Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (Originally on 2017 Brand’s Sudoku Open)

Author/Opus: This is the 168th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, the sum of the digits in each cage must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of that cage. Digits cannot repeat inside a cage.

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 = 7:00, Master = 12:00, Expert = 24:00

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Shape Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Four Squares (Originally on 2017 Brand’s Sudoku Open)

Author/Opus: This is the 167th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, there are some numbered shapes that must be put into the grid. Shapes can be rotated, but cannot be reflected.

Answer String: Enter the 5th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:15, Master = 11:45, Expert = 23:30

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Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

Killer Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Fan (for Randy Rogers)

Author/Opus: This is the 156th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, the sum of the digits in each cage must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of that cage. Digits cannot repeat inside a cage.

Answer String: Enter the 5th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:45, Master = 16:00, Expert = 32:00

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Killer Sudoku by Grant Fikes

Killer Sudoku by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 231st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, the sum of the digits in each cage must equal the value given in the upper-left corner of that cage. Digits cannot repeat inside a cage.

Answer String: Enter the 8th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 7th row from top to bottom.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 5:30, Expert = 11:00

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Sudoku (XV) by Serkan Yürekli

XV Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Anti-XV (for patron Phleb)

Author/Opus: This is the 129th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, when the digits in two cells sharing an edge add up to 5, a V is marked on that edge; when the digits in two cells sharing an edge add up to 10, an X is marked on that edge. (For clarity, as no symbols appear in the grid below, there are never any edge-adjacent cells that sum to 5 or 10.)

Answer String: Enter the 6th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 5th column from top to bottom.

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

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Sudoku (Smashed Sums) by Prasanna Seshadri

Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: No Zeroes

Author/Opus: This is the 132nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Variation of Sudoku. Instead of the digits 1 through 9, this puzzle uses the digits 1 through 7 as well as two black squares in each row, column, and bold region. Clues outside the grid indicate the sum of all digits between the black squares in that row/column.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 8th row from left to right. Use a capital X for all black squares.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:30, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00

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Sudoku (No Touch) by Serkan Yürekli

No Touch Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic (for patron Phleb)

Author/Opus: This is the 122nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules. Also, identical digits cannot be in diagonally-adjacent cells.

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 5th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:00, Master = 12:00, Expert = 24:00

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