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TomTom by Thomas Snyder

TomTom by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: The Lonely Ones

Author/Opus: This is the 422nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

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

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:15, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

Note: Follow this link for classic TomTom and this link for TomTom variations. 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 TomTom collection, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Terra X by Sam Cappleman-Lynes

Terra X by Sam Cappleman-Lynes

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Theme: Mystery Box

Author/Opus: This is the 12th puzzle from guest contributor Sam Cappleman-Lynes.

Rules: Place a number from 0 to 9 into each area so that no two areas that touch orthogonally share the same number. Wherever four areas meet at a point (marked with dots as a visual aid), the numbers in those areas must add up to 10.

Also, see this example:

Terra X by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 14:45, Master = 21:00, Expert = 42:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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

Terra X by Prasanna Seshadri

Terra X by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Dominoes

Author/Opus: This is the 239th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Place a number from 0 to 9 into each area so that no two areas that touch orthogonally share the same number. Wherever four areas meet at a point (marked with dots as a visual aid), the numbers in those areas must add up to 10.

Also, see this example:

Terra X by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:45, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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

Smashed Sums by Serkan Yürekli

Smashed Sums by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Order and Disorder

Author/Opus: This is the 375th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Fill each row and column of the grid with the digits 1 to 5 and two blackened cells. Numbers outside the grid indicate the sum of the digits between the two blackened cells in that row or column. Blackened cells are allowed to touch. Or see here.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:30, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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

Terra X by JinHoo Ahn

Terra X by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: 0 to 7

Author/Opus: This is the 53rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Place a number from 0 to 9 into each area so that no two areas that touch orthogonally share the same number. Wherever four areas meet at a point (marked with dots as a visual aid), the numbers in those areas must add up to 10.

Also, see this example:

Terra X by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 3:00, Expert = 6:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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

Smashed Sums by Ashish Kumar

Smashed Sums by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Even Vs Odd

Author/Opus: This is the 97th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Fill each row and column of the grid with the digits 1 to 4 and two blackened cells. Numbers outside the grid indicate the sum of the digits between the two blackened cells in that row or column. Blackened cells are allowed to touch. Or see here.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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

Smashed Sums by Grant Fikes

Smashed Sums by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Squared Away

Author/Opus: This is the 382nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Fill each row and column of the grid with the digits 1 to 4 and two blackened cells. Numbers outside the grid indicate the sum of the digits between the two blackened cells in that row or column. Blackened cells are allowed to touch. Or see here.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

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

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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