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Second Turn Puzzle #1674 by connect4
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mindnektar



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Number: Puzzle #1674
Genre: Second Turn
Author: connect4
Appeared at: March 18, 2013
mindnektar



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I think I might not be getting something with this new puzzle type, but if it says that there must be exactly one turn between each pair of disks, then how can there be two turns in this example?



Also, in the example puzzle found under "More information", there's one area between two disks where there's no turn at all...

I'm confused.
Lord_Farin



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Intended is "one turn, following the line". After all, it is natural to not demand a turn between adjacent discs (of which your picture contains some examples).

I agree that the explanation could possibly be phrased better, although I value the present brevity highly.

Finally, to the PP team: Thanks for another new and awesome genre!
mindnektar



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Actually, there's no turn between the bottom left disk and the one three fields to its top right in this example as well. I suppose it's also hard to understand how there can ever be two disks right next to each other, when there's no room for any turns between them - the rules might have to be adjusted for that one.

I do find the puzzle idea really interesting, though!

EDIT: Lord_Farin: That makes sense, I guess! Couldn't figure that out by myself, though...

EDIT 2: I propose the following change: "[...] and exactly once between each connected pair of disks." I think that's what threw me off. Now I can properly enjoy this puzzle, thanks for clearing it up.
greenhorn



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Is it possible to construct Second turn with square grid instead of hexagonal? Thanks
bsmith



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My previous exposure to this type of puzzle is with a square grid. I would not mind seeing that variant, but I think the hexagonal grid offers more puzzle space for a given size grid. Mainly because there are both acute and obtuse angles to consider.
Lord_Farin



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@greenhorn, bsmith: The square variant of this puzzle is a special case of the Mintonette genre.
greenhorn



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Lord_Farin wrote:
@greenhorn, bsmith: The square variant of this puzzle is a special case of the Mintonette genre. 


I am afraid that it is not. Every second turn is a loop, on the other hand, mintonette consist of pairs.
 
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