Crisscross with Pentominoes by Serkan Yürekli

Crisscross with Pentominoes by Serkan Yürekli


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Theme: Just Pentomino Letters

Author/Opus: This is the 86th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Locate the given words in the grid, reading across and down. All words should be interconnected and no words other than those in the word list should appear. All cells that are not part of the crisscross belong to one of the twelve pentominoes. Pentominoes can only touch each other at corners. Rotations and reflections of the pentominoes are allowed. The letters inside the grid are either part of the words, or part of a pentomino (and they must belong to a pentomino shape with that letter).

Or see this example:

Crisscross with Pentominoes by Serkan Yürekli

Answer String: Enter all crisscross letters (ignore pentominoes) from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:45, Master = 10:15, Expert = 20:30

Solution: PDF

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  • ghirsch says:

    Fun puzzle! I think it would be good to be explicit that each pentomino must be used exactly once though.

  • edderiofer says:

    For those of us having trouble with this puzzle, a few key observations in rot13:

    K, m, naq i ner rnpu bayl hfrq bapr va gur jbeq yvfg, va gur jbeqf grkg, cevmrf, naq ivqrb erfcrpgviryl.

    Orfzrnerq qbrf abg pbagnva nal cragbzvab yrggref, naq va cnegvphyne, o nccrnef abjurer ryfr va gur yvfg.

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