Earn 25 HOOTS by completing this Hashi and sending me your answer, in a HOL PM, by the end of September. Title your PM "HOLLERS - Hashi".
Here are some hints for those who haven't done these before:
First off, Google "Hashi" (Hashi-o-kakero) for some instructions on what it is and how to play it.
Here is a result of a quick search:
Look at the puzzle.Rules of Hashiwokakero
* Connect islands (the circles with numbers) with as many bridges as the number in the island.
* There can be no more than two bridges between two islands.
* Bridges cannot go across islands or other bridges.
* The bridges will form a continuous link between all the islands.
All '5' or '6' which have their back to a wall (or a blank area) have to have 3 bridge sets going from them. The bridge sets for the '6' will be of 2 bridges each.
If there is a 3 in a corner, it must have a 2 bridge sets going out from it.
Two '2s' will never go only to each other.
A '1' never goes to another '1'.
Do the obvious bridge sets and then look at it to see what changes are made for the remaining numbers. Do you now have a '5' or a '6' with their back to a wall?
Note: I am aware there are no 7's or 8's in this puzzle. However, since there aren't any, I very carefully did it myself to see how difficult it is. You might have to be very alert to new possibilities and situations when you do the 'have to' stuff, but it does progress logically. Good luck!
ps - If you get stuck, send me what you have and we can play with it and see if you can get unstuck.