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Sunday Stumper: Arrow/Thermo-Sudoku by Jonas Gleim

Since 2021, we have posted some extra difficult Sunday Stumpers, about once a month. These will be quite tough puzzles, but with a logical path to be found (and solution videos to help). This fifth Sunday Stumper of 2022 is a combination of Arrow Sudoku and Thermo-Sudoku by Jonas Gleim.

Arrow/Thermo-Sudoku by Jonas Gleim

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Theme: Compass

Author/Opus: This is the 12th puzzle from guest contributor Jonas Gleim.

Rules: Standard Arrow Sudoku and Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 18:00, Master = 25:00, Expert = 50:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

Note: Follow this link for other classic Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Sudoku to get started on. More classic Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku, The Art of Sudoku 2 and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: 3/25

Author/Opus: This is the 409th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:00, Master = 17:30, Expert = 35:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video from the Cracking the Cryptic team is available here. Thomas may come back to write a “how this was made” type video in the coming weeks but the CtC solve captures most of the intended logic.

Note: Follow this link for more Thermo-Sudoku puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Thermo-Sudoku to get started on. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2 and Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 2.

Thermo-Sudoku by Kishore Kumar Sridharan

Thermo-Sudoku by Kishore Kumar Sridharan

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Theme: Dumbbell

Author/Opus: This is the 6th puzzle from guest contributor Kishore Kumar Sridharan.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:45, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Thermo-Sudoku puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Thermo-Sudoku to get started on. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2 and Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 2.

Thermo-Sudoku by R. Kumaresan

Thermo-Sudoku by R. Kumaresan

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Theme: Warm Up for 2022

Author/Opus: This is the 5th puzzle from guest contributor R. Kumaresan.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:15, Master = 7:15, Expert = 14:30

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Thermo-Sudoku puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Thermo-Sudoku to get started on. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2 and Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 2.

Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Thermo-Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Christmas Tree

Author/Opus: This is the 397th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:30, Master = 16:30, Expert = 33:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Thermo-Sudoku puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Thermo-Sudoku to get started on. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2 and Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 2.

Thermo-Sudoku by Teddy Tan

Thermo-Sudoku by Teddy Tan

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Theme: 20-20 Vision

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Teddy Tan.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

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

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Thermo-Sudoku puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Thermo-Sudoku to get started on. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2 and Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 2.

Arrow/Killer/Kropki/Thermo-Sudoku by Michael Rios

Arrow/Killer/Kropki/Thermo-Sudoku by Michael Rios

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Theme: Square Knots

Author/Opus: This is the 2nd puzzle from guest contributor Michael Rios.

Rules: Standard 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 (digits can repeat on an arrow). Some cages are in the grid marked by dashed lines; the sum of the digits in these cages must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of that cage (digits cannot repeat inside a cage). Some dots are given between two cells; a white dot shows that the digits in those cells are consecutive and a black dot shows that the digit in one of the cells has twice the value of the other (adjacent cells without dots may or may not follow these rules). Finally, some thermometer shapes are in the grid; the digits along the thermometer must be strictly increasing from the round bulb to the flat end.

Difficulty: 4.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:45, Master = 18:45, Expert = 37:30

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Arrow Sudoku. Follow this link for more Thermo-Sudoku puzzles. More Arrow and Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2. More Killer Sudoku puzzles can be found in Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli.