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Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Diamonds (for Chris Green)

Author/Opus: This is the 150th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Classic Sudoku Rules. Also, some arrow shapes are in the grid; the sum of the digits along the path of each arrow must equal the digit in the circled cell. Some thermometer shapes are in the grid; digits must be strictly increasing from the round bulb to each flat end. Finally, some diamond shapes are in the grid; the labeled diamonds below the grid must be placed in some order onto the shapes in the grid. The labeled diamonds can be rotated but cannot be reflected.

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:15, Master = 10:45, Expert = 21:30

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Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Eleven (for 11/11)

Author/Opus: This is the 256th puzzle from Thomas Snyder aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, if a gray circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive (i.e., differ by 1). Not all gray circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:15, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

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Sudoku (XV) by Serkan Yürekli

XV Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Anti-XV (for patron Phleb)

Author/Opus: This is the 129th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, when the digits in two cells sharing an edge add up to 5, a V is marked on that edge; when the digits in two cells sharing an edge add up to 10, an X is marked on that edge. (For clarity, as no symbols appear in the grid below, there are never any edge-adjacent cells that sum to 5 or 10.)

Answer String: Enter the 6th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 5th column from top to bottom.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:00, Master = 7:30, Expert = 15:00

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Sudoku (Smashed Sums) by Prasanna Seshadri

Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: No Zeroes

Author/Opus: This is the 132nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Sudoku. Instead of the digits 1 through 9, this puzzle uses the digits 1 through 7 as well as two black squares in each row, column, and bold region. Clues outside the grid indicate the sum of all digits between the black squares in that row/column.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 8th row from left to right. Use a capital X for all black squares.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:30, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00

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Sudoku (No Touch) by Serkan Yürekli

No Touch Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (for patron Phleb)

Author/Opus: This is the 122nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, identical digits cannot be in diagonally-adjacent cells.

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 5th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:00, Master = 12:00, Expert = 24:00

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Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: The Last Ones (for patron Randiman Rogers; all cages end in 1, and symmetric clues add to 11)

Author/Opus: This is the 100th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, the sum of the digits in each cage must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of that cage. Digits cannot repeat inside a cage.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:00, Master = 25:00, Expert = 50:00

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Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: GP = Grandmaster Puzzles

Author/Opus: This is the 236th puzzle from Thomas Snyder aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, if a gray circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive (i.e., differ by 1). Not all gray circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.

Answer String: Enter the 6th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

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