Cave (Product) by Thomas Snyder

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Cave by Thomas Snyder


Theme: Even Slashes

Author/Opus: This is the 156th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Variation of Cave rules. Each clue represents the product of the # of row cells visible (including the cell itself) with the # of column cells visible (including the cell itself).

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the cave segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 13:30, Expert = 27:00

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other Cave variations and this link for other classic Caves. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Cave Puzzles to get started on.

  • Jack Bross says:

    The overt theme may be “even slashes”, but the underlying logic of how this puzzle connects is definitely the really memorable part of this one. Very satisfying when everything becomes clear.

  • ApplePi says:

    This was a great puzzle right to the end; I like how funqrq pryy pbaarpgvivgl pushed the solution forward at each stage.

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