Outside Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

Outside Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Extra Regions

Author/Opus: This is the 223rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Outside Sudoku rules: Insert a number from 1 to 9 into each cell so that no number repeats in any row, column, or bold region. Some numbers are given outside the grid. These numbers must appear in the first three cells in the corresponding direction.

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Outside Sudoku puzzles. More Outside Sudoku puzzles can be found in Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 4.

Fillomino by Prasanna Seshadri

Fillomino by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: 2022 Duality

Author/Opus: This is the 222th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Fillomino rules.

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here, and an Art of Puzzlecrafting video from Prasanna describing how he made the puzzle is here.

Note: Follow this link for classic Fillomino and this link for Fillomino variations. 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 books Logic Puzzles 101 and Starter Pack 1: Fillomino.

Tapa-Like Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

Tapa-Like Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Prime Digits

Author/Opus: This is the 221st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Form a single non-intersecting loop. Clues inside the grid represent the number of neighboring cells visited by the loop; if there is more than one number in a cell, each number should be represented with a separate loop segment. There is no 2×2 rule of Tapa in this puzzle.

See also this example:

Tapa-Like Loop Example by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:40, Expert = 3:20

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for other Tapa-Like Loop puzzles. More Tapa-Like Loop puzzles can be found in the Tapa-Like Loop Collection by Prasanna Seshadri.

Sunday Stumper: Killer Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

This year, we started posting some extra difficult Sunday Stumpers, about once a month. These will be quite tough puzzles, but with a logical path to be found (and solution videos to help). This tenth Sunday Stumper is a challenging Killer Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri.

Killer Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Y Go Extra?

Author/Opus: This is the 220th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, the sum of the digits in each cage must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of that cage. Digits cannot repeat inside a cage.

Difficulty: 5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 20:00, Master = 30:00, Expert = 1:00:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Killer Sudoku and this link for classic Sudoku. More Killer Sudoku puzzles can be found in Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli.

Cross the Streams by Prasanna Seshadri

Cross The Streams by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: 23

Author/Opus: This is the 219th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Cross the Streams rules.

Difficulty: 2 stars

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

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

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.

Kakuro by Prasanna Seshadri

Kakuro by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: 4-way Intersections

Author/Opus: This is the 218th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules.

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 9:30, Expert = 19:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for classic Kakuro and this link for Kakuro variations. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli and in The Art of Puzzles 2.

Statue Park (Twilight) by Prasanna Seshadri

Statue Park by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Antisymmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 217th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. Also, the numbers in the black circles show the number of spaces not occupied by pentominoes in orthogonally and diagonally adjacent cells. The numbers in the white circles show the number of spaces occupied by pentominoes in orthogonally and diagonally adjacent cells.

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 11:00, Master = 16:00, Expert = 32:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for other classic Statue Park and this link for Statue Park variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.