Monthly Archives: November 2014

Puzzles 50 & 51: Angle Loop

Angle Loop is a puzzle type that I first saw in Toketa Vol. 2. There’s a lot of great puzzles in there, but this type really stands out. Two puzzles below.angleloop-a angleloop-b

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New release of puzzle-draw: 0.1.0.4

I’ve released an updated version of my puzzle-drawing tool, install from hackage or get the source. It’s a rather incremental update.

Changes include:

  • a nicer font
  • the README now has brief installation and usage instructions
  • there’s no longer a separate package for the command line tool
  • some new puzzle types and rendering improvements

I’ve also updated the demo webapp, it now has examples for almost all supported puzzle types.

Puzzle 48: Aussichtspunkte

This is a puzzle I found in the depths of my puzzle folder. I probably made it after struggling with the puzzles of this type on the contest Best of HCS, which featured one that is thematically similar. EDIT Replaced by a non-broken if less pretty version.

aussichtspunkte

Rules Split the grid into 5 orthogonally connected areas of 5 cells each. The given numbers indicate how many cells within the area can be seen horizontally and vertically, including the cell itself. The givens are in those cells where this number is maximal for the corresponding area.

Or see the puzzle wiki for German instructions that include an example.