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Small 'n difficult
« on: August 31, 2007, 11:52:44 AM »

I was inspired by Jwanders "Possible?" level.

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Try and make the hardest yet smallest level you can, but you have to make sure it's solvable.

Here's mine: xuxazeg
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 03:55:13 PM »

Interesting challenge.

For Smallness: beresel
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 04:49:41 PM »

My Smallness solution was the same as jf's, which is not that surprising considering the puzzle.  Smiley

For the design challenge, I have Negative Image: ropunab, but I'm not sure how hard it will be.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 06:20:28 PM »

As far as small and difficult goes, I think golyzoc takes it.  It's similar enough to an existing puzzle that I'm sure it's solvable.

Negative image:bulyzus
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 08:10:43 PM »

As far as small and difficult goes, I think golyzoc takes it.  It's similar enough to an existing puzzle that I'm sure it's solvable.

Ouch.  The original Timberline was hard enough without this added complication.  It looks solvable but my original solution doesn't have enough space to make it easily adaptable.  Rene's requires a conveyor where you've placed a crate and that might be hard to work around.  Only jf's original solution looks like it might not take a lot of work to adapt.

Negative image:bulyzus

That's nice but not what I was going for.  Smiley  I tried to lock the minimum amount of space to keep it interesting but I guess I didn't get quite enough.  Try this one:
Negative Image 2: gugypis
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007, 12:25:35 AM »

For Negative Image 2 gugypis: lakasot.

These small puzzles are difficult, but the limited options make them somehow more manageable that a tough puzzle which spreads out across the entire playing field.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 01:25:31 AM »

Shall we try with one more locked space?
Negative Image 3: mubabuk

And a new one which will perhaps make you regret that "manageable" comment.  I would consider this one quite unfair.
Pseudo-Random: gyxarif
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2007, 04:58:31 AM »

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Re: Small 'n difficult
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2007, 10:59:51 AM »

Pseudo-Random is hard! I was determined to beat it cause I just HAD to name the solution Psuedo-Wudo. Smiley

Speaking of Determination, here's my next small n' hard puzzle: tetopin
I takes a little thought but in my own opinion it's rather easy. The device at the bottom prevents an F from occuring.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2007, 09:09:15 PM »

For determination (tetopin): nymusyl
I'm going to lock yet another space for Negative Image 4: vidoxus.  Nobody has found my original solution yet.  I'll just keep reducing the possibilities until there is only one unique solution left.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2007, 10:15:28 PM »

I'd love to come up with something new for Negative image 4, but I'm frozen at the moment.  As nice as it would be to see the puzzle broken again, I'm afraid the best I can do is zigutyp, which is way too close to the original for my liking.

Here are eight more tiny brainteasers: geritut (#7 is analogy with less available space.)


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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2007, 01:23:26 AM »

I'd love to come up with something new for Negative image 4, but I'm frozen at the moment.  As nice as it would be to see the puzzle broken again, I'm afraid the best I can do is zigutyp, which is way too close to the original for my liking.

And what's wrong with that, exactly?

For Eight brainteasers (geritut): cizalyg.  I'd like to see what you intended for the "1" puzzle.

Pseudo-Random 0: vatedar.  Should be slightly easier than the first one (I have some hope that somebody might actually solve this one) so I'm numbering it 0.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2007, 09:00:05 AM »

A solution to Negative Image 1 and 4 is vececuf.  I haven't actually checked 2 and 3 to see if it works with those too.
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Re: Small 'n difficult
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2007, 11:22:49 AM »

How about this for Negative Image 4 (vidoxus): defadiz

EDIT: same as Bucky's and TTTPPP's
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2007, 05:34:15 PM »

Finally it seems I've found a sufficient number of locked spaces for Negative Image.  Good job everyone!  I'll have to come up with actual new ideas now.  Wink

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