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Rules / Objectives Summary

  • Replace every cross with a slanted line.
  • The clues tell you how many slanted lines point at the clue.
  • Loops are not allowed.

See the Walkthrough or Advanced Tips below for extra tips and tricks, and the extra note for the Loop Rule below.

Slants Puzzle

What are the numbers for?
These show how many slanted lines meet at each point.

Move your mouse over the puzzle to see the answer.

Loop Rule

Loops are not allowed.

Loop Example 1 Loop Example 2 Loop Example 3

Loop Example 4


Help 1

Step 1
This is the start of the puzzle.

Solve this puzzle for yourself at the same time.

Help 2

Step 2
Any 0 clue must have slanted lines that do not point towards the clue. You can then click the clues to indicate you've completed them.

Help 3

Step 3
1 clues in a corner can only be completed in one way.

Help 4

Step 4
2 clues along an edge can only be completed one way.

Help 5

Step 5
This clue is now complete, and the other two slanted lines can only completed in one way.

Help 6

Step 6
This clue can only be completed in one way.

Help 7

Step 7
This clue can only be completed in one way.

Help 8

Step 8
Loops are not allowed, so this cross cannot slant this way between these squares, otherwise a loop would be formed.

Help 9

Step 9
This clue is complete, and the puzzle completes.

Help 10

Step 10
The completed puzzle.

Advanced Tips

Advanced 1

Whenever you see two 3 clues in this configuration (or vertically), you know that the slants go this way.

Why: we cannot have two slants pointing to one 3 clue and away from the other. This means that exactly one slant points to one, and another slant points to the other. Therefore the other slants must go this way.

Advanced 2

Whenever you see a 1 clue along an edge and a 3 in this configuration (or along the other edges), you know that the slants go this way.

Why: one slant points towards the 1, and the other points towards the 3, therefore the other two slants must go this way.

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