Friday, May 29, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 5/29/2020

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

WET DIGS
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 CLEAR WIDTH (WITCH ALDER).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Solutions to Tuesday's extra Words within Word Sudoku puzzles

I gave you 20 interactive Word Sudoku puzzles Tuesday, all but the last four using eight of the nine letters in the words BRAT NOISE. The last four puzzles used ALL the letters, forming four different one-word anagrams.

Common 8-letter words:
1. BRAT NOISE –B: NOTARIES
2. BRAT NOISE –B: SENORITA
3. BRAT NOISE –I: BARONETS
4. BRAT NOISE –O: BANISTER
5. BRAT NOISE –R: OBEISANT
6. BRAT NOISE –S: BARITONE
7. BRAT NOISE –T: BARONIES
8. BRAT NOISE –T: SEA ROBIN

Uncommon/obsolete 8-letter words:
9. BRAT NOISE –A: BORNITES
10. BRAT NOISE –B: ARSONITE
11. BRAT NOISE –B: NOTARISE
12. BRAT NOISE –B: ROSINATE
13. BRAT NOISE –E: TABORINS
14. BRAT NOISE –N: SABOTIER
15. BRAT NOISE –R: BOTANISE
16. BRAT NOISE –R: NIOBATES

9-letter anagrams:
17. BRAT NOISE: BARITONES
18. BRAT NOISE: OBTAINERS
19. BRAT NOISE: REOBTAINS
20. BRAT NOISE: TABORINES





















I'd appreciate your feedback on this variant of "Word within Word" Sudoku; please comment on this post.

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 5/28/2020

CLEAR WIDTH
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 OWNED TAB (BEAT DOWN).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 5/27/2020

OWNED TAB
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 WEAR KILTS (STRAWLIKE).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Extra (Words within) Word Sudoku Puzzles for Tuesday, 5/26/2020: "BRAT NOISE"

Here's another installment of extra "Word within Word" Sudoku puzzles to give you something to take your mind off everything else for a short while.

This week's extra puzzles are based on the nine letters in the anagram BRAT NOISE. Each of the first 16 Word Sudoku puzzles uses eight of the anagram's nine letters and is labeled with the letter to OMIT; each of the last four puzzles uses all nine letters, forming different one-word anagrams. Two of the nine-letter words are common words; two are not.

In each puzzle, the hidden word spells down the shaded diagonal. And as always, the one rule is:

Each row, column, 2x4 rectangle (or 3x3 square) contains each of the letters

You can print this page and solve the puzzles with your pen or pencil. Or you canclick 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).

8-letter hidden words that are common words or names:

















8-letter hidden words that are uncommon and/or obsolete words or names:

















9-letter anagrams:








Solutions Thursday (about 48 hours from when this posted).

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 5/26/2020

WEAR KILTS
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 PET W (WEPT) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in SEW KIT (WISKET).


A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, May 25, 2020

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 5/25/2020

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

SEW KIT
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 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 TWIN ARMHOLES (MOTHERS-IN-LAW).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, May 24, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Kindness Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 5/24/2020

Text an old friend.

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

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

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

WONKY
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

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, 5/24/2020

TWIN ARMHOLES
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 Punnish Word Sudoku in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, May 23, 2020

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 5/23/2020

"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.

GRAVED
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

MUSKOX
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