zotmeister: a <i>Sudoku</i> puzzle (quadrum)
zotmeister ([personal profile] zotmeister) wrote2011-11-18 03:42 pm
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Puzzle 54: Smullyanic Dynasty

See Puzzle 4 for instructions. This being my first one of these in the new font, I figured I'd take the opportunity to also switch over to the Singularity template for the grid so that my suggestion of circling knights can actually be followed. Go figure.

Normally I'd never make a solving suggestion for a non-sample puzzle of mine, but I can't resist for this one: try to start with the center cell. It's illuminating. You don't have to - there are other break-ins - but that's where I started, and I daresay it's a pretty neat effect if you can find it. I'll leave the rest to the solver's own faculties as usual.

I'm currently wrapped up in making puzzles for a secret project, but I should have a batch to release here on my journal shortly thereafter. - ZM

[identity profile] rob (from livejournal.com) 2011-11-19 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Fun, thanks! I really enjoy this puzzle type. I deliberately skipped your hint and broke in elsewhere, but ran into much the same kind of deductions a little below the center. I can see why you'd want to point that out, it's very pretty.
I scanned in my hard copy so you can see how bad I am at filling in rectangles: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6549070/Puzzle%2054%20Solution.pdf It was fun! I'm looking forward to your upcoming puzzles. -Karl