# Ionic Squares

Published Aug09 2022.

**Update** (Aug10 2022): check out Pedro's fancy implementation!

**Update** (Dec02 2022): added puzzles Goldfishies, Decadent, Polycoria, and Grouses. Updated rules accordingly.

**Update** (Dec11 2022): added puzzles Gulls and Bulls.

## Rules

Using orthogonal lines, draw squares around all dots such that:

- Every square contains exactly
*X* dots.
- Exactly
*Y* squares surround each dot.
- Squares never share lines or vertices, but may otherwise overlap.
- Lines never intersect dots or filled cells.
- No square contains a dot at its center.

By default, *X* and *Y* both equal 1.

## Puzzles

### 1 Dot

- Goldfish
- Mecha
- Racketeer
- Discus
- Démodé

### 2 Dots

- Goldfishies
- Decadent
- Polycoria

### ? Dots

- Grouses

### 2 Squares

- Gulls
- Bulls