Yajilin by Murat Can Tonta

Yajilin by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 90th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

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 = 2:45, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

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.

Minesweeper (Pentomino) by Murat Can Tonta

Minesweeper (Pentomino) by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 89th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Place the twelve pentominoes into the grid, rotations and reflections allowed. Pentominoes cannot cover the numbered cells, and they also cannot touch each other (not even diagonally). Numbered cells indicate how many of the surrounding cells (including diagonally adjacent cells) contain parts of the pentominoes.

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 = 5:30, Master = 7:15, Expert = 14:30

Note: Click here for other Minesweeper puzzles.

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Antisymmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 88th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. This puzzle uses a standard tetromino set.

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 = 0:40, Master = 1:00, Expert = 2:00

Note: Follow this link for other Statue Park Puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on.

Arrow Sudoku by Murat Can Tonta

Arrow Sudoku by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Broken Arrows

Author/Opus: This is the 87th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Arrow Sudoku rules.

Answer String: Enter the 6th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 4th column from top to bottom.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:00, Master = 7:45, Expert = 15:30

Note: Follow this link for more Arrow Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Arrow Sudoku to get started on.

Yajilin (Pentominoes) by Murat Can Tonta

While not a Pentominous puzzle, we wanted to share a cool Pentominoes loop puzzle variant from Murat this week, who is a co-author with Grant Fikes of Plenty o’ Pentominous, released this week.

Yajilin by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 86th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Variation of Yajilin. Place the twelve pentominoes into empty cells in the grid (rotations and reflections allowed). No two pentominoes can share an edge. The numbered arrows indicate the number of cells that are parts of pentominoes in the given direction. Then draw a single closed loop (without intersections or crossings) through all remaining white cells as in a Yajilin.

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 = 8:00, Master = 12:30, Expert = 25:00

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.

Cross the Streams by Murat Can Tonta

Cross The Streams by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Pi

Author/Opus: This is the 85th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Cross the Streams rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments from left to right for the marked rows, going in order from A to B to C to D and separating each entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 2:45, Expert = 5:30.

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

Tapa (Total False) by Murat Can Tonta

Tapa by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Equal Representation

Author/Opus: This is the 84th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Variation of Tapa Rules. Every given clue is lying in two ways: first, the number of given clues in that cell is false; second, the value of any given clues is not true for any part of the Tapa around that cell. For example, a 3 clue could actually indicate 24, but it could not indicate 2 (same number of clues) or 23 (the digit 3 appears). 0 is not a valid clue for this Tapa.

Total False Tapa Example

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 = 2:45, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

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