03 February 2016

Carnival

Title: Carnival
Rating: 4/5

Carnivale starts in Rio on February 5 this year, so this puzzle will help you enjoy the ride if you aren't in South America right now.

The official rules:

  • The digits 1 through 9 appear in each row and each column exactly once.
  • Digits in each shaded region must multiply to the indicated product.   
  • Squares with multiple colors contain a number that’s used in the product for adjacent regions of each of those colors.  
  • Remember: numbers can repeat within a shaded region if that doesn't violate the first rule.  

27 January 2016

District

Title: District
Rating: 3/5



No matter what your political leaning, vote yes for this puzzle.

The official rules:

  • The digits 1 through 9 appear in each row and each column exactly once.
  • Digits in each shaded region must add to the indicated sum.   
  • Squares with multiple colors contain a number that’s used in the sum for adjacent regions of each of those colors.
  • Remember: numbers can repeat within a shaded region if that doesn't violate the first rule. 

20 January 2016

Bull Shot

Title: Bull Shot
Rating: 2/5 


This mix of vodka, beef bouillon, and dashes of lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper might be just what I need to shovel during the impending snow of doom.

The official rules:

  • The digits 1 through 9 appear in each row and each column exactly once.
  • Digits in each shaded region must add to the indicated sum (denoted by +) or multiply to the indicated product (denoted by *).   
  • Squares with multiple colors contain a number that’s used in the sum/product for adjacent regions of each of those colors.  
  • Remember: numbers can repeat within a shaded region if that repetition doesn't violate the first rule.

13 January 2016

Walk the Line

Title: Walk the Line
Rating: 2/5

With all due respect to Johnny Cash.

The official rules:

  • The digits 1 through 9 appear in each row and each column exactly once.
  • Digits in each shaded region must multiply to the indicated product.   
  • Squares with multiple colors contain a number that’s used in the product for adjacent regions of each of those colors.  
  • Remember: numbers can repeat within a shaded region if that doesn't violate the first rule.  

06 January 2016

Rorschach

Title: Rorschach
Rating: 5/5



One of the hardest puzzles I created, but I promise it's solvable.  Make it your resolution to complete it.

The official rules:

  • The digits 1 through 9 appear in each row and each column exactly once.
  • Digits in each shaded region must add to the indicated sum.   
  • Squares with multiple colors contain a number that’s used in the sum for adjacent regions of each of those colors.
  • Remember: numbers can repeat within a shaded region if that doesn't violate the first rule. 

30 December 2015

Machine

Title: Machine
Rating: 2/5 


As the final post this year, I'm closing out 2015 with the last pentomino puzzle I've made (the previous three being Five ByAmends, and Tilting).  May your new year be filled with humanity.

The official rules:

  • The digits 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 appear in the above puzzle.
  • Each shaded region contains exactly one of each of the digits 1 through 5.
  • No row or column can contain more than two appearances of any of the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Squares with multiple colors contain a number that’s used in both of the associated adjacent regions.