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Classics Collection: Akari

This is the last installment in our Classics Collection. I have decided to conclude the series with Akari, a Placement puzzle style which has never reached quite the popularity in Germany it seems to have enjoyed elsewhere. As usual, the set consists of twelve puzzles in three different sizes. Because the previous group may have been somewhat hard for a beginners series, I have tried to design them a little easier than last time, and I believe I have succeeded. Still, the last few puzzles may require a tricky step here and there. Here is the new sheet: Akari

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Classics Collection: Snake

We continue with our beginners series. Our plan is to publish one more group of puzzles after this one and then conclude the Classics Collection with a fifth online contest. But first things first; here is today’s set: Snake

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Classics Collection: Blackout Dominoes

Here is the next group in our Classics Collection. Actually, the next puzzle style was supposed to be a simple Domino Search, but Ulrich convinced me that it would be a bit too dull even for a beginners series, so we decided to do Blackout Dominoes instead. This may sound like a weird choice because they do not come up that often in contests, hence one could wonder if they belong in our series at all.

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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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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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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