As promised only a few days ago, the next puzzle set is ready; I guess we will take a longer break again now. There are several more variants I intend to incorporate into the Sudoku Compilation – I am not sure exactly how many, just that it is too early to bring this series to an end. In any case, I have a feeling that I will do some very different things over the remaining summer months. Never mind, here is the PDF file: Next To One Sudoku
I have not posted anything for several weeks now, and in fact I did not have much time for setting or solving puzzles lately. Still, I somehow felt the urge to continue with our current Sudoku series. Two new sets are just complete now, which means this is the first part of a “double feature”. Here is today’s PDF file: Even/Odd Sudoku
At this time of the year I usually want to post a review of the German Puzzle Championship. There is a secondary issue I would like to discuss, though, so I will keep the first part brief. Yes, this year’s championship did take place (with the puzzles from 2020, which could not be used at the time due to the Covid pandemic). My results were acceptable, I guess – I ended up in a solid fifth place, but the distance to the top was once again enormous.
I just managed to finish another installment of our Sudoku Compilation. To be honest, I am not as happy with today’s six puzzles as I was with those from the first two groups in the series. But then, it so happens that I find Clone Sudokus generally less exciting than other variants. They belong to a category one might call “Equality Sudokus”, meaning that cells are denoted which must contain the same entry (Palindrome Sudokus are another somewhat popular representative of the same category).
This is the second collection of puzzles I have prepared for our new series on Sudoku variants. (It is likely that the pace of the series will slow down from now on.) I have picked Killer Sudoku, another highly prominent variant, as the topic for the second installment of the Sudoku Compilation. This group, like the previous one, consists of six puzzles of size 6×6. And here is today’s set: Killer Sudoku
On rare occasions, I find myself neither solving nor creating puzzles but contributing to someone else’s puzzle project. Such an opportunity presented itself when I was asked to write an article for a new puzzle magazine named PULZE. I agreed, and unless something comes up, I hope that I can continue to play my part there. The first issue has just been released, so I thought I might drop a couple of lines about it.