### Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Salih Alan

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**Theme:** Cool

**Author/Opus:** This is the 12th puzzle from guest contributor Salih Alan.

**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:** 4 stars

**Time Standards (highlight to view):** Grandmaster = 5:00, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

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

**Note:** Follow this link for Consecutive Pairs Sudoku puzzles on this website. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Consecutive Pairs Sudoku to get started on. More Consecutive Pairs Sudoku puzzles can be found in *The Art of Sudoku 2* and in *Masterpiece Sudoku Mix 6: Consecutive Pairs Sudoku*.