In september last year, I wrote about ‘Vinken’ or ‘Checks’, a Sanders puzzles publication. My main comment was that it was a nice puzzle variation, but that the puzzles were slightly too easy. Sanders puzzels corrected this in later issues.
I did come up wit a slight variation, though the puzzle I designed didn’t make the puzzle difficult enough for my tast. Anyway, I’d like to present this variation to the world.
The rules are simple:
– every row and column, and every 9 sized area, contains 3 checks.
– the checkmarks are never adjacent horizontally or vertically. They may be adjacent diagonally.
– some checkmarks have been pre-filled, as well as some empty squares.
Here are three examples.
As you can see some checks and some empty positions have been given. You hve to derive the position of the remaining checks.
This time only some empty positions have been given as clues.
Again only some empty positions have been given as clues.
You can check your solutions here
A new puzzle is published every Friday.
This puzzle type has nothing to do with the game “letter boggle”.
As usual, the rules are simple:
– fill in the entire alphabet, using every letter exactly once;
– consecutive letters are adjacent horizontally, vertically or diagonally;
– a letter in the border means that the letter appears in the indicated diagonal, row or column;
In the following puzzle, some letters are given to help you start:
I found this type of puzzle in “PUZZEL”, a year-end addendum to the newspaper reformatorisch dagblad. It had 2 puzzles of this type, copyrighted M. Balmaekers, though Mr. Balmaekers used a 5×5 square and dismissed the letter Q. I intend to have more puzzles like this in one of the upcoming e-books.
I would like to encourage you to solve this puzzle on your own. It will increase your self confidence, while looking up the answer will lower your self esteenm.>When you have solved this puzzle, you can check your solution here
You are welcome to remark on the puzzles, and I love it when you comment variations, state if they are too easy or too difficult, or simply your solution times. Please do not state the solutions – it spoils the fun for others. I usually make the solution available after one or two weeks through a link.