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## Archive for the 'Puzzles' Category

### Interactive Puzzles are here!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

I kept myself busy over the Christmas break (when I wasn’t feeding the birds and entertaining my cat) by adding 13 new Interactive Puzzle pages to this website. The puzzles work in modern web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE 9 or later), on iPads, and on some Android tablets . I think these puzzles are […]

### Balance Quest Puzzles

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Whit McMahon, a puzzle constructor, wrote to me recently to share a new kind of puzzle he created last year called Balance Quest®. In these numeric logic puzzles, you fill in blanks so that the sum of each box is made by adding the numbers in the adjoining half-height boxes. Note that some of these […]

### Hmm, this maze looks familiar

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

While grocery shopping this evening, I happened to notice a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese that was turned around, with a familiar looking maze on the back. While this maze may look generic to you, it looks quite recognizable to me, because I spent quite a bit of time writing software that produces mazes […]

### Masyu puzzles are here!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

I occasionally get requests to add new puzzle varieties to the collection. I have to ignore a lot of these, because there are 24 hours in a day. However, the last request I received, for Masyu puzzles, was hard to ignore, since I’ve enjoyed solving these myself for the past few years, and I’d love […]

### BaffleDazzle – an interesting kickstarter for puzzle people

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

### Path Puzzles

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Roderick Kimball wrote to tell me about an interesting logic puzzle he’s developed called Path Puzzles. In these puzzles, you must make a path that winds its way from one opening to another on the edge of the grid. The clue numbers tell you how many squares in each row or column are occupied by […]

### Systematic Sudoku

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

John Welch writes an excellent blog for advanced Sudoku Solvers called Systematic Sudoku. Every Tuesday he posts a new detailed analysis of a tough puzzle, one of his goals being to understand the comparative difficulties of various sudoku publications. Sudoku difficulty is hard to measure and describe, and different publications (including this website) use different […]

### Get started with Jigsaw Sudoku

Friday, September 7th, 2012

I recently added a new puzzle variety to Krazydad, called Jigsaw Sudokus. These are very similar to normal Sudokus. Like those puzzles, each row and column contain all the digits 1 through 9. However, these puzzles are missing the 3×3 blocks found in regular Sudoku. Instead, the puzzles are divided into a set of irregular […]