|Solution to the Monster LingDoku from last time.|
The SpecGram Puzzle Elves™ are pleased to present for your puzzle-
The HitoriGuistiku puzzle is presented on a grid, with each cell containing a character. The goal is to “paint” appropriate cells black so that no row or column contains more than one character with a given phonetic feature. For this Cherokee-
Further constraining the puzzle, the black, or “painted out”, cells of the grid cannot be vertically or horizontally adjacent. The remaining cells (white) must all be connected horizontally or vertically in a single group. Traditional Hitori-
The apparently correct solution to the Monster LingDoku from last issue is provided at right. Despite careful measures taken to insure that no one could solve the puzzle, several people did.
Each of these talented puzzlers will receive a SpecGram magnet of their choosing for their unexpected success.
If you believe you are similarly worthy of the daunting task that is HitoriGuistiku II, email your solution to SpecGram. At least one random winner chosen from among those who send in correctly completed puzzles by December 15th, 2007 will be awarded a SpecGram magnet.
A solution (probably the correct one, but life is uncertain) and the name of the prize winners (if any) will appear in the upcoming January 2008 issue.