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Puzzle 35: Quadrum Quandary - The Zotmeister

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Aug. 1st, 2006

05:01 pm - Puzzle 35: Quadrum Quandary

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Puzzle Japan
died July 31, 2006
requiescat in pace

Apparently Nikoli is working on something similar to their previous online puzzle-service, but it will be quite some time, and I doubt it will be quite the same. Puzzle Japan was the portal that brought me my experience with the type of puzzles I've been presenting here in my journal. I would not have the skill I have today in creating and solving puzzles were it not for that website. I feel like I've lost a friend.

Over the next eight days (including today), I'll be presenting eight puzzles - one of each type (sans Japanese crosswords) that Puzzle Japan used to provide. Think of it as a memorial service.

See Puzzle 2 for instructions (as if you're not already sick to death of Sudoku). I hope you'll forgive the non-symmetrical givens, but under the circumstances I think this should be acceptable. You'll likely find this easy, but I plan for this eight-puzzle series to get more challenging as it proceeds. You can email me your solution if you'd like me to verify it, but I will not be offering prizes for any puzzle in this series. - ZM