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Monday Mutant 49: Streaming Content (all 3's)

In this Streaming Content puzzle, only the number 3 is shown. A question mark represents a number that isn't 3. The rules are otherwise unchanged.

13 comments

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure this one isn't solvable. I keep ending up with one of the ? having size 3.

Grant Fikes said...

Anonymous: Two test-solvers and I can assure you that this puzzle has a solution.

zotmeister said...

I can vouch for it only having one solution as well. Very clever puzzle! Nice deductive flow to it. - ZM

Anonymous said...

Spotted my mistake. I was assuming a ? area was done when it really wasn't. Tricky...

JBross said...

I really like the logical flow here. There were at least three points where I had to use "this one is NOT a 3" to resolve what might have been an ambiguity. And the nicest part is probably figuring out which ? the big island has to connect to, and why.
- Jack

Tekra said...

I've loved Nurikabe puzzles for some time, and this was a particularly good one. Well done!

stigant said...

Cute puzzle.

David S said...

This. Was brilliant.
I loved how the big ? region forced pretty much the entire puzzle. It made an excellent solve.

Deb said...

Awesome puzzle. Loved every moment of solving.
Easy to start with and then suddenly you start thinking which of the ?s is the key!

Projectyl said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: "I like what you did with the 3's".

Blaine said...

I concur... liked figuring out which ? to connect to, and also, figuring out how to avoid making ? part of a 3 region.

Anonymous said...

Very nice puzzle.
It unfolded well.
Worked well back and forth between usual constraints and "3" ones.

Ken
"TheSubro"

zotmeister said...

You know something, Grant? These "3 or not 3" puzzles you've been making for your Monday Mutants are so genius, you should make a "3 or not 3"-themed Logicsmith Exhibition. - ZM

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