*in the name of that particular holiday*. So today’s puzzles only use the distinct letters in NEW YEAR’S DAY.

Well,

*! NEW YEAR’S DAY has so few distinct letters that there just aren’t that many different words using the same letters. So I cheated—or as I would prefer to put it: I got creative. To come up with some interesting 6-letter words, I chose five letters from NEW YEAR’S DAY, and then ran through the alphabet, one extra letter at a time, to see how many words I could come up with. I found many more than the mere 16 six-letter words I’m challenging you to uncover…*

**almost**
DARES+B

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

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

DARES+C

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

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

DARES+F

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

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

DARES+G

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

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

DARES+H

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

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

DARES+I

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

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

DARES+K

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

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

DARES+L

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

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

DARES+M

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

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

DARES+N

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

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

DARES+O

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

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

DARES+P

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

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

DARES+T

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

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

DARES+W

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

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

DARES+Y

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

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

DARES+Z

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

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 took the same approach to finding some interesting 8-letter words: In each case, seven letters come from NEW YEAR’S DAY.

WANDERS+H

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

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

WANDERS+T

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

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

RE YAWNS+T

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

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

RE SANDY+T

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

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

All 20 puzzle solutions first thing in the morning!

Thanks,

--Dave

Thanks,

--Dave

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