Monday, March 27, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 3/27/2023

S + HRE
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

CO + 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 Punnish Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out the punning title of a book never written.

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 IS GADFLY + THRE (FARSIGHTEDLY).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku: Books Never Written) Puzzles for Sunday, 3/26/2023

Every Sunday, I offer you a (generally very bad) pun (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). On alternate Sundays, these puns list Books Never Written.

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


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


FIND
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 quote


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!)

 

Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 3/26/2023

IS GADFLY + THRE
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 © 2008-2023, 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, March 25, 2023

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 3/25/2023

A man’s home is his castle … in a manor of speaking.
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.

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

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

WISH
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



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

MOUE
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 IW + THE (WITHE) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in SON + THRE (SHORTEN).

The Saturday Swifty in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, March 24, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 3/24/2023

IW + 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


SON + 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 C SPOIL + THRE (SPLOTCHIER).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 3/23/2023

C SPOIL + THRE
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 PICA + THRE (PATCHIER).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 3/22/2023

PICA + 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 tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

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

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 3/21/2023

GAULS + 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 V + TRE (VERT) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in CO + THRE (ROTCHE).

More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave