Schedule for Next Week

This past variety week of puzzles can be found in this PDF. In case you missed it, you can also now but our new The Puzzlemasters’ Workshop book at this e-store page.

This week we are featuring classic Castle Wall puzzles as well as some variations. Our master+ subscribers will be receiving a bonus Castle Wall by Serkan Yürekli and another by Ashish Kumar as well as access to the puzzle solutions. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.

Fillomino by Murat Can Tonta [Bonus]

Our subscribers receive access to bonus puzzles each week. 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, click here for more info.

Fillomino by Murat Can Tonta

Theme: Four Leaf Clover

Author/Opus: This is the 145th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Fillomino rules.

Answer String: For each cell in the marked rows/columns, enter the area of the polyomino it belongs to. Enter just the last digit for any two-digit number. Start with the 10th row, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th column.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:45, Master = 4:45, Expert = 9:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic Fillomino and this link for more variations on Fillomino puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Fillomino puzzles to get started on. More Fillomino puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles, in Fill o’ Fillomino and Fill o’ Fillomino 2 by Grant Fikes, and in our beginner-friendly book Logic Puzzles 101.

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 342nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. One star per row, column, and region.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:50, Master = 1:15, Expert = 2:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic Star Battles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Star Battles to get started on. More Star Battle 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 full The Puzzlemasters’ Workshop sampler pack can be found in this PDF. This collection of 54 puzzles across 6 new styles and variations is now available for purchase on this e-store page.

This week we have a variety mix of puzzles from six different authors. Our master+ subscribers will be receiving a bonus Skyscrapers by Serkan Yürekli and a bonus Fillomino by Murat Can Tonta as well as access to the puzzle solutions and a video walkthrough of the Friday puzzle. 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 most recent week of Cave puzzles is in this PDF.

This week we will be breaking from our usual routine (and also posting things 1 day late). We’ll be highlighting a sampler from our book The Puzzlemasters’ Workshop with new puzzle styles and variations by Chris Green, Murat Can Tonta, Palmer Mebane, Carl Worth, Izak Bulten, and John Bulten. We will be sharing 1 puzzle from each of the styles, out of the 54 total puzzles in the book. We will also be posting the book for purchase in the next couple days.

Our grandmaster subscribers received this book two months ago; if you want to become a subscriber and be the first to get our e-books, as well as get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, and other rewards, check out this page.

Cave by Thomas Snyder

Cave by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Groups

Author/Opus: This is the 341st 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 = 1:30, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

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 Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent sample of Cross the Streams puzzles is in this PDF.

This coming week features Cave puzzles and one variation. Our master+ subscribers will be receiving a bonus Cave by Murat Can Tonta and another bonus Cave by Grant Fikes as well as access to the puzzle solutions. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.