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Sunday update with solutions

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.

Next week will feature TomTom puzzles, and for one of our solving videos this Sunday we have Murat Can Tonta, constructor of the Saturday puzzle, talking through the solution path to his hard 24’s puzzle. (Link here: warning, thumbnail shows part of solution).

We also are releasing a classic Youtube video on some Star Battle puzzles, including the solution path to our July 4th puzzle from six years ago and a bonus puzzle which you can play online here (July 4, bonus).

Our Best of 2019 series will pick up again next week after all the TomTom puzzles with our best Number Placement puzzles.

Sunday update with solutions

A reminder that our reopening sale runs to the end of June (Tuesday) with a 20% discount on all titles in the shop (automatically applied at checkout) so please check out the e-book store if you want to purchase some puzzle PDFs.

Our most recent week of Pentominous 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 two solving videos for Pentominous puzzles from this week, for the Wednesday and Saturday puzzles.

Later today we will be back with our third “Best of 2019” post highlighting Region Division puzzles, and for the rest of the week we will be posting a variety mix of puzzles ranging from easy to hard in difficulty as the week progresses.

Sunday update with solutions

A reminder that throughout June, as part of our reopening, we have a special 20% discount on all titles in the shop (automatically applied at checkout) so please check out the store if you want to purchase some puzzle PDFs.

Our most recent week of Star Battle 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 three video solution talkthroughs for this week. As I was the constructor for the Saturday puzzle, you can find my exact intended path in this video:

and you can also find my approaches to solving the Wednesday and Friday puzzles in these videos

Over this weekend, we have also completed the first part of a long-term project to add solutions to our web backlog. All puzzles from 2018 and 2019 now have posted PDFs of the solutions, and you can also grab their solutions from our weekly PDFs page.

Later today we will be back with our second “Best of 2019” post highlighting Object Placement puzzles, and also a post discussing thoughts on online solving tools for GMPuzzles. And this upcoming week we will focus on Pentominous 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.

This week’s video solution talkthrough is for Grant Fikes’s Killer Sudoku puzzle (and I approached it as more of a blind solve tutorial as a change of pace as I hadn’t done the puzzle in awhile.)

We have also been highlight favorite old puzzles where we have available solution videos. Serkan Yürekli made this hard Killer Sudoku which we posted almost 6 years ago. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do; if you get stuck, here are some tips:

Later today we will be back with our first “Best of 2019” post highlighting Sudoku.

This coming week we will be featuring Star Battle puzzles.

A reminder that this June, as part of our reopening, we have a special 20% discount on all titles in the shop (automatically applied at checkout) so please check out the store if you want to purchase some puzzle PDFs.

Sunday update with solutions and schedule for next week

Our first 2020 week of puzzles can be found in this PDF and the solutions are all grouped in this PDF and have been linked to the individual posts.

This week’s video talkthrough is for Elyot Grant’s interesting Fillomino puzzle.

Next week we will be featuring Sudoku puzzles including some variations.


It is great to be back, which means we met our goals of relaunching our e-book store alongside our weekly web puzzles. For the whole month of June, we have a 20% discount on all titles in the shop (automatically applied at checkout) so please check out the store if you want to purchase some puzzle PDFs.

There are more updates to come later in the year as we strive to improve the GMPuzzles community experience. One of those areas to is expand our Sunday content, including a return of our “Ask Dr. Sudoku” column. One topic we will plan to discuss soon is related to a comment from this week’s Star Battle puzzle — how should we integrate electronic solving options to our web posts and books. If you have other questions or suggested topics for us, please share as comments and we’ll select some for future posts.

We also are overdue to post our “Best Puzzles of 2019”, and we will start that next Sunday with our Best Sudoku of 2019. But as an early preview, and as the extra solution video for this week, we wanted to link to one of our very best (and trickiest) puzzles of 2019, this Fillomino from John Bulten from January 2019. In case you missed it, please try it now; tips if you get stuck are in the solution video below.

Schedule for Next Week

Our last week featuring a variety mix of puzzles can be found in this PDF.

This next week features a set of Sudoku variations — as well as some “Sudoku hybrids” with other puzzles using the terminology from this “What is a Sudoku?” report in progress. Several of the puzzles are connected to the upcoming World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships (WSC and WPC) happening in Germany next week. We will taking a couple of weeks off around this event, and will have news on our return in October.

Our master+ subscribers will be receiving a bonus Sudoku by Tom Collyer and an Arrow Sudoku by Murat Can Tonta, as well as access to the puzzle solutions. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.

Schedule for Next Week

Our last week featuring a variety mix of puzzles can be found in this PDF.

This next week features a set of Masyu puzzles and variations, several more difficult/interesting than you might expect for such small grids and for this puzzle style.

Our master+ subscribers will be receiving a bonus Masyu by Grant Fikes and another by Ashish Kumar, as well as access to the puzzle solutions. If you want to become a subscriber and get access to bonus puzzles, solutions, e-books, and other rewards, check out this page.