Puzzle No. 49 : Loop The Loops

I usually love “?” clues. E.g. In previous Corrals and Nurikabe, they played a good part in the puzzle solve too while not giving away too much. The use of “?”s in this one is simply accidental, and I don’t really like it, but I needed the appearance to work and just thought of omitting useless clues.

A certain someone wanted a butterfly pattern today, and this is simply the best I could come up with within my time constraints. But, I can tell you, rather luckily, without hindering the solve much, and to make the “?”s not go completely wasted(though you can very much solve this without them!), that all of them are used. i.e. “?” not equal to 0.

You can refer to my earlier post for the rules here.

Rated : Was supposed to be easy, but I think I’ve just about gone to medium unintentionally. Find out for yourself.

Solution here. Password – LL

Enjoy!

Puzzle No. 49

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3 comments on “Puzzle No. 49 : Loop The Loops

  1. I don’t understand the ?’s here – I didn’t read the non-zero gimmick til after the solve, which is probably just as well because I didn’t need to use that at any point.

    In this case there is nothing to differentiate them from blank pieces of grid!

    • I was supposed to add in the description that I don’t like the “?”s in this one, though I like their usage in previous puzzles. I’ll add it now. Its more just to get that appearance that I did so, and I agree they’re not really needed, just said the non-zero thing so that they do something more than just being there. 😛 Changed the description. Should cover the not-so-great existence of the “?”s here.

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