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Monday Mutant 74: Circumnavi-Gates (non-congruent gates)

In this Circumnavi-Gates puzzle, there are no numbers; instead, you may not pass through two congruent (equally long) gates consecutively. The rules are otherwise unchanged.
 ERRATUM: This puzzle had multiple solutions before. It shouldn't anymore.

10 comments

Jonah said...

Just checking: two gates are congruent if their lengths are the same, regardless of orientation?

Jonah said...

Okay, based on the fact that it's solvable under that assumption, I'm gonna go with "yes".

Thoughts: neat concept, but it's really tempting to use uniqueness several times in the lower half of the puzzle.

Grant Fikes said...

Jonah: That is the mathematical definition of congruent, yes.

Anonymous said...

You know, if I was going to bet on a new variant of this turning up, I would have gone with "some gates are diagonal and can be entered horizontally or vertically" instead of this. I like this type better, though.

Paul K said...

There are ways around it, of course, but the rules link doesn't work.

Grant Fikes said...

Paul K: What broken rules link are you talking about? *shifts eyes*

Paul K said...

Darn new version of Firefox - it seems to be working fine now. In the meantime, I just made up my own rules. Is the answer "Santa Fe"?

Grant Fikes said...

In all seriousness, the link now works because I edited it; apparently, a stray space seemed to be at the end of the link URL.

Also, the answer is "swordfish".

ksun48 said...

I just noticed this puzzle, but this is beautiful. Just beautiful.
I mean, how everything just fit in perfectly, and how you managed to stuff so many 5 gates in the bottom?
WOW

John said...

A different puzzle AND a superb thought I have to say.
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