Curvilinear Course [Maze Solution]


So, we have a solution to one of my ridiculous mazes by Chris Thornborrow of the Labirintia Project:

Chris writes along with his solution…

Hi there,

Wow it took over an hour. In the end I started blacking out dead end paths to narrow the search down. This meant I found a start at the finish first and then worked toward the start. As you can see I had to black Out huge amounts. Very confusing very hard maze. How the hell did you design this?

I wrote back to Chris, saying…

Hi Chris,

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to try the maze & to send a photo! I haven’t got many responses yet. I hadn’t heard of the blacking-out method until recently.

I don’t really design the mazes, as much as “just draw”. I try to always keep an open path until the end. Sometimes I work form both the start & the finish, connect two paths, and try to close off all the others. Sometimes I have multiple paths.

If you’d like to try this maze for yourself, you can here: Curvilinear Course [Maze]  –  Try not to look at the solution above first, though.

Solutions have also come rolling in from Eric Yano, to a handful of mazes at once!  Are you brave enough to try?

Solutions to several mazes!


Well, Eric Yano (of local weblog Valley of Steel) stepped up and has completed (or almost completed) 8 of my mazes.  He’s got a unique method of solving.  He fills in the dead ends, leaving the “good” path open.  Some of these don’t show a good path, so either I screwed up in drawing, or Eric got overzealous in filling-in.

Check out this awesome *.pdf with Eric’s notes and the url’s of the mazes attached:

The mazes he’s completed or attempted are as follows:

Maybe Eric will be the one to complete them all before anyone else?  Don’t forget some of the older ones…

They need some solution love too!  I’ve seen some of them being re-pinned on Pinterest.  I try to ask those people to also email their solutions to world.and.lunar.domination@gmail.com, but I haven’t received any other attempts yet.

How would you like the solutions presented?  Is this link to a pdf good?  Is the individual blog post good?  Should I post a photo of the solution in the comments of each maze?  Should I just post a link o the solution to prevent “ruining” it for anyone else?  Is anyone reading these besides Eric?