## Puzzle Tournament 3

Puzzle Prime’s third puzzle tournament was organized on January 31, 2021. Congrats to **Elyot G.** who is once again a winner! You can see the problems and the rankings below.

You have **60 minutes** to solve **5 puzzles**, each worth **1 point**. Upload your solutions as a pdf, document, or image, using the form below. Good luck!

**Time for work: 1 hour**

## 1. Constellation

by Raindrinker

Connect the stars with lines, so that the number inside each star corresponds to the number of lines connected to it, and the number in each barrier corresponds to the number of lines intersecting it.

*Note: The stars in the corners cannot be connected, since the lines would pass through other stars.*

**SHOW EXAMPLE**

## 2. Lineon

by Blaž Gracar

**GOAL:**Move one of the Friends to the Exit Point.

**PLAYING THE GAME:**Draw lines to move Friends. A move is connecting a point on the Grid to another point on the Grid by drawing a straight line. The line can be made in any direction, as long as it connects exactly two points and doesn’t cross or touch another line.

**TIMELINE:**You move each Friend as many times as it says on the Timeline, starting with the topmost Friend and continuing in the order all the way down to the bottom one.

**KEY POINTS, EXIT POINT, AND WALLS:**One of the Friends must move to the Exit Point, but before he does that, each of the Key Points must be already connected with a line. A Wall is a double line and no Friend can cross or touch it.

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## 3. Vinculus

by Dr. DJ Upton

Circles are particles and lines joining them are bonds. The objective is to find all the hidden values, following these four rules:

- Particle values must be the sum of their bond values.
- Particles can have the following values: 0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16.
- Bonds can have the following values: 0, 1, 2, 4.
- If two particles have the same value, the bond between them must have value 0.

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## 4. Chess Connect

by Puzzle Prime

The starting and ending positions of 6 chess pieces are shown on the board. Find the trajectories of the pieces, if you know that they do not overlap and completely cover the board.

*Notes: The pieces can not backtrack. Two trajectories can intersect diagonally but can not pass through the same square. Only the Knight has a discontinuous trajectory.*

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## 5. Murder Mystery

by Hiroji Osaka

In the three murder cases below, you can read the testimonies of all suspects. For each case, find who the killer is, knowing that no 2 people are in the same row or column, and that the killer was alone in a room with the victim.

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## Solutions

## Results

Puzzler | P1 | P2 | P3 | P4 | P5 | Total |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Elyot G. | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

Leong W. | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

Chandan R. | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

**REWARDS**

The TOP 3 players will win codes for some of our favorite puzzle video games. Thanks to **Other Tales Interactive**, **Thomas Bowker**, and **Daniel Nora** for supporting our tournament.