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Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent week of Kurotto 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. If you enjoyed this Kurotto week, we will have a collection of Kurotto puzzles from Prasanna Seshadri released as an e-book later this year.

We have created a general Kurotto solving video with tips for this style from Thursday’s puzzle by Prasanna:

We also have a video for the challenging Kurotto (Skyscrapers) variation, also by Prasanna:

This upcoming week will feature Snake puzzles.

Sunday update with solutions

Note: We have received multiple reports of login issues with the solving applet; this seems to be tied to some new security updates on web browsers and may be difficult to fix but we will keep you updated.

Our most recent variety mix week 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 two solving videos for this week. First is some guidance for the Graffiti Snake from Prasanna on Thursday:

We also have another Star Battle video for the Saturday puzzle from Ashish:

This upcoming week will feature Skyscrapers puzzles.

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent week of Araf 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.

As Araf is a less familiar style (and sometimes seems to benefit from “intuition” even though all of these puzzles can be done with full logical), we have solution videos done in ink for the whole week of Araf puzzles starting with the basics of Araf in the Monday and Tuesday puzzles:

Some harder logical tricks are revealed in the Wednesday and Thursday puzzles:

And here are solving paths for the Friday and Saturday puzzles:

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

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent week of Battleships 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 created one solution video for JinHoo Ahn’s Battleships puzzle from Friday.

And we recently saw that contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar made a solution video for Thomas Snyder’s Love Boat Battleships puzzle from last year; check the puzzle and video out if you are interested in a different style of tutorial.

This upcoming week will feature Araf puzzles.

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent week of Sudoku 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 also have two solution video for this week for the Friday Consecutive Pairs Sudoku and Saturday Arrow Sudoku puzzles.

This upcoming week will feature Battleships puzzles.

Sunday update with solutions

Our most recent variety mix 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.

A video talkthrough for the difficulty Kakuro (Double) puzzle from Saturday is here.

We’ve also shared our talkthrough of this Best of 2019
Sundoko Snake Shape puzzle combining three puzzle styles:

This coming week will focus on Sudoku and variations.

Best of 2019: Loop/Path Puzzles

Here are our best Loop/Path puzzles of 2019, selected from the 42 web posts in this category based on your FAVE votes:

A couple of our “Best of” in this category are variety puzzles, starting with this loop + word puzzle combination O’utcast from Serkan Yürekli.

O'utcast by Serkan Yürekli

Guest contributor Bryce Herdt created a quite unusual Castle Wall puzzle that got a fair number of FAVE votes.

Castle Wall by Bryce Herdt

Another guest contributor, Joseph Howard, put together this challenging Yajilin variation with some “false” clues that might be covered up. The solvers who found their way to end enjoyed the journey.

Yajilin by Joseph Howard

Another Castle Wall, this one by Murat Can Tonta, was our second best in this category, with a noteworthy solving path if you can find it.

Castle Wall by Murat Can Tonta

The best Loop/Path puzzle of 2019, and also the top vote getter across all categories as the best puzzle of 2019, is an absolutely crazy variation by Yuki Kawabe. It combines some shading, object placement, and snake path genres into a hybrid called SSS (Sundoku Snake Shape).

SSS by Yuki Kawabe

All of these best Loop/Path puzzles are collected in this PDF file.