Saturday, December 16, 2017

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 12/16/2017

It fell apart in my hands," Tom rejoined.

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.

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

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

FLIGHT
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 Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday's 5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters DEC + AR (RACED) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters DEC + LANG (GLANCED).


The Saturday Swifty in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, December 15, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 12/15/2017

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

DEC + LANG
7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells across the shaded row

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Thursday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 10x10 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters DEC + PLY BIAS (DESPICABLY).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 12/14/2017

DEC + PLY BIAS
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 DEC + L MUIR (DULCIMER).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 12/13/2017

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

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters DEC + QUA IVS (VICE SQUAD).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 12/12/2017

DEC + QUA IVS
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 Diagonal/Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters DEC + O (DECO) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters DEC + WIN (WINCED).


More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, December 11, 2017

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 12/11/2017

DEC + O
4x4 Diagonal/Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, diagonal and 2x2 square contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells left-to-right up the diagonal

DEC + WIN
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 shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 12/10/2017

Old funeral directors never die, they just go underground.

Like Saturday Swifties, Sunday puns want you to groan out loud. They…never die.

ETHICAL
7x7 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, enclosed shape and set of circled cells contains these letters exactly once

SPURN
5x5 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, enclosed shape and set of circled cells contains these letters exactly once
Copy circled letters to the corresponding numbered cells in the quote grid to spell out the pun

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

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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