Sunday, February 16, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Kindness Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 2/16/2020

Make kindness the norm."

Today is the first quote about kindness, because today is Random Acts of Kindness Day, or as the folks at www.randomactsofkindness.org put it, RAK Day. Today kicks off a week-long kindness celebration—RAK Week, obviously! So all this week, I'll provide you extra Word Sudoku puzzles spelling out quotes about kindness.

Kindness seems to be losing to bully behavior in our (U.S.) national politics and Internet discourse, which unfortunately sets the bar of civility pretty darn low. I believe we can disagree without being disagreeable. So please consider doing a good deed today, this next week, all year long, and for that matter, the rest of your life! Instill in others the concept that we really can get along together, our different beliefs notwithstanding.

I like the call to action the folks at randomactsofkindness have created: Become a RAKtivist, or random acts of kindness activist. As the website explains, RAKtivists are the heroes of the organization, living and breathing kindness, sharing knowledge and leading by example. In short, they're goodwill—er, kindness—ambassadors.

Many of the quotes I'll give you to uncover in Word Sudoku puzzles throughout this year were made by (anonymous) RAKtivists, quoted with the permission of www.randomactsofkindness.org. (Thanks, RAKleaders!)

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

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

WHOM
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
Kindness is...
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, 2/16/2020

WORKABLE ITCH
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 Qudoku puzzle set spelled out an adverbial pun known as a Tom Swifty.




The Sunday Challenge in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, February 15, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 2/15/2020

Oh my goodness!" said Tom graciously.

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.

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

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

LOWING
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 Tom Swifty

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 DOWEL (LOWED) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in IT CHEWS (WITCHES).


The Saturday Swifty in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, February 14, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 2/14/2020

DOWEL
5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the shaded column

IT CHEWS
7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells across the shaded row

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 GHASTLY NEW (LENGTHWAYS).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, February 13, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 2/13/2020

GHASTLY NEW
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 WRITE MAP (TIME WARP).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 2/12/2020

WRITE MAP
8x8 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the diagonal

Solution tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in TWIN SABER (BRAWNIEST).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 2/11/2020

TWIN SABER
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 G AWE (WAGE) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in W BESOT (BESTOW).


More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, February 10, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 2/10/2020

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

W BESOT
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 about change, happiness or kindness.




New puzzles shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, February 9, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Quotable Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 2/9/2020

Change is inevitable. Change is constant."
--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.

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

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

PROWL
5x5 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, enclosed shape 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!)

Solutions to the Saturday Swifty Word Sudoku Puzzles

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





The Sunday Challenge in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, February 8, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 2/8/2020

Oh goody! Another blackout!" said Tom delightedly.

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.

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

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

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

WORKUP
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 Tom Swifty

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 WAKES (ASKEW) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in A WINTER (TINWARE).


The Saturday Swifty in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, February 7, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 2/7/2020

WAKES
5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells down the shaded column

A WINTER
7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and enclosed shape contains these letters exactly once
The hidden word spells across the shaded row

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 LOW BREATHS (BOWLER HATS).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave