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Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder

Skyscrapers by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: One Side or the Other (prepared for the 2017 Puzzle Grand Prix)

Author/Opus: This is the 278th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Skyscrapers rules.

Answer String: Enter the 5th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:30, Master = 13:00, Expert = 26:00 (*Estimates from competition scoring, not our usual process)

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

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Tetrominoes (prepared for the 2017 Puzzle Grand Prix)

Author/Opus: This is the 277th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-8.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right followed by the 6th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:00, Master = 16:00, Expert = 32:00 (*Estimates from competition scoring, not our usual process)

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 Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: 6-10 Repeats (prepared for the 2017 Puzzle Grand Prix)

Author/Opus: This is the 276th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

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

Answer String: Enter the 3rd 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 = 1:45, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30 (*Estimates from competition scoring, not our usual process)

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.

Arithmetic Square by Thomas Snyder

Arithmetic Square by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 273rd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Place each digit from 1 through 9 into the white boxes (a different digit per box) so that the indicated equations or relations are correct when evaluating from left to right or top to bottom (ignore the usual order of operations).

Answer String: Enter the nine digits in the boxes from left to right, starting with the top row, then the middle row, and then the bottom row, as a single string (e.g., “273854169”).

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00 (*Estimates from competition scoring, not our usual process)

Note: Follow this link for other less common Number Placement puzzles.

Arithmetic Square by Thomas Snyder

Arithmetic Square by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 272nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Place each digit from 1 through 9 into the white boxes (a different digit per box) so that the indicated equations or relations are correct when evaluating from left to right or top to bottom (ignore the usual order of operations).

Answer String: Enter the nine digits in the boxes from left to right, starting with the top row, then the middle row, and then the bottom row, as a single string (e.g., “273854169”).

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:15, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30 (*Estimates from competition scoring, not our usual process)

Note: Follow this link for other less common Number Placement puzzles.

Skyscrapers by John Bulten

Skyscrapers by John Bulten

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Theme: Duplexes (for Veep)

Author/Opus: This is the 24th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Skyscrapers rules.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 3rd row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:45, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

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

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Half and Half

Author/Opus: This is the 268th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-8.

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 = 8:00, Master = 15:00, Expert = 30:00

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.