Lösungscode: Row 3 followed by Column 2
am 28. März 2022, 21:33 Uhr von henrypijames
My problem was I kept forgetting that the negative constraint doesn't apply to circled cells. Even using coloring to remind me of that fact could not prevent me from making that simple stupid mistake over and over again.
Thanks for persevering and hope the puzzle was fun anyway. The decision to exclude the lines from the circles was to keep the grid from getting to cluttered/messy, as it is fairly close now. (giving too much additional information about the shikaku regions was also a concern)
Before this final version, the lines were cages and it was fairly hectic and proved a bit more confusing, especially when the cages had to bend 180 degrees.
am 28. März 2022, 19:42 Uhr von henrypijames
When you say "ALL possible lines have been given", do you mean all possible orthogonal lines, or all possible orthogonal AND diagonal lines have been given?
That's a decent point. Will update the rules to specify that lines must be orthogonal.
am 28. März 2022, 11:37 Uhr von Elliott810
Fantastic puzzle! A lot of fun, although I don't know how often I've tripped up on the negative constraint. Thx:)
Agreed. Upon testing feedback, that seems to be the most often forgotten rule, but is definitely necessary in a place or two.. =P
Thanks for the solve and the humbling compliment/feedback, really glad you enjoyed the puzzle.