This puzzle is the result of a collaboration with my buddy Pokitchayng. He does not have an account here (yet), but you can find him on the CTC Discord.
Assignment #1: Welcome, new recruit! You have been assigned to an enclosure with our newest semi-aquatic snake, Mr. Slithers. This particular reptile has a knack for hiding—in fact, you will have to work out exactly where he is in the habitat. We have provided you with a blank diagram of the enclosure. Please notate the current water levels and use them to track the location of Mr. Slithers.
Rules: This puzzle combines aquarium and snake rules.
Example: An example puzzle and solution are included for your reference. We found that Penpa+ with circles and lines for the snake was the most user-friendly.
Here is the main puzzle. Good luck!
If you get stuck, rereading the rules can be helpful!
Lösungscode: Starting from the top row, the number of snake cells in each row (9 digits) followed by the number of water cells in each row (another 9 digits)
am 4. April 2022, 14:53 Uhr von thefallenrat
The hardest working snake on the grid!
am 2. März 2022, 16:31 Uhr von Luigi
What a fantastic puzzle!!
Thank you very much for sharing it with us!
am 2. März 2022, 14:18 Uhr von DVFrank
Very nice! :^)
am 2. März 2022, 07:59 Uhr von Statistica
Sehr hübsch. Danke!
am 1. März 2022, 19:30 Uhr von Dandelo
The old discussion about "snakes and loops touching itself" ...
In the forum you find a long discussion (in German, but Google translator will help).
am 1. März 2022, 14:37 Uhr von SudokuExplorer
Btw, the example puzzle is not unique: https://tinyurl.com/n9z9xvsr
—Nordy: Ah, perhaps the “path” tag is confusing here? The path in this puzzle has to behave like a traditional snake (not like the loop in a castle puzzle, for example). The solution you provided is a snake that “touches itself”. I am now very intrigued about an aquarium puzzle with that type of pathing now though…
SE: I completely forgot about the snake rules, but could still make quite a few interesting deductions in the example puzzle. I'm glad my failure to understand all the rules has actually inspired you to think about another puzzle. I look forward to it! :-)
am 28. Februar 2022, 22:50 Uhr von Jesper
Good fun, thanks!