TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Repeats

Author/Opus: This is the 301st* puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku. (*Saturday’s puzzle is a 300th post special, so this entry is out of order.)

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

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right followed by the 4th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:30, 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.

TomTom by Thomas Snyder [bonus]

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TomTom by Thomas Snyder

Theme: The One and Only

Author/Opus: This is the 299th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-4.

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 = 1:00, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

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.

Schedule for Next Week

Our last variety mix week is collected in this PDF.

This coming week features TomTom puzzles and will also mark the 300th web post by Thomas Snyder with a special challenge on Saturday.

Master+ subscribers to the site are getting two more TomToms from Thomas Snyder and Murat Can Tonta as well as images of 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.

Sudoku (Consecutive Pairs) by Thomas Snyder

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Heart

Author/Opus: This is the 298th puzzle from Thomas Snyder aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, if a grey circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. (Note: not all grey circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:15, Master = 6:45, Expert = 13:30

Note: Follow this link for other variations of Sudoku and this link for classic Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Sudoku to get started on.

Schedule for Next Week

This coming week is a variety mix across all of our genres (sudoku, number placement, object placement, loop/path, region division, shading) featuring puzzles from eight of our puzzlemasters (two puzzles only available to subscribers).

Master+ subscribers to the site are also getting a video walkthrough of the Wednesday puzzle as well as 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.

Site update

You can find our most recent week featuring Star Battle in this PDF.

After three straight weeks of puzzles, we are taking one week off (we will continue this 3:1 schedule for 2018). We’ll be back next week with a variety mix from our puzzlemasters.

Our Grandmaster subscribers are still getting puzzles today, receiving a Giant 20×36 Nurikabe puzzle by Murat Can Tonta and the “Plenty of Pentominous” e-book by Grant Fikes and Murat Can Tonta. We’ll be releasing this book on the website in a few weeks, but the easiest way to get all our puzzles is to sign up for a subscription.

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Tetrominoes

Author/Opus: This is the 297th 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 column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:20, Master = 0:40, Expert = 1:20

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.