### Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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**Theme:** Checkered

**Author/Opus:** This is the 526th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

**Rules:** Standard Consecutive Pairs Sudoku rules. (If a gray circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. Note not all gray circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

**Difficulty:** 1 star

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

**Solution:** PDF and solving animation.

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