(Originally published in Issue No. 707 of Beijing Today)
Picross is a logic puzzle that challenges you to use the number clues to color in consecutive black squares in each row or column. The puzzle has only one solution
Each number tells how many consecutive black squares appear in each row or column. If there is more than one number for a row or column, it means that there are multiple groups of black squares separated by at least one white square.
When you solve the puzzle, the grid will show a Chinese character.
A solution to the puzzle is available – shrunk and rotated – below. You should try to avoid using it unless you are absolutely stuck.