Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Jack-O’-Lantern

Author/Opus: This is the 202nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 4th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:00, Master = 25:00, Expert = 50:00

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

Cross the Streams by Prasanna Seshadri

Cross The Streams by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: One, Two, Three

Author/Opus: This is the 52nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Cross the Streams rules.

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

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:45, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00.

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

Nanro by Grant Fikes

Nanro by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Given Symmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 144th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Nanro rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the segments labeled with numbers 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 = 1:45, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Note: Click here for other Nanro puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, please first try out the example on the Rules and Info page as well as this easy Nanro post.

Battleships by Thomas Snyder

Battleships by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 201st puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules. Use the indicated fleet.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a ship segment appears (enter both digits if a two-digit number). If the row is empty, enter 0. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:15, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

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

Masyu by Tom Collyer

Masyu by Tom Collyer

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Theme: Antisymmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 23rd 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 = 0:40, Master = 1:00, Expert = 2:00

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 our TomTom week can be found in this PDF. For those who want a chance to win one of our books, check out the contest tied to my 200th puzzle here. Answers submitted before November 9th will be eligible for one of two prizes.

This next week will be a variety mix from five of our puzzlemasters. Highlight below to see the schedule:
Monday: Masyu by Tom Collyer
Tuesday: Battleships by Thomas Snyder
Wednesday: Nanro by Grant Fikes
Thursday: Cross the Streams by Prasanna Seshadri
Friday: Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder
Saturday: Fillomino (Cipher) by Palmer Mebane

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

TomTomTom by Thomas Snyder

Note: This puzzle is a contest puzzle. All correctly submitted answers (in the applet below the puzzle) before November 9th will be entered into the contest drawing. Two solvers will each get a Grandmaster Puzzles/Thomas Snyder puzzle book of their choice.

TomTomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: 200th Puzzle Contest Spectacular

Author/Opus: This is the 200th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: To be determined by solver.

Answer String: Enter the final answer as a single string of twelve capital letters.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 20:00, Master = 35:00, Expert = 1:10:00

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