ABCD Slitherlinks (Logical Puzzles Series #1)

In the year 2010, there was one competition for puzzle creation. In fact, this was a competition to create new puzzle variations. This competition was named Contest for Best Logic Innovation. That time I created many different new puzzle variations and later posted them on this blog. This puzzle type I created for this contest. That time I named this puzzle ABC End View in Fences. Another name that I could think about this puzzle at that time was ABCD Loop. However, I am currently naming it ABCD Slitherlinks as Fences puzzle is more famously known as Slitherlinks nowadays.
I am re-publishing this ABCD Slitherlinks puzzle as 1st puzzle in the Logical Puzzles Series.

Rules of ABCD Slitherlinks

Enter the letters A to C exactly once, in all of the rows and columns. The letters outside the grid show which letter you come across First from that direction. Each letter uniquely corresponds to numbers 1 to 3. Find this correspondence and use the numbers to solve the Slitherlinks puzzle.

Rules of Slitherlinks

Draw a single closed loop by connecting neighboring dots horizontally or vertically (but not diagonally). A numbered square indicates exactly how many of its edge segments are used by the path.
ABCD Slitherlinks (Fun With Puzzles #1)
ABCD Slitherlinks (Fun With Puzzles #1)


Puneet said...

REQ: Is it possible to post these puzzles in a format where the puzzle can be filled in online? Alternatively, is it possible to offer this as downloadable and editable excel file?

Rajesh Kumar said...

Hi Puneet,
I am trying to cover as many different variations as possible, so it is very difficult to make the format for online solving. I tried for Sudoku but it took lot of time for writing the Sudoku Applet and still it is not in working condition. If I put the puzzles as editable excel file then puzzle will not be visible here and most of the people will not be able to see the puzzle if they don't have MS excel.

David Millar said...

Loving this variant Rajesh.

About the your comment and the comment by Puneet, one option you could use is Google Docs. You could post both an image copy of the puzzle as well as a Google Docs version with a spreadsheet that can be tried online. Just a thought.

Rajesh Kumar said...

Thanks Puneet an David for your suggestions. I will definitely look to put xls file of the puzzle in future so that one can download and try solving it without taking the printout.

Google docs share again if I give edit rights, then puzzle will not be same after some time as if one person changes, the change will be visible to others.

Looking forward for more such suggestions.