After over 3 years, this will be my last "Friday Puzzle". But this will not be the last puzzle I post online. I'll be launching a new site in January 2013; watch this space for news soon.
As we end 2012, I'm reminded of my top fan list from earlier in the year after the Holiday Hunt. A couple weeks ago I had to write and publish a puzzle in ~15 minutes for my #1 fan. You'll see why I did this in time. My top fan asked for an arrow sudoku and so I'll end the year, and the Friday Puzzles on livejournal, with this rush job of a custom puzzle (that actually came out very well if hard!).
Place a single digit from 1-9 into each cell so that no digit repeats in any row, column, or bold region. The digits along the path of each arrow must equal the digit in the circled cell; digits can repeat along an arrow provided they do not occur in the same row/column/region.