Numberlink by Thomas Snyder

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Numberlink by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (for TheSubro)

Author/Opus: This is the 290th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Connect each pair of identical numbers with a path passing through edge-adjacent cells. No cell may be used on more than one path.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal line segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00

Note: Follow this link for other Loop/Path puzzles.

  • Nathan says:

    Not sure I understand how to enter the answer string. Is there an example on a simple completed puzzle somewhere?

    • Jack Bross says:

      You might look at the example puzzle under the rules for Masyu, which uses the same style of answer key and gives the answer key for the worked example.

      • Nathan says:

        Ah thanks, I was shading entire cells (different colors) to complete, so was very much miscalculating widths by 1, thanks for masyu tip cleared it up!

        • drsudoku drsudoku says:

          Thanks Jack for the pointer. We mostly use this line length form for our loop puzzles (Masyu, Yajilin, Castle Wall, Balance Loop, …) but it makes sense that without a canonical rules page for Numberlink this is a harder style to understand the rule for. I’ll fix this before we post our next Numberlink.

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