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11/14/2017 9:15:17 AM

Ramsay MacInnes
Ramsay MacInnes
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Logic Art. (A.k.a. Nonograms, Paint By Numbers (Games Magazine), Hanjie (original Asian term), Paint-Doku, Pic-A-Pix, many others). A few puzzles are normally featured in Dell/Penny Logic Problems magazines, but have also been featured in Penny's "Master"/"Tournament" imprint.
Cross-Sums/ Kakoru, Figure Logic, and Diagramless puzzles have specialized "starting helps" such as an outlined number combo, a strategy booster, and 1-across starting box respectively. How about the same for a Logic Art puzzle which seemingly has no apparent definite fill-in area to begin, or in which the numbers are too small or too remote in relation to one another to cohere? Examples could be, "There are 6 blank squares above the 4-block in the rightmost column", or "In the 2 5 3 row near the top, all groups are one or two blank squares apart", or....
I think the possibilities may be endless, and would alleviate much of the frustration of having to peek at an exterior row or column in the answer section (with a cover-up such as an envelope or piece of paper so as not to reveal the whole thing). Since this puzzle's debut like a decade ago, they have become much more refined and less haphazard, also as evidenced by the multitudes of publications dedicated to this type of puzzle (and variants) out there in print and online. This idea could be of further assist.

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Ramsay Mac Innes Rmac1117

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