regards,

Christian

First of all, you have an awesome name.

Another puzzle starter is something like a 5 in a hexagon which is on the border, and 4 sides which are on the border. In this case, all the border edges must be filled in (this rule holds as long as the clue is larger than the number of non-border edges). If the border edges were skipped, there wouldn’t be enough remaining edges to fill the required number of edges. If one border edge is filled, they must all be filled.

Also look for two adjacent cells in which the clues are the maximum possible number (which is one less than the number of sides of the cell).

So for example, you have a 4 inside a pentagon, which is adjacent to a 5 in a hexagon.

In these cases, the side that the two cells share is always filled in, and the sides that don’t touch the adjacent polygon are always filled in.

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Christian [yes I was named after that Dutch guy] [g]

]]>I simply don’t grasp how to even begin to solve the Altair ones, though. Each space has so many sides that I don’t understand how to reduce the number of possibilities enough to get a toehold. How do you get started? I realize it’s not easy to provide a verbal answer, but – um – well, please, if you can give me a hint or two, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you.

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]]>i’m really hooked on those puzzles, i’ve solved one intermediate and one hard one of the sample puzzles. what bothers me is that i can find at least 3 possible solutions for the #5 tough sample puzzle. the area with the variation is on the far left side of the puzzle. can you confirm that? i might be mistaken as well. i’ll try to scan my solution and send it to you.

until then, best regards

Mihkel