## The King's Garden

(Eingestellt am 5. Oktober 2023, 08:00 Uhr von Nordy)

Remix of a previous idea. I think the ruleset works quite nicely in a 3-star version, so here it is!

Rules:

Normal Sudoku: Place the digits 1 to 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box.

The Valiant Viper: Draw a 1-cell wide, orthogonally-connected snake that does not branch, does not loop, and does not touch itself, not even diagonally.

Circles—Snake Knight Sums: Every circle is part of the snake and sees at least two other snake cells by knight’s move. A digit in a circle gives the sum of all snake cells within a knight’s move of that circle.

Squares—Non-Snake King Sums: Every square is not part of the snake and sees at least two other non-snake cells by king’s move. A digit in a square gives the sum of all non-snake cells within a king’s move of that square.

Example: Below is an example of the rules interacting.

Solve online:

Lösungscode: Column 7

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### Kommentare

am 8. Februar 2024, 18:28 Uhr von puzzlepandit
Excellent puzzle. Enjoyed it from heart. Nice solvable path which uses combination of both the sudoku rules and custom rule set. I did mess up in first attempt. But after help from author corrected the course and able to do it.

am 13. Oktober 2023, 01:45 Uhr von mrlemmelook
What a nice puzzle! Nice flow throughout, loved it.

am 8. Oktober 2023, 10:58 Uhr von Christounet
Lovely ! Thanks :)

am 6. Oktober 2023, 05:18 Uhr von yttrio
Very fun puzzle!

am 6. Oktober 2023, 01:27 Uhr von mathpesto
What an innovative ruleset and it was a lot of fun to solve! Love that given digit ;)

am 5. Oktober 2023, 16:54 Uhr von Malrog
Lovely puzzle Nordy, I did enjoy hunting the snake. Thank you. If you wish for a similar-ish sweeper cell + path combo, you could check out 000AMU from Wessel Strijkstra and I.

Zuletzt geändert am 5. Oktober 2023, 12:53 Uhr

am 5. Oktober 2023, 12:52 Uhr von Snookerfan
Very nice! Maybe the smoothest puzzle ever. Thank you

am 5. Oktober 2023, 12:31 Uhr von erml
Oh yes!

am 5. Oktober 2023, 10:41 Uhr von SirWoezel
Great puzzle!

am 5. Oktober 2023, 10:22 Uhr von Briks
I liked it very much. No guessing necessary. Thumbs up!

 Schwierigkeit: Bewertung: 97 % Gelöst: 81 mal Beobachtet: 1 mal ID: 000FDU

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