Heyawake

Rules and Tips for standard puzzle types, and their variants
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pinkagape
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Heyawake

Post by pinkagape »

I'm starting to like Heyawakes but I also feel like I keep getting to a point where I just have to guess and hope.

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This is Tawan Sunathvanichkul's Heyawake from his lovely Tam Box Bulletin (issue 8). I've worked it through to nearly the end. Am I supposed to guess or is there something I can do here to finish it logically?
Nilz
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Re: Heyawake

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R5C5 can't be black or it almost immediately fails (by connecting the black cells from top to bottom). It looks like it should fall out quite quickly after that.
pinkagape
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Re: Heyawake

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Yes, that makes sense. I think looking for those chains which connect to the walls is the technique I’ve been starting to use more.
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