Sunday, July 21, 2024

Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 7/21/2024

LAVING BY + FOUR
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

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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, July 20, 2024

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 7/20/2024

A fly was very close to being called a land … because that’s what it does half the time.
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.

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

DURING
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



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

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

JOYS
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 NT + FOR (FRONT) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in EPS + FOUR (PROFUSE).
The Saturday paraprosdokian in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, July 19, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 7/19/2024

NT + FOR
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


EPS + FOUR
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 ALBEIT P + FOR (PROFITABLE).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 7/18/2024

ALBEIT P + FOR
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 LANCE + FOR (FALCONER).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 7/17/2024

LANCE + FOR
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 N TABS + FOUR (TURBOFANS).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 7/16/2024

N TABS + FOUR
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 L + FUR (FURL) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in SET + FOR (FORTES).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, July 15, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 7/15/2024

L + FUR
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

SET + FOR
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 Dad Joke Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle sets spelled out a Dad joke.
WHAT DO
New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solutions to the Sunday Contronym Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out the contradictory meanings of a contronym.
New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave