Puzzle No. 380 : Outside-Consecutive Sudoku [Daily League]

I’m in a bit of a hurry today.

Recently, there was a Cubic variant from Bastien having Consecutive clues but no converse. And then, there was the Skyscrapers Kropki on Deception  that abandoned the converse part of the rules. I like this for its simplicity and the fact that it makes things easier aesthetically. Since I’m in a hurry, today seemed to be the perfect day to try and see just how simple it makes things to construct a Sudoku without the converse consecutive rules. I also like how Outside rules can work with it.

Rules – Follow regular Sudoku rules. Additionally, the digit outside must be placed in one of the first 3 cells in that direction. Also, if there is a dot in between 2 cells, those 2 cells must contain consecutive numbers. All dots are not given, so there is no converse rule.

Enjoy!

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Puzzle No. 368 : Outside or Skyscraper Sudoku [Daily League]

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This variant is quite tricky in general, but I’ve tried to make at least some of it relatively obvious. Either way, I like the combination, and I like how it turned out.

Rules – Follow regular Sudoku rules. Additionally, the clues outside are at least one of

1. Outside clues – The digit must be placed in one of the first 3 cells in that direction.

2. Skyscraper clues – Taking 1-9 as skyscrapers of increasing heights, 9 being the biggest, the clue shows how many skyscrapers can be seen from that direction. Bigger skyscrapers block smaller ones.

Enjoy!

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