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Blobs' Borders 2 (Posted on 2019-04-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
As in the first Blob's Borders:

Divide the below grid into ten areas (blobs) so that each area:

  • ... is contiguous (all cells connect via edges, not just vertices).
  • ... has exactly one of the ten numbers shown in the grid.
  • ... contains as many cells as the number that it contains.
  • ... borders (along edges, not vertices) the same number of other areas as the number that it contains; for example, a 6-cell area will border six other areas, again based on the digit 6 that is contained within its bounds.

2 4
3
4
5
6 2 3
5 2

An example of a completed puzzle of this type is

3 4
4 4 3
6
4
3 3 2

Puzzle by Thinh Van Duc Lai, from N.Y.Times Magazine, March 31, 2019.

See The Solution Submitted by Charlie    
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re: solution | Comment 2 of 4 |
(In reply to solution by FrankM)

Only levik, the founder of the site, can change the way in which users interact with the site. There are various improvements we'd like to see, but we can't change that.


One thing that would work is if you put <pre> and </pre> tags before and after your grid of letters; that would make the columns line up at least. I know that works, and I don't think it's limited to scholars to be able to use that markup. But you have to check the "View Source" box at the lower right of the comment-editing page.

There's another idea that I'll try in another comment. I'll see how that works out.

Actually, regarding the pre tags, you don't even have to do that. Just highlight the paragraph and choose formatting>> pre-formatted.

It also helps to choose bold for such paragraphs as they tend to be light:
ABBBCC
ABDDDC
EEEDFF
EGEFFF
EGHHII
HHHJJI



  Posted by Charlie on 2019-04-16 11:35:48
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