Easy as ABC (Numbers) by Prasanna Seshadri

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: TWENTY-15 (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 95th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Fill some empty cells with the letters E, N, T, W, Y (A, B, C, D, E in the example) so that each row and column contains each letter exactly once. Also, each bold outlined region as well as the set of gray cells contains each letter exactly once. Some cells will remain blank. The clues outside the grid, which contain a letter ‘X’ and a number ‘N’, indicate that X is the Nth letter seen in that row or column.

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

Answer String: Enter the letters in the marked rows in order from left to right, separating each row’s entry with a comma. Use an X for empty cells, and USE CAPITAL LETTERS. This example has the key “XDACEBX,CBXDXEA”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 5:15, Expert = 10:30

Note: Follow this link for other less common number placement variations.

Balance Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

Balance Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 94th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Draw a single, non-intersecting loop that passes through all circled cells. All white circles must have equal segment lengths on both sides of the circle before turning. All black circles must have unequal segment lengths on both sides of the circle before turning. Numbers indicate the sum of the segment lengths on both sides of the circle.
Also, see this example:

Balance Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. If the loop only has vertical segments in the marked row, enter 0. Separate each row’s entry with a comma. This example has the key “11,311”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

Note: Follow this link for other less common Loop variations.

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: AUGUST (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 93rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Fill some empty cells with the letters A, G, S, T, U (A, B, C in the example) so that each row and column contains each letter exactly once. Some cells will remain blank. The letters outside the grid indicate the first letter seen from that direction.

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

Answer String: Enter the letters in the marked rows in order from left to right, separating each row’s entry with a comma. Use an X for empty cells, and USE CAPITAL LETTERS. This example has the key “CBAX,XCBA”.

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

Note: Follow this link for other less common number placement variations.

Balance Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

Balance Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 92nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Draw a single, non-intersecting loop that passes through all circled cells. All white circles must have equal segment lengths on both sides of the circle before turning. All black circles must have unequal segment lengths on both sides of the circle before turning. Numbers indicate the sum of the segment lengths on both sides of the circle.
Also, see this example:

Balance Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. If the loop only has vertical segments in the marked row, enter 0. Separate each row’s entry with a comma. This example has the key “11,311”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

Note: Follow this link for other less common Loop variations.

Easy as LITS by Prasanna Seshadri

LITS by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Four Squares (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 91st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard LITS rules. Also, the letters outside the grid indicate the first tetromino encountered in the corresponding direction. Or see this:

LITS by Chris Green

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 = 1:00, Master = 1:30, Expert = 3:00

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.

Schedule for Next Week

The first week of Indian Puzzle Championship puzzles from Prasanna Seshadri is in this PDF.

This second (of two) weeks of IPC puzzles features variations and less common puzzles by Prasanna Seshadri:

Monday: Easy as LITS
Tuesday: Balance Loop
Wednesday: Easy as ABC
Thursday: Balance Loop
Friday: Easy as ABC Numbers
Saturday: Tapa (Fill-in)

Gapped Kakuro by Prasanna Seshadri

Kakuro by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: C (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 89th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Kakuro Rules: In addition to the standard Kakuro rules, some cells may remain empty but empty cells cannot be adjacent. Or see this page for an example.

Answer String: Enter the values in each white cell in the marked rows from left to right, separating the rows with a comma. Enter a capital X for any blank white cells, and ignore all black cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:00, Master = 9:30, Expert = 19:00

Note: Follow this link for other Number Placement puzzles.