# Block fill in date puzzle

I have been trying this puzzle for HOURS!!! The goal is the fit all the pieces but not cover Aug or 1. You can rotate the pieces.

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• In order that both '1' and 'Aug' are not covered, the orange 'L' must be in the top left, covering Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, and Jun. Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 4:15
• That should be 'and Jul' (and now it appears to be past the 'edit' window for my comment) Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 4:34
• @enkorvaks the gray U shaped piece at the bottom could also go in the top left corner Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 5:10
• @ferret I know (now) - I spent about 10 minutes and got another solution with the U piece in the top left (the first solution had the L there). Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 5:19

Solution 1 (L in the top left):

L in the top left, Z in the top right.The U shape is directly below the Z (right hand side) covering 13, 14, 21, 27 and 28. The purple elongated S is at the bottom left. The yellow-green L is towards the top right, next to the Z, covering Sep, Oct, Nov, 5, and 12. The blue rectangle covers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. The dark pink T covers 17, 18, 19, 20, and 26. The pink notched-rectangle covers the remaining numbers other than 1.

Solution 2 (U in the top left):

U in the top left, Z in the top right. Yellow-green L between them covering Apr, Oct, 2, 3, and 4. Orange L below that, covering 8, 9, 10, 11, and 15. Rectangle covering 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31. Elongated S covering 16, 17, 18, 25, and 26. Notched rectangle covering 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. Dark pink T covers Nov, 5, 12, 13, and 19.

• Please do not answer questions which are off-topic per our attribution policy; that policy is in place to prevent cheating and plagiarism. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 1:18
• @bobble I can't see an 'off-topic' notice on this question, or else I would not have answered it. I am happy to delete the answer, if that is a reasonable response to this comment. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 1:39
• It would be reasonable to delete the answer until such time as the OP updates their question with proper attribution. No worries about making a mistake; take some time to review the policy I linked so you know what questions are on- or off- topic Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 1:44
• @bobble OK, thanks for letting me know. I don't answer where the post is actually flagged as off-topic, but this one hadn't been so far. I will delete the answer shortly after posting this comment. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 1:47
• The off-topic banner doesn't show up until the question is actually closed, which takes five votes. This means that questions which clearly violate policy are left "open" for some time while they accumulate votes. Thus it makes it the responsibility of potential answerers to determine whether a question violates policy or not before answering. In this case, the comment I posted asking for attribution would warn away people with more experience with the site; it's not your fault for not having such experience, which is why I'm happy to link you to the policy. Thank you for listening. Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 0:23