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Puzzle 11: Fencing Match 2

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ralphmerridew said...

The image seems to have disappeared.

Grant Fikes said...

Interesting; it hasn't disappeared for me. :O

Phil said...

Once again, here's the 'Specific...' game ID if anyone else wants to use sgt-puzzles to solve this:

14x24t0:21b1a212c3g1c2a2b2a2a1d1a3a1a20d3a3h1a3b1a12a0a2a2c1a1g1a11c1b3a32a1d1a32h3b0a3a33120b02a2b1e2b2d3a0a21e2b1e31a3a2d1b2e1b3a20b33213a1a3b2h21a2d3a33a1b3c20a1g1a2c1a3a3a22a1b2a2h1a3d11a1a0a1d3a2a1b1a1c2g1c212a3b33

I hand-transcribed the puzzle into that form, so I apologise if it's incorrect. That said, I just solved it post-transcription and it seemed to work just fine.

I liked this puzzle quite a bit. It's funny; even though I own a bunch of Nikoli books, some strange mental process of mine keeps me from marking them up, so I either transcribe the puzzles or, more frequently, just do the autogenerated ones that 'Loopy' can make. This puzzle reminded me that hand-built ones are wildly superior. There's just more going on in a puzzle built by a human.

Grant Fikes said...

Indeed! A human can have very fine control over the actual solving process, as well as arrange the numbers in beautiful ways that a computer just can't. I believe this puzzle is a fine example of the former, even if it is a mediocre example of the latter. :D

Maybe you should overcome your fear of marking up the books, or at least photocopy them, and mark the photocopies. I've solved several books of Nikoli Slitherlink already, and I can attest to the amazing quality. :)

Phil said...

But photocopying will require me to destroy the spines ...

Yeah. I need to get over that. Or accept the fact that I'm weird about books and buy a second copy of them all so I can mark directly in those. Transcription is okay for the occasional puzzle, but it's a pretty laborious process.

Grant Fikes said...

Take a photo with a digital camera?

Or maybe try this site: http://www.kanpen.net/ . If you can figure out the interface (it's all Japanese), it's much easier to transcribe the puzzles. :) You can even create direct links, like this:

http://www.kanpen.net/slitherlink.html?problem=10/10/._._._._._._1_3_2_._/3_._._2_1_3_._2_._._/3_0_3_._._._._0_._._/3_._._._._._._._1_._/._2_._1_._._3_._3_._/._1_._2_._._3_._1_._/._3_._._._._._._._3_/._._2_._._._._2_1_2_/._._2_._3_3_3_._._2_/._2_0_1_._._._._._._/

Pretty useful. :)

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