Even/Odd Sudoku by Ashish Kumar

Even Odd Sudoku by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Odd Box

Author/Opus: This is the 34th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, cells with a square contain an even digit; cells with a circle contain an odd digit.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:30, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

Note: Follow this link for other Even/Odd Sudoku. Follow this link for classic Sudoku.

Even/Odd Sudoku by Ashish Kumar

Even Odd Sudoku by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Even Box

Author/Opus: This is the 33rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, cells with a square contain an even digit; cells with a circle contain an odd digit.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00

Note: Follow this link for other Even/Odd Sudoku. Follow this link for classic Sudoku.

Battleships (Minesweeper) by Ashish Kumar

Battleships by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 32nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Variation of standard Battleships rules. Instead of exterior clues, clues inside the grid indicate the number of adjacent squares, including diagonally adjacent squares, containing ship segments. Ships do not sit on cells with numbers.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a ship segment appears (enter just the last digit for any two-digit number). If the row is empty, enter 0. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:15, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

Note: Follow this link for more variations on Battleships and this link for classic Battleships. 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.

Five Cells by Ashish Kumar

Five Cells by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 31st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Divide the grid into five cell regions (pentominoes). The clue numbers in the grid indicate how many of the four edges of that cell are part of the border of a pentomino. (There can be no lines inside the P pentomino.)

See also this example:

Five Cells by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked rows from left to right, separating the groups with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

Note: Follow this link for other puzzles involving Pentominoes.

Kurotto by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

Kurotto by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 30th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar and 349th from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 5:30, Expert = 11:00

Note: Follow this link for other Kurotto puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Kurotto to get started on.

Cave by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

Cave by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 29th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar and 348th from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Cave rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the cave segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

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

Note: Follow this link for other classic Caves. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Cave Puzzles to get started on. More Cave puzzles can be found in Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Double Yajilin by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

Yajilin by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 28th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar and 347th from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Yajilin rules, except that instead of blackening single cells, blacken in dominoes (1×2 rectangles). Clues indicate the total number of dominoes (not the total number of cells) that are shaded in the given direction.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. If the loop only has vertical segments in the marked row, enter 0. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 4:15, Expert = 8:30

Note: Follow this link for other variations of Yajilin and this link for classic Yajilin. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Yajilin to get started on. More Yajilin puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles 2.