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Daily Futoshiki - Help



Rules / Objectives Summary

See the Walkthrough below for extra tips and tricks. Knowing some Sudoku techniques might also help.



Futoshiki Puzzle
What are the arrows for?
The arrows on the grid are less-than and greater-than signs, and always point to a smaller number.

e.g. 1 < 4, 3 < 5, 2 > 1, etc.

Click or move your mouse over the puzzle to see the answer.



Walkthrough



Help 1
Step 1
This is the start of the puzzle, we're given the <3>s as initial clues.

Solve this puzzle for yourself at the same time.


Help 2
Step 2
There is only one way to fulfil these two squares 3 > 2 > 1.


Help 3
Step 3
This could be either 3 > 1, or 3 > 2, but we've already got the <2> in Column 2, so it must be 3 > 1.


Help 4
Step 4
In Row 1 the remaining square must be <4>. In Column 2 the remaining square must also be <4>.


Help 5
Step 5
As we've already got the <3> in Column 4 and the <4> in Row 4, there is only one way to complete these two squares, 2 > 1.


Help 6
Step 6
The only missing number for Row 4 is <3>.


Help 7
Step 7
The <1> in Row 2 can only go here (as there is already a <1> in Column 1 and Column 3).


Help 8
Step 8
The <4> in Column 4 must go here.


Help 9
Step 9
The <3> from Row 3 must go here (as there is already a <3> in Column 1).


Help 10
Step 10
The puzzle completes as both Row 3 and Column 3 have one remaining number. Which leaves the last <4> to complete Row 2 / Column 1.


Help 11
Step 11
The completed puzzle.