A few more Slaloms. Nothing new compared to the previous few, and not as pretty, but maybe they help getting at the logic?

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To make it a full two weeks of post-LM posts, here are two more Hochhausblöcke. One with the maximal number of givens, one with the minimal number. (There are some more of each, but these are the nicer ones. The minimal one requires a well-placed deep case distinction, or I do at least.)

**Rules** Place numbers from 1 to 4 in each cell so that each row and column of each 4×4-block contains all numbers 1 to 4. Circled numbers are valid skyscraper clues for the adjacent grid (for both adjacent grids in the central corners). Uncircled numbers are not valid skyscraper clues for the adjacent grid (for neither adjacent grid in the central corners).

We’re reaching the end of the series of LM practice puzzles. Pentowords is an interesting new (to me) type that was also on the mixed round. The one on the contest was built around a letter packing argument (though I only half saw that while solving), this one is quite different.

**Rules** Split the grid into the twelve different pentominos, and write each of the given words into one of the pentominos, left to right then top to bottom. Same letters must not touch by edge. Some letters are already given.

This was another type on the mixed round. It seems that “knapp daneben” almost works better for checkered fillominos than for the plain ones.

**Rules** Add or subtract 1 from each clue, then solve as a standard Checkered Fillomino.