My Sudoku 8x8 solve leaves me with a bit of mixed feelings. On the one hand I equaled my best performance in an LMI Sudoku test, on the other hand I screwed up in both parts and could have possibly gotten my first top 10 finish. In part A I made a few transposition errors in the Foursome Sudoku, leading to digits in the wrong place and thus having to restart even though the grids I had solved at that point were correct. In part B I wasted my first 20 minutes breaking the Skyscraper, Irregular without regions and Irregular Cube and only finishing the Cube in the end. When I finally got going, I managed to brush off 10 more puzzles in the remaining 44 minutes, but it could have all been far better. But in the end I did as well as I had hoped for both tests.
Now about today's puzzle. On May 10th there was a sudden spike of blog visits, which coincided with the arrival of my latest Akil Oyunlari magazine. This issue featured 4 Yajilin and 4 Tapa puzzles by my hand. Most visits to my blog that day featured my Yajilin pages. So from that I'm guessing people liked them and wanted to try some more. I do think that my Yajilin puzzles on my blog have generally been well received, so I decided to post another one for that reason today. This one is a bit larger than my normal ones, but not as big or challenging as my previous oversized Yajilin. I do think it's again a nice layout of givens, so enjoy.
Rules for Yajilin
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