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Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Japanese Sums puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Japanese Sums puzzles (alongside five other genres) can be found in Grandmaster Puzzles Quarterly: Volume 4, which we recently released.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

This week we hit a (small) milestone of getting to 1000 subscribers to our YouTube channel. We’re figuring out a good way to mark this occasion, possibly including a 10 by 10×10 puzzle set that I mentioned on the puzzlecrafting video describing my 400th puzzle. We’re also working on some other kinds of content to go alongside the daily solution videos as our goal is to keep growing the audience from here.

We’ll be back in a few minutes with a tough Sunday Stumper puzzle, and then this coming week will be an easier “Starter Pack” variety mix of puzzles. One of them will be a TomTom puzzle from me, and at the end of the week we will be releasing Starter Pack 3: TomTom by Thomas Snyder, a collection of 36 hand-crafted puzzles for beginners (and others) to get into this interesting puzzle style.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Balance Loop puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Balance Loop puzzles (that are only in these books and not on our website) can be found in our e-store at this link.

The daily solution videos, this week from Prasanna, are on the posts and linked below:

Astute observers may have noticed that Japanese Sums was recently added to our Number Placement puzzle list on the main blog roster. We’ve also fully digitized the Penpa backlog for it. This upcoming week will feature this “new” puzzle to the website, as well as a Sunday Stumper next week. Japanese Sums will also be one of the six puzzle styles in Grandmaster Puzzles Quarterly 4 which will be released later today, so watch for more information on that.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Sudoku puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. Many more original Sudoku puzzles (that have not been on our blog) can be found in our e-store at this link including our popular The Art of Sudoku series and the Masterpiece Sudoku Mixes.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

Our next week of puzzles features Balance Loop puzzles.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our recent week of Snake Pit puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

Our next week of puzzles features Sudoku and variations.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Last week’s collection of Battleships puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. You can find more Battleships puzzles in these books in our e-store.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

In a few minutes we will have a Sunday Stumper: a Battleship Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli. Our next week of puzzles features Snake Pit puzzles.

Sunday Update and Solutions

Our previous variety mix week of hexagonal grid puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

Our next week of puzzles features Battleships puzzles and variations. We will also have a Sunday Stumper from Serkan Yürekli in 7 days.

Sunday Update and Solutions with new Tapa e-book and bonus puzzle

Today we’re excited to announce the release of the new book Tapa and Variations 3, co-authored by Zoltán Horváth and Serkan Yürekli. It features 20 classic Tapa puzzles (including one giant grid) as well as 4 puzzles in each of 9 variations for 56 Tapa in total. This book follows our release about a month ago of Starter Pack 2: Tapa which is a good way for a beginner to get into Tapa where Tapa and Variations 3 has some very challenging puzzles.

To mark the release of the new book, Serkan wrote a bonus “Tapa Sudoku” puzzle for the Cracking the Cryptic channel which you solve find here, as well as watching a solving explanation from Simon Anthony from his own experience with the puzzle as well as seeing me go through it.

Our previous week of Tapa puzzles is gathered together in this PDF and the solutions are in this PDF. More Tapa puzzles can be found in these books in our store. All of our books including the ones mentioned above feature original puzzles (not from the website), and buying these books is a great way to support the site while getting more fun logical challenges to solve.

The daily solution videos are on the posts and linked below:

Our next week of puzzles features hexagonal grids, with six different styles taken to a new logical shape by changing the grid behavior.