The Lobster and the Snake: Solutions to Harder Challenges
Growing Up Alike
Here is how to attach the pink hexiamond to two Lobsters
and to two Snakes to form identical shapes:
This is my Earth and Sky Puzzle.
It was my entry in the
Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition.
Here is the smallest convex polyiamond
that can be made from an odd total number
of Lobsters and Snakes, using at least one of each:
It has 38 Lobsters and 3 Snakes, which must be arranged as shown.
Here is the smallest known polyiamond that can be tiled by
an odd number of Lobsters and by an odd number of Snakes:
It has 33 tiles.
This is the smallest polyiamond with full symmetry and no holes
that can be formed by an odd number of Lobsters and Snakes:
It has 3 Lobsters and 52 Snakes.
Last revised 2023-03-02.
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The Lobster and the Snake
Polyiamond and Polyming Tiling
Col. George Sicherman