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New Kurotto e-book and Sunday update

A few months ago we had a full week of Kurotto puzzles and promised that an e-book would be available later this year with more of this great shading puzzle style. Today we’ve released that e-book, Kurotto by Prasanna Seshadri, and it is one of my favorite books that we’ve published because it takes this puzzle style much further than others have, including with a few new variations from Prasanna.

Our most recent mix of Sudoku puzzles and variations can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for the Thursday XV Sudoku by Ashish Kumar:

and another video for the Saturday Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder:

If you prefer to see Simon from Cracking the Cryptic work on this grid, we have that video too:

This upcoming week will feature Kakuro puzzles.

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent variety mix of puzzles can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for the Friday Killer Sudoku by Grant Fikes:

and another video for the Saturday Slitherlink by Tom Collyer:

This upcoming week will feature Sudoku and variations.

Sunday update with solutions

Over the last week we’ve added two e-books to our store: Plenty O’ Pentominous 3 by Grant Fikes and Murat Can Tonta, and Yajilin Battleships by Serkan Yürekli. Please check them out if you are interested in some fun puzzle challenges.

Our most recent week of Balance Loop puzzles can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for four of this past week’s puzzles. First are solving videos for two of the regular Balance Loops, starting with the Forgotten Numbers by Grant Fikes:

and another video for the Even Diagonally puzzle by Prasanna Seshadri:

We also have solving videos for the two harder variations to close the week. This includes the Balance Loop (Skyscrapers) by Murat Can Tonta:

and the Balance Loop (Star Battle) by Serkan Yürekli:

This upcoming week will feature a variety mix of puzzles from across six different genres.

Sunday update with solutions

Later today we’ll be adding Yajilin-Battleships by Serkan Yürekli to our e-store and we’ll have another title next weekend as we begin publishing more books on our site.

Our most recent week of Cave puzzles can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for three of this past week’s puzzles. First is a solving video focused on an important heuristic for Cave puzzles, which was quite useful for the Tuesday Cave by Serkan Yürekli:

We also have a video for the Friday “Singularity” Cave by William Hu:

and a video for my “Antisymmetry” Cave:

This upcoming week will feature Balance Loop puzzles including a couple variations.

Sunday update with solutions

This week we’ll start with some general updates:

First, we’re excited to have some new titles coming to our e-store — the first since our blog relaunch earlier in the year. I’m doing the last touches on two e-books now and will be adding Yajilin Battleships by Serkan Yürekli and Plenty O’ Pentominous 3 by Grant Fikes and Murat Can Tonta to our web store over the next two weekends. Watch for additional posts here when these fun collections are available for purchase.

Second, we have not found any quick fixes to the issues with logging into the solving/fave applet. This seems to be due to updated browser security checks when connecting to external sites. The fix likely requires moving the applet and database to be hosted on our servers and we are working with the external developer to see if this is possible, or if we should find an alternative self-hosted tool.

Our most recent week of Cross the Streams puzzles can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for two of this past week’s puzzles. First is a solving video for my Cross the Streams (LITS):

We also have a video for the Saturday Cross the Streams (audiobook) from Grant Fikes:

This upcoming week will feature Cave puzzles including one variation.

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent variety week of puzzles can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for two of this past week’s puzzles. First is a solving video for the LITS from Chris Green:

We also have a video for the Saturday Fillomino variation from Nate Perkins:

This upcoming week will feature Cross the Streams puzzles and variations.

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent week of Skyscrapers can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have also been linked to the individual posts.

We have a solving video for two of this week’s puzzles starting with the Thursday Skyscrapers from Ashish Kumar:

as well as the difficult Friday Skyscrapers from Salih Alan:

This upcoming week will feature Statue Park puzzles.