### Thermo-Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

Update: 2023/07/27 – We have opened up a few more of our subscription puzzles to give people a sense of what they may be missing if they aren’t a subscriber. This “warm-up” Thermo-Sudoku is a great example of some of the new easier puzzles that happen every day (alongside harder content) to get solvers back into our different genres; all warm-up puzzles are fair and interesting, even if on the easier side.

Mastering Thermo-Sudoku requires combining number placement thinking with greater than/less than thinking. How will you do on this puzzle from Serkan Yürekli that splits the numbers and the thermometers apart?

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Theme: Half and Half

Author/Opus: This is the 393rd puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

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

Solution: PDF and solving animation.

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. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in these books in our e-store.

### Dr. Sudoku Prescribes #127 – Thermo-Sudoku

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Theme: 4x4x4 (Note: this sudoku also appeared on the recent Indian Sudoku Championship).

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules. Range is 1-9.

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

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

Solution: PDF

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. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2.

### Dr. Sudoku Prescribes #13 – Thermo-Sudoku

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Theme: Grandmaster Puzzles (the G and P shapes in the corners)

Rules: Standard Thermo-Sudoku rules. Range is 1-6.

Answer String: Enter the 5th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 4th column from top to bottom.

Time Standard: Thermo-Sudoku Master = 0:45, Expert = 2:15, Novice = 7:30

Solution: PDF

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. More Thermo-Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku 2.