Joined: 19/08/2008 20:52:44
Number: Puzzle #1629
Appeared at: December 30, 2009
WARNING: VERY MINOR SPOILERS FOLLOW
This wouldn't be the first time I've encountered an LITS puzzle that forms a picture when solved -- Puzzle Communication Nikoli volume 122 contains a 31x45 LITS puzzle that also forms a picture. (The same puzzle has been reprinted in volume 128.) It is truly an amazing puzzle, and I cannot begin to imagine how it was conceived and executed. Just. . . wow.
This puzzle was also interesting in that aspect, although it was, in some ways, harder, despite being a more 20x13 in size. The solving process felt more like a Puzzle Picnic puzzle than a Nikoli puzzle. Still, it wasn't bad, and the end result impressed me.