TomTom (No Touch) by Serkan Yürekli

TomTom by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 255th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-8. Also, identical digits cannot be in diagonally adjacent cells

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right followed by the 6th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 10:00, Master = 15:00, Expert = 30:00

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

TomTom by Ashish Kumar

TomTom by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Three Thirty

Author/Opus: This is the 13th puzzle from guest contributor Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Standard TomTom rules, using the integers 1-6.

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right followed by the 6th row from left to right. Separate the entries with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

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

Castle Wall by Bryce Herdt

Castle Wall by Bryce Herdt

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Theme: Siege

Author/Opus: This is the 14th puzzle from guest contributor Bryce Herdt.

Rules: Standard Castle Wall rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the vertical loop segments from top to bottom in the marked columns, starting at the left. If the loop only has horizontal segments in the marked column, enter 0. Separate each column’s entry with a comma.

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

Note: Follow this link for more Castle Wall puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Castle Wall puzzles to get started on. More Castle Wall puzzles can be found in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles as well as the larger collection Castle Wall, both by Serkan Yürekli.

Cave by Michael Tang

Cave by Michael Tang

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Theme: 5× the Fun

Author/Opus: This is the 2nd puzzle from guest contributor Michael Tang. You can find more puzzles from Michael on the blog mstang’s puzzles.

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 = 4:00, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

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 Roger Barkan’s Colossal Cave Collection, in The Art of Puzzles, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Pentominous by John Bulten

Pentominous by John Bulten

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Theme: Multiple Choice

Author/Opus: This is the 66th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Pentominous rules.

Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked row from left to right then in the marked column from top to bottom, separating the groups with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS and ignore the black box!

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:15, Master = 10:00, Expert = 20:00

Note: Follow this link for other Pentominous puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Pentominous to get started on. More Pentominous puzzles can be found in Plenty o’ Pentominous by Grant Fikes and Murat Can Tonta and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Pentominous by Serkan Yürekli

Pentominous by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Letter Boxes

Author/Opus: This is the 253rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Pentominous rules.

Answer String: Enter the letter associated with the pentomino occupying each cell in the marked row from left to right then in the marked column from top to bottom, separating the groups with a comma. Use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 5:15, Expert = 10:30

Note: Follow this link for other Pentominous puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Pentominous to get started on. More Pentominous puzzles can be found in Plenty o’ Pentominous by Grant Fikes and Murat Can Tonta and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Nanro by Izak Bulten

Nanro by Izak Bulten

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Theme: Checked Off (Inspired by a picture of a checkmate, including king, bishop, and knight)

Nanro by Serkan Yürekli

Author/Opus: This is the 3rd puzzle from guest contributor Izak Bulten.

Rules: Standard Nanro rules.

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 = 4:15, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

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.