The simplicity of CC lends itself to be a feature of newpapers. The adjustment newpapers are making from print to online media makes CC ideal for Sunday puzzle supplements in online versions. The problem is the copyright to the name. Chuck Sommerville was handcuffed for years (and still is) by the current rights owner. The current rights owner is something I have tried to look up, but there is no name I could find even on Chuck Sommerville's site. My first guess would be Microsoft, but I tend to rule them out because although they licensed CC1 for the Windows entertainment pack back in the 1990s (which is still of course the current and most popular format), they would have advanced Chip far beyond the form that remains today. So my guess …Read more >
Just finished CCLP1 a couple of days ago. For the most part I liked it. A good beginners set and I have to especially make special mention to Andrew Menzies on his imaginative puzzles. I get the fact the puzzles are meant to be a first step for the novice of chips challenge, but in far too many cases the puzzles are a bit too easy. Chips Wikia has rated the difficulty well. One thing I was particularly impressed with was the emphasis on solving problems in the set, rather than ignominious dodging themed levels. Dodging is there, but done in such a way so as not to detract from flow of the game. All too often in the CCLP2&3 sets dodging becomes tiresome.
My favorite puzzle was level 124 Utter Clutter. Not quite a brain buster deluxe, but the…Read more >