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Nonogrids Help

Rules / Objectives Summary

• Find all of the Black squares.
• Each of the squares must be Black or contain an X.
• Beside each row/column are listed the lengths of the runs, in order, of the Black squares in that row/column.

See the Walkthrough for extra tips and tricks.

 What are the numbers for?The numbers show you how many Black squares appear together in each Row/Column.Move your mouse over the puzzle to see the answer.

Walkthrough

 Step 1This is the start of the puzzle.Solve this puzzle for yourself at the same time. Step 2Column 2 has a 4 clue, and no matter where these 4 are, these squares must be Black. Step 3The 2 clue in Row 4 cannot reach these two squares, so they must be crosses. Step 4Column 4 has a 2 and a 1, and as both cannot fit in the three squares above the cross, the 1 must be this square. Step 5The 2 clue in Row 5 cannot reach these two squares. Step 6The 4 clue in Column 2 completes with this square. Step 7We've now found the 1 clue in Row 1, so these squares are crosses. Step 8Wherever the 3 is in Column 3, these squares must be Black. Step 9We've found the 2 clue in Row 4, so this square is a cross. Step 10Which means that these squares are the 2 clue from Column 1. Step 11We've found the 2 from Row 2, so this square must be a cross (otherwise there would be 3 Black squares for a 2 clue). Step 12These squares must be the 2 from Row 1. Step 13We've found the 1 in Column 5, so these must all be crosses. Step 14These squares are all obvious. Row 2 must be a Black square to satisfy the 1 clue. Row 3 must be a cross as we've found the 3 Black squares required. Row 5 must be Black to complete the 2 clue. Step 15The completed puzzle.