Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder

[This is a repost from our archives with new notes at the top (original post here): This very memorable Skyscrapers started by thinking about placing a lot of twos and placing a lot of “bigger than twos”. The puzzle got an extra level of attention in a “How to Build a City” post describing the construction/intended solution path at the same time which many people point to as one of their favorite early posts on the site. This style of general logic puzzle design is covered extensively in Puzzlecraft: How to Make Every Kind of Puzzle for those who want to practice making grandmaster puzzles for themselves.]

Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools)

Theme: Either/or — a hard solving theme despite so many clues.

Rules: Standard Skyscrapers rules.

Estimated Difficulty*: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 5:30, Expert = 11:00

Solution: PDF

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

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