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Puzzle 142: Statue Park

Here’s a Statue Park puzzle, with a full set of pentominoes. I made this one on the train back from the WPC in Senec, I still plan to post some thoughts on that some time.

In other news, I’ve been writing some puzzle sets for Nibbl (Android, iPhone). It’s an app that works as a solving interface and marketplace for handmade puzzles. See also Rohan’s announcement from earlier this year; the interface has been improved quite a bit since then. If you use my referral code ROBR9402 (or someone else’s), you’ll start with 100 credits, with which you should buy some of my star battle or skyscraper puzzles which came out pretty well.

I won’t stop posting here, though, don’t worry!


Rules Place a full set of twelve pentominoes in the grid. Different pentominoes must not touch along an edge; they may touch diagonally. Black circles must be part of pentominoes, white circles must not. All cells that are not part of the pentominoes must be connected by edge.

Pentomino team puzzle

Here’s a team round I made for the Polish championships earlier this year. It was used for a casual team competition in the evening, between puzzle and sudoku championships.

It’s a two stage puzzle. The first part consists of dissecting some grids to form a set of pentominoes, which are then used as the pentomino set for a big Statue Park puzzle.

The puzzles are designed to be solved with a pair of scissors (i.e., cut up the dissection grids, then place the resulting pentominoes on the statue park grid). If you want to avoid that, you should be able to get a similar solving experience by only marking full pentominoes, and not marking empty cells for the Statue Park.

We went with teams of three in Poland, which is probably the best size for this.

Find the puzzles and original instructions below, or all in one PDF. (The PDF comes with the full Statue Park puzzle, and both halves as individual grids, for A4 printing.)

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