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Tents

KNS Puzzles offers the Tents puzzles in the following formats:
 8 x  8 - Level 1 - Level 2
12 x 12 - Level 1 - Level 2
16 x 16 - Level 1 - Level 2
20 x 20 - Level 1

Find all of the hidden tents. Each tent is attached to one tree (so there are as many tents as there are trees). The numbers across the top and down the side tell you how many tents are in the respective row or column. A tent can only be found horizontally or vertically adjacent to a tree. Tents are never adjacent to each other, neither vertically, horizontally, nor diagonally. A tree might be next to two tents, but is only connected to one. What are the numbers for? These tell you how many tents there are in the Rows and Columns.

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Hint 1

Each tree has one tent attached (either horizontally or vertically), and each tent is attached to only one tree. However, a tent may be adjacent to more than one tree. The numbers across the top and down the side tell you how many tents are in the respective Row or Column.

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Hint 2

A tent can only be found horizontally or vertically adjacent to the tree it's attached to. Tents are never placed next to each other, neither vertically, horizontally, nor diagonally.

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Hint 3

Any Row/Column with a 0 clue, means that there are no tents in that Row/Column, so these squares can be marked as grass. Any square that is not next to a tree cannot be a tent, and must be grass.

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Puzzle Start

This is the start of the puzzle.

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Step 2

From the 0 clues, these Rows and Columns cannot have any tents, so all of these squares are grass.

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Step 3

These squares have no trees available for tents, so they must all be grass.

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Step 4

This is the only available place for the tree in Row 5, we can also tick the tree just above it to show that we've dealt with it.

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Step 5

These are the only squares for the tents in Column 1.

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Step 6

This square must be grass as the tree next to it already has its tent.

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Step 7

This square must be the remaining tent in Row 1.

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Step 8

We've found all of the tents for Column 5, so this square must be grass.

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Step 9

This square must be a tent to satisfy both Row 3 and Column 3.

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Finished Puzzle

The completed puzzle.