Today’s puzzle is another Phistomefel tribute – this time from the young phenom from Hong Kong, Undar Beyond. You can play the puzzle here:
Rules: Normal Sudoku rules apply. The circles shown in the grid are the centres of point-symmetrical “galaxies”. Each galaxy forms a line with one-cell width that must contain at least 3 cells. Each line cannot touch itself and does not form any loop. Galaxies cannot overlap. The number next to a circle shows the sum of the numbers between the smallest and the largest number of the galaxy line. Numbers cannot be repeated along galaxy lines. Not every cell in the grid has to be part of a galaxy. [Please watch the start of the video if you are unsure about what a galaxy means in the context of the puzzle.]
We have created a brand new sudoku puzzle hunt. We’d been hoping to reach 1500 patrons on Patreon to release the hunt (which is just going through the final test-solver as we speak!). Launch is imminent and we are so grateful to all of you who’ve joined our Patreon community over the last 24 hours. [To say thank you and as a further bonus, we’ll work on adding an 8th puzzle to the hunt which, for thematic (and secret) reasons might actually be rather perfect. Please keep the patron numbers growing and we’ll let you know as soon as we get the puzzle back from final testing.]
If you are NOT a patron of the channel on Patreon you WILL be able to read the preamble to the hunt (which consists of two letters: one from Angus MacGuffin and one from ______; together with the notes about the puzzles which seem to have been written by a very unpleasant character indeed) and try the first puzzle but the rest of the hunt will be available to patrons only.
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Play the puzzle in the video by clicking the link under the video (above). We are building a website which will allow you to enter your own sudoku puzzles into the software and this is coming soon!
Hi! We’re Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK’s most enthusiastic puzzle solvers. We have both represented the UK at the World Sudoku Championships and the World Puzzle Championships. We’re also “cryptic crossword” aficionados. Mark is the twelve-time winner of The Times championship and Simon is the former record holder for most consecutive correct solutions to The Listener crossword. We hope we can help your puzzle solving while also introducing you to some of the world’s best puzzles.
Thank you for watching!
Simon and Mark