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Sudoku Compilation: Clone Sudoku

Hi folks,
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).

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Sudoku Compilation: Killer Sudoku

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

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Interlude: PULZE

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.

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Sudoku Compilation: Thermo Sudoku

Last time I announced the beginning of a new puzzle series on this blog, so here we go. The Sudoku Compilation features popular Sudoku variants, and for the time being each group is supposed to consist of six puzzles of size 6×6. I have selected Thermo Sudoku, one of my favorite variants, for the first issue. Here is today’s puzzle set: Thermo Sudoku

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Not so awesome

I have not taken part in any puzzle events lately; I guess it would not be far from the truth if I said that, following the online qualifier for this year’s German Puzzle Chamiponship, I took off from puzzles for a while. But the German Sudoku Championship 2022 lies ahead of us, which requires a small amount of preparation. Also, I recently began spending some time in the Portal again (mostly moderation). As you can imagine, it was quite a depressing experience once more.

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Review: German qualifier

Today I want to share some thoughts about the online qualifier for the German Puzzle Championship 2022 which took place last weekend. I will also discuss a few puzzles from the event; if you have not seen them yet and want to have an unbiased look, now would be the perfect time.