posted on: Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:07 am




Posts: 275
Joined: Sun May 22, 2016 2:17 pm
Post Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle
Today's 8x8 by swimminghorses was an absolute joy to solve. At the start, with all the 0- cages on the left, it looked nigh impossible, but the way the puzzle was designed did several things to guide the puzzler through a satisfying experience:

1) made use of a variety of puzzle-solving strategies, including parity and mapping out possibilities, but never too much speculation
2) involved several steps of similar difficulty (not easy, keeping it a challenge, but not too hard as to be discouraging) to gradually solve it

Thank you swimminghorses for yet another amazing puzzle!


Profile

Posted on: Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:17 am




Posts: 194
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 2:11 am
Post Re: Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle
I'm not going to have much free time this weekend due to work stuff, so shamefully I just bifurcated at r4c3 and it fell apart really fast. I'm excited to go back and figure out where the actual logic path was.

Edit: 5 seconds later I went back and looked at it and in retrospect the other choice is super easy to eliminate if I hadn't been speed-solving lol.


Profile

Posted on: Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:23 am




Posts: 796
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:03 pm
Post Re: Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle
I agree - an excellent puzzle. Puzzles with a lot of subtraction cages can be quite challenging.

As MV says, lots of interesting steps and different techniques involved in solving the puzzle. Thank you swimminghorses.


Profile

Posted on: Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:51 pm




Posts: 14
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 11:28 pm
Post Re: Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle
thank You


Profile

Posted on: Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:24 pm




Posts: 579
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:20 pm
Post Re: Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle
Marble's write up is excellent.
This was a fun puzzle to solve.
TY Swimming Horses


Profile

Posted on: Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:25 am




Posts: 816
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 6:51 pm
Post Re: Yet another beautifully designed 8x8 user-created puzzle
Very nice puzzle [thumbsup].
Thank you swimminghorses.


Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 6 posts ] 

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
All forum contents © Patrick Min, and by the post authors.

Forum software phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware.