From the Foxger’s Den #15: Fillomino (Nonconsecutive)

Fillomino by Grant Fikes


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This is a “Twisted Tuesday” puzzle variation.

Theme: Mostly themeless, besides the variation itself.

Rules: Variation of standard Fillomino rules. In addition to polyominoes of the same size not being allowed to touch, polyominoes that differ in size by one (for example, 3 and 4) also cannot touch.

Answer String: For each cell in the marked rows/columns, enter the area of the polyomino it belongs to. Start with the 5th row, followed by a comma, followed by the 8th row.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other classic Fillomino and this link for more variations on Fillomino puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Fillomino puzzles to get started on.

  • Giovanni P. says:

    Might be themeless, but this solve was at least 80% dictated by the variation’s rule. Might put it close to a logical theme. I like how several of the blocks had to do some acrobatics in order to fit and avoid touching consecutive blocks.

  • Ours brun says:

    I didn’t have a watch near me but I am quite sure I hit the Grandmaster time on this one; the nonconsecutive constraint made for a very smooth path and every move seemed to follow the previous one naturally. Thanks for one more very nice puzzle, Grant.

  • skynet says:

    Loved this puzzle.

  • chaotic_iak says:

    02:42. Shoot; the Grandmaster here is tight.

    Nicely flowing puzzle. There is that certain theme repeated four times (at the corners). But well, not much else; only that it’s nice.

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