Where are the daily puzzles gone?

Dear all,

First I must apologize for keeping you in the dark regarding what’s going on with the daily puzzles. The truth is that I’ve been working hard on my PhD thesis and just had no time to update the daily and weekly puzzles pages.

Now… the daily Killer Sudoku, the daily Sudoku variants and the bi-weekly Samurai Sudoku pages will undergo some changes in 2014. For a while I will not post daily puzzles there. Instead, many puzzles will be posted here, on the main page of the site. We will see how it goes. If, say, in 3 or 6 months I see that this is not working for you and me, I will go back to how it’s been until now.

There is no fixed schedule on which puzzles will be posted and how often. I can promise that it will be at least 2 times a week, focusing on Killer Sudoku and variants thereof, Samurai Sudoku and variants thereof and Jigsaw Sudoku and variants thereof. Still, many new and different kinds of all sorts of puzzles will be posted, too.

I’m sorry if this makes some of you unhappy. I am always listening to your feedback and depending on what I hear from you, I might or might not go back to 2 to 3 puzzles every day.

Thanks for understanding!

Cheers,
Djape

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9 Comments

  1. Susan
    Posted January 14, 2014 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    So glad that you’re OK. Best wishes regarding your thesis!

  2. DaveT
    Posted January 14, 2014 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Saturday and Sunday mornings won’t be the same without your zero puzzles
    Good luck
    Any chance of publishing a book of greater than puzzles?

    • Posted January 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      There is already a book of Futoshiki puzzles, which are essentially the same as Greater Less Sudoku.

  3. ZVi
    Posted January 15, 2014 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Hi djape.

    Good luck with your thesis.

    As the other guy said my Sunday’s will not be the same without your Zero killers as it was in the last 7 years. I also bougt your Zero killer book and wait for the next book.

  4. wicked and lazy
    Posted January 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Hope you do a great job on your thesis!

    So happy you’re back. I really appreciate your puzzles, somehow they’re the most fun to do – at all levels of difficulty.

  5. Posted January 22, 2014 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Thesis is more important; look forward to the puzzles you can post

  6. Dennis Hewitt
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Good luck on your thesis. Given your background of puzzle creation, I think many of us would like to know the topic.

    My wife and I look forward to Tuesdays and Saturdays and really enjoy the Thinker/Brain/IQ versions of Samurai Sudoku. So we were surprised when Saturdays puzzle wasn’t there today. Looking around your website, I saw the reason why. Do hope you will have some schedule for when you will have the Samurai’s posted. We’ve tried many of the variants, but enjoy the variants based on the Samurai shapes.
    Dennis Hewitt

  7. Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Good luck on your Ph.D.! I really enjoy your puzzles, and thank you for giving us those gifts. Whatever you can offer, I will enjoy doing.
    Peter

  8. Dr Elmarie de la Rey
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Good luck with your Ph.D. We’ll just have to make the sacrifice, but I do miss the Samurai Sudoku. Best wishes.

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