Nansuke (Number Skeleton)

Sample   Progressing   Solution 
Sample Progressing Solution


  1. Fill in all the blank cells with the numbers in the list below.
  2. Numbers are up-down or left to right. One cell has only one number (digit).


This kind of Number Skeleton Puzzle has abstracted the logical elements of skeleton puzzles, and Nikoli named it "Nansuke" (from Japanese: Nanba Sukereton). Nansuke has a long history and honored pedigree among the many Nikoli puzzles. With Nansuke you work through it conscientiously and it will provide an indescribable charm, conveying a sense of profound dignity.
You have to watch the board and the numbers carefully to find the clue to get started. And make sure to mark the numbers in the list as you use them.

Alphabetically list

• Akari • Dosun-Fuwari • Five Cells • Fillomino • Hashiwokakero
• Hebi • Heyawake • Hitori • Herugolf • Juosan
• Kakuro • Kurodoko • Kurotto • LITS • Masyu
• Nagareru • Nansuke • Norinori • Nurimeizu • Makaro
• Moon-or-Sun • Numberlink • Nurikabe • Ripple Effect • Sashigane
• Satogaeri • Shakashaka • Shikaku • Slitherlink • Sudoku
• Suraromu • Tilepaint • Tentai Show • Usowan • Yajilin
• Yosenabe