Pentominous by Grant Fikes

Pentominous by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 138th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Divide the grid into 20 pentominoes so that no two pentominoes of the same shape (including rotations/reflections) share an edge. A cell with a letter in it must be part of the pentomino shape normally associated with that letter. An inventory of possible pentominoes is given below the puzzle.

Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked rows from left to right, separating the groups with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

Note: Follow this link for other puzzles involving Pentominoes.

Pentomino Division by Thomas Snyder

Pentomino Division by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Donut

Author/Opus: This is the 198th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Divide this grid into 12 different pentominoes without any overlapping cells. Pentominoes may be rotated or reflected. A cell with a letter in it must be part of the pentomino shape normally associated with that letter.

Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked rows from left to right, separating the groups with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:30, Expert = 3:00

Note: Follow this link for other puzzles involving Pentominoes.

Schedule for Next Week

All puzzles from last week’s variety mix can be found in this PDF.

We’ve had this next week of puzzles pent-up for awhile, but finally a week of Pentominoes puzzles is here. Authors include Thomas Snyder, Grant Fikes, Murat Can Tonta, and Tapio Saarinen. Enjoy!

The bonus puzzle for our Expert and above patrons will be a Fillomino by Grant Fikes.

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Staircases

Author/Opus: This is the 197th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Three stars per row, column, and region.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators. Enter both digits of any two-digit column number.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 10:15, Expert = 20:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic Star Battles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Star Battles to get started on.

Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Diamond

Author/Opus: This is the 196th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules.

Answer String: Enter the 4th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 4th column from top to bottom.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:00, Master = 8:15, Expert = 16:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Sudoku to get started on.

Skyscrapers by Grant Fikes

Skyscrapers by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 138th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Skyscrapers rules.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 5th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 4:30, Expert = 9:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic Skyscrapers. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Skyscrapers to get started on.

LITS by Thomas Snyder

LITS by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 195th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard LITS rules.

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 = 2:15, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

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