Easy Maze 1:

This is one of my No-Left-Turn mazes, which are usually found outside of large cornfield mazes, and which are usually made out of hay bales. The pictures here show a different implementation: a floor mat maze. It appeared for just one day, Sunday, June 14, 2009, and it was part of the World Science Festival Street Fair. That fair took place in the streets around Washington Square Park in New York.

Here is a picture that Daniel Scher took of the maze. This was early in the day, before it got crowded.

Here are two pictures by my old friend Gordy Thompson. He wrote, “As you can imagine (and maybe even tell from the crummy iPhone pix) it was really crowded, but it was nice to see a lot of people really getting into it, keeping their focus even as dumbass bystanders wandered through.”

And here is the diagram of the maze, so you can try solving it. It should qualify as easy. At least it is easier to solve with the diagram than when you’re walking through it. A no-left-turn maze has a certain intuitive quality that makes it easy to follow. That’s because when we drive, we often plan a route that avoids left turns. Of course, if you’re in a country where they drive on the left, then a no-RIGHT-turn maze would be more intuitive. You can click here for the no-right-turn version of this maze.

Click here for the solution.

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