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Classics Collection: Four Winds

As announced, we are continuing with our beginners series. Here is the new set: Four Winds

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Review: World Sudoku and Puzzle Convention

Due to the global pandemic, it was once again impossible to hold a “regular” WSPC. Instead, a week-long online convention was held. As with the German Championship earlier this year, I will a drop a couple of remarks while my memory is still fresh. I will limit myself to some general observations and thoughts this time, rather than go over every single round.

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Classics Collection: Kropki

Hi folks,
for the remaining five sets of our Classics Collection I have a somewhat clear schedule in mind. If nothing goes wrong, we will have today’s set and two more in 2021 and then the last two in early 2022, so that the fifth Beginners contest can take place in February or March. I have not yet decided what will come next on this blog after the CC; meanwhile, there is a WSPC substitute forthcoming, and I guess there will be new GP series (and other events) as well after the turn of the year.

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Contest Announcement

I have set up the next Beginners Contest on the Logic Masters Germany website. It will take place in two weeks and covers the five most recent puzzle styles from the Classics Collection. As usual, the difficulty of the puzzles will be such that advanced solvers are not strongly challenged; the main idea of the event is to attract less experienced puzzle friends.

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Classics Collection: Magnets

Hi folks,
it is time for another installment of our beginners series. Today’s set is about Magnets, a puzzle type which appears to have been around for ages, probably longer than I have. To be frank, I was never very good at this puzzle style (neither composing nor solving). Thankfully, Ulrich gave me a hand and created this set, so here we are: Magnets

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Classics Collection: Yajilin

Here is the next installment of our beginners series. You will notice that this is the third post in our Classics Collection within a month; however, the reason for the rush is actually quite simple. Some time ago I decided that the next CC group will be about Yajilin, and it so happens that the UKPA is hosting a Yajilin (and variations) contest this weekend. The puzzle style collision is purely incidental, but I figured it would be prudent to publish our puzzle set before the contest rather than after it. Here is the PDF file: Yajilin