Just wanted to inform you. . .

That this will be my last post on this blog, ever.

Also, I have migrated to a new blog at http://mathgrant.blogspot.com/ . It is an independent blog from this one, and thus uses an independent numbering system (i.e., it starts at 1). It will contain both a selection of puzzles from this blog, as well as entirely new puzzles. I will still accept PayPal payments (glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com) from those who wish to access puzzles 100-300 from this blog's numbering system. Puzzles 100-199 are $5, and puzzles 200-300 are another $5. But if you wish to keep your dough, don't worry, a selection of these puzzles will also appear on the new blog. =D

So. . . yeah. I suck at promoting, but. . . check out my new blog already! =D

200. . . whew.

I now have made 200 puzzles. Man, a lot of stuff has happened in the past 100 puzzles: I've dabbled in puzzle types which I've never tried before, and some definite affinities are really becoming visible (particularly, I seem to make a lot of Loop-de-Loops and Polyominouses). All in all, I'm proud of how far I've come in my puzzle construction; in particular, I've gotten much better at constructing a decent Twincognito (of which puzzle 200 is a 17x17 specimen). So. . . yeah. I'd say these have been a pretty good 10 months. :)

By the way, for future readers of this blog, my e-mail address is now glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com. Any puzzle solutions or PayPal money is to be directed there from now on.

Puzzle 100: Heyawake

It's official: Zotmeister is one of the most amazing puzzle constructors ever. He has just posted one of the most clever 20x36 Heyawake puzzles I've ever seen. It uses a wide variety of logic, is difficult, and has quite a good aesthetic. I made a 20x36 Heyawake puzzle for my 100th puzzle. I hope you find it as clever as Zotmeister's. :)

Unfortunately, *Insert Clever Title Here* will no longer free. If you've enjoyed my puzzles so far, and wish to continue enjoying them, then I'm charging $5 for access to my next 100 puzzles. My preferred payment method is PayPal, but e-mail me at gbf87[at]cox[dot]net, and we might be able to discuss other options.

I have set up a password-protected page where I will post my next 100 puzzles. By paying $5, you will be given access to this page. Here's a screenshot of what the page looks like:
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Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed this blog while it was free, and I hope you continue enjoying my puzzles in the future.

Puzzles 97 & 98: Sudoku

Oh, come on. If you don't know how to solve Sudoku, then I don't know how you discovered this blog. :)

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Puzzle on left, solution on right. Rules:
1. Place a single digit from 1 through 9 in every empty cell so that every row, column, and outlined box consisting of nine cells each contains every digit from 1 through 9 exactly once.

Okay, so maybe "rule" would have been more appropriate than "rules".

Now, I know for a fact that many serious puzzlers, such as those who frequent my blog, tend to shy away from Sudoku, since it's generally easier than other puzzles, such as Heyawake, and also features less variety of logic than other puzzles, such as Heyawake. However, this doesn't mean a good handmade Sudoku isn't capable of being beautiful from both a logical and aesthetic standpoint. At the very least, LOOK at these puzzles if you're not going to solve them. :)

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Send your solutions to my usual e-mail address.