Pentominous (Borders) by Grant Fikes
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Author/Opus: This is the 249th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.
Rules: Variation of Pentominous rules. Divide this grid into 45 pentominoes each containing 5 cells. Pentominoes with the same shape (including rotations/reflections) cannot share an edge.
Some borders between pentominoes are already drawn.
Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the marked column from top to bottom. Use CAPITAL LETTERS!
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:00, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00
Solution: PDF; a solution video is available here.
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Excellent puzzle, thank you!
I enjoyed this puzzle too. Please don’t take my nitpick too seriously.
I was a little let down that gur fbyr kenl jnf nyy ohg yrggrerq, naq ivpgbe qvqa’g rira fubj. But I quite liked ubj vg fgnegrq va gur pbearef naq raqrq va gur bgure pbearef.
13:45. This was an awesome puzzle! Also quite cool with lots of open space at the end 🙂
24:22.I had a clean logical solve and greatly enjoyed solving this puzzle.