Polyomino puzzle solver

January 1, 2013

Last year’s MIT Mystery Hunt had a fun puzzle called Caterpillars which involved fitting together a bunch of polyomino pieces (laser cut by the fine folks at danger!awesome, by the way). So naturally I decided to write a program to solve it, and I was successful in that endeavor. After the Hunt ended, I cleaned […]

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Algebraic Crosswords

April 24, 2011

A blogger by the name of T Campbell recently posted an interesting read about Algebraic Crosswords. And at the end, T posts a $100 bounty for a computer program to help crossword constructors construct such crosswords. That’s right up my alley as both a programmer and a puzzle solver, so I threw together a quick […]