When I announced the puzzle series “Classics Collection”, I did not really have an exact schedule in mind. Now, a full month after posting the first group of puzzles, it seems like a good time to continue the series. Here is the second part: Double Block
Although I had announced on different occasions that I have no plans for competing in puzzle events in the foreseeable future, I felt like solving a couple of puzzles last weekend. So I took part in the first round of the Puzzle Grand Prix 2020, with moderate success (rank 12, with a score of something like 70%).
This is another posting about Nurikabe puzzles, so you could consider this a follow-up of sorts. However, its purpose is a different one. In the first Nurikabe article I presented a set of puzzles which I thought might be suitable for beginners. Today’s puzzles are not particularly hard, but very unfamiliar, so the target group is not the same.
Some time ago I wrote an article about the criteria a puzzle would have to satisfy in order to be considered perfect. It is a list based on my own expectations and preferences, so I do not expect everyone to agree with my ideas. Still, I would like to share a few thoughts on the topic.