Boodle > RE: Battleships (12/6/2012 7:17:36 PM)

This was unexpectedly hard for a medium puzzle! For the battleship you can eliminate the top row as cosmictrombonist says. You can also eliminate the 3rd row thus: looking at the 2nd row, one of the 3 spaces has to be occupied. if it's A2: then B13 would be water, so B58 would be the battleship, so A13 would have to be a cruiser, which is fine. if it's B2: then A13 would be water, A58 can't contain a cruiser so A58 would have to contain a 2piece ship meaning B13 would have to be a cruiser. which is fine. if it's C2: then B13 would be water, so B58 would be the battleship, so A13 would have to be a cruiser, which is impossible as row 2 would then have 2 occupied spaces. So  there's either a cruiser in A13 or B13, which means row 3 has to be the other cruiser. So the battleship is either row 8 or column B. hope that helps to be getting on with! [image]local://104391/4BBCD9734B2549EE8EFEA87664B2E24B.JPG[/image]



