26 December 2016 Comments Off on PUZZLE… PUZZLE… PUZZLE…

Games Editor: Aleyna Kof (IE/III)

This week’s puzzle feature not only includes two Sudoku puzzles, but also introduces two new types of puzzles to our readers: Futoshiki and Kakuro.

What is Futoshiki?

Futoshiki is a board-based puzzle game played on a square board having a given fixed size (for example, 4 cells x 4 cells). The purpose of the game is to discover the digits hidden inside the board’s cells; each cell contains a digit between 1 and the board’s size (in this case 4). Each digit appears exactly once in each row and column. Some digits may be revealed on the board. There may also be some inequalities between the board cells; these inequalities must be respected and can be used as clues in order to discover the remaining hidden digits.

What is Kakuro?

A Kakuro is like a crossword puzzle with numbers. Each “word” must add up to the number provided in the clue above it or to the left. Words can only use the numbers 1 through 9, and a given number can only be used once in a word. Every Kakuro puzzle has only one solution, and can be solved through logic alone.

Last week’s answers: Samurai 496 814 921 931 128 395 825  Sudoku 1 273 578 312    Sudoku 2 427 923 647


Send in your e-mail with the right answer to puzzle@bilkent.edu.tr and get a chance to win!

Prizes will be: dessert and coffee from Mozart Cafe (one each for three winners); coffee from Coffee Break (two each for two winners); hot chocolate from Cafe Fiero (one each for five winners); and chocolates from Bind Chocolate (two winners).