Saturday, July 4, 2015

Extra Word Sudoku Puzzle for Independence Day, Saturday, 7/4/2015

Today’s extra puzzles use a similar theme to the daily puzzles this year. The daily puzzles use only the distinct letters in the names of the year, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN and TWENTY FIFTEEN. The extra puzzles that show up on some of this year’s holidays use only the distinct letters in the name of that particular holiday. So today’s puzzles only use the distinct letters in INDEPENDENCE DAY and FOURTH OF JULY. While each puzzle spells out a different word or words, puzzles of the same dimensions all use the same letters!

I PECAN
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

I PECAN
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

I PECAN
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

I PECAN
6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

NO PREACH
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

NO PREACH
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

NO PREACH
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

NO PREACH
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains all the remaining letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal

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

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

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

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

TUNA POLICE
10x10 Hidden Word 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

Presidential Sudoku for 7/4/2015

A President of the United States was born on this day, 7/4. He was 51 years old when he was inducted into office as the 30th President. Solve the Word Sudoku puzzles below to spell out one of his quotes.

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

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

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

LOVING
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 a quote from the President born on this date in history

Solutions tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(Word Sudoku puzzles and text ©2015, David H. Thompson. All Rights Reserved. Please contact author through the blog for usage permission.)

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 7/4/2015

My glasses are fogged up," said Tom optimistically.
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.

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

FIRMLY
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 FIT (spelling out UNSWAYED OH and ANYHOW USED).


A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, July 3, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Friday, 7/3/2015

Today’s 10x10 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzles each contain all the letters in TWOHUSANDFIEY except three.

(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-FIT
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

TWOHUSANDFIEY-FIT
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 COUSINAGE.

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 7/2/2015

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

COUSINAGE
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 puzzles were each based on the letters TWOHUSANDFIEY except DHUY (spelling out FAINT WOES, WINO FEAST and SWEAT INFO).



A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 7/1/2015

Today’s 9x9 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku puzzles each contain all the letters in TWOHUSANDFIEY except four.


TWOHUSANDFIEY-DHUY
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

TWOHUSANDFIEY-DHUY
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

TWOHUSANDFIEY-DHUY
9x9 Hidden Word, Takeaway Letter Sudoku Puzzle

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 DFISU (spelling out ON THE WAY).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 6/30/2015

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


TWOHUSANDFIEY-DFISU
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 FIESTA.

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Monday, 6/29/2015

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

FIESTA
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 begins the new week in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 6/28/2015

Old quilters never die, they just go under cover.

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

VORTICES
8x8 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x4 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

MANFUL
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 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 a bit of a magician, as well as a super-sharp scientist.




The Sunday pun comes your way in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave