TomTom (Twins) by Grant Fikes

TomTom by Grant Fikes


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Theme: Signed by the Author

Author/Opus: This is the 352nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-5. The two grids have the same numerical clues in the cages with the given operations (e.g. the sum of the upper-left cage in the top grid equals the product of the upper-left cage in the bottom grid). The value of all mathematical operations must be nonnegative integers.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 4:45, Expert = 9:30

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

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

  • carpenter says:

    Absolutely spectacular construction! I must confess to not understanding the theme though.

    P.S. (rot13) V oryvrir gur “abaartngvir vagrtre” ehyr vf abg arrqrq, naq vg orpbzrf na rira orggre chmmyr jvgubhg vg (vg orpbzrf n ernyyl pbby qrqhpgvba.)

  • Grizix says:

    Really cool variation, I’m rarely pleased by a TomTom.

    Though, I’ve been confused for the big region, trying to respect the rule about numerical clue. It was not clear for me that this rule applies only for regions with an operation clue.

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