It should be simple, this little Greek ‘p’: …

Happy pi day. Not just for the year, but for the century! Today is 3/14/15. And of course pi to four places is 3.1415. I’m posting this at 9:26 in the morning. And of course pi to seven places is 3.1415926.

We could go on. Like pi. In fact, I’ll give you pi to 1,000 places below.

As I believe I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I once wrote a poem about pi. Actually, an ode to pi. Yes: I was a nerd before the term was coined.

The ode runs four stanzas. I’ll spread the lines of the first one throughout this post, as I provide you the rest in the form of Qudoku puzzles you must solve to read the poem. Of course, you should read it aloud.

The ratio of diameter and periphery. …

ABJECT

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

FOWLED

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

TRUING

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

NYMPHS

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 second stanza in an ode to pi

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 second stanza in an ode to pi

But TANSTAAFL: Even in math! …

CABLED

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

TWOFER

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

MUTING

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

SYPHON

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 third stanza in an ode to pi

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 third stanza in an ode to pi

Pi’s digits wander a random path. …

WOMBAT

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

CHINTZ

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

FERVID

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle

Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

SNUGLY

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 final stanza in an ode to pi

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 final stanza in an ode to pi

As we compute more, we deepen the mystery.”

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