Update

Last week’s LITS/Nanro varint mix can be found in this PDF.

As we mentioned at the start of the month, we are aiming to publish puzzles 3 out of every 4 weeks this year; after three straight weeks with puzzles, we will be off next week. We’ll be back on 2/8 with a variety mix. We’ll also finally restart our Patreon rewards. If you would like to become a patron of the site, and get rewards including bonus puzzles, solution walkthroughs, and even e-books, check out our pledge page.

Nanro (Signpost) by Prasanna Seshadri

Nanro (Signpost) by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Spiral (Note: The regions grow from one cell in size to eleven and back down to one.)

Author/Opus: This is the 105th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Nanro. The small clue numbers indicate how many cells in that region are used (but do not necessarily indicate which cells are filled as standard Nanro clues do).

Nanro (Signpost) Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the segments labeled with numbers from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:45, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

Note: Follow this link for other Nanro variations and this link for classic Nanro. If you are new to this puzzle type, please first try out our easiest Nanro to get started.

LITS (Signpost) by Chris Green

LITS (Signpost) by Chris Green

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Theme: T Junctions

Author/Opus: This is the 3rd puzzle from guest contributor Chris Green.

Rules: Variation of LITS. Some cells or groups of cells are outlined and labeled with a letter. If any of these cells is shaded, then the tetromino shape must match the clued letter.

LITS Signpost Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:15, Master = 14:00, Expert = 28:00

Note: Follow this link for more variations of LITS and this link for classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on.

Nanro (Signpost) by Prasanna Seshadri

Nanro (Signpost) by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Three’s Frame

Author/Opus: This is the 104th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Nanro. The small clue numbers indicate how many cells in that region are used (but do not necessarily indicate which cells are filled as standard Nanro clues do).

Nanro (Signpost) Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the segments labeled with numbers from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 6:45, Expert = 13:30

Note: Follow this link for other Nanro variations and this link for classic Nanro. If you are new to this puzzle type, please first try out our easiest Nanro to get started.

LITS (Signpost) by Chris Green

LITS (Signpost) by Chris Green

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Theme: One or Another

Author/Opus: This is the 2nd puzzle from guest contributor Chris Green.

Rules: Variation of LITS. Some cells or groups of cells are outlined and labeled with a letter. If any of these cells is shaded, then the tetromino shape must match the clued letter.

LITS Signpost Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Note: Follow this link for more variations of LITS and this link for classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on.

Nanro (Signpost) by Prasanna Seshadri

Nanro (Signpost) by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Stuck in the Middle with Two

Author/Opus: This is the 103rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Nanro. The small clue numbers indicate how many cells in that region are used (but do not necessarily indicate which cells are filled as standard Nanro clues do).

Nanro (Signpost) Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the segments labeled with numbers from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

Note: Follow this link for other Nanro variations and this link for classic Nanro. If you are new to this puzzle type, please first try out our easiest Nanro to get started.

LITS (Signpost) by Chris Green

LITS (Signpost) by Chris Green

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Theme: LITS

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Chris Green.

Rules: Variation of LITS. Some cells or groups of cells are outlined and labeled with a letter. If any of these cells is shaded, then the tetromino shape must match the clued letter.

LITS Signpost Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:00, Expert = 6:00

Note: Follow this link for more variations of LITS and this link for classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on.