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#1 2020-09-14 07:13:12

AcidBurn39
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Solution

Has anyone cracked this puzzle?
Any hints to the solution??

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#2 2020-09-14 11:00:59

mcwuzzy
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Re: Solution

I found it easiest to make my own jigsaw pieces and try them in the various locations.
It's a bit of trial and error but if you follow the arrow rules and the no-touch rule (diagonals are ok)
you'll find the correct positions.

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4 of the 7 pieces are rotated so the letters are sideways or upside down, no pieces are flipped

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write down the letters in the shaded squares in order and you will get a four word question

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the code is the answer to this question

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#3 2020-09-14 11:12:54

AcidBurn39
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Re: Solution

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Can you post the question?

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#4 2020-09-14 11:21:27

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Re: Solution

As an aside, this is I think the only puzzle in the book that is based around a standard logic puzzle grid type, albeit one rarely seen. It usually has pentominos, and you can find a few examples at https://www.gmpuzzles.com/blog/tag/pentopia/ - and elsewhere on the web.

Just like the ones linked above, the puzzle in the book solves logically step-by-step - you just need to shade in squares that can't be reached, and work out which tetrominos can still fit in each space.

You can find lots more of the tetromino version of the puzzle in The Tetris Puzzle Book. Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tetris-Puzzle- … 787392368/. Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Tetris-Puzzles-G … 1645170519. Piece of trivia: in that book they are called 'tetriminoes', since that's the official Tetris name for a piece.

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#5 2020-09-14 12:01:28

AcidBurn39
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Re: Solution

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So the best way to solve it is by creating jigsaw pieces and give it a go??

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#6 2020-09-14 15:37:36

mcwuzzy
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Re: Solution

AcidBurn39 wrote:
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So the best way to solve it is by creating jigsaw pieces and give it a go??

definitely!

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#7 2020-09-14 15:39:14

mcwuzzy
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Re: Solution

AcidBurn39 wrote:
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Can you post the question?

That would be giving the answer away. It's pretty simple once you make the pieces as there is only one way they will fit and meet the rules

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#8 2020-09-15 06:44:35

AcidBurn39
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Re: Solution

I'll give it a go. smile

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