Puzzles from Castila, Grackle, Komorník and Conto.
I’ve just finished Komornik’s puzzle, which I found challenging but enjoyable . I have read and reread the preamble and am completely foxed as to where to start on the train journey! Please help Soup – I am put off by the preamble! I just can’t get my head round this at all!
So train tracks puzzles have a row of numbers along the top and a column of numbers down the side. The numbers along the top tell you how many squares in the column below it have a track piece in; the numbers along the sides tell you how many squares in the row next to them have a track piece in. Where do the numbers against the rows come from, I wonder? And where to start? Well, there usually in a train tracks puzzle you need to get from A to B, but in this one you know there are two tracks, so… … …?
Thanks for that. I’ve never done a train tracks puzzle before so need to have a bit of a practice! I can see the idea now but I somehow thought it was connected to the crossword grid! Am I losing the plot?! I will sleep on it and have a bash tomorrow!
Thanks for your help.
Well, it *is* connected to the crossword grid, because it’s literally stuck to it. But do the train tracks connect to the grid too? I wonder. And what about the row numbers?
Thanks Hamish. I’m going to sit down over the weekend and have a go! I’m intrigued that the grid is going to supply part of the conundrum, but now you mention it it makes sense – I think!!
Happy Easter to you all.
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