Cave by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

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Cave by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 29th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar and 348th 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 = 2:00, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

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

  • JonaS2010 says:

    Curious to see what this one’s second puzzle type is. Can’t come up with anything solvable..

  • Freddie Hand says:

    It must be a kurotto! Never actually tried one before, so I have now been introduced to it … by a cave puzzle?

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