Friday, June 21, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 6/21/2024

PS + 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


DEAL + FOR
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 TAMING + FOUR (FARMING OUT).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 6/20/2024

TAMING + 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 HIVES + FOR (OVERFISH).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 6/19/2024

HIVES + 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


(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.)

 

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in MEALS + FOUR (FUMAROLES).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 6/18/2024

MEALS + 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 T + FOU (TOFU) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in SEG + FOR (FORGES).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, June 17, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 6/17/2024

T + FOU
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

SEG + 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

 

Sunday, June 16, 2024

New Word Sudoku (Dad Joke Sudoku!) Puzzles for Sunday, 6/16/2024

I have a joke about paper. It’s tearable.
A Dad joke is a bad, sad attempt at humor…or almost the funniest thing ever. Depends on whether you're a dad, AND on whether you're the one telling the joke…

These Dad jokes in 2024 all pose a question in the first set of puzzles; try to guess the answer before solving the second set.

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

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

HONKER
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


What do
SACK IT
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


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2024, David H. Thompson. All rights reserved. Please tell your puzzle-loving friends to follow this blog. Thank you!)

 

New Word Sudoku (Contronyms) Puzzles for Sunday, 6/16/2024

I spent hours raveling the string the cat so thoroughly raveled this morning!
A contronym is a word that can have opposite or contradictory meanings, depending on context. Every other Sunday in 2024, I'll challenge you to puzzle out the meaning of one or more contronyms.

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


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


WONT
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
Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2024, 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, June 15, 2024

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 6/15/2024

I tried to drown my sorrows … but the darn things learned how to swim.
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.

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

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

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

PLUM
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



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

SKIMPY
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
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