Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent variety mix week can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

Next week will feature TomTom puzzles, and for one of our solving videos this Sunday we have Murat Can Tonta, constructor of the Saturday puzzle, talking through the solution path to his hard 24’s puzzle. (Link here: warning, thumbnail shows part of solution).

We also are releasing a classic Youtube video on some Star Battle puzzles, including the solution path to our July 4th puzzle from six years ago and a bonus puzzle which you can play online here (July 4, bonus).

Our Best of 2019 series will pick up again next week after all the TomTom puzzles with our best Number Placement puzzles.

TomTom by Murat Can Tonta

TomTom by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: 24’s

Author/Opus: This is the 166th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

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

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:30, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00

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

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

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Gaurav Kumar Jain

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Gaurav Kumar Jain

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Theme: Gas Pipe

Author/Opus: This is the 2nd puzzle from guest contributor Gaurav Kumar Jain.

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.)

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Solution: PDF

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.

Tapa by Joseph Howard

Tapa by Joseph Howard

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Theme: Catch Your Z’s

Author/Opus: This is the 18th puzzle from guest contributor Joseph Howard.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:15, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

Solution: PDF

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

Cave by Jesper Post

Cave by Jesper Post

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Theme: Balloons

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Jesper Post.

Rules: Standard Cave rules.

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30

Solution: PDF

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. More Cave puzzles can be found in Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Masyu by Grant Fikes

Masyu by Grant Fikes

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Author/Opus: This is the 321st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Masyu rules.

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

Solution: PDF

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. More Masyu puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles and in our beginner-friendly book Logic Puzzles 101.

Battleships by Serkan Yürekli

Battleships by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: 2020

Author/Opus: This is the 284th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules. Use the indicated fleet.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:40, Expert = 3:20

Solution: PDF

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. More Battleships puzzles can be found in Battleships and Variations, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.