Kakuro by Yunus Emre Büyükkale

Kakuro by Yunus Emre Büyükkale

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Theme: Shuriken

Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Yunus Emre Büyükkale.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules.

Answer String: Enter the values in each cell in the 1st column from top to bottom and then in the 9th column from top to bottom, separating the two entries with a comma. Ignore black cells.

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

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli. Kakuro will also be featured in the upcoming The Art of Puzzles 2.

Kakuro by Dan Katz

Kakuro by Dan Katz

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Theme: Four Rooms

Author/Opus: This is the 8th puzzle from guest contributor Dan Katz.

Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules.

Answer String: Enter the values in each cell in the 2nd row from left to right and then in the 6th row from left to right, separating the two entries with a comma. Ignore black cells.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:40, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Note: Follow this link for other Kakuro puzzles. More Kakuro puzzles can be found in Kakuro and Variations by Serkan Yürekli. Kakuro will also be featured in the upcoming The Art of Puzzles 2.

Kurotto by Prasanna Seshadri

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

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.

Tapa-Like Loop by Serkan Yürekli

Tapa-like Loop by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Even

Author/Opus: This is the 206th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: In this variation of Tapa, the wall is in the form of a single non-intersecting loop. Clues inside the grid represent the number of neighboring cells visited by the loop; if there is more than one number in a cell, each number should be represented with a separate loop segment. There is no 2×2 rule of Tapa in this puzzle.

See also this example:

Tapa-like Loop Example by Serkan Yürekli

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma. For the example, this would be “11,12”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Note: Follow this link for other Tapa-Like Loop puzzles. More Tapa-Like Loop puzzles can be found in the Tapa-Like Loop Collection by Prasanna Seshadri.

Battleships by John Bulten

Battleships by John Bulten

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Theme: Tight Passage

Author/Opus: This is the 58th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Battleships rules. Use the indicated fleet.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a ship segment appears (enter just the last digit for any two-digit number). If the row is empty, enter 0. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators.

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

Note: Follow this link for other classic Battleships. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Battleships to get started on. More Battleships puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles collection.

Statue Park by Grant Fikes

Statue Park by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 272nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. This puzzle uses a standard pentomino set.

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 from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 5:00, Expert = 10:00

Note: Follow this link for other Statue Park Puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 104th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. This puzzle uses a double tetromino set.

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 from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:15, Master = 3:30, Expert = 7:00

Note: Follow this link for other Statue Park Puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.