Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent week of Nurikabe puzzles can be found in this PDF.

This coming week features a variety mix of puzzles by Palmer Mebane, created as practice for the US team before the most recent World Puzzle Championship. There are several Skyscrapers (with Mirrors) puzzles, as well as other variations — 9 puzzles in total. Note: these puzzles can have high variance in solving time partially due to the genres being less familiar to solvers at this site, so expect some of the “days of the week” to be out of order for you.

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles, images of the puzzle solutions, and video talkthroughs of two of the less common puzzles. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus Gaps Between Battleships puzzle and a Pyramid puzzle by Palmer Mebane. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.

PS: Also look towards the end of the week for a competition report from the World Puzzle Championship, telling my story of an unexpected world title win.

PPS: The answer checker (maintained by thegriddle.net) is undergoing end of year maintenance; please be patient as it may be missing from posts or not accepting solutions this week.

Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent week of TomTom puzzles can be found in this PDF.

Our next week of puzzles features Nurikabe, including a few variations. Two of the puzzles come from Ashish Kumar who recently completed a new Nurikabe e-book that we are releasing today. The book contains 35 classic Nurikabe, 5 Nurikabe (Cipher), 5 Nurikabe (Skyscrapers), and 5 Nurikabe (Borders) puzzles

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles, images of the puzzle solutions, and video talkthroughs of the Wednesday and Saturday puzzles. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus Nurikabe by Serkan Yürekli and another by Murat Can Tonta. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.

PS: We just got back from the World Puzzle Championship, and will have some practice puzzles and a report on the events (including my first WPC title) in the coming weeks.

TomTom (Isometric) by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 327th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-8. The “rows” in this puzzle pass through opposite parallel sides of each quadrilateral; in other words, the rows bend across the surface of the apparent cube to travel in a “straight” line.

Answer String: Enter the 5th “row” from left to right followed by the 6th “row” from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:30, Master = 6:15, Expert = 12:30

Note: Follow this link for other 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, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Fibonacci Frame

Author/Opus: This is the 326th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules. Note that the digit set is not 1-6 but rather the first six Fibonacci numbers.

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

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 4:45, Expert = 9:30

Note: Follow this link for other 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, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

TomTom by Thomas Snyder [Bonus]

Our master+ subscribers receive access to two bonus puzzles each week in addition to other rewards. We make these posts so those supporters have a space to comment on these puzzles, mark as FAVES, or log their solving. If you are interested in subscribing and seeing these bonus puzzles, click here for more info.

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

Theme: It All Adds Up

Author/Opus: This is the 325th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-5.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right followed by the 3rd row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:35, Master = 0:45, Expert = 1:30

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, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent week of variety puzzles can be found in this PDF.

Our next week of puzzles features a set of TomTom puzzles including a few variations.

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles as well as images of the puzzle solutions. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus TomTom by Thomas Snyder and another by Murat Can Tonta. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.

Schedule for Next Week

Our next week of puzzles features a variety mix of puzzles from many authors.

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles as well as images of the puzzle solutions. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus Slitherlink by Tom Collyer and a bonus Star Battle by Serkan Yürekli. Our Grandmaster subscribers also received an early release of an e-book of Nurikabe puzzles by Ashish Kumar which we will be released here later this month. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.