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Questions tagged [grid-deduction]

Puzzles such as Sudoku or Kakuro, where the final state of a pre-existing grid must be deduced logically through clues placed within and/or around the grid. For puzzles where you are given a list of clues which can be used to compose a grid to solve them logically, use the [logic-grid] tag instead.

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What in this world is she trying to say?

I happened to meet one of my friends after about a couple of years. Obviously we both were very happy, but still, she didn't leave her habit of challenging me to decipher what she was saying. I ...
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Triple (Almost) Gaps - Schezo's Edition

Today (Mar 16) is Schezo's birthday! Happy birthday my little creeper boi~ <3 Clarifications: $C$ may or may not be equal to $1$. The set actually tells you that at least one of $\{C,M,N,P,R,T\}$ ...
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How will you save Mike?

A direct hint: this question. Question starts from here: You are Dr. Nathaniel - a renowned archaeologist, and involved in a research about an ancient site. But, there is only one problem - the ...
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Albrecht Durer Inspired Magic Square

A magic square is an n-dimensional matrix in which each row, column, and main diagonal sums to the same 'magic number' (denoted by s). A normal magic square uses each of the numbers from 1 to n ...
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Distance Puzzle

The rules are: 1. Draw two circles (O) in the empty cells in every row and column. 2. The numbers in the black cells indicate the space between the 2 circles in the black cells' row or column, in ...
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Stuck in 6x6 skyscraper puzzle

I don't know how to continue, can anyone tell me which next number am I able to add? Here is the puzzle (there are clues at edges), and below are possibilities. Feel free to tell me if I made mistake, ...
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Slitherlink failure - help needed

I have player "slitherlink" (or "Loopy" as it is sometimes called) generally on a 20x25 grid, so I don't finish too quickly. However I have come across a puzzle (seed was not recorded), that MUST be ...
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Sum in a sudoku with sum total of 15 and 45

I have created a sudoku puzzle with the following restrictions: Each row and column sum to $45$. Each row and column in the nine $3$ by $3$ sub-grids sum to $15$. Is such a sudoku unique?...
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Does it exist a way to solve visually by using a grid or to find the truth among a set of five people telling different statements?

I am having problems with trying to solve this riddle therefore I am looking for help. The situation is as follows: At a semiconductor laboratory in Hsinchu a security guard caught five ...
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Fixing a Binairo Mistake

The rules of Binairo are simple: 1) Each row and column must have an equal number of black and white circles. 2) There can be no horizontal/vertical line of three like-color circles. Starting ...
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The Terrible Twos of Slitherlink Part Deux

Please read and understand my first question before proceeding. This one should be worse. pdf files I uploaded to Dropbox: Slitherlink of Twos Their solutions These puzzles were generated by ...
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Word Rectangle #2

As with my previous puzzle, this is an unfinished word rectangle: Can you fill in the blanks? When completed, every row will contain a common English word with five letters, and every column will ...
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The Terrible Twos of Slitherlink

This question is aimed at people who have a really good grasp of standard Slitherlink puzzles. This is a standard, square cell, 10x10 Slitherlink puzzle I designed. It isn't what I would call a "...
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Incomplete Word Rectangle

This is an incomplete word rectangle: When completed, every row will contain a common English word with four letters, and every column will contain a word with five letters. All of these are common ...
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An unknown Cryptogram

I would like to say : vyycd gow mcgr uuey
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Heyawake - how to continue?

Can you help me find the next move. (The cells marked with dots must be white).
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Oriental HAISU - An unoriginal grid-deduction challenge

TheGreatEscaper comes up with several inventive (and original) grid-deduction genres, so I thought I'd try my hand at combining two of them. HAISU The rules are simple - draw a path from the O to ...
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Heyawake - help continue puzzle (2)

Hint needed. The cells marked with dots must be white.
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Heyawake - help continue puzzle

This is my first try on Heyawake and I am stuck. Can you give a hint for the next move. The cells marked with dots must be white.
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Which number goes in the square with the question mark?

My friend, who loves puzzles as much as me, gave me this image this afternoon. My friend game me a hint: Skyscraper, which, as Daniel Mathias pointed out in the comments, is a type of grid puzzle.
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Fill $N$ by $M$ grid with numbers in such a way that any given cells' neighbors are different

Create an $N$ by $M$ grid with numbers in such a way that satisfies following conditions: numbers should be integers that range from $1$ to $r$. for any cell $C$, all its adjacent neighbors (i.e. ...
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Diabolical Deceptions: A 333rd Birthday Tribute to J.S. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famous composers from the Baroque period. If he was still alive today, he’d be 333 years old. So, let’s celebrate 3 of his most famous works with a 33x33 loop ...
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Academic Snake Pit

One day, you get lost in the corridors of your new school and accidentally wander into a pit full of venomous snakes. Unfortunately, the pit is deep and you have hurt your leg in the fall, so there is ...
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A new 4 x 4 arrow puzzle

Can anyone help me with solving this puzzle: Draw arrows in all fields around the diagram in a way that every arrow is pointing at least one number inside. The numbers inside the boxes equal the ...
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Another hard level of the game „Flow Mania”

Can you, please, help me to solve this level?
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Can someone, please, help me to solve this level of the game „Flow Mania”?

It's very hard for me to solve this level. I just can't figure it out! Rules: Draw a lines to connect like-colored dots. A complete solution will utilize every empty square in the grid.
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Where did my uncle go?

That damned uncle of mine! Running out without telling us has become too commonplace in our house. I did manage to find these two nonograms and a note this time though. "Fear not nephew! I am ...
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Election Day is upon us!

Some election mayhem! Any puzzlers here or regulars excited? This is a picross or nonogram, for information about it and how to approach, please go here. Wanted to make my first short and easy ...
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5 subjects and their marks

The following partially-filled table shows the marks scored by 5 students named A, B, C, D and E in five different subjects, namely P, C, M, B and S. The marks scored by all students in all subjects ...
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Color Star (Semi - Instructionless Sum - Star)

Color Star - a semi-instructionless variation of Sum Star Known Rules of Sum Star Fill cells with numbers and shade all remaining cells such that Each dodecagon contains the numbers 1-9 exactly ...
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Statue Park (Loop)

Place each of the twelve pentominoes into the grid once, with rotations and reflections allowed. No two pentominoes can overlap or be orthogonally adjacent, and all cells not occupied by the ...
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A “Find the Path” Puzzle

I invented a puzzle, inspired by Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection. Is there anything that it could improve on? Was it too easy, or was it too hard? Anything I could add? What must I call it? ...
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4x4 square mapping to tick

I cannot see any pattern in how the top left box maps to the top right box.
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Finding the hidden path (new grid puzzle concept?)

I was toying around with grid-based puzzles, and I can up with a format that I'm not sure exists yet, and from my testing leaves only one solution. (If it exists or is broken, please let me know so I ...
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Sto-stone puzzle

Sto-stone is a puzzle made by Nikoli. Here are the rules: You must color the cells with black with the following rules: There are rooms enclosed in bold lines. The number on the room shows the ...
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Unusual Kakuro Puzzle

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 This puzzle sort of looks like a kakuro puzzle but there doesn't seem to be any sums. Figure out how this puzzle works and solve the ...
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HAISU with a twist

HAISU is a grid-deduction puzzle designed by this site's very own TheGreatEscaper. To quote them: HAISU is a portmanteau of three Japanese words - 'hairu', to enter, 'su', number, and 'hausu', an ...
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Unusual Sudoku Puzzle

Find the solution to this Sudoku puzzle. The only problem is there aren't any normal Sudoku clues. Instead there are only some cryptic clues. What is the solution and how does the puzzle work? Edit: ...
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Pikurossword, or: Three-in-One

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36. [edit: i hope this wasn't too bad for my first puzzle here! let me know how i did :)] The answer to this puzzle should answer the question: ...
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R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I got a ticket to the Red Herring Puzzle Club in the middle of the street. There was just a guy giving them out, like some advertisement ...
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Circuit Diagram

An entry to Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 - based on the following xkcd. Circuit diagrams can be quite difficult to understand, so here are some documents that will hopefully ...
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Slightly Odd Sudoku

Someone I find very trustworthy continues to insist that this is a valid Sudoku board. It's been a while since I've played, but surely there's a couple of things off here, right? Alright, so that ...
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Snakes on a Plane! 2

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Inspired by the title of this xkcd comic. Snakes ... on a plane ... again ... This time 2 specimens of a huge unknown type of snakes ...
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Barrel - Part 1

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Title based on the very first xkcd. Continued in Barrel - Part 2, Barrel - Part 3, Barrel - Part 4, and Barrel - Part 5. You manage a ...
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Hitchhiker's guide to Scrabble

I was working at My God, it's full of stars! puzzle, when a sudden realisation came into my head: that I have a friend, who is also an astronaut, and that I have an appointment with him! We were ...
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Making Things Difficult

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Factoring the Time Think fast! If you're looking for meaning, these clocks have some for you. Keyboards are Disgusting Gunky ...
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Stingray Nebula

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Inspired by the title of this xkcd comic, but in no way related or affiliated beyond the shared name. This is the stingray nebula: ...
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An Incomplete Puzzle

I'm sorry to offload some of my work as the puzzle creator on to you solvers. (No, I'm not.) At least there's only one clue missing, right? EDIT: When the puzzle is ready to be solved, there will be ...
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Slitherlink with crossing allowed

In a Slitherlink puzzle, you need to construct a single closed loop connecting points of a grid such that each number clue counts the number of adjacent loop segments. Normally, a Slitherlink puzzle ...
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Hey! Wake Up! Look At This Grid Puzzle!

The grid is divided into rooms, though some are wibbly-wobbly weird-shaped. Hey, aren't these normally supposed to be blocks? What should the title of this puzzle really be? ...