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Composite Puzzles: City of Circles

Hi folks,
the following is a new creation of mine in the context of Composite Puzzles. Unlike the previous installments of this series, it constitutes a single large puzzle which consists of several smaller components. I encountered the concept – an assortment of smaller puzzles embedded in a larger grid – many years ago. Constructions like this one have appeared frequently in puzzle events, in particular WPC team rounds; the details of how the individual puzzles are pieced together have varied, of course.

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Composite Puzzles: Skyscrapers with Matching Cells

This is another post about “Composite Puzzles”. It features a Skyscrapers variant I call “Matching Cells”. At this point I should probably clarify that the series is not supposed to be about Skyscrapers only, but since the substance of the variant can be viewed as a generalization of the one from the previous article, I am taking the liberty of publishing a few more puzzles of this style which used to be my favorite for many years.

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Composite Puzzles: Overlapping Skyscrapers

Hi folks,
this is the first part of a new series I have labeled “Composite Puzzles”. Unlike the Classics Collection, which is primarily intended to attract inexperienced solvers, this puzzle series is devoted to more complex puzzle concepts and, as a consequence, contains somewhat harder puzzles. It is kind of a follow-up on some articles from an earlier incarnation of this blog, which also dealt with multi-grid puzzles here and there.