26 August 2015

Synergy

Title: Synergy
Rating: 2/5

As my fall semester begins, I'm hoping for a little bit of synergy in my activity (despite this).


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. 

19 August 2015

Law of Averages

Title: Law of Averages
Rating: 3/5



Some fun alterations this week.  In the intersections of rows 2 and 8 and columns 2 and 8, the regions overlap (and the colors are the RGB-averages of the colors of the overlapping regions).  So, for example, the cell in row 8, column 2 belongs to both the horizontal and vertical shaded region passing through it.

The second alteration that gives the puzzle its title is listed in the new rule at the end of the following list.

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.
  • Each corner cell contains a number that is the average of the two cells immediately adjacent to it. 

12 August 2015

Mojito

Title: Mojito
Rating: 3/5 


A mid-August drink if there ever was one, this mix of white rum, lime juice, mint and sugar is exactly what you need.  Right this minute.


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.

05 August 2015

Ripples

Title: Ripples
Rating: 3/5

Take this product puzzle as a calming influence against the impending chaos of a looming school year.

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. 

29 July 2015

Bloom

Title: Bloom
Rating: 2/5


It's been a little while since a sum puzzle has been semi-relaxing.  Let this one bring forth thoughts of a cool spring during the dog days of summer.

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.

22 July 2015

Brandy Alexander

Title: Brandy Alexander
Rating: 1/5 


A classic drink, known to Feist fans, fans of Days of Wine and Roses, and others.  It's a mix of cognac, Crรจme de cacao, and fresh cream, garnished with nutmeg.

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.