Like Quip-FindTM puzzles, Quip-BildTM puzzles are based on the principles of the game Quipto®. As the puzzle solver, you are given a quip (typically an adage or a quotation, usually the answer to an accompanying Quip-FindTM puzzle) and are challenged “to become the puzzlemaster” — to figure out how to embed that quip as a continuous path between letters you’ve placed in the “cubicles” of the Quipto rack diagram.
Instructions on how to solve these puzzles can be found in “How to Solve Quip-BildTM Puzzles” in the drop-down menu under this tab. (Printable half-rack and full-rack blank diagrams can also be found in that drop-down menu. They are offered not so much as tools to use in the actual solving, but rather for use in verifying a proposed solution. We recommend using hand-drawn grids and rack diagrams in the actual solving.)
We rate our Quip-Bild puzzles for difficulty, from easy (★) to hard (★★★★★).
Almost always there are several possible solutions to a Quip-Bild puzzle; if your solution works (that is, if you can spell out the quip on the rack diagram in your proposed solution), then your solution is a good one. (The accompanying Quip-Find puzzle offers, of course, one valid solution.)