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Puzzle 16: Compass

Just survived this year’s 24h puzzle championship in Budapest! Congrats to the winners (Peter Hudak in first, edging out Nikola Zivanovic and Zoltan Horvath), and to Nils for winning the fight for best German. I expect to post (or link to) my contribution at some point, but for now here’s a Compass puzzle that I skipped in favour of two more accessible ones. Inspired by Nikolai’s survey of almost symmetric puzzles.


Puzzle 10: Araf


This was meant to be an easy Araf puzzle.

Rules Split the grid into orthogonally connected areas, such that each area contains exactly two clue cells, and such that the size of each area lies strictly between the values of the two clues that it contains.