Gogens are a generic word puzzle (the name 'Gogen' is not
trademarked) that uses a 5x5 grid that is marked with some letters
and, using the words provided, the solver has to place the remaining
letters on the grid. You might have seen them in some newspapers but the
puzzles that I produce here are a little more difficult to solve.
Just like the Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles, every day,
I put brand new, unique, UberGogen and UltraGogen puzzles on this web
site for you to print out and solve and it doesn't cost you a thing.
Also, like the Kakuros puzzles, they get harder as the week goes on.
The UberGogen puzzle uses the standard corner, face-centre and body centre
clues but as the week goes on, the word list includes fewer of them. On the
Monday, there can upto one of the letters missing from the word list - you
might find, say, that the letter 'W' isn't included in the word list and it
might be that its position is already defined as one of the declared letters
although it might be that it is not. As the week progresses, the chance of an
increasing number of missing declarations manifests itself until, on a Sunday,
there can be as many as seven missing. The puzzle is still soluble but you
have fewer clues as to where things go.
The UltraGogen displays fewer declared letters as the week progresses,
working its way through a number of patters, starting at eight declarations
and finishing the week declaring just two or three letters on a Sunday although in
the case of the UltraGogen, all of the letters in the puzzle are always in
the word clues.
Again, these puzzles are produced by my computer, only for this site,
using a computer program that I wrote myself in Perl. The solver part of my
program uses logic only, it does not use brute-force and as a result of this,
you will be able to solve them using just logic and yes, the ones with only two or three
letter clues in them are possible to do - I've done them myself.
Click HERE, you can download a PDF file of todays puzzles to print out.
Click HERE, you can download a PDF file for you to print out of the work sheet to help you solve the UltraGogen puzzle.