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Sudoku (XV) 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 numbers in two cells sharing an edge add up to 5, a V is marked on that edge; when the numbers 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

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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

Solution: PDF

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Sudoku (No Touch) 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

Solution: PDF

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Hidden Shape Sudoku by John Bulten

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Theme: Snakes on a Sudoku

Author/Opus: This is the 16th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, there are some shapes that must be put into the grid. The shapes can be rotated, but cannot be reflected; they can touch but cannot overlap. (Not all cells of the shapes contain numbers, but all numbers on the shapes must be entered into the corresponding cells after placement.)

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 8th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:00, Master = 30:00, Expert = 60:00

Solution: PDF

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S, as in Sudoku by Bryce Herdt

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Theme: ¿¡¿Dos Unos en Una Fila?!? (“Translated” from a puzzle by Thomas Snyder on the 3rd SudokuCup

Author/Opus: This is the 4th puzzle from guest contributor Bryce Herdt.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, in the cells with red letters, a number can only be entered if it contains that letter when spelled out in Spanish.

Answer String: Enter the 1st column from top to bottom, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th column from top to bottom.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 12:00, Expert = 24:00

Solution: PDF

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Bonus: Little Killer Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Digit Series and Clue Symmetry

Author/Opus: This is the 227th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, some numbered arrows outside the grid indicate the sum of the digits along that diagonal path. (Digits can repeat along a diagonal sum.)

Note: No answer strings or timing here (honor system for when you solve it). I’m simply posting some “examples” I wrote as the Sudoku Grand Prix coordinator. Apparently some common variants aren’t common enough….

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Bonus: Double Doku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Diagonals

Author/Opus: This is the 226th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Additionally, there are two overlapping classic sudoku grids, and both must have valid solutions.

Note: No answer strings or timing here (honor system for when you solve it). I’m simply posting some “examples” I wrote as the Sudoku Grand Prix coordinator. Apparently some common variants aren’t common enough….

Solution: PDF