So it's a bit of a first this week, dearest reader, as we depart from a nikoli staple and instead try something different.
The idea of skyscrapers is this. Fill in the grid so that each number from 1-N appears exactly once in each row and column, latin square style. Each digit represents the height of a building, with bigger buildings blocking smaller buildings. The clues on the outside of the grid tell you exactly how many different buildings are visible from that direction - so for example a row containing 123456 has 6 buildings visible from the left, and 1 from the right.
This was going to appear in the next version of the UKPA beginners contests. By the way, if you haven't had a go at this month's contest, why not!? Registration is quick, easy and free! Anyhow, this puzzle was probably a little much for one of those, but I'm sure it'll be appreciated here. I'll stick a hard label on this seeing as it is the first one, just to be safe. Enjoy!