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Battleships by Murat Can Tonta

Battleships by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Remainder

Author/Opus: This is the 185th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules. Use the indicated fleet.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:30, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for classic Battleships and this link for Battleships variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Battleships to get started on. More Battleships puzzles can be found in Battleships and Variations, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

E-book and Bonus Puzzle: Yajilin Battleships by Serkan Yürekli

Yajilin and Battleships are two of our favorite Loop and Object Placement puzzles, respectively. What happens when you combine them? Our new e-book Yajilin Battleships by Serkan Yürekli will show you.

We’ve included here the example puzzle from the book which is now available for purchase. We have a companion solving video if you want to see what these puzzles are sometimes like. Some other prior posts with this style from Serkan, Freddie Hand and Grant Fikes are linked.

Yajilin Battleships by Serkan Yürekli

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Rules: Variation of Battleships and Yajilin. Place the fleet of ships in the grid so that no ships touch each other, even diagonally. The grid contains internal clues (a number and an arrow) that show how many ship segments are in the indicated direction. All remaining white cells that do not contain a ship segment must be able to form a single loop, as in a Yajilin puzzle.

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Star Battle by Ashish Kumar

Star Battle by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: 12

Author/Opus: This is the 55th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

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

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

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

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other classic Star Battles and this link for Star Battle variations. 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 and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Corners

Author/Opus: This is the 180th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

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

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:45, Master = 7:15, Expert = 14:30

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

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. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.

Statue Park by Serkan Yürekli

Statue Park by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Polarization

Author/Opus: This is the 301st puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

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

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

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. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.

Statue Park by Joseph Howard

Statue Park by Joseph Howard

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Theme: Taijitu

Author/Opus: This is the 21st puzzle from guest contributor Joseph Howard.

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

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

Solution: PDF

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. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.

Statue Park by Thomas Snyder

Statue Park by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Parquet

Author/Opus: This is the 362nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. This puzzle uses a double set of tetrominoes (Note: as usual, all pieces can be rotated and/or reflected).

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 2:15, Expert = 4:30

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

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. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.