- The object is to paint a picture based on
the information given by the numbers at the top and side of the grid. The numbers
indicate the number of consecutive colored
squares in a segment and the relative order of each segment.
- The color of the number is the same as the color of the square(s) in the respective segment.
- Segments of the same color have at least one space between them
and there may be spaces at the ends.
If one color, say red, is next to another color, then there may or
may not be empty spaces between them.
- In the worked example some of the columns were started first
and the result is shown in the second picture. For example,
the 3rd column over has to have the middle ten squares colored
black no matter whether
we start at the top or bottom. The next column is easy because
12 just fits.
- Dots are placed in some of the squares that we
know will not be colored.
- Then the puzzle is worked back and
forth between rows and columns to Figure the rest of the picture.
- The best way to start is to pick rows and columns where
the number of colored squares adds up to more than half the
size of the row or column.
- There are lots of little
tips and techniques
that will help you work the puzzles.
for working the puzzles.
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