Friday, April 3, 2020

Solution to Thursday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 10x10 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in TWIN VALUES (WINE VAULTS).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, April 2, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 4/2/2020

TWIN VALUES
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 TWIN RHEA (IN THE RAW).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 4/1/2020

TWIN RHEA
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

Solutions to yesterday's extra Words within Word Sudoku puzzles

I gave you 17 interactive 4x4 Words within Word Sudoku puzzles yesterday, all using four of the five letters in the word BLADE.

Common words:
1. BLADE -A: BLED
2. BLADE -B: DALE
3. BLADE -B: DEAL
4. BLADE -B: LADE
5. BLADE -B: LEAD
6. BLADE -D: ABEL
7. BLADE -D: ABLE
8. BLADE -D: BALE
9. BLADE -D: ELBA
10. BLADE -E: BALD
11. BLADE -L: ABED
12. BLADE -L: BADE
13. BLADE -L: BEAD

Rare/obsolete words:
14. BLADE -B: LEDA
15. BLADE -D: ALBE
16. BLADE -D: BAEL
17. BLADE -D: BLAE

Please let me know what you thought of (1) this new kind of puzzle; and (2) the interactive puzzles! Comment on this post.

















Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ASPECT NOW (TOWNSCAPE).

A new puzzle in a few hours

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Extra (Words within) Word Sudoku Puzzles for Tuesday, 3/31/2020: BLADE

While many of us are #AloneTogether, isolating, quarantining or social distancing, some of us are struggling for fun things to do. I'll try to fix that for you, for a brief while, with the interactive puzzles below.

This is a new variant of Word Sudoku for which I'm planning a series of books. Look for the first one later this year on my Amazon author page, www.bit.ly/WordSudokuBooks.

Each of the Word Sudoku puzzles below uses four of the letters in the word BLADE.

I've labeled each puzzle with the letter to omit. In each puzzle, As always, the one and only one rule is:

Every row, column and 2x2 square contains each of the remaining four letters
The hidden word spells out in the shaded cells


You can print this page and solve the puzzles with your pen or pencil. Or you can click on the label below each puzzle and solve it online interactively. Please let me know your suggestions for how you'd like to interact with the puzzle and its layout (comment on the blog).

Hidden words that are common words or names:















Hidden words that are rare and/or obsolete words or names: (All of these are words!)





Good luck! Solutions tomorrow.

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 3/31/2020

ASPECT NOW
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 NEW G (GWEN) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in RATED W (WARTED).


A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, March 30, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 3/30/2020

NEW G
4x4 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x2 square contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells across the shaded row

RATED W
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 Quotable Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a quote.




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 WON'T HURL VIBE (BURN WITH LOVE).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, March 29, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Quotable Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 3/29/2020

There is no happiness without action.
--Benjamin Disraeli

Every Sunday, I offer you a quote (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). This year, the quotes explore themes of change, happiness and kindness.

ADVERBS
7x7 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, enclosed shape and set of circled cells contains these letters exactly once

PHONY
5x5 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, enclosed shape and set of circled cells contains these letters exactly once

LIFT
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 © 2008-2020, 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, 3/29/2020

WON'T HURL VIBE
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 © 2008-2020, David H. Thompson. All rights reserved. Please tell your puzzle-loving friends to follow this blog. Thank you!)

Solutions to the Saturday Swifty Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s rather large Qudoku puzzle set spelled out an adverbial pun known as a Tom Swifty.








The Sunday Punnish Word Sudoku in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, March 28, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 3/28/2020

"Let's go for another gallop," Tom recanted.

A Tom Swifty is an adverbial pun simultaneously describing the speaker and the speaker's statement. The name comes from the Tom Swift book series for young readers. The authors were roundly criticized for overusing adverbs and descriptive phrases, so that Tom rarely said anything without a qualifying adverb. (The fact that they did this on purpose, to make the books laugh-out-loud funny to read, didn't blunt the criticism.) A Tom Swifty pun is a parody of this style—no longer related to Tom at all—that will make you groan out loud.

You might have noticed that the last Swifty Sudoku puzzle set of the month is a bit harder—I'm adding a lot more puzzles. You usually get two to four Word Sudoku puzzles to fill in the quote grid; today's puzzle set has seven. The weekday puzzles get harder during the week; the weekend puzzles get harder during the month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCAN
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 Tom Swifty

Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave