Week 4 - Solution: The Skeleton

Hello again, Silverquicken friends! Were you able to solve the Nonogram and figure out what images was hidden in The Skeleton puzzle? If you're still working on it, STOP HERE! Spoiler Alert: We WILL discuss the solution to the puzzle in this post, so if you don't want to see it now, come back later!

Did you notice anything interesting about this puzzle? There are a lot of numbers, so it may have seemed intimidating at first, but when you stopped to look, what did you see? In this case, you may have noticed that there were 18 boxes, or cells, across and 18 cells down. So when the number to shade was 18, it must be that in those cases, every cell would be shaded in. What about when the numbers in a given row or column added up to 17? In those cases, it must mean that every cell except the one in between the two numbers would be shaded in! 

These are the kinds of things BJK GOAT noticed when he started trying to solve this week's SQ Pow! If you want to see him struggle and ultimately figure it out, watch the video! 

The art of solving a Nonogram puzzle is about using one clue at a time to get a bit closer to the reveal. Often that means switching your attention from the rows to the columns and back again.

Here's what the full solution looks like if you don't have 8 minutes to watch the video:

It's a skeleton key! BJK GOAT thinks it unlocks something at the Silverquicken School, but we're not sure. What do you think? Email us at puzzle@silverquicken.com and let us know what you think or how you solved this one. 

Thanks, and we'll see you next time! (Although we won't have a puzzle next week due to the holiday weekend. So we'll see you July 8th for the next puzzle release!)

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