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25 November 2011 @ 07:02 pm
Friday Puzzle #128 - Victory Arrow Sudoku  
While some of you may have feared I'd given up writing original puzzles on Friday, or forgotten when Friday is, this isn't the case. I do intend to write fewer original puzzles still for awhile, as I get some other big projects in place. But I couldn't let this opportunity to write another Victory puzzle pass by. I've done this before when winning particular championships - and even managed one when I lost just as spectacularly. Here is an Arrow Sudoku celebrating my third WSC win.

Rules: Enter a digit from 1 to 9 into each cell so that no digit repeats in any row, column, or 3x3 region. Digits in the circled cells represent the sum of the digits along the path that each arrow travels. Digits can repeat within an arrow sum, provided this does not violate the standard sudoku rules.



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figonometryfigonometry on December 1st, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
I have a suggestion for another puzzle type: an arrow sudoku in which the arrows double as thermometers from a thermo-sudoku. As help, I will let you know that this arrow sudoku does not work like that, and that it only took me a couple days to figure it out.
motrismotris on December 1st, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Quiet you - giving away too many secrets. The two puzzle types do work well together and indeed you can overlay thermometers and arrows for a small but intriguing change.
figonometryfigonometry on December 1st, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
Ha. Sorry if I spoiled something. I only wanted to show (again) how stupid I can be, (i.e., I wasn't trying it as a thermo-sudoku on purpose).