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Monday Mutant 24: Straight and Arrow (indirect)

In this Straight and Arrow puzzle, a number followed by a question mark represents how many black cells are in at least one of the four orthogonal directions (that is, the question mark can be replaced by an up arrow, a down arrow, a left arrow, or a right arrow, and be a normal Straight and Arrow clue). A number followed by an x means that none of the four orthogonal directions contain that many black cells. A number followed by a plus sign represents the total number of black cells in all four orthogonal directions. The rules are otherwise unchanged.
I plagiarized -- I mean stole -- I mean borrowed this mutant idea from MellowMelon.
ERRATUM: Sheesh, at this rate, my blog will have more errata than MellowMelon's blog and The Griddle combined by the end of the year! Due to my brain not working 100% properly, this puzzle had multiple solutions. . . until now.

5 comments

Jonah said...

I'm seeing at least 3 solutions, unless I'm misunderstanding the rules. Anybody else?

Grant Fikes said...

Hahahahahaha oh wow I'm no good at this "logic" thing. I don't know how I kept marking R7C7 as necessarily black.

Fixed.

Anonymous said...

I counted three as well, and was going to suggest a 1+ clue there, but looks like I was too slow!

Tom.C

Grant Fikes said...

Tom.C: As Sonic says in Super Smash Bros. Brawl: You're too slow! :)

Anonymous said...

Yajilin mutations seem to be veryt popular. I like em all and this one was great (didn't get to it til after your amendments anyway).

Thanks.

Ken
"TheSubro"

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