TL; DR: Would a rational-but-flawed puzzle designer have concocted your bad solution?

The main business of MAZE fandom is not suggesting solutions but arguing about whether suggested solutions are correct. These discussions, regarding the plausibility of certain puzzles and answers, have raised the same issues repeatedly, and often degenerate into (if not originate with) simple assertions about whether a given solution was plausibly intended by the author. … Read more