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UnplayedNurikabeNurikabe 14210x105249:25Mild (177)Was free until 20th Apr 20206th AprExpired
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Completed by235 users
Best time without any aid1:12 by zaqNitori
Best time with show wrong
or multiple sessions
0:34 by Cate-Lyn
Average solve time with no or minor aid8:56
Average difficulty rating - all players3.3/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid3.3/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid1.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid3.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - show wrong or
multiple sessions
3.4/10.0
5 comments (Add new comment)
Posted 6th Apr 2020 at 06:52
Maartje Completion time: 14:39 Used 'check puzzle' when incorrect
I have to guess every time in these puzzles
Posted 6th Apr 2020 at 14:43
Cartoonite Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Completion time: 29:19
I normally do quite well with these but I really struggled with this one.
Posted 6th Apr 2020 at 16:56
ceebee Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 15:16
Tricky!
Posted 6th Apr 2020 at 22:48
Last edited by gareth 6th Apr 2020 at 22:49
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Completion time: 3:33
Here's how to tackle this specific puzzle:
The secret is to work out how you can possibly prevent all of the top-right quarter of the puzzle from having any shaded 2x2 areas. The area between the five clues in the top-right quarter must be reached, which can only be done by three of the clues, and then the 2x2 at the extreme top-right must be reached too. Once you experiment a bit, you'll see there is only one way to complete this area, and the rest of the top of the grid. (However, there was definitely a moment when I was re-solving this just now when I wondered how on earth it was possible to fulfil that!). The remainder is then forced, working clockwise around the grid.
Posted 17th Apr 2020 at 19:31
Nami Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 15:54
Nice one!
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  • Rating scores out of 10.0 show the average difficulty rating chosen by users, where 1.0 is "Easy" and 10.0 is "Hard".
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  • Minor aid is defined as no more than one use of 'Check solution' when incomplete and/or no more than one use of 'Check solution' when wrong; and/or using highlighting aids (show repeated digits, show broken inequalities and show valid/invalid placements [slitherlink] only). Major aid is any and all other use of the solving aids except for 'show wrong'.

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