Sunday, 21 April 2013

nr. 978 - Tents and trees

The last puzzle is a Tents variation. In this variation you have to find the trees, too.
The genre appeared on the WPC2003, Arnheim. It was the team puzzle of the first weakest link. Its size was 10x10. When I finished the individual puzzle after 40 minutes, (I was in top20 with this solving time :), and I was the first Hungarian in the center.) I got a 5x5 corner. You can imagine that it didn't provide me any information. The 2nd player brought another useless corner.  We could start solving when the 3rd part arrived. And it was possible to solve the whole puzzle without the 4th part. But I realized this just after the round, of course.

This is a hard puzzle type, so usually a 6x6 grid is enough for magazines or competitions. This puzzle is solvable logically. But I think you need to know really well the Tents solving technics.

Rules for Tents and Trees



More puzzles from this genre


This is the last puzzle from the mini series. I hope you enjoyed them.

Yesterday I solved some of my old Dutch loop puzzles. I especially enjoy the loop puzzles which don't use all cells. You can find these puzzles here, they are small:
Dutch loop
Masyu

5 comments:

  1. Seems like uniqueness issue:

    A.
    XX-TR-TE-TR-TE-XX
    TE-XX-XX-XX-XX-TR
    TR-XX-XX-XX-XX-TE
    TE-XX-TR-TE-XX-XX
    TR-XX-XX-XX-XX-TE
    XX-XX-TR-TE-XX-TR

    B.
    TR-XX-TR-TE-XX-TE
    TE-XX-XX-XX-XX-TR
    XX-XX-XX-TR-TE-XX
    TE-TR-TE-XX-XX-XX
    TR-XX-XX-XX-XX-TE
    XX-XX-TR-TE-XX-TR

    Fun puzzle, but think it needs one more constraint.

    Thx.

    TheSubro

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  2. In solution B, two trees touch each other (R4C2 and R5C1)

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    1. Thanks. Checked it two times over. Not sure how I ever missed that. Regrets.

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  3. Sorry for the late response, I couldn't reach my site :)
    Thank you for Deb for the answer :)

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