Cave by Thomas Snyder

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Cave by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Five (originally on the US round for the 2016 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix)

Author/Opus: This is the 244th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Cave rules.

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 = 5:00, Master = 7:30, Expert = 15:00

Solution: PDF

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  • Jack Bross says:

    I thought this was one of the more remarkable uses of the “5” theme on that GP test. Just a very elegant construction, with some interesting logic in the solve.

  • skynet says:

    Oh!This took a lot of time .23:22

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