Countdown Consecutive Pairs Sudoku: 1 Day to Go

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Tomorrow marks the official restart of daily puzzle content here. The first week will feature a variety mix of puzzles across six genres, and later weeks in June will focus on Sudoku, Star Battle, and Pentominous puzzles. We have some other updates we’ll be rolling out alongside launch, including an update to our e-store, and more detail will be coming on that over the next day. For now, enjoy one last teaser puzzle with a countdown theme.

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Countdown to 1

Author/Opus: This is the 358th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, if a grey bar is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. (Note: not all grey bars are given; adjacent cells without a bar may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

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

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

  • Freddie Hand says:

    Slightly surprised by the formatting choice here – previously on this blog, dots have been used to show consecutive numbers in consecutive pairs sudoku (whereas bars have been used in consecutive sudoku, with the added negative condition). Anyway, a nice puzzle with a fun solve and theme.

  • drsudoku says:

    The visual theme does not work as well with dots. I expect we’re going to deprecate Consecutive as a regular style here so will be adapting the old bar style for all Consecutive Pairs going forward.

  • skynet says:

    9 mins.Nice theme and solve

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