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What is your favorite type of puzzle?
Word (Crossword , Wordle, etc.)
Numerical (Sudoku, math, etc.)
Brain teaser, logic
Jigsaw, picture, finding/matching
Wooden, metal, or other mechanical
Other type (comment below)
Sudoku is not a numerical puzzle. Any set of 9 unique symbols could be used, such as a through i. Children's versions use pictures instead of numerals.
I tend to favor word puzzles, but will always love computer games of the Half Life/Portal variety, which I would describe as interactive brain teasers with generous portions of dark humor and violence mixed in.
I absolutely hate puzzles... I even hate it when I have to route traces on a PCB for my hobbies.
Anyone else have the dillema of choosing between: the type of puzzle you're good at (satisfiying & solves quickly) vs the type of puzzle that challenges you (but you're dreadful at solving)?
Those with a logical path/solution. I don't really like those that are like "try every way until you find one that works", but do like "x therefore y" puzzles.
I'm normally not a big fan of puzzles, but every now and then I do like a bit of an intellectual challenge.
I hate to boast, but I'm getting pretty good at it.
Based on the appearance of the shopping cart return stations at my local supermarket (large carts go on one side, small carts on the other), many shoppers would have difficulty with even a two-shape version of that puzzle.
Or this happens.
If shopping carts are any measure, consider that most places only have one size of cart. At that point, the cart corral is the puzzle -- a puzzle with only one hole and pegs of uniform shape and size.
It's not even laziness; you will find carts inserted backwards and sideways. If shopping carts were any smaller, they'd end up getting eaten.
To me, every new MATLAB project I get is like a brain teaser puzzle that I have to figure out. Like how to segment out some weird thing from an image.
Tetanor! (from times newspaper every so often - they don't currently publish one every day). Hardest mathematical number puzzle I have ever found published in a national newspaper. I like to tackle it with pen and paper alone. The fiendish level most certainly is.
Do you have a link? Google doesn't seem to have heard of "Tetanor".
Oh wait. Looks like it's really called Tetonor.
i will forever be a picross fan .
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