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Comments on Puzzle #38626: WCP 187 Crash!
By Susan Eberhardt (susaneber)

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version: 2    quality:   difficulty:   solvability: line & color logic only

Puzzle Description:

Story in first comment

#1: Susan Eberhardt (susaneber) on May 13, 2024

We were on a river cruise in The Netherlands. One night I was awakened by a loud crash and found myself on the floor. I peeked out the cabin door and several passengers were standing there, wondering what had happened. Eventually a steward walked down the corridor and said we'd crashed into a barge. After a while, they announced that we weren't in danger of sinking and would stay on the boat that night, but there were no services. The kitchen and bar were destroyed. In the morning, we saw broken dishes and glasses all over the place, and were able to see the damage to the boat's bow when we got ashore. They took us by bus to a luxury hotel in Amsterdam for the rest of the scheduled cruise, refunded half the cruise cost, and gave us half-off coupons for another cruise. So, the horrible part didn't last that long. Must say, Viking did take care of us (and gave us a story to tell).
#2: Valerie Mates (valerie) on May 13, 2024
Oh no!
#3: valerie o..travis (bigblue) on May 13, 2024
wow :/
#4: Belita (belita) on May 13, 2024 [SPOILER]
I think I'd enjoy spending the time in Amsterdam more than the cruise, but that's just me.
#5: Jota (jota) on May 14, 2024
Happy ending!
#6: Wombat (wombatilim) on May 14, 2024 [HINT]
Initial line & color logic solves 86% with only red remaining.

R17: If the red 4 goes into C25 or C26, there won't be enough room for the red 3 in R15. R17 C25-26 are white. LL.

R15: If the red in C16 is part of the 2, it puts the last 1 in C23, which would make R15 invalid. Therefore R15C16 must be the first 1, and the other two 1s must go into C18 and C20.

LL to finish.
#7: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on May 14, 2024
Found to be solvable with moderate lookahead by wombatilim.
#8: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on May 14, 2024 [SPOILER]
Great story! I think I'm pretty much the only person I know who hasn't been on a cruise ship. What's the consensus, people? Should I go?

I'd like to hear all the ups and downs ...

The way Viking treated you is a big plus, Susan!

#9: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on May 14, 2024