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Mobile Picross

Mobile Picross (Picture Crossword) is a well-known Japanese puzzle, in which cells in a grid have to be colored or left blank according to numbers given at the side of the grid to reveal a hidden picture. In this puzzle type, the numbers measure how many unbroken lines of filled-in squares there are in any given row or column. For example, a clue of "4 8 3" would mean there are sets of four, eight, and three filled squares, in that order, with at least one blank square between successive groups.
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In order to solve a puzzle, one needs to determine, which cells are going to be filled boxes and which are going to be empty. Determining, which cells are to be empty (called spaces), is as important as determining which are to be filled (called boxes). Later in the solving process, the spaces help to determine where a clue (continuing block of boxes and a number in the legend) may spread.

It is also important never to guess. Only cells that can be determined by logic should be filled. If guessing, a single error can spread over the entire field soon and completely ruin the solution. It usually comes to the surface only after a while, when it is very difficult to correct the puzzle. Only advanced and experienced solvers are usually able to fix it completely and finish such ruined puzzle.

The hidden picture plays no part in the solving process. Even if it is obvious from the picture that a cell will be a box, it is usually treacherous to rely on it. The picture, however, may may help find and eliminate an error.

The game Picross - paint by numbers - is also known with many other names, including Crucipixel, Edel, FigurePic, Grafilogika, Griddlers, Hanjie, Illust-Logic, Japanese Crosswords, Japanese Puzzels, Kare Karala!, Logic Art, Logic Square, Logicolor, Logik-Puzzles, Logimage, Nonograms, Zakókodované obrázky, Malované krízovky, Oekaki Logic, Oekaki-Mate, Paint Logic, Pic-a-Pix, Picture crossword, Pixel Puzzles, Shchor Uftor and Tsunami. It has also been called Paint by Sudoku, although this name is technically inaccurate.


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