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

Solutions to Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday's 5x5 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in WE ART (TAWER) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in AWE ROUT (WEAR OUT).


The Saturday Swifty in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, March 27, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 3/27/2020

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

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

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 TOWN PRAISE (WAITPERSON).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, March 26, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 3/26/2020

TOWN PRAISE
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 NOW TEPID (DEW POINT).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 3/25/2020

NOW TEPID
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 WOMAN JEST (JAMESTOWN).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 3/24/2020

WOMAN JEST
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 WADE (AWED) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in TOWERS (TOWSER).


More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, March 23, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 3/23/2020

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

TOWERS
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 Kindness Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a quote about kindness.

"Kindness is…



New puzzles shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, March 22, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Kindness Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 3/22/2020

Rise by lifting others.

Today's quote theme is kindness. Given the times we live in, it couldn't hurt to make kindness the norm! For more information, please visit RandomActsOfKindness.org

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

GOFER TV
7x7 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

Kindness is...
Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

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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 Punnish Word Sudoku in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, March 21, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 3/21/2020

"Parsley, sage, rosemary," said Tom timelessly.

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.

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

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

DEPTHS
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 MODE W (MOWED) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in SAW TIDE (WAISTED).


The Saturday Swifty in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, March 20, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 3/20/2020

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

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

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 BROWNIE HAT (THE RAINBOW).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 3/19/2020

BROWNIE HAT
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 AWE BIRTH (BEAR WITH).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 3/18/2020

AWE BIRTH
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 LOWEST CAD (COLD SWEAT).

A new puzzle in a few hours

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 3/17/2020

LOWEST CAD
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 WEST (STEW) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ANT YEW (TAWNEY).


A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, March 16, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 3/16/2020

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

ANT YEW
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