Here is your first HaniDoku puzzle:

There are lines in 3 directions, =, \\ and //. Each line must contain a set of unique consecutive digits. For lines of length 9, digits 1-9 are mandatory, but there are also shorter lines of size 5,6,7, and 8. These lines can contain different sets, as long as they are consecutive. This fact can be used when you solve the puzzle.

A new HaniCue program has been developed and I launched a new website to support it, www.hanidoku.com.

The following string can be pasted in HaniCue:

HQV1G0000040000760000030082950000000000000000000000300058003700000

This program is the only software available that can make, solve and help you to play this variant. It has a step solver and has markup and digit filters. Many copy and paste options have been added. Sumocue players will recognize the easy handling.

A low bandwidth version of the above puzzle can also be made with the program:

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`/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \`

| . | . | . | . | . |

/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \

| 4 | . | . | . | . | 7 |

/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \

| 6 | . | . | . | . | . | 3 |

/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \

| . | . | 8 | 2 | 9 | 5 | . | . |

/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \

| . | . | . | . | . | . | . | . | . |

\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /

| . | . | . | . | . | . | . | . |

\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /

| . | . | . | 3 | . | . | . |

\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /

| 5 | 8 | . | . | 3 | 7 |

\ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ /

| . | . | . | . | . |

\ / \ / \ / \ / \ /

You can download the program from the new website.

If you want an introduction to HaniDoku and see another sample, follow this link to a topic on another forum.

Ruud