Site Update

The recent week of Yajilin and Double Yajilin puzzles can be found in this PDF.

I’ve been a bit slowed by illness recently, so the next week of puzzles will come in May. We’re working on another Patrons’ Week of requested puzzles and on a week featuring LITS and Double LITS puzzles, the next section in The Art of Puzzles 2.

Schedule for Next Week

The recent mini-week of puzzle “leftovers” can be found in this PDF.

This week we’ve added the Yajilin section of The Art of Puzzles 2 to our estore, and we are marking the week with six original puzzles including Yajilin and Double Yajilin as in that 50 puzzle e-book.

Our patrons will also be receiving a bonus Yajilin (Total False) by Murat Can Tonta, access to puzzle solutions, and a video walkthrough of the Wednesday and Saturday puzzles. If you’d like to receive some of these special rewards, please become one of our patrons on Patreon.

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Half and Half

Author/Opus: This is the 268th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-8.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right followed by the 5th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:00, Master = 15:00, Expert = 30:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic TomTom. 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 Art of Puzzles.

Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder

Sum Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Increasing Series

Author/Opus: This is the 267th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Skyscrapers rules.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 14:15, Expert = 28:30

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.

Cave by Thomas Snyder

Cave by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Diamonds

Author/Opus: This is the 266th puzzle 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 = 3:30, Master = 5:15, Expert = 10:30

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 The Art of Puzzles and in Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection.

LITS by Thomas Snyder

LITS by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Waves

Author/Opus: This is the 265th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard LITS 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 from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on. More LITS puzzles can be found in LOTS O’ LITS by Grant Fikes and Prasanna Seshadri.

Schedule for Next Week

The recent week of puzzle variations from six of our puzzlemasters can be found in this PDF.

This upcoming week is an unofficial mini-week with some of my “leftovers” that didn’t fit perfectly into the projects I initially wrote them for. Each is a little different, and a couple are very hard with fairly narrow solving paths; I hope you enjoy them.

The full schedule is:
Monday: LITS by Thomas Snyder
Wednesday: Cave by Thomas Snyder
Friday: Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder
Saturday: TomTom by Thomas Snyder