#30: Puzzle Spotlight: Capsules
Hello everyone, and welcome to this thirtieth edition of Puzzles for Progress!
I'm really happy with how this one ultimately came out, and I hope y'all will be too. The previous Puzzle Spotlights each had three puzzles (easier, medium, and harder), but this one has four: easier, medium, harder, and a bonus puzzle, of "diabolical" difficulty. Testers found the final puzzle to be just that–perhaps the hardest Puzzles for Progress puzzle to date. (The Kakuro from Issue #23 was pretty tough towards the end as well. Which is more difficult? You decide.) And, yes, this issue holds the not-all-that-meaningful record for Most Puzzles Ever in an Edition of Puzzles for Progress. (In second-place, a twenty-seven way tie. Tied for third are Issue #4, my 15x15 crossword; and Issue #11, a meta puzzle hunt-style puzzle entitled "Sifting.") Let's get to it, shall we?
I highly recommend you print this puzzle page out by using the following link: tinyurl.com/puzzlesforprogress-30.
If you'd prefer each puzzle on a separate page, those links are also available below, as are links to each puzzle in Penpa's (a little cluttered but good overall) online interface. And the answer page. Here they are:
Just the easier puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-easier
Just the medium puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-medium
Just the harder puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-harder-pdf
Just the diabolical puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-diabolical
Online (with Penpa)
Just the easier puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-easier-o
Just the medium puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-medium-o
Just the harder puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-harder-o2
Just the diabolical puzzle: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-diabolical-o
The answers: tinyurl.com/pfp-30-answers
Next week: Puzzle Spotlight: The King's Tour