Questions tagged [slitherlink]

Slitherlink is a logic puzzle where the goal is to draw a loop so each number has that many edges of the loop adjacent to it. Use with [grid-deduction] and [logical-deduction].

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How to get started on this Slitherlink (No Swiss)?

This is a puzzle from Round 4 of WPF's Puzzle Grand Prix this year. It's a Slitherlink with the additional rule that "Every Swiss cross-shaped arrangement of five cells must contain at least one ...
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Slitherknot (Double Slitherlink)

This is a variation on the classic Slitherlink Puzzle. However, instead of creating one loop, you must create 2 separate loops. The two loops can not share any edges, however they can cross or meet on ...
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9x9 Sudoku Slitherlink Hybrid

I previously created a combined slitherlink and sukoku puzzle, but I was unsatisfied because the grid was smaller then a regular sudoku. So I made another, larger one. Below is a 9 by 9 grid. This is ...
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Sudoku + Slitherlink

I like combinations of puzzles, so I decided to combine a Sudoku and a Slitherlink. Below is a 6 by 6 grid. This is filled in with numbers based on the usual rules of sudoku. All of the numbers from 1 ...
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Slitherlink: Around the W0rld

Rules of Slitherlink: Connect adjacent dots with vertical or horizontal lines to make a single loop. The numbers indicate how many lines surround it, while empty cells may be surrounded by any number ...
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Slitherlink with a message

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix After pondering what my next puzzle would be about I decided to change my base towards the realm of slitherlink puzzles. I found this ...
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Slitherlink - A0, B1, C2, D3

The standard Slitherlink rules apply. However, first replace $A_1$, $A_2$, $B_1$, $B_2$, $C_1$, $C_2$, $D_1$, and $D_2$; such that the Slitherlink is uniquely solvable. Moreover, these equations must ...
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A slitherlink with only 3's

As we know, 3's seems to be very rare in slitherlinks. This is the slitherlink with only 3's.
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Lost in this Loopy puzzle

I got this Loopy (Cairo) puzzle, but got stuck here: I have no idea how to proceed without guessing with backtracking. Are there any local deductions possible here?
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Next step/strategies for an Area 51 (Slitherlink variant) puzzle

I've been doing quite a few Slitherlinks recently (and puzzles containing Slitherlink elements, such as Area 51). I'm familiar with all the patterns described in the Wiki article but I feel like there'...
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How to solve this Loopy puzzle efficiently with little backtracking?

I would like to solve this Loopy (Cairo) puzzle: But I would like to do so with as little backtracking as possible. By this I mean that I want to have at most one pending guess at a time; I do not ...
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Solve this algebraic equation

Wait what? Is there any equation?
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What's going on with this puzzle?

What is going on with this slitherlink puzzle with clues $2^3$?
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Slitherlink with so many 2's

Normal slitherlink rules apply.
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Suko-kulink (Sudoku, Suko and Slitherlink tri-brid)

Rules: The lower part of the puzzle is a sudoku. Basic sudoku rules applied. The upper and right of the puzzle are suko puzzles. The numbers in circle and to the selected square has the same number ...
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Maserlink - A Masyu-Slitherlink Hybrid

Both Masyu and Slitherlink puzzles have as their target a single closed loop that does not touch or intersect itself. So it seems natural to create a hybrid that uses both Masyu and Slitherlink clues. ...
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Slitherlink (Sheep & Wolves)

Apply Slitherlink rules. In addition, all sheep must be inside the loop and all wolves must be outside the loop.
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This new puzzle type needs a name {EXTREME EDITION}

A companion puzzle to the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series, and inspired in part by @JeremyDover's answer to a recent question. Usually, puzzles in this series comprise a mash-up of two ...
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Another logic study

I'm working on another idea for a combination logic puzzle, and as before I've been gearing up by creating some studies. This first one came out decently, I think, so I figured I'd share it. This ...
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Q: What kind of logic puzzle would you like? A: Yes

A recent post and Stiv's answer provided inspiration for a new puzzle. I posted a study for this puzzle earlier; this is the bigger effort envisioned. I hope you enjoy! This puzzle consists of four ...
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Nurikabe-Slitherlink

Yesterday's post and Stiv's answer provided inspiration for a new puzzle. What I envision will be a big effort, so I spent part of yesterday creating a study, a sample part of the bigger puzzle to get ...
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How to union a slitherlink and a nonogram?

I would like to union two puzzles in one. The first puzzle is a slitherlink, the second is a nonogram. The main idea is: the slitherlink's solution is the entrance for the rows of the nonogram. In the ...
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A Chromolink puzzle

Here's a variant of a slitherlink puzzle. Each color (yellow, orange, green, blue) represents one of the numbers 0, 1, 2 or 3. Enjoy! Bonus: Can we be sure there is only one solution?
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It's all in the 2's follow-up question

This is in regards to the solution in Slitherlink - It's all in the 2s I know it may seem dumb, but I don't understand the logic behind the second 2 chain in the solution. To help provide clarity ...
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I'm stuck on this game of Slitherlink

I'm stuck on this game of Slitherlink. What deduction (or deductions) can be made from here? Am I missing something obvious? I verified that everything I have so far is correct by looking at the ...
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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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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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Double feature: Health shakes

This puzzle is part 10 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Computer problems". Rules of Slitherlink1 Draw a single continuous ...
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Quick Slitherlink Puzzles: KPK and 123

Slitherlink (taken from Nikoli) Connect adjacent dots with vertical or horizontal lines to make a single loop. The numbers indicate how many lines surround it, while empty cells may be ...
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Slitherlink Fillomino hybrid

This puzzle is a combination between a Slitherlink and a Fillomino. You should put a number in each square and draw a single closed loop over the grid such that the following properties are satisfied:...
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(5 of 11: Slitherlink) What is Pyramid Cult's Favorite Person?

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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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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Rhombicosidodecahedron Slitherlink

This is a Slitherlink puzzle, being played on the surface of a 3D object, a Rhombicosidodecahedron. If you are not familiar with Slitherlink puzzles, I don't suggest starting on this one. Rules in ...
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A game of cricket

This puzzle is part 14 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Devoted to high culture

This puzzle is part 4 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Slitherlink failure - help needed

I have played "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 ...
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Pentagonal Slitherlink Puzzles

Above are two Slitherlink puzzles on pentagonal boards. Enjoy, and let me know in the comments how difficult you think each puzzle is.
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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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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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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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25x25 slitherlink puzzle

Basic rules Form a loop using the dots (so, by joining orthogonally adjacent dots) such that a number N is surrounded by exactly N segments of the loop. Here's a tutorial puzzle and its unique ...
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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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Slitherlink the second

Find the solution to this slitherlink puzzle that I came up with: This one's even smaller!
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Slitherlink - It's all in the 2s

Can you solve this Slitherlink puzzle that I came up with? And in CSV: 3 - 3 - 2 - - 2 - 2 - 2 - - 1 1 2 2 1 - - 2 - 2 2 - - - 2 - 1 2 - - 1 - I tried to ...
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Why you shouldn't buy cheap puzzle books

Backstory contains important information, but nothing hidden. Also, tl;dr parts are bolded, but I can't guarantee I didn't forget bolding some part. Recently there's been a grid-deduction craze here ...
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Hardest slitherlink you know [closed]

What is the hardest slitherlink board you have seen/solved/tried to solve? I've tried googling for some hard ones but came up with simple ones or sites describing what slitherlink even is... So in ...
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Adderlink: Almost symmetrical

Rules: Hey, this looks like slitherlink! In fact, it is two slitherlinks added together. So both of the two slitherlinks have clues in exactly the same locations as this grid below. Furthermore, a 2 ...
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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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Five Slitherlinks

Solve five Slitherlinks, each with a unique solution. Please say a word regarding (or show an image depicting) each solution method.
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This puzzle design was a DISASTER!

As any member of the PSE community knows, grid-deduction puzzles really aren't my forte. In fact, I'd like to share one particularly disasterous attempt at designing a Slitherlink puzzle. Disclaimer:...