Four Snails

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Write the given words along the snails, in the order from outside towards the middle. The same letter can not appear more than once in each row and column. Sign "-" means there is no letter in cell. Some letters are already given.

(Rules and example from 24hPC 2009 IB)

Rule variations[edit]

  • Contrary to its name, there is no need for the puzzle to have exactly four snails.
  • Word Hitori Snail from WPC 2017/Round 23: Furthermore, cells without a letter cannot share an edge. Although this variation is called Hitori, there were no rules about the connectivity.

History of the puzzle[edit]

Invented by Nikola Živanović (Serbia) according to Marko Obradović. [1] Probably first appeared on the 10th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship (2009).

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]