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by Andrew Reid
Mon 05 Apr, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

Thank you.
by Andrew Reid
Tue 02 Mar, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

Here is another gogen puzzle for you to try:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/202 ... -no-3.html
by Andrew Reid
Sun 28 Feb, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Easy Sudoku Puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 4906

Re: Easy Sudoku Puzzle

I'm losing track of which puzzles I have shown you but here is another one:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/201 ... -easy.html
by Andrew Reid
Sun 28 Feb, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

I can't see why they would be hard to computer generate anyway, and the newspaper ones presumably are. Its easy to make a random solution grid and then you just need a simple brute force solver to allow you to remove given letters to the limit of uniqueness, or test for uniqueness with a fixed give...
by Andrew Reid
Sun 28 Feb, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

I'm not sure that this is a valid argument because puzzling events are almost exclusively hand-crafted. And besides there are plenty of puzzle genres in which I have basically never seen a computer-generated puzzle. Yes, that's a good point. I allow people to copy my puzzles and I did once offer th...
by Andrew Reid
Fri 05 Feb, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

I believe you don't see them in many places because, unlike sudoku and similar puzzles, they are not easy to produce by computer. I first saw them in the London Evening Standard. I did some programming last year to help me create them but, even so, each one takes a couple of hours or so to set up.
by Andrew Reid
Thu 04 Feb, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Codeword Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

A Codeword Puzzle I Created Myself

Mrs Reid likes codeword puzzles so I created this one for her:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/202 ... -no-1.html
by Andrew Reid
Thu 04 Feb, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Re: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

Here is another gogen puzzle for you to try:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/202 ... -no-2.html
by Andrew Reid
Tue 15 Dec, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Hidoku Puzzles
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

Re: Hidoku Puzzles

by Andrew Reid
Mon 23 Nov, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Easy Sudoku Puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 4906

Re: Easy Sudoku Puzzle

It seems like I haven't posted here for a while:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/201 ... -easy.html
by Andrew Reid
Sat 19 Sep, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Dealing with the Media
Replies: 5
Views: 11094

Re: Dealing with the Media

Does anybody know if there is any market for gogen puzzles?
I am working on a program to create them.
Assuming I can get it to work, how can I sell them, who might buy them and how much could I charge per puzzle?
by Andrew Reid
Wed 05 Aug, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Easy Sudoku Puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 4906

Re: Easy Sudoku Puzzle

Here is another easy sudoku puzzle:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/201 ... -easy.html
by Andrew Reid
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Dealing with the Media
Replies: 5
Views: 11094

Re: Dealing with the Media

Interesting post. I have had encouraging interactions with both Puzzler Media and Clarity while trying to get some kind of market for my puzzles. The best way I have found to get contacts is to do a search for "editor" as a job title on LinkedIn and send out Connect requests. This has got me a large...
by Andrew Reid
Thu 09 Jul, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Easy Sudoku Puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 4906

Re: Easy Sudoku Puzzle

Here is another easy sudoku puzzle:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/201 ... -easy.html
by Andrew Reid
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 0
Views: 3372

Hello

Hello, I am Andrew. I have created a lot of sudoku puzzles and a few killer sudokus, hidokus, futoshikis and gogens. You can see them all here: https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/ I also run a group on Facebook called Sudoku Puzzles, which has over 18,000 members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/72...
by Andrew Reid
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

A Gogen Puzzle I Created Myself

For those of you who have never done a Gogen puzzle, I created this one.
If it takes you much more than 10 or 20 minutes, you are probably doing it wrong:
https://andrewspuzzles.blogspot.com/202 ... -no-1.html