#59: Crossword; Tetrominous (Borders); Slitherlink
Updated: Jul 17, 2022
Anyway, today's puzzles. Since people seem to like crosswords, I made one! It's an 11x11 themeless, and I think the clues have some spice to them. Also, a Tetrominous puzzle, technically Tetrominous (Borders). If you've ever done a Pentominous, it's like that, but with four-cell regions. But if you haven't, this should be a nice introduction. Also, a trickier Slitherlink where every clue is a 1! (Sure, that's a factorial.) I think 1 clues are my favorite in Slitherlink–they're almost as restricted as 3s, but they have fewer "rules of thumb" associated with them, so they're less rote. Anyway, I made a puzzle where it's the only type of clue, which I think is pretty cool!
Print the puzzles out using the following links:
Tetrominous (Borders): tinyurl.com/pfp-59b-tetrominous
Alternatively, here they are all on one page: tinyurl.com/puzzlesforprogress-59
Or solve the puzzles online using the following links:
Crossword: tinyurl.com/pfp-59a-crossword-o (Crossword Hobbyist)
Tetrominous (Borders): tinyurl.com/pfp-59b-tetrominous-o (Penpa)
Slitherlink: tinyurl.com/pfp-59c-slitherlink-o (puzz.link)
And, as always, the answers: tinyurl.com/pfp-59-answers
Last week: Puzzle Spotlight: Star Battle
Next week: Ins and Outs; Between Line Capsules; Overpath
I was able to remove the italics from all the blog posts on Wix! You'd think this would be extremely quick, but it was ingrained in the theme I chose, or something like that. You'll be thrilled to know that Puzzles for Progress now uses the "Timeless" theme instead of the "Classic" one.
Also, for reading this far, a Tetrominous protip: there are five types of tetrominoes, and I often find it useful to run through them when thinking of what a cell can be.
Happy puzzling as always!