Puzzle 85: Loose Strands

Pure Loop Loop: Draw a loop that passes all white cells and no black cell such that the loop goes horizontally or vertically at all times and never touches or crosses itself.

Expected difficulty HardAnswerComment/E-mail if you want a solution to be published

Puzzle 85: Pure Loop

Puzzle 85: Loose Strands
Pure Loop

There we go, the last of the series. Of course, the blog is turned off again for the moment, at least until I manage to construct more puzzles. I’m busy too, you know. (By the way, expect things.) Answer key would be “lengths of horizontal segments in row/vertical segments in column” for R1/C2 (or R2/C1 or something).

Another difficult “opening”. Also for some reason I find sudden interest on Pure Loop and Heteromino now, like exploring two untouched lands… (Okay, I think I see it being used in more things now, but still.) Did you know that Heteromino almost got into FAST (as an uninteresting 3×3), but Deb decided it was too obscure and got replaced with Kakuro, which in turn also got replaced by Next Term? The more you know.


2 thoughts on “Puzzle 85: Loose Strands

  1. Well, will you look at that. And I thought I knew everything about this type. Note to self: cover this in the book! – ZM


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