Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: T is for Toplama (Toplama = Addition in Turkish)

Author/Opus: This is the 57th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, the sum of the digits in each cage must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of the cage. Digits cannot repeat inside a cage.

Answer String: Enter the 5th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:00, Master = 16:00, Expert = 32:00

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.

Cave by Thomas Snyder

Cave by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Near Diamond

Author/Opus: This is the 193rd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Cave rules.

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

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

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

Masyu (Regional) by Swaroop Guggilam

Masyu by Swaroop Guggilam

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 2nd puzzle from guest contributor Swaroop Guggilam.

Rules: Standard Masyu rules. Also, the loop must make the same number of turns in each bold region. It is up to you to determine how many turns this is. (Be sure to count all turns, including turns in black circles.)

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 = 4:00, Master = 5:30, Expert = 11:00

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

TomTom by Grant Fikes

TomTom by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Whirlwind

Author/Opus: This is the 129th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-6.

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

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

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

Tapa by Grant Fikes

Tapa by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Six Empty Rows and Columns

Author/Opus: This is the 128th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Tapa 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 = 1:00, Master = 1:15, Expert = 2:30

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

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Anchor

Author/Opus: This is the 192nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

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

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.

Schedule for Next Week

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

Next week is a variety week with the following mix of puzzles (highlight to view):
Monday: Star Battle by Thomas Snyder
Tuesday: Tapa by Grant Fikes
Wednesday: TomTom by Grant Fikes
Thursday: Masyu Variation by Swaroop Guggilam
Friday: Cave by Thomas Snyder
Saturday: Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

The bonus puzzle for our Expert and above patrons will be a Snail Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli.