Sunday, August 20, 2017

Solutions to yesterday’s extra (eclipse) Word Sudoku puzzles

Yesterday's 6x6 and 8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzles were based on the letters in HOW SAD and CAR STOVE, respectively (SHADOW and OVERCAST).


A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to the Saturday Swifty Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out an adverbial pun known as a Tom Swifty.




The Sunday Punnish Word Sudoku in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Extra Word Sudoku Puzzles (Eclipse!) for Saturday, 8/19/2017


Eclipse shadow from the Mir space station during a solar eclipse Aug. 11, 1999
courtesy NASA, from https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-shadow-space

In the remaining days before Monday’s eclipse, I’ll present you with a few extra puzzles based on words that are either related to the word ECLIPSE or synonyms of it. Visit https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html and http://www.americaneclipse2017.org/ for more info on the eclipse.

HOW SAD
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

CAR STOVE
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 8/19/2017

Look out for that bird!" cried Tom, ducking.

A Tom Swifty is an adverbial pun simultaneously describing the speaker and the speaker's statement. The name comes from the Tom Swift book series for young readers. The authors were roundly criticized for overusing adverbs and descriptive phrases, so that Tom rarely said anything without a qualifying adverb. (The fact that they did this on purpose, to make the books laugh-out-loud funny to read, didn't blunt the criticism.) A Tom Swifty pun is a parody of this style—no longer related to Tom at all—that will make you groan out loud.

GOTCHA
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

FIBERS
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

WINDUP
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once
Copy circled letters to the corresponding numbered cells in the quote grid to spell out the Tom Swifty

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to yesterday’s extra (eclipse) Word Sudoku puzzles

Yesterday's 6x6 and 8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzles were based on the letters in EAT, RUN and CURB DOSE, respectively (NATURE and OBSCURED).


A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday's 5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + RS (SUGAR) and the 7x7 Diagonal/Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + NOT B (GUNBOAT).


The Saturday Swifty in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, August 18, 2017

Extra Word Sudoku Puzzles (Eclipse!) for Friday, 8/18/2017


Total eclipse Mar. 20, 2015 at Svalbard, Norway
credit: S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol, from https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/total-solar-eclipse

In the remaining days before Monday’s total eclipse across the U.S., I’ll present you with a few extra puzzles based on words that are either related to the word ECLIPSE or synonyms of it.

EAT, RUN
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

CURB DOSE
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 8/18/2017

AUG + RS
5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the shaded column

AUG + NOT B
7x7 Diagonal/Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, diagonal and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells left-to-right up the diagonal

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to yesterday’s extra (eclipse) Word Sudoku puzzles

Yesterday's 6x6 and 8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzles were based on the letters in RANKED and SHOE UNIT, respectively (DARKEN and OUTSHINE).


A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Thursday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 10x10 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + SPIN RED (PERSUADING).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Extra Word Sudoku Puzzles (Eclipse!) for Thursday, 8/17/2017


The United States during the coming Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, with the umbra (black oval), penumbra (concentric shaded ovals), and path of totality (red).credit: Goddard Science Visualization Studio, NASA, from https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-2017-still-image-animation 
(View the animation at https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4515)


This coming Monday, Aug. 21, The United States will experience a total eclipse. Visit https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html and http://www.americaneclipse2017.org/ to see interactive graphics and a great deal more explanation.

My home will see something like 99.2% totality. But I’ll be in the middle of the path of totality for my day job, so I’ll experience the full 100%. Astronomy aficionados say the difference between 99% and 100% is…infinity!

With something close to 100 million Americans within a day’s drive of the path of totality, there will be LOTS of people who think of this as a “game day,” like a college football game or a major league baseball game—just pop in that morning, see the celestial spectacle, and then head back home right afterwards.

BAD IDEA!

With the huge crowds expected to attempt the same bad planning, you could instead experience a cosmic traffic jam.

Instead: Plan. All across the U.S., you’ll hear your state transportation departments echoing the same advice:
Arrive early; stay put; leave late.
Treat this 3-hour event like a 3-DAY event.

In the remaining days before Monday’s eclipse, I’ll present you with a few extra puzzles based on words that are either related to the word ECLIPSE or synonyms of it.

RANKED
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

SHOE UNIT
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 8/17/2017

AUG + SPIN RED
10x10 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x5 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Wednesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + M PINK (MAKING UP).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 8/16/2017

AUG + M PINK
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solution tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + NOT PIC (OUTPACING).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 8/15/2017

AUG + NOT PIC
9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x3 square contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to Monday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday's 4x4 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + M (GUAM) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters AUG + RIT (GUITAR).


A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, August 14, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 8/14/2017

AUG + M
4x4 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x2 square contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells across the shaded row

AUG + RIT
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to the Sunday Punnish Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a never die pun.



New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to the Sunday Challenge Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Sunday Challenge 12x12 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle was based on the letters AUG + HERB PLOTS (BREASTPLOUGH).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave