Saturday, July 5, 2008

Solutions to Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Solutions to Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Well, they weren't very hard, were they? I admit, an 8x8 or 9x9 grid with another quote grid beneath may appear a bit intimidating. But these puzzles were obvious... weren't they? If you don't think so, please let me know.

The first, a Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle, was based on the anagram NOR EDICTS:

The second special Independence Day Word Sudoku puzzle asked you to solve an 8x8 puzzle, with 2x4 internal rectangles, and then use the circled/numbered letters you filled in to complete a quote; the anagram of the 8 letters was CANDY PIE:

And finally (completing the trifecta?), the 9x9 Word Sudoku puzzle based on the anagram HOLY J TURF supplied the letters for another quote:

If you came across a book of this kind of puzzle in your favorite bookstore, would you buy it? I mean various sizes of Word Sudoku puzzles, supplying the letters in circled/numbered cells to complete quips and quotes, some famous, some not-so-much. I'm completing a book I call "AEIOU Sudoku" (because each quip/quote contains all five vowels, oftentimes plus 'y'), and I'm wondering if there's an audience... Please let me know what you think!

A new (diagonal) Word Sudoku puzzle for you in a few hours.


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