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TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Repeats Upon Repeats

Author/Opus: This is the 302nd* puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku. (*Saturday’s puzzle is a 300th post special, so this entry is out of order.)

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-7.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right followed by the 5th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 4:30, Expert = 9:00

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

TomTom by Serkan Yürekli

TomTom by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Ordered Spiral

Author/Opus: This is the 177th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-6.

Answer String: Enter the 4th row from left to right followed by the 5th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

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

TomTom (Combo Variation) by Carl Worth

TomTom by Carl Worth

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 29th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Carl Worth.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, except that fractional values are allowed as clues. Also, some cages have multiple operations. These cages must have the same value when operated on by either operation (e.g., a +× cage could contain 123 because 1+2+3 = 1×2×3). This puzzle uses the integers 1-5.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right followed by the 5th row from left to right. Separate all rows with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00

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

TomTom (No Touch) by Dan Katz

TomTom by Dan Katz

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Theme: Four Exits

Author/Opus: This is the 5th puzzle from guest contributor Dan Katz.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-6. Also, identical digits cannot be in diagonally adjacent cells.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right followed by the 4th row from left to right. Separate all rows with a comma.

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

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

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Repeats

Author/Opus: This is the 301st* puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku. (*Saturday’s puzzle is a 300th post special, so this entry is out of order.)

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-5.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right followed by the 4th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:30, Master = 0:45, Expert = 1:30

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

Double Kakuro by Grant Fikes

Kakuro by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Nine Squares

Author/Opus: This is the 253rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Variation of Kakuro. The gray (2×2) cells are to be filled by a single digit which sits in multiple rows and columns. No digits can repeat within an entry, regardless of if it is in a small or large cell.

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

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

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.

Kakuro (Nonconsecutive) by Grant Fikes

Kakuro by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical (for Randy Rogers)

Author/Opus: This is the 250th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Kakuro rules. Also, no two consecutive numbers (i.e., numbers that differ by 1) can be in cells that share an edge.

Answer String: Enter the values in each cell in the 3rd column from top to bottom and then in the 10th column from top to bottom, separating the two entries with a comma. Ignore black cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 10:00, Expert = 20:00

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli.