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Minesweeper (Pentomino) by Murat Can Tonta

Minesweeper (Pentomino) by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 89th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Place the twelve pentominoes into the grid, rotations and reflections allowed. Pentominoes cannot cover the numbered cells, and they also cannot touch each other (not even diagonally). Numbered cells indicate how many of the surrounding cells (including diagonally adjacent cells) contain parts of the pentominoes.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:30, Master = 7:15, Expert = 14:30

Note: Click here for other Minesweeper puzzles.

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Antisymmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 88th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. This puzzle uses a standard tetromino set.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:40, Master = 1:00, Expert = 2:00

Note: Follow this link for other Statue Park Puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on.

Scrabble (PI) by Carl Worth

Crisscross by Carl Worth

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Theme: Pi Filling

Author/Opus: This is the 31st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Carl Worth.

Rules: Place each of the given words into the grid, one letter per cell, reading from left to right or top to bottom. All words must be connected, and no words other than the given words can appear in the grid. All occurrences of PI have already been entered into the grid (as the symbol π).

Answer String: Enter all crisscross letters (and spelling out PI where it is used) from left to right for the marked rows and top to bottom for the marked columns. Separate each row/column’s entry with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS and ignore all empty cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 25:00, Master = 40:00, Expert = 1:20:00

Note: Follow this link for other word logic puzzles.

Battleships by Murat Can Tonta

Battleships by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Easy as 123

Author/Opus: This is the 82nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules. Use the indicated fleet.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a ship segment appears (enter just the last digit for any two-digit number). If the row is empty, enter 0. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:40, Master = 1:00, Expert = 2:00

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

Star Battle by Murat Can Tonta

Star Battle by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 81st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Three stars per row, column, and region.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:00, Master = 10:00, Expert = 20:00

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

Star Battle (Builder) by Murat Can Tonta

Star Battle by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: JOIN ME

Author/Opus: This is the 80th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules with two stars per row, column, and region. Also, some region boundaries are missing, but all given borders must separate cells in different regions.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 12:00, Expert = 24:00

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

Star Battle by Serkan Yürekli

Star Battle by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Jordan 23

Author/Opus: This is the 174th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

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