### Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Salih Alan

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**Theme:** Hourglass

**Author/Opus:** This is the 31st 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:** 4.5 stars

**Time Standards (highlight to view):** Grandmaster = 6:45, Master = 15:00, Expert = 30:00

**Solution:** PDF and solving animation.

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