(26.) Nurikabe

Whoops that’s another month’s worth of nothing posted.

Anyways, here’s a Nurikabe originally made for someone’s birthday some time ago. I might have been saving it for it to be the 58th puzzle posted, but I thought it’s about time I post something again.

026 Nurikabe

Regular Nurikabe rules.


(25.) Skyscrapers Snake

I got the urge to write a snake puzzle, and this came out. I’ve made one of these before, and I haven’t seen them elsewhere, so I suppose I’m the originator (please correct me if I’m wrong).

EDIT: The puzzle had a big issue with uniqueness that I missed, thanks for Prasanna Seshadri for pointing it out.

025 Skyscrapers Snake
Regular Skyscrapers Snake rules.

(23.) Tapa / Pata

I was hoping to make a puzzle with a perfectly symmetrical clue layout, the asymmetry stemming from the Tapa/Pata division, but try as I might, I couldn’t get this one to work satisfactorily. I’ll probably revisit this kind of puzzle, but for now it shall do.

By the way, do these kind of puzzles that combine many puzzle styles, have a name for themselves? I’d hesitate to call them hybrids, since each section is vanilla on its own.

023 Tapata

Regular Tapa and Pata rules. The clues on the left side are Tapa clues, while the clues on the right are Pata clues.

(22.) Tapa

The original theme for this one was going to be six columns each using only one number (you can still see it on the right with the 2s and 4s), but I couldn’t get it to wrap up so I relaxed the constraints and this came out. It’s not a hard one, but I like it.

022 Tapa

Regular Tapa rules.