Pentominous (Borders) by Grant Fikes

Pentominous (Borders) by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 249th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Variation of Pentominous rules. Divide this grid into 45 pentominoes each containing 5 cells. Pentominoes with the same shape (including rotations/reflections) cannot share an edge.
Some borders between pentominoes are already drawn.

Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the marked column from top to bottom. Use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:00, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00

Note: Follow this link for other Pentominous puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Pentominous to get started on.

Fillomino by Grant Fikes

Fillomino by Grant Fikes

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Theme: One is the Loneliest Fillomino?

Author/Opus: This is the 248th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

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 17th row.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:15, Master = 8:30, Expert = 17:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic Fillomino. 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 and in Fill o’ Fillomino by Grant Fikes.

Double LITS by Grant Fikes

Double LITS by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 247th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Same as LITS, except that each region must contain two shaded tetrominoes. These two tetrominoes within a region cannot touch each other, and can be the same or different shapes.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 5:15, Expert = 10:30

Note: Follow this link for more variations of LITS and this link for classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on. More LITS puzzles can be found in LOTS O’ LITS by Grant Fikes and Prasanna Seshadri and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

LITS by Grant Fikes

LITS by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 246th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard LITS rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:20, Master = 2:15, Expert = 4:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on. More LITS puzzles can be found in LOTS O’ LITS by Grant Fikes and Prasanna Seshadri and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

Double Yajilin by Grant Fikes

Yajilin by Grant Fikes

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Theme: One, Two

Author/Opus: This is the 245th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Yajilin rules, except that instead of blackening single cells, blacken in dominoes (1×2 rectangles). Clues indicate the total number of dominoes (not the total number of cells) that are shaded in the given direction.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. If the loop only has vertical segments in the marked row, enter 0. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:30, Expert = 3:00

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

Yajilin by Grant Fikes

Yajilin by Grant Fikes

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Theme: One, Two

Author/Opus: This is the 244th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Yajilin rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. If the loop only has vertical segments in the marked row, enter 0. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:20, Expert = 2:40

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

Kakuro (Touchy) by Grant Fikes [Patron Bonus]

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Kakuro by Grant Fikes

Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 243rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Kakuro rules. Also, each placed number must share an edge with at least one other cell containing a consecutive number (1 higher or 1 lower).

Answer String: Enter the values in each white cell in the marked columns from top to bottom, separating the groups with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:15, Master = 9:15, Expert = 18:30

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli. Kakuro will also be featured in the upcoming The Art of Puzzles 2.