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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How do I construct a Japanese-style “grid deduction” puzzle? [duplicate]

Logic puzzles like Nurikabe, Slitherlink, and Battleships -- the ones we call grid-deduction puzzles -- can be a lot of fun. How do I go about constructing them? What's the best strategy for making ...
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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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Reverse minesweeper?

The puzzle below, when filled out completely, is a valid minesweeper board. Some of the mines and numbers have already been filled in. Can you fill in what is missing and use the solved grid to find ...
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Another Colombian Sudoku

Solve the Sudoku on the left, where the usual rules apply. The dots outside the board on the right indicate how many cells in the corresponding column or row of that board contain precisely the same ...
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What is a “unique solution” in a Slitherlink puzzle?

In the question Five Slitherlinks, the querent suggests that "each [Slitherlink puzzle has] a complete solution". I'm newly reading about Slitherlinks, but I don't understand what makes a solution "...
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Cryptic Battle: Welcome to PSE!

Inspired by jafe's Double feature series. The following is a hybrid Star Battle and diagramless cryptic crossword. Solve the clues and the grid, then place the clued words in the grid in a logical ...
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(6 of 11: Yajilin) What is Pyramid Cult's Favorite Places?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
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(3 of 11: Akari) What is Pyramid Cult's Favorite Car?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
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(8 of 11: Ripple Effect) What is Pyramid Cult's Favorite Skill?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
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Build your own™ Dominosa!

Fictional story: As everybody knows I'm not good at making puzzles so I ordered a Build-your-own™ Dominosa kit! This should be good for my Dominosa building skills, I thought to myself. And today, ...
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Double Chocolate: Happy Valentine's Day!

Hikouki (@flight_float) over on Twitter issued a challenge to make a Double Chocolate logic puzzle with a fixed grid pattern, and lots of logic puzzle makers responded to that challenge! Here's my ...
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5x5 Grid with all two digit numbers

There is a $5\times5$ grid where you are supposed to put all two digit numbers which consist only of the digits $1$ to $5$, namely $11,12,13,14,15$,$21,22$,.... The task is to put all these two digit ...
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Volcanic 3D masyu

This is a three-dimensional masyu puzzle. The six squares depict the layers of a $6\times6\times6$ cube. The goal is to make a single loop in 3D space which fulfills the following properties: The ...
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Lazy puzzler's masyu

The creator of this masyu forgot to add the final stone, so the puzzle remains incomplete. Finish his job for him by placing one additional stone (either black or white) on the board so that the ...
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Twelve Labours - #07 Cleats 'N' Balls

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 Emerging from the barbers with a ...
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Double feature: Legal trouble

This puzzle is part 6 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Weightier". Rules of Hitori1 Shade some cells in the grid. No ...
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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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Non-Congruent Fillomino

Here's a Fillomino puzzle (rules can be found here). The gimmick is that no two areas can be congruent. Enjoy!
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3D Slitherlink (Slithersurface)

Here is a 5 x 5 x 5 cube filled with numbers. It's a 3D adaption of standard slitherlink puzzles. You must create a solid 3D object such that the number in each sub-cube matches the number of adjacent ...
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Grandma's keynote

Found this note which is addressed To my grandma, in her chest Since she's passed now, here's my quest.. What tickled her interest? And who invited her as guest?
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Sudoku Help: Hard

I am unable to finish this Sudoku. All numbers are verified by the app. I'm sure there must be a way to solve this without guessing. Even an online tool couldn't tell me a next number.
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Yajilin minicubes: the Hullabaloo, the Brouhaha, the Bangarang

These are three-dimensional yajilin puzzles. In each puzzle, the four squares depict the layers of a $4\times4\times4$ cube. Shade some cells on each layer. The numbered cells show how many shaded ...
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A Sincere Slitherlink Puzzle

So here's a standard Slitherlink puzzle. Feeling Déjà vu? Rules (adapted from Nikoli): Connect adjacent dots with vertical or horizontal lines to make a single loop. The numbers ...
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Heyacrazy: “LMI”

This is a Heyacrazy puzzle, originally constructed for a test for Logic Masters India. Rules of Heyacrazy: Shade some cells of the grid. Shaded cells cannot be orthogonally adjacent; unshaded cells ...
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A Difficult Rhombicosidodecahedron Slitherlink

This is the evil older brother of this puzzle. I'm posting it more out of scientific curiosity than because it is a fun puzzle, because it is not a fun puzzle. It's just really hard. I wrote a ...
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Haisu: Pixel Perfect

HAISU is a portmanteau of three Japanese words - 'hairu', to enter, 'su', number, and 'hausu', an English borrow word meaning house, of course. Together, we get a meaning of 'enter number house', ...
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Cryptic Crossword Sudoku

This puzzle is inspired by Matt’s excellent Cryptic Sucrosswordoku. Below is a sudoku as well as some cryptic clues. The clues lack enumeration and are in no particular order. The solutions to the ...
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Can you solve this grid?

I'm not completely sure there is enough information here to solve these puzzles, if not I'll add hints until someone solves it. Rules: The numbers $1$ to $12$ appear once each. The numbers on the ...
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Quick Tilepaint Puzzles: Corridors and Corners

Tilepaint (adapted from Nikoli) The areas enclosed by bold lines are called "Tiles" and color the tiles with the following rules. The cells of a tile must all be colored with black or left ...
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You Sign Me Right Round

This is a 9x9 grid, with a sign in the center cell like shown. You can add signs to this grid one at a time following these rules: Each sign placed must point to the next sign placed Placed signs ...
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Backwards Boggle

I came up with a fun little 1-player puzzle for myself to do when bored. Pick 5-6 words, preferably words that share a good number of letters, and try to create a Boggle board containing all of those ...
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Wednesday's Dominosa Problem

Dominosa is a logic puzzle with a similar feel to Sudoku, and I've recently added it to Donimoes, my collection of domino puzzles and games. Given a grid of numbers, you have to lay out the dominoes ...
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Double feature: Bibliophile edition

This puzzle is part 12 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will conclude in "Double features: The wrap-up". Rules of Tents and Trees1 Place a number of tents ...
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Not Just Black and White

Answer for this puzzle is one word. Have fun! Highlighted parts are where I realised I have clued it wrong... Sorry for all this inconvenience! Hint: usefulness level 1 usefulness level 2 This ...
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Logic 5x5 Letter Number Combination Grid

Hey I just thought other might enjoy the challenge of this puzzle as much as I did. Not the most easy thing to solve. Sort of like Sudoku, each row and column needs the letters A,B,C,D,E and each row ...
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New puzzle for who has long boring days

This is a Sujiken puzzle ...
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Grid Deduction Deduction: Cave or Tapa?

The following grids can be solved using either Cave or Tapa rules. First, determine what kind of puzzle each grid represents. (They can both be of the same kind, or there could be one of each kind.) ...
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Double feature: In cold blood

This puzzle is part 5 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Legal trouble". Rules of Nurikabe1 Shade some cells in the grid. ...
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Statue Park: Five

This is a Statue Park puzzle (originally constructed for the 2019 24-Hour Puzzle Championship, as part of a Tarot card themed set -- no prizes for guessing which rank this puzzle was). Rules of ...
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Double feature: Weightier

This puzzle is part 7 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Going postal". Rules of Statue View1 Insert the four given pieces (<...
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Fill this Rangoli puzzle

I came up with this puzzle named Rangoli, which was a part of the Puzzle Ramayan, the qualifiers for Indian Puzzle Championship. Rules Every cell must contain one of the four letters ...
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Simon Tatham's Gokigen Naname

Lately, I've been interested in Gokigen Naname a.k.a Slalom a.k.a Slant. Luckily, Simon Tatham has a generator for Slant. Usually, the generated puzzle is so-so, but this particular generated puzzle ...
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Captain Pun's favourite animals

My good friend Captain Pun's party was a truly excellent event. His new boat - the venue - was a beautiful thing to behold, decorated throughout with nonograms in frames (as anybody who knows him ...
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4 pieces into a big slitherlink

Arrange the 4 pieces into a big slitherlink. To help you arrange it, First find the solvable small slitherlink then put it in the bottom-left position. 1st piece 2nd piece 3rd piece 4th piece
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Akari: The Light

Rules (taken from Nikoli): Place light bulbs (circles) according to the following rules. Light bulbs may be placed in any of the white squares, the number in the square shows how many light ...
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Knights of the Square Sudoku Table

8 . . | . . . | . . 6 . . 4 | . . . | . . . . . . | . . . | 9 1 . ---------+---------+-------- . . . | . 2 . | . . . . . 9 | 3 . . | . . . . . . | . . . | . ...
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Vertical and Horizontal Bars - An Instructionless Puzzle

Study the 2 examples given on the left and solve the puzzle on the right! The solution for each puzzle can be uniquely determined.
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Ripple effects: A suite of puzzles and conundrums

Best explained here. Basically there are two rules: fill in each region with the numbers 1 to N, where N is the size of that region two numbers, both K, cannot both be in the same row or column if ...
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Tetromi-nuri-doku

Note: This puzzle was inspired by the one here, by Mike Q. Every square in the grid above, when the puzzle is complete, has a number between 1 and 9 in it and either is shaded or is not. Each 3x3 ...
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Getting all same side pairs

The goal is to get same side pairs of the 6 tiles, , to fit into a $2\times 3$ grid, so that all touching sides match like so (excluding the red part), for example:

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