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Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 6:27 pm

Just wanted to let everyone here know about a puzzle website that I maintain. I post new original puzzle varieties there about twice a month. Today I posted three Sudoku variants where the clues are the greatest common divisors of the numbers in adjacent cells. This puzzle is below, and the solution and more info can be found at the blog at:

https://quadratablog.blogspot.com

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Wed 26 Aug, 2020 4:08 pm

Here are some small puzzles based around divisibility, with arrows revealing which number divides which. Dots indicate that neither divides the other. The first puzzle is solved to give you a visual instruction. The next three puzzles increase with difficulty as they go.

For solutions, PDFs, other versions, and more info visit:
https://quadratablog.blogspot.com/2020/ ... udoku.html

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Thu 10 Sep, 2020 3:57 pm

Here's a 9x9 Sudoku where the clues tell you what the sum is of the two adjacent cells. The catch is that the numbers are only given when they are even. Thus a numberless dot reveals that the sum is odd without telling you what that sum is.

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Solution, a full PDF and more can be found at: https://quadratablog.blogspot.com/2020/ ... udoku.html

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Wed 23 Sep, 2020 3:38 pm

Here are some smaller 6x6 versions of my last puzzle, the even sum Sudoku. They start easy and get harder as they go. Rules are on the puzzle and the solution and PDF can be found at my blog here:

https://quadratablog.blogspot.com/2020/ ... udoku.html

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Wed 07 Oct, 2020 4:26 pm

Here's a Sudoku with clues based around the products of numbers in adjacent cells. Even products are fully revealed but odd products result in a numberless dot.

Solution and more at: https://quadratablog.blogspot.com/2020/ ... udoku.html

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 10:00 pm

Here's a puzzle I designed for a math conference that took place last weekend. You don't need to know much more than which numbers divide 2020 to attempt it, so I figured I would share it here as well. For more details and a solution visit my blog here: https://quadratablog.blogspot.com/2020/ ... uzzle.html

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Thu 12 Nov, 2020 3:45 pm

This next puzzle is a little mathy in the sense that it uses the primes, but really all you need to know is that the first three prime numbers are 2, 3, and 5. Basically, if you see a number between cells then exactly one of those cells contains a prime, and that number tells you the sum. A diamond means that either neither of the numbers or both of the numbers must be prime. Other than that, the rules are identical to normal Sudoku with each number appearing exactly once in every row, column, and two-by-three cage.

For a solution, PDF, and zoomed in individual puzzles visit Quadrata at www.quadratablog.blogspot.com.

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Re: Quadrata: A Free Puzzle Blog

Post by Quadrata » Wed 25 Nov, 2020 5:21 pm

Here's a larger version of my last puzzle, now in full 9x9 glory! If you’re new to prime numbers you only need to know that the first seven primes are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 17 to try it.

The numbers in this puzzle reveal the sum of the entries in adjacent cells only when exactly one of those numbers is prime. The diamonds reveal that either both or neither number is prime.

Solution and PDF version at: https://quadratablog.blogspot.com/2020/ ... mdoku.html

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