Puzzle Archive

November 2018 solution

The highest-scoring configuration is shown here, scoring 14 + 4*sqrt(2), or about 19.66 points.

The top 31-scoring entries we received all used exactly 8 pentominos; the highest-scoring entry to use a different number of pentominos was 17.83 (which used 9).

Top-scoring entries from:
Dan Lin
Mr Goose
Stan Tendijck
Guillermo Wildschut
Sean Egan
Kevin Gu
Pete Weistroffer

Other perfectly cromulent entries from:
jzhang
Piotr Pelka
Diego Quarati
thegroovy
Antonios_A
Louis Wilson
Petra
Bakrey Bsata
Julian Aronowitz
Erwan Ounn
Yiran Liu
QingyunB
Chun Li
Zander Khan
Ellery Wealot
Stranger
Iron_Forge
Louis Wilson
Monotof
Rolf Andreasson
Vinay Kameswaran, Shawn Ng, Dave Cox
Calum Heraty
Peasley
Christopher Kei
Andrew Miller
Giannis Tsaraias
Scott Okuno
ananas
Yi Liu
Nickx9
Joe Sparrowhawk
Yizhou Wang
Hans Sprungfeld
Michael Tang
Jordan
mikeleitz
John Shang
gsps
treasyure
Moin Qidwai
MY N Luong
kangaroo
Adam Crowder
Tony Bures
George Hudson
James Quay
Magdalena Proszewska
Geo1988
Ryan Lee
Zed
Zander Khan
Willem Hoek
Senthil Rajasekaran
varscity
Zed’s Friend (Dan)
Tony Wang
2013612
eatounno
小火龙
Morphism
Sydney
Harin Chong
Michael DeLyser
Gaetanodec
CP
Kirow
Shannie Cheng
Ninad Ahmed
TianMing Wu