*Authors: Brandy Buckingham, Jason Juang, Dan Katz, and Erin Rhode*

*Original concept: Brandy Buckingham*

Solve each logic puzzle. For each given number that is on a mushroom, you must either add 1 to or subtract 1 from the clue, as instructed.

There is also a tiny, tiny letter hidden on each mushroom. "Grow" the mushrooms by zooming in. The mushroom letters in each puzzle spell a member of a group that can be ordered by size. For each +1 mushroom, move one position up (larger) in the size ordering, and for each -1 mushroom, move one position down (smaller).

Read the first letters of the resulting items to find the answer, **SLUGGISH**.

Puzzle | Category | Mushroom letters spell | +1's | -1's | New member of category |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Skyscrapers | Skyscrapers, by height | JIN MAO | +0 | -6 | SHUN HING SQUARE |

Nurikabe | Elements, by atomic mass | NITROGEN | +2 | -6 | LITHIUM |

Hashi | Planets, by volume | VENUS | +4 | -1 | URANUS |

Heyawake | SI prefixes, by bigness | GIGA | +2 | -2 | GIGA |

Corral | Countries, by total area | MALAYSIA | +6 | -2 | GERMANY |

Fillomino | U.S. States, by total area | FLORIDA | +2 | -5 | ILLINOIS |

Hitori | Starbucks drink sizes, by volume | VENTI | +1 | -4 | SHORT |

Slitherlink | Boxing weight classes, by weight | WELTER | +6 | -0 | HEAVY |

Solutions to each puzzle:

Skyscrapers

*Author: Dan Katz*

Nurikabe

*Author: Brandy Buckingham*

Hashi

*Author: Jason Juang*

Heyawake

*Author: Brandy Buckingham*

Corral

*Author: Jason Juang*

Fillomino

*Author: Dan Katz*

Hitori

*Author: Dan Katz*

Slitherlink

*Author: Erin Rhode*