Last week I presented a new Tapa variation, based on a puzzle style created by Serkan Yurekli. Serkan is also the editor of one of the puzzle magazines I get from overseas, Akil Oyunlari (warning: Turkish ahead). Most of the puzzle content in this magazine is language-neutral and nicely hand-crafted. (There are a few exceptions, with a language-specific word puzzle here and there, and some Conceptis stuff that is clearly labeled, but the good stuff is easy to find.) I contribute from time to time, with puzzles of all sorts.
Akil Oyunlari recently launched an English-language blog to help foreigners get the magazine and find linked translations of the instructions/interviews that happen each issue. They also released a 12-page sampler if you've never experienced it, although at the moment this sampler has no English instructions which you might want for the least familiar types.
This week's Friday Puzzle consists of two Thermo-Sudoku I originally wrote for Akil Oyunlari, that just happen to be at the front of that sampler. So try out my puzzles, and then try the others too.
Rules: Place a digit from 1 to 9 into each cell so that no digit repeats in any row, column, or bold region. The digits in the thermometer shapes must be strictly increasing in each cell from the round bulb to the flat end (ie 12568).