Schedule for Next Week

Last week’s collection of Consecutive Pairs Sudoku from Tom Collyer is in this PDF.

Serkan Yürekli is providing the puzzles this week, specifically:

Three of his Golem Grad puzzles, a variation on Nurikabe. The puzzles are all roughly Wednesday difficulty.

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Tom Collyer

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Tom Collyer

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 32nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Tom Collyer.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, if a grey circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. (Note: not all grey circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:15, Master = 11:45, Expert = 23:30

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

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Tom Collyer

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Tom Collyer

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Theme: Nine Digits

Author/Opus: This is the 31st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Tom Collyer.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, if a grey circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. (Note: not all grey circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:00, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

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

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Tom Collyer

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Tom Collyer

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 30th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Tom Collyer.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, if a grey circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. (Note: not all grey circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th row from left to right.

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

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

Schedule for Next Week

Last week’s small collection of puzzles from John Bulten is in this PDF.

Tom Collyer provides the three puzzles this week, specifically:

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku puzzles, as also appeared on the recent UK Sudoku Grand Prix round.

Star Battle by John Bulten

Star Battle by John Bulten

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Theme: Self-Centered

Author/Opus: This is the 14th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two 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.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 4:45, Expert = 9:30

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.

Nurikabe by John Bulten

Nurikabe by John Bulten

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Theme: Hawaii
Note on theme: The 1 represents Hawaii; the other 49 island cells represent the continental US

Author/Opus: This is the 13th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) 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 = 3:00, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

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