TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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

Theme: Even Steven

Author/Opus: This is the 416th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-6.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

Solution: To be posted tomorrow on this post once live.

Note: Follow this link for classic TomTom and this link for TomTom variations. 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 TomTom collection, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

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Yesterday’s Solution: “S” Aqre by Eric Fox: PDF and solving video.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Japanese Sums puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Japanese Sums puzzles (alongside five other genres) can be found in Grandmaster Puzzles Quarterly: Volume 4, which we recently released.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

This week we hit a (small) milestone of getting to 1000 subscribers to our YouTube channel. We’re figuring out a good way to mark this occasion, possibly including a 10 by 10×10 puzzle set that I mentioned on the puzzlecrafting video describing my 400th puzzle. We’re also working on some other kinds of content to go alongside the daily solution videos as our goal is to keep growing the audience from here.

We’ll be back in a few minutes with a tough Sunday Stumper puzzle, and then this coming week will be an easier “Starter Pack” variety mix of puzzles. One of them will be a TomTom puzzle from me, and at the end of the week we will be releasing Starter Pack 3: TomTom by Thomas Snyder, a collection of 36 hand-crafted puzzles for beginners (and others) to get into this interesting puzzle style.

Japanese Sums by Thomas Snyder

Japanese Sums by Thomas Snyder

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or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to shift between number entry and shading modes.)

Theme: Common Denominations

Author/Opus: This is the 415th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Place the numbers in the indicated range (1-6) in some of the cells so that no number is repeated in any row or column. Numbers on the outside of the grid indicate the sums of adjacent number groups in that row or column, in order. Each sum is separated by at least one unused cell.

Japanese Sums Example

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

Solution: To be posted tomorrow on this post once live.

Note: Follow this link for other Japanese Sums puzzles.

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Saturday’s Solution: “1 to 10” Easy as Japanese Sums by Serkan Yürekli: PDF and solving video.

New e-book: Grandmaster Puzzles Quarterly: Volume 4

Just released in our e-store is Grandmaster Puzzles Quarterly: Volume 4, our latest collection of original puzzles spanning multiple genres. This volume includes several familiar styles with the first extended section of Japanese Sums puzzles we’ve published, which will also be the style for this upcoming web week.

The full set of elegant and hand-crafted puzzles, coming from twenty-two of the world’s best puzzle designers, spans:

– 7 Even/Odd Sudoku and 4 Isodoku (Even/Odd)
– 7 Japanese Sums and 3 Easy as Japanese Sums
– 7 Minesweeper and 3 Minesweeper (Sudoku)
– 7 Nurikabe and 3 Nurikabe (Pairs)
– 7 Pentominous and 3 Pentominous (Cipher)
– 7 Castle Wall and 3 Castle Wall (Hex)

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Balance Loop puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Balance Loop puzzles (that are only in these books and not on our website) can be found in our e-store at this link.

The daily solution videos, this week from Prasanna, are on the posts and linked below:

Astute observers may have noticed that Japanese Sums was recently added to our Number Placement puzzle list on the main blog roster. We’ve also fully digitized the Penpa backlog for it. This upcoming week will feature this “new” puzzle to the website, as well as a Sunday Stumper next week. Japanese Sums will also be one of the six puzzle styles in Grandmaster Puzzles Quarterly 4 which will be released later today, so watch for more information on that.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Sudoku puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. Many more original Sudoku puzzles (that have not been on our blog) can be found in our e-store at this link including our popular The Art of Sudoku series and the Masterpiece Sudoku Mixes.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

Our next week of puzzles features Balance Loop puzzles.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Snake Pit puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

Our next week of puzzles features Sudoku and variations.