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Comments on Puzzle #26501: WCP #172
By Ron Jacobson (shmily999)

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  quality:   difficulty:   solvability: moderate lookahead  

Puzzle Description:

(This puzzle was recovered from the 2016 database crash. Puzzle creators, please edit this puzzle and put the real description here!)

#1: Jota (jota) on Jan 2, 2019

Couldn't solve w/o guessing.
#2: Wombat (wombatilim) on Mar 17, 2023 [HINT]
Initial line & color completes 80% with black complete.

C9: The 2 needs to be placed in either R26-27 or R30-31. Either one will need to use the remaining 1 in C8, so R20C8 must be white. Minimal LL.

C19: Whether the 2 goes into R26-27 or into R30-31, R30-31 C15-16 will be white.

R31: If the 3 goes into C17-19, the 2 in C9 will need to go into R26-27, which marks R27 C9-12 green. This leaves no room for the 2 in R31, so R31 C17-19 must be white. LL finishes the green.

R9: Wherever the red 1 goes, it will place red into R10-11. R10C16 and R11 C11-15 are white.

LL to finish.
#3: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on Mar 17, 2023
Found to have a unique solution by wombatilim.
#4: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on Mar 17, 2023
Found to be solvable with moderate lookahead by wombatilim.
#5: Kitty Eyes (kittyeyes) on Apr 28, 2023 [SPOILER]
Caber toss?
#6: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on May 3, 2023
Ooh, good guess Kitty! Gotta be, no?
#7: Cathy Moss (holy) on May 4, 2023
Kitty Eyes: It has to be.

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