October 01, 2010

Friday Puzzles #72

This week I am publishing puzzles as a sort of bridge burning ceremony. These were initially scheduled to be part of the forthcoming UKPA Sudoku Championship but have had to be left out for editorial reasons. This is obviously as painful as choosing which of your favourite offspring to save from the meat grinder, but now they are out there’s no going back.

Perhaps the best way of thinking about things is this: if these were the puzzles that got the chop, how good are the ones that survived going to be?

Enjoy!

#088 Consecutive Sudoku – rated easy/10 points

(Digits in adjacent cells may be consecutive if and only if a bar between the cells is present)

#089 Deficit Sudoku – rated easy/10 points

(Place the digits 1-9 exactly once in every row and column, and at most once in the 10 marked 8-cell regions.)

All puzzles © Tom Collyer 2009-10

P.S. Earlier versions of the consecutive had a bar missing, this one does not!


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  1. Rajesh Kumar

    Nice blog Thomas,

    Looking forward for Nikoli Selection puzzles at LMI site.

    Also can you please point me to slalom puzzles

    03 Oct 2010, 19:06

  2. thesubro

    Hey, saw that you are the “author” for the Nikoli Selection puzzles at LMI site. Looking forward to that. Thanks for the effort.

    TheSubro

    04 Oct 2010, 01:45

  3. Thanks for the kind words guys – it has been a bit of a manic effort trying to get things done in time but I think we are just about there.

    If you haven’t already seen Rajesh, take a look at either MathGrant’s blog (he calls them Circum-Navigate) or MellowMelon’s blog (he calls them Slalom).

    06 Oct 2010, 10:08


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