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Japanese Sums by Serkan Yürekli

Japanese Sums by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Sum of 1 & 2 (for Randy Rogers)

Author/Opus: This is the 146th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Place the digits 1-9 in some of the cells, so that no digit is repeated in any row or column. Numbers on the outside of the grid indicate the sums of adjacent digit groups in that row or column, in order. Each sum is separated by at least one unused cell.

Japanese Sums Example

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 10th row from left to right. Use a capital X for empty cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 18:00, Master = 32:00, Expert = 1:04:00

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Sum Star by Dan Adams

Sum Star by Dan Adams

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Dan Adams.

Rules: Place digits into some cells and shade all remaining cells so that: each dodecagon contains the digits 1-9 exactly once; digits in cells sharing a vertex with a black triangle add up to the indicated clue number without repeats; and shaded cells cannot share an edge with another shaded cell.

Magic Summer Example by Serkan Yürekli

Answer String: Enter the digits in the marked central rows (triangle, hexagon, triangle, …). Use a capital X for shaded cells. Separate each row with a comma. The example has the key “8178XX,243”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 16:00, Master = 32:00, Expert = 1:04:00

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Roller Coaster by Serkan Yürekli

Roller Coaster by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: 1 to 9 (for patron Veep, who co-wrote this style for the 2016 MIT Mystery Hunt)

Author/Opus: This is the 130th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Fill each cell with a digit from 1 to 9 (1 to 6 in example) so that no digit repeats in any row or column, and also draw a single, non-intersecting loop through some of the cells in the grid. The loop cannot pass through gray cells. Numbers on the outside of the grid show the sum of digits of ALL horizontal/vertical loop segments in that row/column in order. (Note: as in column 5 of the example, only segments that pass horizontally/vertically in a row/column appear as clues; the 5 in that column is not part of a vertical segment and is not represented by a clue). Not all outside clues are given, and unclued rows/columns can have any possible distribution of loop segments/sums.

Roller Cosaster Example by Serkan Yürekli

Answer String: Enter the digits in the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 9:15, Master = 14:00, Expert = 28:00

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Japanese+Latin Sums by Serkan Yürekli

Japanese+Latin Sums by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 127th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Hybrid of Japanese Sums and Latin Squares. Place a digit from 1-6 (1-4 in the example) into some cells so that each digit appears exactly once in each row and column. Numbers outside the grid indicate the sums of all adjacent digits in order in that row or column.

Japanese+Latin Sums Example by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 8th column from top to bottom. Use a capital X for empty cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:45, Master = 7:30, Expert = 15:00

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Magic Summer by Serkan Yürekli

Magic Summer by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Prime Numbers

Author/Opus: This is the 125th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Place a digit from 1-4 (1-3 in the example) into some cells so that each digit appears exactly once in each row and column. Numbers outside the grid indicate the sum of all numbers appearing in the corresponding rows and columns. (Digits in adjacent cells are combined to form multi-digit numbers.)

Magic Summer Example by Serkan Yürekli

Answer String: Enter the 5th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th column from top to bottom. Use a capital X for empty cells.

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

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Hundred by Thomas Snyder

Hundred by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Unique Digits

Author/Opus: This is the 250th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Add digits to some cells so each cell contains a one- or two-digit number. The sum of the numbers in each row and in each column must be 100.

Answer String: Enter all numbers including the new and given digits from left to right, starting with the top row, then the middle row, and then the bottom row. Separate each row with a comma. (For example “123454,362737,52399”.)

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 3:00, Expert = 6:00

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Easy as ABC (Transparent) by Prasanna Seshadri

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (originally on 2016 Polish Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 120th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Fill some empty cells with the letters A-F (A-D in the example) so that each row and column contains each letter exactly once. The letters outside the grid indicate the first letter seen from that direction, but each row and column has one transparent letter that is ignored by the clues. The transparent letters must be different in each row and column.

See also this example:

Easy as ABC by Prasanna Seshadri

Answer String: Enter the letters (including the transparent letter) in the marked rows in order from left to right, separating each row’s entry with a comma. USE CAPITAL LETTERS.

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

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