## Friday, 7 May 2010

### Smallest Hardest Part 1

A - ?

A - E

Well time to the ball rolling again, I suppose. Now, many puzzle makers take delight in making absolutely massive puzzles into which they put all that difficult logic. I however, this week have decided to do the opposite. Instead of massive puzzles, I have introduced smallest hardest featuring eight of the hardest 5x5 puzzles known to man! The first Easy as ABC even has another challenge as you may have guessed. The value represented by ? is the lagest value to yield the puzzle with a unique solution, all you have to do then is solve it!

http://puzzlevalves.blogspot.com/2010/05/smallest-hardest-part-2.html

A - E

Well time to the ball rolling again, I suppose. Now, many puzzle makers take delight in making absolutely massive puzzles into which they put all that difficult logic. I however, this week have decided to do the opposite. Instead of massive puzzles, I have introduced smallest hardest featuring eight of the hardest 5x5 puzzles known to man! The first Easy as ABC even has another challenge as you may have guessed. The value represented by ? is the lagest value to yield the puzzle with a unique solution, all you have to do then is solve it!

http://puzzlevalves.blogspot.com/2010/05/smallest-hardest-part-2.html

## Friday, 23 April 2010

### The Ye Gods of Interviews

Why Ye Gods I hear you say? Well it's simple really, who hasn't at any time gone into an inverview at any time and thought "Ye Gods!" There you go!

Moving swiftly on! A few special puzzles here for you today, in order a nurikabe, a heyawake, a fillonimo and an extra regions sudoku, all with their own unique concept! The extra regions having both the traditional 3x3 grids and it's own "colour coded" areas!

Author's note, The symetry down the one diagonal of the nurikabe is entirely accidental originally i just went for the 12345 series down the digonals but it wasn't until I'd finished I noticed it was diagonally symetrical, so I suppose I can't claim that one!

## Friday, 16 April 2010

### Woop, Summer at last!

A-F

Ok Folks, got some more puzzles for you all. The most are self explanitary, a kuromasu, a 16x16 Irregular, an extra-regions, and one easy as ABC (A-F), in that order!

I'll just say this for the extra-regions, there are only 4 extra-regions, not 9, this was the only way I could illustrate it though!

## Saturday, 10 April 2010

### Stepping Up

## Wednesday, 31 March 2010

### British Summer Time - That's B*S*T!

## Tuesday, 30 March 2010

### Extra Regions, it's on a whole different level!

## Monday, 29 March 2010

### A couple for the road

## Friday, 19 March 2010

### Get the ball rolling again

## Thursday, 18 March 2010

### Easy as ACEDB

### Two new puzzles - Kuromasu and Akari

### Rules for Akari

Rules for Akari are as follows,

Place light bulbs in the grid so that all squares are lit up.

Light bulbs occupy one square and light up all squares in a horizontal and vertical direction, as well as themselves.

No light bulbs are in another light bulb's "line of sight"

The numbers dictate how many light bulbs there are touching horizontally or vertically the black square the number is on.

Place light bulbs in the grid so that all squares are lit up.

Light bulbs occupy one square and light up all squares in a horizontal and vertical direction, as well as themselves.

No light bulbs are in another light bulb's "line of sight"

The numbers dictate how many light bulbs there are touching horizontally or vertically the black square the number is on.

### Rules for Kuromasu

## Saturday, 13 March 2010

### The grand finale- Masyu Madness

## Friday, 12 March 2010

### Fillomino - Friday's Fiendish Fiesta

## Thursday, 11 March 2010

### Nurikabe - Now in bite size!

## Wednesday, 10 March 2010

### Master of the third trail - Heyawake

## Tuesday, 9 March 2010

### Round Two - LITS

## Monday, 8 March 2010

### 25x25 Series - Sudoku

## Friday, 26 February 2010

### And The Winner Is...

Well, here it is, the results to the first ever Puzzle Valves Challenge. Our winner for the chance to have his puzzle featured on this very blog is.... Fred Coughlin of PuzzlePicnic fame! Proving it can be done on a totally symetrical 7x7 masyu which meets all the requirements and more! Congratulations and stay tuned for more challenges!

### 4 Puzzles For The Price of 1

## Tuesday, 23 February 2010

### Bill Please!

Three people check into a hotel. They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person. Now each person paid £10 and got back £1. So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29. Where is the missing £1?

### LITS, the windmill

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