### Tight Fit Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

[This puzzle comes from the 2022 US Sudoku Grand Prix round. The majority of the sudoku variants had visual “eight” themes as well as interesting logical paths, and this Tight Fit Sudoku is no exception with one large “eight” given as well as a big eight pattern in the small digits.]

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Theme: Big Eight

Author/Opus: This is the 437th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Estimated Difficulty: 2 stars

Solution: PDF

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Wei-Hwa Huang

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Theme: X

Author/Opus: This is the 3rd puzzle from guest contributor Wei-Hwa Huang.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-10.

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

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

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Gaurav Kumar Jain

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Theme: Columns

Author/Opus: This is the 3rd puzzle from guest contributor Gaurav Kumar Jain.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 2 stars

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

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

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Akash Doulani

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Theme: Thin Line by Big Boys

Author/Opus: This is the 10th puzzle from guest contributor Akash Doulani.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:05, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

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

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Rajesh Kumar

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Theme: No BIG Deal

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

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:15, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

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

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Even Top Odd Bottom

Author/Opus: This is the 338th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 2 stars

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

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

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Singles

Author/Opus: This is the 343rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 1 star

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:50, Master = 1:30, Expert = 3:00

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

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Undivided

Author/Opus: This is the 313th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:20, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

Solution: PDF

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Zoltán Horváth

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Theme: Diagonals

Author/Opus: This is the 10th puzzle from guest contributor Zoltán Horváth.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

Solution: PDF

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### Tight Fit Sudoku by Joseph Howard

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Theme: Intersection

Author/Opus: This is the 14th puzzle from guest contributor Joseph Howard.

Rules: Standard Tight Fit Sudoku rules. Remember, the smaller number goes above the larger number in all slashed cells. The range of this puzzle is 1-9.

Answer String: Enter the 2nd row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 6th row from left to right. (Note: for the tight fit cells, enter the top before the bottom as would be normal for the read order.)

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:40, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

Solution: PDF

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