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Today's puzzle (Wednesday, 21st September 2016)
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 6066
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2016.09.21 11:10:07
Basic deductions gets here.

Single trial

and the puzzle falls out.

(And it still took me 1:40 )
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4929
Best Total: 13m 24s
Posted - 2016.09.21 15:21:12
Same basic deduction, but I had to use 2 points of trial. The one that you used seems to hit the mark
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2818
Best Total: 19m 5s
Posted - 2016.09.21 18:05:49
You can get further than that just with logic...

I use shading (hence an excuse for why I'm slow), but keeping track of what cells are inside or outside the loop can help enormously.

edit: Look at the '2' in the centre...
The cells to the left and right of it are outside the loop, therefore the cells above and below it must be inside. Now for these 'outside' areas, both up exits (either side of the cell above the '2') are blocked by '3's. Therefore, it must exit on the RHS.
Last edited by puzzlescot - 2016.09.21 18:15:40
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 5899
Best Total: 13m 6s
Posted - 2016.09.21 19:52:45
Cell shading intrigues me, but it's so time-costly that I don't bother with it.

Someone posted a link/document on the forum way back when that covers the bases of it, but it was really difficult for me to apply that to solving puzzles quickly.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 5469
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2016.09.22 02:11:45
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 5899
Best Total: 13m 6s
Posted - 2016.09.22 14:26:30
Originally Posted by Jankonyex

At time 0:33, how did you know the bottom right corner of that 1 were crosses so quickly?
Last edited by Zyntax - 2016.09.22 14:34:49

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