27.03.2024, 22:00

Hello everyone! I am completely new to logic-masters, and so far I have a great time here. I signed up the other day because I created a puzzle and wanted to share it to the community. One of the commenters said that they had some trouble understanding the puzzle instructions. I wonder how they might be clarified.

The puzzle can be found here. The instructions are as follows:

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Normal sudoku rules apply: all of the rows, columns and 3x3 boxes contain the numbers 1-9 once each.

Special rules: In the grid there are 5 hidden non-overlapping 3x3 "magic" boxes that contain the numbers 1-9 once each, arranged in a magic square (i.e., all the rows, columns, and diagonals sum to the same amount). Digits along the thermometer increase from the bulb to the end. Pairs separated by a white dot differ by the indicated amount. All pairs of digits summing to 10 are separated by an X.

sudokupad

Solution code: The digits in row 6 with - between digits separated by a magic box boundary. For example, 12-345-678-9 if there are magic box boundaries between 2 and 3, 5 and 6, and 8 and 9. Magic box boundaries at the outer edge need not be indicated in the solution.

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I would be very happy with any constructive feedback, so that I can improve my puzzles for the feature.

The puzzle can be found here. The instructions are as follows:

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Normal sudoku rules apply: all of the rows, columns and 3x3 boxes contain the numbers 1-9 once each.

Special rules: In the grid there are 5 hidden non-overlapping 3x3 "magic" boxes that contain the numbers 1-9 once each, arranged in a magic square (i.e., all the rows, columns, and diagonals sum to the same amount). Digits along the thermometer increase from the bulb to the end. Pairs separated by a white dot differ by the indicated amount. All pairs of digits summing to 10 are separated by an X.

sudokupad

Solution code: The digits in row 6 with - between digits separated by a magic box boundary. For example, 12-345-678-9 if there are magic box boundaries between 2 and 3, 5 and 6, and 8 and 9. Magic box boundaries at the outer edge need not be indicated in the solution.

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I would be very happy with any constructive feedback, so that I can improve my puzzles for the feature.