Dr. Sudoku Prescribes #40 – Sudo-Kurve

Sudo-Kurve by Thomas Snyder


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Theme: Happy Valentine’s Day – a heart of given numbers inside a heart-shaped grid.

Rules: Standard Sudo-Kurve rules.

Answer String: Enter the “row” marked A, followed by a comma, followed by the “row” marked B.

Time Standard: Sudo-Kurve Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 6:15, Expert = 12:30

Solution: PDF

  • Para says:

    I knew this layout was coming.

    • Jack Bross says:

      I was definitely more surprised by the Valentine in the Braille Sudoku at LMI this past weekend (not to mention the Valentine’s Day Tapa in the CTC the other year).

      • Avatar photo drsudoku says:

        Would not doing a heart have been more surprising? I knew this would be quite predictable but the joy of this puzzle was not meant to be in the surprise.

  • Tiit Vunk says:

    Happy Valentines day! I’ve solved all of your sudokus in here and they are all great. It’s different (In a good way) to solve handcrafted sudoku and you give us this opportunity. We all appreciate this. Also it feels good to be a grandmaster valentines sudoku solver (2:33) 🙂

  • skynet says:

    8:37 s
    In Love with this sudoku variant!!!:)

  • I wish I’d used a stopwatch for this one; I solved it in the passenger seat of the car on our way up to Lake Tahoe and I think my time was pretty good. There’s a lot of fairly quick deductions to be made here; probably half the digits I wrote in without first having any other notations or candidates listed. The way the 1s, 2s, and 4s fit together at the end was particularly nice. Was this a 2/14 date reference hidden or am I reading too much into it?

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