What you have now ;)

More Calcudoku, Skyscraper, and Consecutive puzzles.

If you could put some Str8ts puzzles and Chess Mazes in that would be great.

Now to re-pitch an idea ;)

Have a Sudoku Dragon...

What you do is have puzzles throughout the publication which have marked squares that, when filled in, tell you what digits to add as givens to an empty "Dragon 9x9 Sudoku Grid" in the back. For example, one of the Futoshiki puzzle squares could be shaded and have the clue "D7". When I do the Futoshiki, if that square solves as a '4', then I know to put a 4 in square D7 in the Dragon puzzle.

Once you get all of the grid clues from other puzzles you are now ready to solve the Dragon Sudoku, which could be a tough one.

Yes, you can tell I play many board, card, and video games. X(]]>

I just posted an inequality samurai star on garethmoore.co.uk, and I have a 6x6 Calcudoku inequality to post tomorrow as a little taster.

So thanks Dave for the great seam of interesting puzzles which I hope to mine for quite a while yet! ;)]]>

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...so I think I will go with the more obvious interpretation - placing the two types of clue together! :)

...so I think I will go with the more obvious interpretation - placing the two types of clue together! :)

Right, that's exactly the interpretation I meant!

Also, thanks for the kind comments as well Christine!]]>

I've seen Killer-type puzzles where there are inequalities between the region totals (so you know region 'a' is greater than region 'b', but not either exact total), but they're just a bit too complicated and require too much "book-keeping" when solving for me, so I think I will go with the more obvious interpretation - placing the two types of clue together! :)]]>

Maybe I'll start with a 6x6 Inequality Samurai, and see how that goes. I might put a sample on my blog before I decide what will go in the magazine.]]>

In terms of Hanidoku, I tried it once and found it quite complex - in fact I made a Hanidoku puzzle since BBC MindGames asked for a sample (they never used it). I thought it was overly-complex, or perhaps that was just me? :) So I could put that in the magazine since it's never been used, but I'm not too sure.]]>

Another variation on the sudoku theme is Hanidoku.]]>

Consecutive Sudoku really does seem popular (and I enjoy them a lot myself too), so I'll definitely put more of those in issue 2. A Samurai Star one is a good idea.

I've had a few emails with suggestions in too, so I should go through those and summarise them here soon as well.]]>

I also enjoy Mosaic and Labyrinth puzzles - the main reason I buy Beyond Sudoku (sorry) these days.]]>

I'm pretty certain Hidato is a trademark, however, so they will need to have a different name in

Another type of puzzle which makes a nice change is hidato. I don't know what anyone else thinks of that one?]]>

I'll start the ball rolling with some ideas people have already sent:

- ABC puzzles
- Tent puzzles
- More large Sudoku (16x16 and above)

The very large Sudoku one will probably be catered for with a dedicated book of just these larger puzzles, since it's one of those puzzle types that people either love or hate, but the other two - ABC puzzles in particular, as a favourite of mine - are definite candidates.

If you've come across an interesting type of puzzle elsewhere that you don't know how to describe but would like to see, feel free to post a link or pointer to it!]]>