I haven’t posted here for a while, but to celebrate the advent of reduced-clue skyscraper puzzles on PuzzleMix.com earlier today I thought I’d post a few Skyscraper puzzles here.

Skyscraper 5×5 2 puzzle

Skyscraper 5×5 1 puzzle

Skyscraper puzzles combine the no-repeat row and column constraints of sudoku with novel additional clues. In these 5×5 puzzles, place the numbers 1-5 once each into every row and column. Each number in the completed grid represents a building of that many storeys.

Place the buildings in such a way that each given number outside the grid represents the number of buildings that can be seen from that point, looking only at that number’s row or column. A building with a higher value always obscures a building with a lower value, while a building with a lower value never obscures a building with a higher value.

= “Skyscraper puzzles combine the no-repeat row and column constraints of sudoku with novel additional clues. ”;

instr += “This book contains puzzles of size 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7. In each respective case place the numbers 1-5, 1-6 or 1-7 once each”;

instr += ” into every row and column. All of the puzzles in this book are sorted in order of increasing logical difficulty irrespective of size.\n\n”;

instr += “Each number in the completed grid represents a building of that many storeys. Place the buildings in such a way that each given number”;

instr += ” outside the grid represents the number of buildings that can be seen from that point, looking only at that number’s row or column.”;

instr += ” A building with a higher value always obscures a building with a lower value, while a building with a lower value never obscures a building with”;

instr += ” a higher value. ”;

nameTxt.Text = “Skyscraper”;