Friday, January 27, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 1/27/2023

AS + THE
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


ADS + THRE
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 M AUDIO + THRE (RHEUMATOID).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 1/26/2023

M AUDIO + THRE
AEIOU Sudoku: 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


(A reminder that weekday puzzles in 2023 are based on words or phrases containing at least three of the four distinct letters in THREE, 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.)

 

Solution to Wednesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in CONS + THRE (NOTCHERS).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 1/25/2023

CONS + THRE
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal


Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ALIGN + THRE (LATHERING).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 1/24/2023

ALIGN + THRE
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 Y + TRE (TREY) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in AD + THRE (THREAD).

More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, January 23, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 1/23/2023

Y + TRE
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

AD + THRE
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

 

Solutions to the Sunday Contronym Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out the contradictory meanings of two contronyms.

New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solutions to the Sunday Qudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out an insult from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1598), act 2 scene 1.

New puzzles shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

New Word Sudoku (Contronyms) Puzzles for Sunday, 1/22/2023

After she brought the sticky issue to the table, the committee immediately tabled it.


A contronym (or contranym, or auto-antonym, or even autantonym) is a word that can have opposite or contradictory meanings, depending on context. Every other Sunday in 2023, I'll present you a Qudoku puzzle, puzzling out the meaning of one or more contronyms.

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


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


WINDUP
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 contronyms' contradictory meanings


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


PANG
4x4 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x2 square 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 contronyms


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2023, David H. Thompson. All rights reserved. Please tell your puzzle-loving friends to follow this blog. Thank you!)

 

New Word Sudoku (Shakespeare insult Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 1/22/2023

Threadbare juggler!
Every other Sunday in 2023, I offer you an imaginative insult from Shakespeare (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course).

YARD
4x4 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x2 square and set of circled cells contains these letters exactly once


WOLF
4x4 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x2 square 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 insult


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2023, 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, January 21, 2023

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 1/21/2023

Here's your hat … what's your hurry?
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.

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

LAND
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



BURN
4x4 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x2 square and set of circled cells contains the letters in the word exactly once

MADE
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 AN + THE (THANE) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ADS + THRE (HARDSET).

The Saturday Swifty in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave