Battleships by Thomas Snyder

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Battleships by Thomas Snyder


Theme: The Love Boat

Author/Opus: This is the 333rd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules. Use the indicated fleet.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a ship segment appears (enter just the last digit for any two-digit number). If the row is empty, enter 0. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 4:30, Expert = 9:00

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other classic Battleships. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Battleships to get started on. More Battleships puzzles can be found in Battleships and Variations, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

  • Fred says:

    Is it just me or are the time standards a little overblown? As soon as you see the logic with the two adjacent 4’s, that gives 6 squares that are not ‘seen’ by the numbers on the bottom row, rendering the rest of the puzzle trivial.

    I only got 4:00 but I hardly consider myself to be a puzzle master!

    (BTW an enjoyable puzzle)

    • drsudoku drsudoku says:

      A lot of our testers did not notice the total count and were probably doing some trials to figure out where the Battleship goes. So I think you ended up having a very good solve (as intended) so congrats on the fast time.

  • skynet says:

    8:50.Very nice puzzle !

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