### Kurotto (Star Battle) by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Square in the Center

Author/Opus: This is the 296th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules. Also, each row and column must contain exactly two stars (one in the example). Stars cannot be placed in adjacent cells that share an edge or corner, and all stars must be on shaded cells.

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Difficulty: 4.5 stars

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

Solution: PDF

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### Kurotto (Skyscrapers) by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Couples

Author/Opus: This is the 185th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules. Also, numbers outside the grid show the number of separate shaded cells visible in that direction. A segment of length N in a given direction is taken as a building of height N. Buildings of height N block the view of all buildings behind them of equal or lesser height.

See also this example:

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:30, Master = 9:30, Expert = 19:00

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

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### Kurotto by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Diagonal Pairs

Author/Opus: This is the 184th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00

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

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### Kurotto by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Odd Couples

Author/Opus: This is the 52nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:30, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30

Solution: PDF

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### Kurotto by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Twister

Author/Opus: This is the 327th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 2:15, Expert = 4:30

Solution: PDF

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### Kurotto by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Top and Bottom

Author/Opus: This is the 326th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Difficulty: 1 star

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:20, Expert = 2:40

Solution: PDF

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### Kurotto (Even Rows and Columns) by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Odd Numbers

Author/Opus: This is the 177th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules. Also, each row and column has an even number of shaded cells.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded 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 = 8:00, Master = 13:00, Expert = 26:00

Solution: PDF

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### Kurotto by Ashish Kumar and Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 30th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar and 349th from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded 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 = 5:30, Expert = 11:00

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

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### Kurotto by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 169th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded 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 = 2:30, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30

Solution: PDF

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### Kurotto (Windows) by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 111th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Kurotto rules. Also there are two windows in the upper left (blue) and lower right (red) of the grid. The cells in the same position in these windows must have the exact opposite shading.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded 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 = 3:30, Master = 4:30, Expert = 9:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is available here.

Note: Follow this link for other Kurotto puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Kurotto to get started on. More Kurotto puzzles can be found in the ebook Kurotto by Prasanna Seshadri.