Sunday update with solutions

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

We have a solving video for two of this past week’s puzzles. First is a solving video for the LITS from Chris Green:

We also have a video for the Saturday Fillomino variation from Nate Perkins:

This upcoming week will feature Cross the Streams puzzles and variations.

Fillomino (No Touching Digits) by Nate Perkins

Fillomino by Nate Perkins

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Theme: Keep Away

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Nate Perkins.

Rules: Standard Fillomino rules. Also, adjacent polyominoes must not have any digits in common (e.g., a 24 polyomino cannot be adjacent to 2, 4, 12, 14, 20, or similar polyominoes).

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:45, Master = 9:30, Expert = 19:00

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

Note: Follow this link for other classic Fillomino and this link for more variations on Fillomino puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Fillomino puzzles to get started on. More Fillomino puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles, in Fill o’ Fillomino and Fill o’ Fillomino 2 by Grant Fikes, and in our beginner-friendly book Logic Puzzles 101.

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Akash Doulani

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Akash Doulani

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Theme: Sand Timer

Author/Opus: This is the 4th puzzle from guest contributor Akash Doulani.

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

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.

LITS by Chris Green

LITS by Chris Green

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Theme: Grandmaster Puzzles

Author/Opus: This is the 11th puzzle from guest contributor Chris Green.

Rules: Standard LITS rules.

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:45, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

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

Note: Follow this link for classic LITS and this link for LITS variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on. More LITS puzzles can be found in LOTS O’ LITS by Grant Fikes and Prasanna Seshadri, in The Art of Puzzles 2, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Star Battle by Ashish Kumar

Star Battle by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: 12

Author/Opus: This is the 55th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00

Solution: PDF

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

Kakuro by Serkan Yürekli

Kakuro by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Cubicles

Author/Opus: This is the 302nd puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

Solution: PDF

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.

Yajilin by Murat Can Tonta

Yajilin by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Simple Twister

Author/Opus: This is the 181st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Yajilin rules.

Difficulty: 1 star

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

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for classic Yajilin and this link for Yajilin variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Yajilin to get started on. More Yajilin puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles 2, and in our beginner-friendly book Logic Puzzles 101.