Monday Mutant 113: Blackbarrier Jam (multiplicative)

In this Blackbarrier Jam puzzle, a number indicates the product of two quantities: the number of white cells in an uninterrupted horizontal line from that cell (up to the perimeter or black cells, and including the cell itself), and the number of white cells in an uninterrupted vertical line from that cell (up to the perimeter or black cells, and including the cell itself). The rules are otherwise unchanged.
I'm being commissioned to write puzzles for an iPhone/Windows Phone app; here's a preview of the type of puzzling you can expect to see.

Puzzle 559: Solomon's Keep 4

I'm giving away some World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards on BoardGameGeek, and all you have to do to enter the prize drawing is solve some exclusive puzzles or give me a GeekGold tip. Don't have a BoardGameGeek account? E-mail me your solutions, and you'll still have two-thirds the chances of winning. These puzzles are exclusive to BGG, so check them out even if you don't want the cards!

Puzzle 558: Blackbarrier Jam 19

It seems I have a terrible habit of letting my blog go unnoticed (particularly as regards Monday Mutants) whenever I'm being commissioned to write a bunch of puzzles. I will try to fix this.

In unrelated news, my blog is ranked #12 on's rankings, right ahead of some blog that hasn't been updated since 2010 and right behind a blog about cats. Come on, guys. You're doing a disservice to other great puzzlers like Tom Collyer, Palmer Mebane, and Thomas Snyder when the random Texan, and not any of the actual world puzzle champions, is the guy who's almost as good as cats. If you enjoy their blogs, please click the boost button on their respective directory listings, and do not, under any circumstances, click the boost button on mine.

Puzzle 557: Blackbarrier Jam 18

David Millar of The Griddle is currently seeking funding for a Kickstarter project! The goal is to raise $2000 in pledges to publish a book of paranormal-themed logic puzzles, including Area 51 (a hybrid of Masyu, Corral/Bag, and the Sheep and Wolves variation of Slitherlink) and Haunted Mirror Mazes (a puzzle about locating ghosts, zombies, and vampires based on the knowledge of each one's visibility with and without mirrors). There are rewards for backing at various levels, such as a free PDF copy of the final book, or (if you're feeling really generous) a personal visit from Mr. Millar himself! Do not be afraid to join me in backing this project. :)

A shout-out to Virmir, as well, for creating my blog's new banner!

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