World Puzzle Championship 2013 Practice Mini Marathon |

About the Mini Marathon

This is a differently designed Logic Masters India (LMI) test, for preparation for the World Puzzle Championship (WPC) 2013.

• There are 4 different rounds in this test.

• There is no fixed time limit for any round.

• The test will be open for more than a week, with the idea that everyone can get around to solving all rounds conveniently.

• Each round can be started, solved, and submitted independently of others, and in any order, anytime during the week.

This round consists of some Price tag puzzles. The puzzles are independent of each other.

This round consists of 5 puzzles. There are 4 outer puzzles and a middle puzzle. Each outer puzzle is solvable alone.

The 5 puzzles form a Samurai puzzle. It means that to solve the middle puzzle it is necessary to find the correct positions of outer puzzles and to copy their 3x3 corners (2x2 in the example) into the middle grid.

This round consists of eight The Wall puzzles. The eight puzzles form a Great Wall together. Some puzzle has multiple solutions, but the whole grid has only one solution.

This round consists of twelve (12) puzzles that are connected in two ways. Firstly, all of them are to be colored black and white in the process of solving.

Secondly, if two puzzle grids are placed adjacent to each other (sharing an edge), then the rows/columns along that shared edge must be identical in both puzzles. In other words, any two cells that are in different puzzles but share an edge must either both be black or both be white.

These 12 Puzzles are as below

Puzzle 1 – Battleships

Puzzle 2 – Bosnian Loop

Puzzle 3 – Corral

Puzzle 4 – Crazy Pavement

Puzzle 5 – Paint it Black

Puzzle 6 – Lakes

Puzzle 7 – Windows

Puzzle 8 – Pentomino Blokus

Puzzle 9 – Pata

Puzzle 10 – Fill-a-Pix

Puzzle 11 – Line-a-Pix

Puzzle 12 – Heyawake

This is a differently designed Logic Masters India (LMI) test, for preparation for the World Puzzle Championship (WPC) 2013.

• There are 4 different rounds in this test.

• There is no fixed time limit for any round.

• The test will be open for more than a week, with the idea that everyone can get around to solving all rounds conveniently.

• Each round can be started, solved, and submitted independently of others, and in any order, anytime during the week.

**Round 1 – Price tag**This round consists of some Price tag puzzles. The puzzles are independent of each other.

**Round 2 – Pentomino Samurai**This round consists of 5 puzzles. There are 4 outer puzzles and a middle puzzle. Each outer puzzle is solvable alone.

The 5 puzzles form a Samurai puzzle. It means that to solve the middle puzzle it is necessary to find the correct positions of outer puzzles and to copy their 3x3 corners (2x2 in the example) into the middle grid.

**Round 3 – Great Wall**This round consists of eight The Wall puzzles. The eight puzzles form a Great Wall together. Some puzzle has multiple solutions, but the whole grid has only one solution.

**Round 4 – Black and White Matrix**This round consists of twelve (12) puzzles that are connected in two ways. Firstly, all of them are to be colored black and white in the process of solving.

Secondly, if two puzzle grids are placed adjacent to each other (sharing an edge), then the rows/columns along that shared edge must be identical in both puzzles. In other words, any two cells that are in different puzzles but share an edge must either both be black or both be white.

These 12 Puzzles are as below

Puzzle 1 – Battleships

Puzzle 2 – Bosnian Loop

Puzzle 3 – Corral

Puzzle 4 – Crazy Pavement

Puzzle 5 – Paint it Black

Puzzle 6 – Lakes

Puzzle 7 – Windows

Puzzle 8 – Pentomino Blokus

Puzzle 9 – Pata

Puzzle 10 – Fill-a-Pix

Puzzle 11 – Line-a-Pix

Puzzle 12 – Heyawake

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