Congratulations are due to Jan M of Poland for taking his 3rd title, and to the Japanese all-star team for running away with the team title.
Anyhow, onto puzzling matters. My idea was to take my favourite puzzles from both the WSC and the WPC and provide my own humble homage. I thought a lot of the puzzles from the WSC were if not disappointing, then no better than mediocre, many seemed to have come from straight out the generator. From an aesthetic point of view, it was a little disappointing to observe a distinct lack of symmetry in the play-off puzzles. The one difference was a little killer puzzle which was a lot of fun to solve. Perhaps at this stage I should mention that that puzzle, as well the one below, does not require there to be different digits on the main diagonals of the grid. Perhaps I should also mention that I've got Neil Z sat across the table test solving, and he hasn't managed to crack it yet. On that basis, this gets a "hard." Enjoy!
#212 Little Killer Sudoku – rated hardAll puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-12.