Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in KNEADS + TWO (TAKEDOWNS).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 12/6/2022

KNEADS + TWO
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 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in NS + TWO (SNOW) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in VHS + TWO (TV SHOW).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, December 5, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 12/5/2022

NS + WO
4x4 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x2 square contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells out in the shaded cells


VHS + TWO
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


(A reminder that weekday puzzles in 2022 are based on words or phrases containing at least two of the three letters in TWO, a puzzle form I call Missing Letter Hidden Word Sudoku. Please see my amazon puzzle page www.bit.ly/WordSudokuBooks for puzzle collections of this form that span the entire alphabet.)

 

Solutions to the Sunday Qudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a complete story in exactly five words.

New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solution to the Sunday Challenge Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Sunday Challenge 12x12 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle was based on the letters in RINGS HELD + TWO (DOWNLIGHTERS).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku: 5-word Flash Fiction) Puzzles for Sunday, 12/4/2022

I guess even absolutes break.
Every Sunday, I offer you a quote (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). In the last half of 2022, these quotes are flash fiction: exactly five words long.

WAFERS
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle and set of circled cells contains these letters exactly once


LITANY
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle 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 quote


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2022, David H. Thompson. All rights reserved. Please tell your puzzle-loving friends to follow this blog. Thank you!)

 

Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 12/4/2022

RINGS HELD + TWO
Sunday Challenge: 12x12 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word or words spell down the diagonal


Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2022, David H. Thompson. All rights reserved. Please tell your puzzle-loving friends to follow this blog. Thank you!)

 

Solutions to the Saturday Paraprosdokian Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle sets spelled out wordplay known as a paraprosdokian.

The Sunday Challenge in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 12/3/2022

I would like to take you seriously … but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
A paraprosdokian is wordplay where the latter part of a statement forces you to reinterpret the first part. The phrase intentionally leads you in one direction—misleads you into thinking one way—and then abruptly changes direction, ending with the unexpected twist. The origin of the word is Greek, meaning "against expectation."

Most of the statements in these weekly blog posts are actual paraprosdokians; you might possibly dispute a few. But since they’re still fun plays on words, I’m sharing them anyway.

Because paraprosdokians come in two parts, I present each part as a separate quote, each revealed by solving its own set of word Sudoku puzzles.

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

WONTED
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 quote



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

HOWL
4x4 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x2 square 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 quote


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 in UP + TWO (TWO UP) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in R HUP + TWO (THROW UP).

The Saturday Paraprosdokian in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 12/2/2022

UP + TWO
5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells out in the shaded cells


R HUP + TWO
7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells out in the shaded cells


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 in HER LINK + TWO (KENILWORTH).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 12/1/2022

HER LINK + TWO
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 in USE PI + TWO (WIPEOUTS).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave