Smashed Sums by Serkan Yürekli

Smashed Sums by Serkan Yürekli


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Theme: Order and Disorder

Author/Opus: This is the 375th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Fill each row and column of the grid with the digits 1 to 5 and two blackened cells. Numbers outside the grid indicate the sum of the digits between the two blackened cells in that row or column. Blackened cells are allowed to touch. Or see here.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:30, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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  • R says:

    Didn’t find the breakthrough point, just “looked-ahead” till I hit a dead end after the first 10 deductions, and I actually solved everything in 1 go.

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