Monday, January 24, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 1/24/2022

AH + TW
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


CAP + 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

 

Solutions to the Sunday Qudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a palindrome.

New puzzles shortly.

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 shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Palindrome Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 1/23/2022

UFO tofu?
Every other Sunday in 2022, I offer you a palindrome—a statement reading the same forward and backward (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). Since the second half of the quote is the first half backward, you'll have to fill that in on your own.

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


WAFT
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 © 2008-2022, David H. Thompson. All rights reserved. Please tell your puzzle-loving friends to follow this blog. Thank you!)

 

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku: Books Never Written) Puzzles for Sunday, 1/23/2022

Every Sunday, I offer you a (generally very bad) pun (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). In the first half of 2022, these puns list Books Never Written, for obvious reasons.

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


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


THYMES
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!)

 

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 22, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 1/22/2022

Nostalgia … isn’t what it used to be.
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.

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

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

VIPS
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



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

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

GLOW
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 ARE + TWO (WATER) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ARBS + TWO (BARSTOW).

The Saturday Paraprosdokian in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, January 21, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 1/21/2022

ARE + TW
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


ARBS + 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 AH UNBID + TWO (ABOUND WITH).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 1/20/2022

AH UNBID + 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 BALES + TWO ( STOWABLE ).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 1/19/2022

BALES + TWO
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


(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.)

 

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

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

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 1/18/2022

BALKER + 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 FA + TWO ( WAFT ) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in CAN + TWO ( ANT COW ).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave