Battleships by Thomas Snyder

[This is a repost from our archives with new notes at the top (original post here): This final “classic” Battleships puzzle in fleet week highlights another unusual grid with lots of small clue values limiting the columns. Some crafty logic will get you through to the finish.]

Battleships by Thomas Snyder


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to alternate between ship placement and shading modes. In ship placement mode, right click gives sea, left click gives circle/square, left click and drag for rounded ships.)

Theme: The Bermuda Quadrangle? The missing radar clues will complicate the solve.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules.

Estimated Difficulty*: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Solution: PDF; advice on solving this puzzle was also posted in “Ask Dr. Sudoku #8“.

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

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