Sunday 25 April 2010

Friday Puzzles #42

Yes not a Friday. I don’t care! This is fortress sudoku. Notice the shaded “fortress”. The numbers that go in these shaded cells must be bigger numbers than those in unshaded cells immediately adjacent to them. Enjoy!
    #052 Fortress Sudoku – rated medium
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10

Friday 23 April 2010

Friday Puzzles #41

So sudoku fans, with less than a week to go until the world sudoku championships, I’ve decided to spoil you rotten.

Here are three puzzles that will 100% definitely appear in the championships in a form quite similar to what I’m giving you. Additionally, I’m going to try and publish a puzzle a day until next Wednesday, each one a variant definitely appearing in Philly.

This week, I give you: Integer Division Sudoku, Surplus Sudoku and Deficit Sudoku.  Enjoy!
    #049 Integer Division Sudoku – rated easy

    #050 Surplus Sudoku – rated easy

    #051 Deficit Sudoku – rated easy
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10

Friday 16 April 2010

Friday Puzzles #40

So my sudoku variation bandwagon keeps on a-rollin’. This week, non-consecutive sudoku. This is basically sudoku as you know and love it, but with the added constraint that no two adjacent cells can contain consecutive cells. As with last week, this is my first attempt at constructing one of these variants, and whilst decent enough for me to put my name to it on this blog, it doesn’t quite (in my opinion) reach the standards of a perfectionist. Enjoy!
    #048 Non-consecutive Sudoku – rated medium
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10

Friday 9 April 2010

Friday puzzles #39

Another sudoku variant this week, this time “extra region”. This does what it says on the tin really, same sudoku rules with the added constraint of having 1-9 in the shaded regions as well. This hasn’t really come out as perfectly as I’d have liked in terms of the logic needed to solve this, but I suppose the consolation is that it’s not too difficult. Enjoy!
    #047 Extra Region Sudoku – rated medium
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10

Sunday 4 April 2010

Friday Puzzles #38

A belated entry this week, as I have been travelling somewhat. There’s more travelling to look forward to at the end of the month too, with the world sudoku championships in Phiadelphia. As such, this week’s puzzle is a sudoku variant known as Arrow Sudoku. Standard sudoku rules apply, and additionally, the number that goes into a grey circle is precisely the sum of the numbers to be found on the corresponding arrow.

Do note that numbers can repeat on the arrows, and enjoy!
    #046 Arrow Sudoku – rated medium
All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10

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