I was hoping to make a puzzle with a perfectly symmetrical clue layout, the asymmetry stemming from the Tapa/Pata division, but try as I might, I couldn’t get this one to work satisfactorily. I’ll probably revisit this kind of puzzle, but for now it shall do.
By the way, do these kind of puzzles that combine many puzzle styles, have a name for themselves? I’d hesitate to call them hybrids, since each section is vanilla on its own.
Regular Tapa and Pata rules. The clues on the left side are Tapa clues, while the clues on the right are Pata clues.
The original theme for this one was going to be six columns each using only one number (you can still see it on the right with the 2s and 4s), but I couldn’t get it to wrap up so I relaxed the constraints and this came out. It’s not a hard one, but I like it.
Regular Tapa rules.
It’s been a long time since I’ve last posted here, and I assure you I’ve been feeling guilty about it. University has been keeping me busy, and I sort of lost interest in pen-and-paper puzzles for a while, but in the past few months I’ve been trying to get back into it. Most of the puzzles I’ve made since I last posted were gifts for friends and family, and I haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to put them here.
Anyways, given that today is Finnish Independence Day, I made a puzzle to honour it. I thought I’d make a larger-than-usual Skyscrapers puzzle to challenge myself, since so far the largest Skyscrapers I’ve made have been 6×6-sized. Forcing uniqueness turned out to be a real chore.
Regular Skyscrapers rules.
Here’s a Masyu variation. If you want to, you can move the white pearl in the top-left corner to make the grid fully antisymmetric, but I like it better with the defect.
Regular No U-Turn Masyu rules.
Here’s two easy Sudoku puzzles I made as Christmas presents.
Regular Sudoku rules.
Whoops, it’s been a couple of weeks since the last post. Oh well.
To start off the new year (it’s midnight
right now 38 minutes ago here in Finland), here’s a Battleships puzzle. It’s the first one I’ve made, and I’m not good at all with the genre… regardless, I think the puzzle turned out well with a strong theme, and it isn’t easy, either.
Regular Battleship rules, with the standard fleet.
EDIT: The puzzle was broken, it should be fixed now. Not a very promising start to this year :^(