Explanation Japanese Puzzles.
The numbers on top or on the left side of the Japanese Puzzle
indicate the numbers of connected coloured boxes in the related
column or row.
Some simple examples:
The numbers on top of the puzzle indicate how many connected
black boxes have to be placed in the column under those numbers.
The numbers on the left side of the puzzle indicate how many connected
black boxes have to be placed in the row right of the numbers.
The numbers in the coloured boxes indicate how many connected boxes
of that particular colour have to be placed in the puzzle.
The numbers are always related to the matching colours: black, red and
green in the examples. The numbers never are related to the white boxes.
In the larger Japanese Puzzles it can be a pretty big job to find
the right colours for the right boxes.
But the numbers match exactly with the connected boxes, so it's just
a matter of good looking and logical thinking!
Often it's good practice to start with those rows and columns
where the related numbers only leave open one option.
For example that's the case if is puzzle is 20 boxes wide
and somewhere on the left side of the puzzle you find the number 20 -
which means that this row will be completely filled with boxes of the
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