Training on the Orient Express

(Eingestellt am 2. November 2023, 14:01 Uhr von ThePedallingPianist)

This is a prequel to Killer on the Orient Express, which has a similar ruleset. Both were constructed last year, but in my eagerness to publish only the most challenging puzzles, I chose to put only the harder of the two on LMD. I believe the ruleset is worth revisiting, so please have a go at Killer on the Orient Express if you enjoy this one!

Play on CTC
F-puzzles

Normal sudoku rules apply.

Draw a "train" in the grid. The train is a line of orthogonally connected cells that cannot loop or branch, and can touch itself diagonally but not orthogonally. Its "carriages" are 2-cell Killer cages. The first carriage sums to 3, and thereafter each carriage's sum increases by 1 going along the train until the last carriage, which sums to 17.

Cells with grey circles are not on the train. A digit in a grey circle shows how many 'train cells' neighbour that circle orthogonally and diagonally.

Lösungscode: Row 1 (top row), left to right

Zuletzt geändert am 15. November 2023, 01:27 Uhr

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Kommentare

am 10. April 2024, 14:38 Uhr von ThymePass
That was a fun ride. Choo-Choo!

am 24. März 2024, 09:20 Uhr von CcmarvMD
First ever drawing puzzle, absolutely loved it!

am 30. Januar 2024, 19:12 Uhr von cascadeshiker
Lovely puzzle. Thanks. Nice to find an approachable path building puzzle. I'll have to try the harder one next.

am 9. Januar 2024, 16:14 Uhr von OGRussHood
This puzzle definitely scratched my train-building itch as a champion Ticket to Ride player.

am 9. Januar 2024, 11:45 Uhr von Crusader175
Beautiful puzzle! So much fun to build the train. :)

am 15. November 2023, 01:27 Uhr von ThePedallingPianist
f-puzzles link updated - thanks to gdc

am 6. November 2023, 11:37 Uhr von Snaques
What a great puzzle!

Took me a while to grasp all the rules. Especially the fact that the numbers you add to the empty grey circles also serve a purpose really opened it up after being stuck for a while.

am 3. November 2023, 17:53 Uhr von DevonTheBroXD
This was a really fun solve! Nice setting :))

am 3. November 2023, 03:48 Uhr von BKKGarrett
Absolutely loved this one! Thank so much for making it!

am 3. November 2023, 03:09 Uhr von ViKingPrime
Very interesting solve, with several surprises sprinkled throughout.

am 2. November 2023, 23:08 Uhr von Jreg
Okay, so I did this puzzle and then tried out the OG. I completely loved both!

am 2. November 2023, 21:50 Uhr von vitaminz
The last train disambiguation gave me so much joy

am 2. November 2023, 14:08 Uhr von marty_sears
Really enjoyed this - not too difficult but very elegant and smooth throughout. I look forward to giving the harder one a go soon

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