LITS by Bahar Açılan

LITS by Bahar Açılan

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Theme: August

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Bahar Açılan.

Rules: Standard LITS rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from top to bottom for the marked columns, starting at the left. Separate each column’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 2:45, Expert = 5:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic LITS. 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 and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

LITS by Murat Can Tonta

LITS by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: T Time

Author/Opus: This is the 108th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard LITS 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 = 1:20, Master = 1:40, Expert = 3:20

Note: Follow this link for other classic LITS. 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 and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

LITS by Serkan Yürekli [Bonus]

Our subscribers receive access to bonus puzzles each week. We make these posts so those supporters have a space to comment on these puzzles, mark as FAVES, or log their solving. If you are interested in subscribing, click here for more info.

LITS by Serkan Yürekli

Theme: 9×9×9

Author/Opus: This is the 210th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard LITS 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 = 1:30, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic LITS. 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 and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent variety mix week can be found in this PDF.

This coming week features a set of LITS puzzles. (We will be taking one of our normally scheduled break weeks next week.)

This week, Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus LITS by Serkan Yürekli and a bonus Cross the Streams (LITS) by Grant Fikes, as well as images of the puzzle solutions. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.

Bonus news: As we mentioned last week, the book Puzzlecraft that I co-authored with Mike Selinker is being re-released. It has example puzzles and text describing how to make dozens and dozens of kinds of puzzles, including many of the standard genres here.

A print copy of the updated Puzzlecraft can be pre-ordered at Lone Shark Games. If you want a PDF e-book now, you can support this Game Design and Puzzlecraft Humble Bundle with proceeds going to Girls who Code and Girls Make Games. With the Humble Bundle, you will also receive a 20% off coupon for the print copy or other items from the Lone Shark Games site.

Kakuro by Serkan Yürekli [Bonus]

Our master+ subscribers receive access to two bonus puzzles each week in addition to other rewards. We make these posts so those supporters have a space to comment on these puzzles, mark as FAVES, or log their solving. If you are interested in subscribing and seeing these bonus puzzles, click here for more info.

Kakuro by Serkan Yürekli

Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 209th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules.

Answer String: Enter the values in each cell in the 2nd row from left to right and then in the 9th row from left to right, separating the two entries with a comma. Ignore black cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:00, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli. Kakuro will also be featured in the upcoming The Art of Puzzles 2.

Kakuro (Gapped) by Grant Fikes

Kakuro by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 275th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules. Also, some cells may remain empty but empty cells cannot share an edge with other empty cells.

Answer String: Enter the values in each cell in the 2nd row from left to right and then in the 7th column from top to bottom, separating the two entries with a comma. Enter a capital X in the string for an empty white cell. Ignore black cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 10:00, Expert = 20:00

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli. Kakuro will also be featured in the upcoming The Art of Puzzles 2.

Kakuro by Dan Katz

Kakuro by Dan Katz

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 9th puzzle from guest contributor Dan Katz.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules.

Answer String: Enter the values in each cell in the 8th row from left to right and then in the 5th column from top to bottom, separating the two entries with a comma. Ignore black cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli. Kakuro will also be featured in the upcoming The Art of Puzzles 2.