Battle Lines

A variant of the standard Battleships puzzle devised by Trevor Truran.

In an ordinary Battleships puzzle, clues to the number of segments of ship in each row and column are provided by numbers around the edges of the grid.

The compact, self-contained layout is more pleasing than Battleships. Internal number squares do not intrude significantly on the level of challenge offered by the puzzle.


A fleet of ships is hidden in the grid. Each number tells you how many squares in the intersecting row and column contain ship parts. No two vessels are next to each other, horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

No number square contains part of a ship.

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