Theme: Dots Vs. Numbers
Author/Opus: This is the 11th puzzle from guest contributor Ashish Kumar.
Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, if a grey circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. (Note: not all grey circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)
Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 12:30, Expert = 25:00