Don't count this as a vote, but doesn't anybody like 2-3-4 puzzles and the like?

Bill Smythe

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Here are my votes, based on my solving experiences this year:

Killer (vanilla): 3 votes

Killer - Modulo (KiMo): 3 votes

Skyscraper variants: 2 votes

Killer - Disjoint Group: 1 vote

Consecutive: 1 vote

Honorable mention: Renban and Killer Renban look like they have good potential. I solved 1 Renban and attempted JC's 1st Killer-Renban but gave up after 30 minutes. I'll try again later.

Least liked variant: Greater-than/Less-than. Must have been a bad solving experience, but I've found those to be boring. (Min/max quadrants on the other hand are interesting.)

Edited to add: I posted this on Dec 31 6:55PM EST. My settings gave this a January post date. Oops!

Killer (vanilla): 3 votes

Killer - Modulo (KiMo): 3 votes

Skyscraper variants: 2 votes

Killer - Disjoint Group: 1 vote

Consecutive: 1 vote

Honorable mention: Renban and Killer Renban look like they have good potential. I solved 1 Renban and attempted JC's 1st Killer-Renban but gave up after 30 minutes. I'll try again later.

Least liked variant: Greater-than/Less-than. Must have been a bad solving experience, but I've found those to be boring. (Min/max quadrants on the other hand are interesting.)

Edited to add: I posted this on Dec 31 6:55PM EST. My settings gave this a January post date. Oops!

- Mel-o-rama
**Posts:**19**Joined:**02 February 2006

We get as end result the following

So the variant of 2006 is killer sudoku.

Other recognized variants are (in this order): Killer X Sudoku, Zero Killer Sudoku, Consecutive/Nonconsecutive Sudoku, Skyscraper Sudoku, Toroidal Sudoku, Zero Killer X Sudoku, EG Killer, Inequality Killer, KiCo (Killer by Colour), Killer Jigsaw and KiMo. A nice collection to start with variants.

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`Place Variant Votes`

1 Killer Sudoku 19

2 Killer X Sudoku 8

3 Zero Killer Sudoku 7

4 Consecutive/Nonconsecutive Sudoku 5

5 Skyscraper Sudoku 4

5 Toroidal Sudoku 4

5 Zero Killer X Sudoku 4

8 EG Killer 3

8 Inequality Killer 3

8 KiCo (Killer by Colour) 3

8 Killer Jigsaw 3

8 KiMo 3

13 Argyle Sudoku 2

13 Double Killer 2

13 Non Consecutive Sudoku 2

13 Sum Search Sudoku 2

17 Killer - Disjoint Group 1

17 Navigator Sudoku 1

17 Pandigital Sudoku 1

17 Pseudoku 1

17 Twin Corresponding Sudoku 1

17 Windoku (aka NRC Sudoku) 1

So the variant of 2006 is killer sudoku.

Other recognized variants are (in this order): Killer X Sudoku, Zero Killer Sudoku, Consecutive/Nonconsecutive Sudoku, Skyscraper Sudoku, Toroidal Sudoku, Zero Killer X Sudoku, EG Killer, Inequality Killer, KiCo (Killer by Colour), Killer Jigsaw and KiMo. A nice collection to start with variants.

- Pyrrhon
**Posts:**240**Joined:**26 April 2006

It's a killer with some missing cages, with voids.

It's usually harder to solve since you can't use Innies/outies in some places.

It's usually harder to solve since you can't use Innies/outies in some places.

- Jean-Christophe
**Posts:**149**Joined:**22 January 2006

Oh, okay. So in the DJAPE zero-puzzle, you're still placing numbers in all cells, even where his picture is! Gotcha. I'll give your puzzle a whirl!

- Mel-o-rama
**Posts:**19**Joined:**02 February 2006

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