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.

23 December 2015

Irish Coffee

Title: Irish Coffee
Rating: 3/5 


It's unseasonably warm, but today's dreary weather makes this mix (Irish whiskey, hot coffee, and brown sugar, topped with cream) perfect.

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.

16 December 2015

Mirage

Title: Mirage
Rating: 2/5


Amid the desert of your Wednesday, this puzzle is a cool drink of water.

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.  

09 December 2015

Maze

Title: Maze
Rating: 3/5


Sometimes it's easier to work from the end than from the beginning.

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. 

02 December 2015

Caipirinha

Title: Caipirinha
Rating: 1/5 


Brazil's national cocktail is made with cacha├ža, lime, and sugar, served on the rocks.

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.