Saturday, April 20, 2024

Extra Word Sudoku (Palindrome Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 4/20/2024

Taco cat.
Today's date, and the following dates through Monday, April 29, are palindromes: Written with two digits for the year and ignoring punctuation, the dates are the same forward or backward: 4/20/24; 4/29/24; etc.

Palindromic dates are not that rare, but having that property many days in a row is a little unusual. In honor of this ten-day run, I present you some word palindromes—statements 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. (Again, ignore punctuation.)

NARC
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 palindrome


Solutions in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 4/20/2024

Its the least I can do … and I always like to do the least.
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.

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

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

HOMY
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



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

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

CHAD
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 ET + FOR (FORTE) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in SLED + FOR (FOLDERS).
The Saturday paraprosdokian in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 4/19/2024

ET + 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


SLED + FOR
7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, diagonal 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 MINCES + FOUR (CUNEIFORMS).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 4/18/2024

MINCES + FOUR
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 CHASE + FOR (ARCHFOES).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 4/17/2024

CHASE + 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 GENIC + FOUR (CONFIGURE).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 4/16/2024

GENIC + 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


(A reminder that weekday puzzles in 2024 are based on words or phrases containing at least three of the letters in FOUR, 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 Monday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday's 4x4 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in M + FOR (FROM) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in DIS + FOR (FIORDS).

More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, April 15, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 4/15/2024

M + FOR
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

DIS + 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

 

Solution to the Sunday Challenge Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Sunday Challenge 12x12 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle was based on the letters in DEATHLY S + FOUR (HYDROSULFATE).
New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 4/14/2024

DEATHLY S + 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