Japanese Puzzles, also known as Nonograms,
Paint by Numbers, or Japanese Crosswords, are popular
puzzles in which square cells are painted to get a picture. In each
of the vertical or horizontal rows there are some numbers that indicate the lengths of the painted
sections. There should be at least one blank cell between the neighboring painted cells.
To paint the cells drag the mouse over them. While dragging your mouse, hints will pop-up under the
cursor. The hint consists of two numbers showing how many cells in the vertical and horizontal lines
there are in the painted section.
You can also remove the paint by dragging the mouse. To clear all the cells in the chosen line,
click on this line in the number-cells section.
You can use blue to paint the cells when you are not sure whether they should be painted or
not. Later you can either clear out all the blue cells or paint them black.
In order to complete the puzzle it's enough to paint correct cells in black. The
program doesn't take into account those marked by dots and the blue ones.
saving the current position;
restoring the last saved position;
clearing all the cells;
checking the correctness of your choice. Click here when you think that you have solved the puzzle;
put the cursor on this button to paint the cells black;
put the cursor on this button to mark the empty cells with dots;
put the cursor on this button to paint the cells blue;
clearing all the black cells;
clearing all the cells marked with dots;
clearing all the blue cells;
coloring all the blue cells in black.