## Thursday, February 18, 2016

Area Sudoku is a new Sudoku Variation similar to Figure Sudoku. Difference between Area Sudoku and Figure Sudoku is that in case of Figure Sudoku, the same shape contains the same set of numbers. Shapes may be rotated or reflected. However in case of Area Sudoku, marked area containing the same area contains the same set of numbers. In other words marked cells which contains same number of cells contains the same number.
This puzzle I created for Twisted Classics Sudoku Mahabharat 2016 round. However at the end this puzzle was not selected to be part of this championship as we want to keep this test easy and simple. Adding one more  new variation to the test may be complicated the things as this test already contained one new however simple Sudoku variation named Twin Givens Sudoku.
As I have mentioned in my previous post and now on-wards name of the puzzle file posted on this blog will contain the timing to solve a particular puzzle by Prasanna Seshadri i.e. if one downloads the puzzle image from here and saves it with the default name, then that name will contain the time taken by him to solve that puzzle along with the puzzle name.
This Area Sudoku puzzle I am posting in The League of Extraordinary Ladies & Gentlemen as 155th Sudoku in this series.
Rules of Area Sudoku
Standard Classic Sudoku Rules apply. Additionally all cages having same area contains the same set of digits, possibly in different orders. In other words all cages which has equal number of cells will contain the same set of digits.
 Area Sudoku (Daily Sudoku League #155)
Area Sudoku (Daily Sudoku League #155) Solution

Previous Sudoku X-Sums Sudoku (Daily Sudoku League #154)