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Fillomino-Fillia Preview Series: Cipher Fillomino

This is a cipher Fillomino (AKA Polyominous). The given numbers have been replaced by letters; all instances of a particular letter represent the same number, but two different letters must represent different numbers.
Answer entry: Enter the units digits of each square in the marked rows and columns, from left to right for rows and from top to bottom for columns. In Cipher Fillomino, answers providing either the letters or substituted units digits will be accepted.

Highlight to see the answer: 4444666266 5512525555 or AAAALLLRLL GGURGRGGGG

Don't forget to check out MellowMelon's blog for the other half of the preview series! I'd be remiss not to remind you of this, since he's been reminding his readers of this blog's existence constantly during this time. :)

6 comments

Anonymous said...

This will be hard for me, considering that I messed up the puzzle twice for miscounting.

Cheers
Rob

Grant Fikes said...

Anonymous Rob: So you lost two lives on this level? :[

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid so.

By the way, if we're allowed to provide solutions using letters, that seems to rule out some otherwise valid cipher fillominos, e.g. asking for last column and row in (my first puzzle!)

.BB.AC
..A.BC
ACB.A.
....A.

(View with fixed width font.)

Cheers
Rob

mellowmelon said...

Without solving that puzzle, I'm guessing you're referring to having hidden polyominoes whose size is distinct from all of the givens. Yes, the fact that we are accepting letters for answers implicitly implies this can't happen. But that's okay, because I don't think this information will help you on the actual puzzles on the test.

(Went back and did the puzzle just before posting this. I was right.)

Anonymous said...

I know the choice of cipher was a tribute to Mario and Luigi, but I kept reading big stretches of the puzzle as Murloc noises.

I enjoyed the solving path on this - particularly in that you basically start using up the low values and pushing out the remaining puzzle farther.

- Jack

linked_puffbird said...

Thank you for the three puzzles, your filomino puzzles are great in general. I was sure I would not like a cipher puzzle, but I was wrong, it was neat.

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