Dr. Sudoku Prescribes #10 – Tight Fit Sudoku
or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to alternate between Sudoku = big digits and Number candidate = small entries in the corners of cells.)
Theme: This Tight Fit Sudoku has separate even/odd right/left sides.
Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Range is 1-9.
Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 3rd column from top to bottom. (Note: for the tight fit cells, enter the top digit before the bottom digit as would be normal for the read order of the digits.)
Time Standard: TFSudoku Master = 2:40, Expert = 8:00, Novice = 26:40
Note: Follow this link for other Tight Fit Sudoku puzzles on this website. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Tight Fit Sudoku to get started on. More Tight Fit Sudoku can be found in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli and in The Art of Sudoku 2.
Just over the expert time. A smooth, if not blistering solve, and no breaks.
You should have put “odd/even left/right”, so that the text of your theme would conform to the standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules, having the smaller word above the larger word.
11 mins 28s
Went wrong in the middle…was going super fast and then went wrong…brought down to earth…started again and completed in 11+ mins in the end
2’45 (+ a few seconds to check that all cells are filled if I were in a tournament situation – always important with that variant).