Masyu by Tom Collyer

Masyu by Tom Collyer

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Theme: Antisymmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 22nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Tom Collyer.

Rules: Standard Masyu rules.

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.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:45, Master = 1:15, Expert = 2:30

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

Schedule for Next Week

All the puzzles from last week have been grouped in this PDF.

This next week is a standard set of six puzzles (highlight to view):

Monday: Masyu by Tom Collyer
Tuesday: Cave by Grant Fikes
Wednesday: Araf by Hans van Stippent
Thursday: Nanro by Prasanna Seshadri
Friday: Basement Skyscraper Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri
Saturday: Cross the Streams by Murat Can Tonta

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

Tapa (Total False) by Prasanna Seshadri

Note: When we said everything was a lie in last week’s schedule, that included there being just 6 puzzles. Enjoy this bonus ‘Sunday’ challenge from Prasanna.

Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 38th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Tapa Rules. Every given clue is lying in two ways: first, the number of given clues in that cell is false; second, the value of any given clues is not true for any part of the Tapa around that cell. For example, a 3 clue could actually indicate 24, but it could not indicate 2 (same number of clues) or 23 (the digit 3 appears). 0 is not a valid clue for this Tapa.

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 = 8:00, Master = 16:00, Expert = 32:00

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

Cross the Streams (Arbitrary Lies) by Grant Fikes

Cross The Streams by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 123rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Variation of Cross the Streams rules. Some groups of outside clues are lying and refer to the white cells in that row/column, not the black cells. It is up to you to determine which clue groups are lies. (It is possible for a clue group to be true for both the white and black cells in that row/column.)

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments from top to bottom for the marked columns in the two grids, going in order from A to B to C to D and separating each entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:30, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

Note: Follow this link for regular Cross the Streams. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Cross the Streams to get started on.

Pentominous (Liar) by Serkan Yürekli

Pentominous by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Words.

Author/Opus: This is the 55th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Divide the grid into 20 regions each containing 5 cells. Regions with the same shape (including rotations/reflections) cannot share an edge. A region may contain at most one letter clue. Each letter is a liar; the correct letter which indicates the shape of that pentomino is either one higher or one lower in alphabetical order (for instance, a P clue could be an N or a T pentomino).

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

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:45, Master = 7:30, Expert = 15:00

Note: Follow this link for other puzzles involving Pentominoes.

LITS (Liar) by Prasanna Seshadri

LITS by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 37th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of LITS rules. Every region here is a lie: while exactly four cells must be shaded in each bold region, they do not form an L, I, T, or S tetromino. (Note: the other rules still apply. There must be a single connected group of shaded cells, divisible into L, I, T, and S tetrominoes so that no two identical tetrominoes touch and no 2×2 block of cells is completely shaded.)

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 = 3:30, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

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

Sudoku (Liar) by Serkan Yürekli

Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 54th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Variation of Sudoku rules. Every given clue is lying. The correct value is either one more or one less than the given clue. (1 clues cannot become 0, and 9 clues cannot become 10.)

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 5th row from left to right.

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

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