Sunday Update and Solutions

This past week of Kakuro puzzles is collected in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. If you enjoyed this genre, check out these e-books with additional Kakuro puzzles.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below.

This upcoming week will feature a collection of Loop Variety puzzles from Ashish Kumar and Murat Can Tonta, specifically five styles that will be featured in the ebook Loop Variety Collection from the same authors being released next week. We hope you enjoy these different styles.

Kakuro (Duplicate) by Thomas Snyder

Kakuro (Duplicate) by Thomas Snyder

PDF

or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools)

Theme: Nothing Unusual to See Here

Author/Opus: This is the 379th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Variation of Kakuro Rules. Exactly one digit must appear twice in each entry (i.e.,
group of cells connected horizontally or vertically without any black cells between). All other digits must not repeat within an entry.

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 9:00, Master = 15:45, Expert = 31:30

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for classic Kakuro and this link for Kakuro variations. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

Sunday Update and Solutions

This past week’s set of Statue Park puzzles are collected in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. We have another Sunday Surprise coming out in a few minutes which will be a very hard Statue Park variation by JinHoo Ahn. If you enjoyed this genre, there are more Statue Park puzzles in this ebook by Murat Can Tonta.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below.

This upcoming week will feature Kakuro puzzles.

Sunday Update and Solutions

This past week’s set of Pentominous puzzles are collected in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. If you enjoyed this genre, there are many more Pentominous puzzles in our “Plenty o’ Pentominous” series as well as in the book Intro to GMPuzzles.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and also linked below. I was playing with a few different notation styles (lines, shading, letters, …) through the week on Penpa, and admit this is one of the puzzles where multiple defaults (and even multiple solution checking options) may be best. Please share your comments on how you prefer to solve Pentominous puzzles and if you could make this work in Penpa. We will probably document all of these methods when we formalize the user experience for this style and for Fillomino.

This upcoming week will feature Statue Park puzzles and will also include a large variation as a Sunday Stumper.

Finally, there are still some minor debugging and optimization steps happening with the fave/solve tracker after the most recent update, including trying to lengthen the time the login is stored. Please keep sharing your comments on how this is working and if all of the solving history has come over from the transfer to the site.

Sunday Update and Solutions

We are excited to announce that The Art of Sudoku 2 is now released in our e-store. This collection of 180 hand-crafted sudoku and variations from sixteen authors was many years in the making, but certainly worth the wait. The entire collection is available for $10 in our e-store, and there are three $4 subsections available: A) = 60 Classic Sudoku; B) = 20 Tight Fit / 20 Consecutive Pairs / 20 Even-Odd Sudoku; C) = 20 Thermo-Sudoku / 20 Arrow Sudoku / 20 Other Variations.

The Art of Sudoku 2

We have been continuing to make some updates to the website. First, on the Penpa side, all of the “classic sudoku” in our archives now have an online solving option. This is the second puzzle, after Kurotto, to be fully digitized, and Star Battle is being worked on now. When we are through with digitizing more styles, we will be reintroducing them here including making some How To videos for using Penpa for these genres.

Also, our solve tracker on each puzzle post has been updated to now be hosted on our site. This update should fix the login problems people have reported over the last six+ months; please tell us if you run into any issues with it, including not seeing your past fave/solve history.

This past week’s set of Sudoku puzzles are collected in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and also linked below.

This upcoming week will feature Pentominous puzzles.

Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

PDF

or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools)

Theme: Gridlocked

Author/Opus: This is the 378th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 15:00, Expert = 30:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video from the author is available here and a video from Cracking the Cryptic here.

Note: Follow this link for other classic Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Sudoku to get started on. More classic Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku, The Art of Sudoku 2 and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Note that our solving widget/fave button is being fixed over this week and may temporarily be inaccessible; hopefully after the update is complete the issue that was keeping some people from logging in will be resolved. We will share more info when we know all functionality is working again.

This past week’s set of Tapa puzzles are collected in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and also linked below. We’ve been getting some helpful feedback on what you like about these videos as well as things we can be doing differently; please feel free to share your own comments as we continue to make these. We will eventually be making tutorial videos for how to use Penpa-Edit for each style, but as the interfaces are still being improved we have not done this for any genre yet.

This upcoming week will feature Sudoku puzzles and variations. We also expect to be releasing The Art of Sudoku 2 next Sunday. This long-awaited book features 180 hand-crafted sudoku puzzles, including 60 classic Sudoku, 20 Tight Fit Sudoku, 20 Consecutive Pairs Sudoku, 20 Even/Odd Sudoku, 20 Thermo-Sudoku, 20 Arrow Sudoku, and a variety section with 20 other Sudoku of different styles. We’ll be selling it as a complete collection or as three partial packs split out by sections (Classic only; Tight Fit + Consecutive + Even/Odd; Thermo- + Arrow + Other).