Formed Cave by Serkan Yürekli

Cave by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 198th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Cave rules; also, all groups of cells outside the Cave must be formed out of different arrangements of exactly five cells (i.e., different pentominoes). Pentomino shapes may be reflected or rotated, but they cannot repeat or touch each other. Not all pentominoes need to appear.

This example uses four cell regions (i.e., tetrominoes) within the same rules.

Cave by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the cave segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:45, Master = 11:45, Expert = 23:30

Note: Follow this link for other Cave variations and this link for other classic Caves. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Cave Puzzles to get started on. More Cave puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles and in Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection.

Cave by Murat Can Tonta

Cave by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Easy As …?

Author/Opus: This is the 99th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Cave rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the cave segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 6:45, Expert = 13:30

Note: Follow this link for other classic Caves. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Cave Puzzles to get started on. More Cave puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles and in Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection.

Araf by Murat Can Tonta

Araf by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: 1 to 14

Author/Opus: This is the 98th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Araf rules.

Answer String: Enter the number of cells in each connected group (between bold lines) in the marked rows.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:45, Master = 7:30, Expert = 15:00

Note: Follow this link for more Araf puzzles on this website. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Araf Puzzles to get started on.

Thermo-Sudoku by John Bulten

Thermo-Sudoku by John Bulten

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Theme: Candlepower

Author/Opus: This is the 53rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

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 = 5:30, Master = 11:00, Expert = 22:00

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.

Litro by John Bulten

Litro by John Bulten

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Theme: Pocket Puzzle

Author/Opus: This is the 52nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Variation of standard Nanro rules. Besides the cells numbered 4, identical numbers in differing regions cannot touch along common borders. All “4” clues have been replaced by tetromino letters, and must be connected to form a valid LITS solution (that is, identical shapes cannot touch along common borders). In other words: the final solution, including all numbered cells and tetrominoes, is a valid Nanro solution, and just the regions with tetrominoes form a valid LITS solution.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the segments labeled with numbers from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:15, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

Note: Follow this link for Nanro puzzles on this website and this link for variations on Nanro puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Nanro Puzzles to get started on. More Nanro puzzles can be found in A Number o’ Nanro by Prasanna Seshadri.

Outside Nanro by Carl Worth

Nanro by Carl Worth

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Theme: Bisection

Author/Opus: This is the 34th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Carl Worth.

Rules: In this variation of Nanro, numbers are now given outside the grid. Each number clue represents the first number placed inside the grid in that row or column in the corresponding direction.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the segments labeled with numbers from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

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

Note: Follow this link for Nanro puzzles on this website and this link for variations on Nanro puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Nanro Puzzles to get started on. More Nanro puzzles can be found in A Number o’ Nanro by Prasanna Seshadri.

Skyscrapers by John Bulten

Skyscrapers by John Bulten

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Theme: 45454…

Author/Opus: This is the 51st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Skyscrapers rules.

Answer String: Enter the 3rd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

Note: Follow this link for classic Skyscrapers puzzles and this link for variations on Skyscrapers puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Skyscrapers Puzzles to get started on. More Skyscrapers puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles.