(23.) Tapa / Pata

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.

023 Tapata

Regular Tapa and Pata rules. The clues on the left side are Tapa clues, while the clues on the right are Pata clues.

(22.) Tapa

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.

022 Tapa

Regular Tapa 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.

(19.) Diagonal Fillomino

Apologies for the dry spell. I haven’t had much inspiration, or will, to make puzzles lately, until I thought of this variation. I haven’t seen it anywhere else.
Getting used to this variant will probably take a bit of time. I recommend starting with the example puzzle on the rules page, I like how it turned out.
019 Diagonal Fillomino
Regular Diagonal Fillomino rules.