Spiral Galaxies by Grant Fikes

Spiral Galaxies by Grant Fikes


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Theme: Hidden?

Author/Opus: This is the 288th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Spiral Galaxies rules.

Answer String: Enter the number of cells in each connected group (between bold lines) in the marked rows. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for classic Spiral Galaxies puzzles on this website and this link for variations on Spiral Galaxies puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Spiral Galaxies Puzzles to get started on. More Spiral Galaxies puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles 2.

  • Andrew Brecher says:

    Are you sure this is the Thursday puzzle? It took me less than 3 minutes, never mind the 4:45 GM time, and seemed very straightforward.

  • Andrew Brecher says:

    Sorry, 3:45. (I need new bifocals)
    Still, it seemed like the easiest puzzle of the week.

  • rob says:

    The week’s PDF has this puzzle swapped with William Hu’s Wednesday puzzle. Perhaps the par times are also switched?

  • Avatar photo drsudoku says:

    While the PDF does have a swapped order, the times are accurate to our testers’ experience. I probably ask, when confirming uniqueness, that they solve more logically than intuitively and this is a style where time standards can have very high variance due to approach.

  • skynet says:

    12:48.Nice one

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