Puzzle Nekst 4 2016-2017

With the exams in our rear-view mirrors, our minds could do with a little something to freshen up our reasoning and get the creativity flowing once again. Guess who have just that to offer you: of course it would be yours truly, the Nekst editorial staff!

This time, we are going to test your road trip planning prowess. The ‘map’ below contains an array of squares, some of which hold a circle. Your challenge is simple. You are to find a route that hits each square exactly once, and satisfies the following conditions:

  • In each non-circle square, the route can either go straight ahead, or make a 90 degree turn; in each circled square, the route must make a 90 degree turn.
  • The turns in the route must alternate between a circled square and a non-circled square.

A small example is shown below the puzzle. Please send a photo of your solution to Nekst@Asset-Econometrics.nl. A crate of beer or a delicious pie, whichever the winner prefers, will be waiting for whoever has the best (partial) solution. Please note that, as before, every recipient of this magazine is eligible to send in their solution, so members of the department are invited to participate as well. Good luck!