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Comments on Puzzle #30172: Happy
By Koreen Marcum (mom24plus)

peek at solution       solve puzzle
  version: 2    quality:   difficulty:   solvability: moderate lookahead?  

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#1: Koreen Marcum (mom24plus) on Sep 10, 2017

My fingers are crossed on this one, guys!
#2: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Sep 10, 2017
I see you are still struggling to make a puzzle solvable without guessing because it is saying:
Logical: Unknown

When people see this they are reluctant to solve it. You need to use the check button and tweak your puzzles here and there so that it says :

This puzzle has a unique solution. Terrific!

This puzzle can be solved by line and color logic alone. Cool!
#3: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Sep 10, 2017
You can also go to the Your Puzzles tab and hover over the description of one of your puzzles and a drop down menu will appear. Click on the one that says View Information and it also will tell you about your puzzle.
#4: Aurelian Ginkgo (AurelianGinkgo) on Sep 10, 2017
He's adorable and gorgeous! Masterfully drawn. But I peeked at the solution. When I saw the size, I clicked on it anyway, because although it doesn't fit on my screen, a good puzzle is worth the solve and the scrolling up and down so long as it is not too hard. When I saw that it was unknown whether it was line and color solvable, I left the page. I still wanted to know what it looked like though, and after seeing it, I've gotta tell you, it is worth tweaking. He's just too cute!
#5: Ki Bitzar (kibitzar) on Sep 11, 2017 [HINT] [SPOILER]
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#6: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on Sep 11, 2017
New version published by mom24plus.
#7: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Sep 11, 2017
Unfortunately this puzzle is too large for my screen so I peeked and it's a wonderful picture.
#8: Koreen Marcum (mom24plus) on Sep 11, 2017
sorry to all those who may be in the middle of solving this... Ki Bitzar - that's what I found, but I took a chance and made a few color changes, to see if it was just a touch easier to solve. My problem is that with all my puzzles when I try to manually solve to check, the "save" doesn't work properly, and I find I have to clear and start over several times. I'm reluctant to work on a puzzle without saving as I go because of the many interruptions I experience as well as a cat that likes to jump up at inopportune moments. I'll get the hang of this program, yet, or I'll at least learn some work-arounds!
#9: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Sep 11, 2017
Cats. You have a problem, too. Mine love to step on my keyboard. I also have to protect my power strips as they will find a way to step on the on/off button.

My screen isn't big enough for large puzzles so I can't speak from experience, but I do recall people making comments about very large puzzles not saving properly.
#10: Wombat (wombatilim) on Sep 12, 2017 [HINT]
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#11: Koreen Marcum (mom24plus) on Sep 12, 2017
Wombat, originally those on top were all reds. I added the black inside hoping the two colors would make it easier to solve than solid reds, but it might have made it worse.
#12: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Sep 13, 2017
As you're solving (BEFORE it's published), you can save as many times as you need to. Just wait to publish until you have all the kinks worked out. Both the helper says "This puzzle has a unique solution!" AND you can solve it manually without tearing your hair out. When you have both worked out, THEN you publish it so others can solve it. :)

There have been SO many times that I had to sacrifice my image from being just the way I liked it, so it would be easier for human beings to solve. :)
#13: Wombat (wombatilim) on Sep 13, 2017
Koreen, given the earlier comments on the puzzle (I didn't start solving until version 2), I think the black definitely helped. It's tricky, but definitely solvable. This is a good thing.
#14: Koreen Marcum (mom24plus) on Sep 13, 2017
Thanks Wombat, and Kristen

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