Sunday Update and Solutions

Our most recent week of Object Placement puzzles (on hexagonal grids) is gathered in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

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

We will have a Parking Lot (Hex) puzzle soon as a Sunday Stumper, which is slightly different from the Saturday puzzle that also had “Extra Parking” = empty cars and white cell connectivity.

This coming week will feature an easier mix of puzzles as we also prepare for the release of our next Starter Pack 5: Star Battle by JinHoo Ahn. Watch for that special collection by next Sunday.

Minesweeper (Hex) by Thomas Snyder

Minesweeper by Thomas Snyder

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or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools. Use left click to place mine, right click (in cell) to mark unused, right click (on edge/corner) to mark a note; hitting tab will also enable a shading mode. If you want more solving options, turn off Penpa-Lite option.)

Theme: Equal and Unequal

Author/Opus: This is the 425th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Minesweeper rules (with a hexagonal grid): Place a mine into some of the empty hexagonal cells so that each number represents the total count of mines in neighboring cells.

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:30, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

Note: Follow this link for classic Minesweeper puzzles on this website and this link for variations on Minesweeper puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Minesweeper Puzzles to get started on. More Minesweeper puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles 2.

Sunday Surprise: US Team shirt puzzle by Thomas Snyder

Best of luck and skill to all competitors in Kraków, Poland this week at the World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships (WSPC).

Puzzle by Thomas Snyder

Puzzle by Thomas Snyder

Puzzle by Thomas Snyder

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

Theme: US Team for 2022 World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

Author/Opus: This is the 424th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: This puzzle from the US team t-shirts for the world championships is originally being released in an “instructionless” mode. It combines a common sudoku variation and a common puzzle type. More info is now available below.

Identity of the two rule sets: (highlight to view): This puzzle combines Thermo-Sudoku and Skyscraper styles. The combination of this style with no givens was first constructed by Thomas Snyder for the 2013 United States Puzzle Championship.

Solution: PDF; the puzzle was featured in a Cracking the Cryptic solving video here.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our most recent week of “Easy As ABC” style puzzles is gathered in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

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

This coming week will feature Object Placement puzzles but with a special twist, all of them are to be solved on a hexagonal grid.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our most recent week of Castle Wall puzzles is gathered in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Castle Wall puzzles can be found in our e-store here.

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

This coming week will feature Easy as ABC puzzles as well as other puzzles using these rules to highlight outside, visible clues.

Castle Wall (Hex) by Thomas Snyder

Castle Wall (Hex) by Thomas Snyder

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or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools in linex mode where left click+drag draws lines and right click marks X’s)

Theme: Hexed

Author/Opus: This is the 423rd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Castle Wall rules except on a hexagonal grid.

Difficulty: 5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 15:30, Master = 21:30, Expert = 43:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

Note: Follow this link for more Castle Wall puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Castle Wall puzzles to get started on. More Castle Wall puzzles can be found in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles as well as the larger collection Castle Wall, both by Serkan Yürekli.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our most recent week of Pentominous puzzles is gathered in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Pentominous puzzles can be found in our e-store here.

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

This coming week will feature four classic Castle Wall puzzles as well as two variations.