Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent variety mix of puzzles from the Toketa authors is in this PDF.

This coming week will feature Battleships puzzles. Our supporters will also be receiving a bonus Battleships (Loop) by Serkan Yürekli and a Classic Battleships (with 15 ships, up to 1×5) by Thomas Snyder and access to 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.

Schedule for Next Week

Our most recent week of Kakuro puzzles is in this PDF.

For the second time, we are featuring a special variety mix week from several of the Japanese authors who make the Toketa book series (link to PDF from 2017’s Toketa week). We will have three different variations — primarily new puzzle styles from the most recent volume — with two puzzles each over the week. Toketa Volume 6 came out at the end of last year, and played its own special role in my winning the World Puzzle Championship (link to my long report).

Our supporters will also be receiving a bonus Battlestar by Grant Fikes and a Snake Pit by Serkan Yürekli who also contributes to Toketa, access to puzzle solutions, and a video walkthrough of the Friday and Saturday puzzles. Last weekend, our grandmaster supporters also received three large bonus puzzles: a Kakuro by Hatice Esra Aydemir, a Tapa LITS Distiller by Grant Fikes, and a Crisscross by Grant Fikes. 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 Yajilin puzzles is in this PDF.

Our next week features Kakuro puzzles. We have also just posted the last two sections of The Art of Puzzles 2 to our e-store, include a Kakuro and Double Kakuro section, and a Spiral Galaxies and Double Spiral Galaxies section.

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles, and images of the puzzle solutions. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus Kakuro by Serkan Yürekli and a Kakuro (Nonconsecutive) by Grant Fikes. 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 Fillomino and Fillomino (Cipher) puzzles is in this PDF.

Our next week features Yajilin puzzles.

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles, and images of the puzzle solutions. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus Yajilin by Grant Fikes and a Yajilin (Double) by Murat Can Tonta. And within the last couple weeks our grandmaster level subscribers have received the last two parts of the book The Art of Puzzles 2, Kakuro and Spiral Galaxies, which 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.

Fillomino by Thomas Snyder [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 Thomas Snyder

Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 332nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

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 1st row, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:15, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

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.

Schedule for Next Week

Click this link for a collected PDF with all of our “Best of 2018” puzzles can be found here.

Our first week of 2019 features Fillomino and some Fillomino (Cipher) variations.

This week, our subscribers are getting early access to the full week of puzzles, images of the puzzle solutions, and a video talkthrough of the Saturday puzzle. Master+ subscribers to the site are getting a bonus Fillomino by Thomas Snyder and a Fillomino (Even/Odd) 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.

Best of 2018: Sudoku Puzzles

Here are our best Sudoku puzzles of 2018, selected from the 42 web posts in this category:

Visually distinctive puzzles were an important part of the top Sudoku from 2018. While posted in our last week of 2018, this Christmas Tree Sudoku by Thomas Snyder (that combines Sudoku with the popular Star Battle style) got a lot of FAVE votes in a rather short time.

Star Battle Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

While we have been avoiding “Pi” puzzles for a long time here — some of us assert there is a more fundamental mathematical constant around 6.283 — having some new editors involved on the web led to our first full week of “Pi” puzzles in March and some others later in the year. Two Pi sudoku stood out including this Consecutive Sudoku from guest contributor Fatih Kamer Anda.

Consecutive Sudoku by Fatih Kamer Anda

Another prize goes out to an Arrow Sudoku from Murat Can Tonta.

Arrow Sudoku by Murat Can Tonta

The best sudoku of 2018 goes to another Pi-themed puzzle, a Thermo-Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli with an incredibly elegant arrangement of its givens that still leads to a fundamentally interesting logical solve.

Thermo-Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli