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Slants

KNS Puzzles offers the Slants puzzles in the following formats:
 4 x  4 - Level 1
 6 x  4 - Level 1
 7 x  5 - Level 1
 8 x  6 - Level 1
10 x  8 - Level 1
12 x 10 - Level 1
15 x 12 - Level 1
17 x 15 - Level 1

Replace every cross with a slanted line. The clues tell you how many slanted lines point at the clue. Loops are not allowed. What are the numbers for? These show how many slanted lines meet at each point.

Slants Puzzle Start

Puzzle Start

This is the start of the puzzle.

Slants Step 2

Step 2

Any 0 clue must have slanted lines that do not point towards the clue.

Slants Step 3

Step 3

1 clues in a corner can only be completed in one way.

Slants Step 4

Step 4

2 clues along an edge can only be completed one way.

Slants Step 5

Step 5

This clue is now complete, and the other two slanted lines can only completed in one way.

Slants Step 6

Step 6

This clue can only be completed in one way.

Slants Step 7

Step 7

This clue can only be completed in one way.

Slants Step 8

Step 8

Loops are not allowed, so this cross cannot slant this way between these squares, otherwise a loop would be formed.

Slants Step 9

Step 9

This clue is complete, and the puzzle completes.

Slants Finished Puzzle

Finished Puzzle

The completed puzzle.

Slants Advanced

Advanced

Whenever you see two 3 clues in this configuration (or vertically), you know that the slants go this way. Why: we cannot have two slants pointing to one 3 clue and away from the other. This means that exactly one slant points to one, and another slant points to the other. Therefore the other slants must go this way.

Slants Advanced

Advanced

Whenever you see a 1 clue along an edge and a 3 in this configuration (or along the other edges), you know that the slants go this way. Why: one slant points towards the 1, and the other points towards the 3, therefore the other two slants must go this way.

Slants Loops Are Not Allowed

No Loops

Loops are not allowed