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Puzzle 415: Room and Reason 28

Expect to see a good number of these as long as I have the book Heyawake Maru unfinished; solving the puzzles contained therein has definitely inspired me to create more of my own. :)

2 comments

Neil said...

Ah yes, the Maru, I've been working my way through that as well. Contains some very interesting designs. Puzzle 11 in particular has an interesting visual appeal. I'm looking forward to solving the monsters at the back!
Do you have any idea why there are 15 puzzles in the middle that have appeared in previous publications? I guess they're just trying to showcase some of their best work so far? I'm not complaining, of course, since I don't have any of the titles in which those puzzles first appeared.
Thanks once more for your advice regarding nikoli's books, in the end I just bought a wide selection of different types. I'd reccommend the Puzzle Box in particular to anyone, the variety of puzzles is fantastic.
It just really makes me wish I could speak Japanese!

As for this puzzle, it's a nice heyawake, not too difficult, but there are a couple of interesting bits with the 6s.

Grant Fikes said...

Neil: Yes, I agree that puzzle 11 in Heyawake Maru is very pretty. :)

"Do you have any idea why there are 15 puzzles in the middle that have appeared in previous publications? I guess they're just trying to showcase some of their best work so far?" Yes, it does seem to be a showcase of beautiful Heyawake puzzles from the past. I own many of the publications, including the now out of print Heyawake Man (which has 112 puzzles in a similar format, including a difficulty scale from A through F, twenty 31x45 Heyawake the Giants, two 184x58 Heyawake the Hyper-Giants, and a section containing reprints of historical Heyawake puzzles), and I still find it fascinating to look back and say, "Oh, yeah, I remember that one! That WAS good!"

"I'd reccommend the Puzzle Box in particular to anyone, the variety of puzzles is fantastic." I own volumes 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of Puzzle Box, so I concur. ^_^ As a masochistic lover of giant-sized puzzles, I think Puzzle the Giants is probably my favorite series, though.

"As for this puzzle, it's a nice heyawake, not too difficult, but there are a couple of interesting bits with the 6s." I wasn't even intending to make all of the 4x5 rooms 6's, but when it turned out that way, I thought it was pretty awesome. :)

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