Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 5/23/2015

It's a rooster!" clucked Tom cockily.
A Tom Swifty is an adverbial pun that simultaneously describes a speaker and refers to 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. A Tom Swifty pun is a parody of this style that will make you groan out loud.

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

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

JURIST
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

Solution to Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 10x10 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzle was based on all the letters in TWOHUSANDFIEY except FIN (spelling out DYE WASHOUT).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Friday, 5/22/2015

Today’s 10x10 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzle contains all the letters in TWOHUSANDFIEY except three.

TWOHUSANDFIEY-FIN
10x10 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x5 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Thursday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 9x9 AEIOU Classic Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the word OUTSAILED.

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 5/21/2015

Today’s 9x9 AEIOU Classic Sudoku puzzle is based on the word OUTSAILED.

OUTSAILED
AEIOU Sudoku: 9x9 Classic Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x3 square contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Wednesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 9x9 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters TWOHUSANDFIEY except DOUY (spelling out TWIN SHEAF).

A new puzzle coming right up.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 5/20/2015

Today’s 9x9 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzle contains all the letters in TWOHUSANDFIEY except four.

(In 2015, every daily puzzle is composed of only the distinct letters in "two thousand fifteen" and "twenty fifteen" (i.e., only the letters TWOHUSANDFIEY). Some days, I'll give you the exact letters; other days I'll only tell you which letters are NOT used, leaving you the extra chore.)

TWOHUSANDFIEY-DOUY
9x9 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x3 square contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 8x8 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters TWOHUSANDFIEY except AHTWY (spelling out DEFUSION).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 5/19/2015

Today’s 8x8 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzle contains all the letters in TWOHUSANDFIEY except five.

(In 2015, every daily puzzle is composed of only the distinct letters in "two thousand fifteen" and "twenty fifteen" (i.e., only the letters TWOHUSANDFIEY). Some days, I'll give you the exact letters; other days I'll only tell you which letters are NOT used, leaving you the extra chore.)

TWOHUSANDFIEY-AHTWY
8x8 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Monday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 6x6 Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the word WASTED.

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Monday, 5/18/2015

Today’s 6x6 Word Sudoku puzzle is based on the word WASTED.

WASTED
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once

Solution 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.


A new puzzle comes your way in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 5/17/2015

Old voicemail systems never die, they just stop answering.

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

CAMERLINGO
10x10 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x5 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 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. This one shows Tom is practical about home repairs.




The Sunday Punnish Word Sudoku in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave