(37.) Twin Skyscrapers

The puzzle itself is somewhat gimmicky, but I think there’s potentially interesting variations of the idea.


Each grid obeys regular Skyscrapers rules. Additionally, the numbers in the rightmost column of the grid on the left act as clues for the grid on the right, and vice versa.


(25.) Skyscrapers Snake

I got the urge to write a snake puzzle, and this came out. I’ve made one of these before, and I haven’t seen them elsewhere, so I suppose I’m the originator (please correct me if I’m wrong).

EDIT: The puzzle had a big issue with uniqueness that I missed, thanks for Prasanna Seshadri for pointing it out.

025 Skyscrapers Snake
Regular Skyscrapers Snake rules.

(21.) Skyscrapers


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.

021 Skyscrapers

Regular Skyscrapers rules.

Perplexible picks: Skyscrapers variants

Both 6×6-sized puzzles are rather tough. You have been warned.

Regular Skyscrapers rules.

Crypto Skyscrapers 1 Crypto Skyscrapers 2

Regular Skyscrapers rules apply. However, the clues have been encrypted: different letters stand for different numbers, same letters stand for the same number. Determining which letter stands for which number is part of the puzzle.

Easy As Skyscrapers 1

This one is a hybrid of Skyscrapers and Easy As ABC (with numbers from 1 to 6, instead of A, B and C). Each clue is either a Skyscrapers clue or Easy as 123456 clue, but not both. This is the hardest of the bunch, in my opinion.