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Shinro (しんろ?) is a logic-based puzzle that has similarities to Sudoku and Minesweeper. The objective is to locate 12 hidden 'Holes' on an 8×8 grid. The board contains a variable number of arrows, each of which points to at least one Hole. A count of the number of Holes is given for each Row and Column.
New York-based puzzle-writing company Puzzability has been credited with coining the name Shinro in 2007. The name Shinro (しんろ?) translates to "compass bearing", referring to the arrows that point towards the Holes.
- Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, Fun and Games section Downloadable PDF with four puzzles
- Shinropuzzles website Printable puzzles with solutions
- Sternenhimmel (Babelfish translation) German variation where each arrow points to only one Hole
- Evolutionary Algorithm for Generation of Entertaining Shinro Logic Puzzles by David Oranchak
- playshinro.com online Shinro games
- Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, Fun and Games section
- Shinropuzzles website Credit given to Puzzability for coining the name 'Shinro' Archived October 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Google Translate translation of Shinro (しんろ?)
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