Monday, November 28, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 11/28/2022

RN + WO
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


RHY + TWO
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 Qudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a palindrome.

New puzzles shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solutions to the Sunday Qudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a complete story in exactly five words.

New puzzles shortly.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Palindrome Sudoku) Puzzles for Sunday, 11/27/2022

No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention.
Every other Sunday in 2022, I offer you a palindrome—a statement reading the same forward and backward (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). Since the second half of the quote is the first half backward, you'll have to fill that in on your own.

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


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


UMPS
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


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

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New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku: 5-word Flash Fiction) Puzzles for Sunday, 11/27/2022

I call her writer’s block.
Every Sunday, I offer you a quote (spelled out by solving Sudoku puzzles, of course). In the last half of 2022, these quotes are flash fiction: exactly five words long.

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


SORBET
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column, 2x3 rectangle 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 © 2008-2022, 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, November 26, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 11/26/2022

A bank is a place that will lend you money … if you can prove that you don’t need it.
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.

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

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

NOSH
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



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

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

ONLY
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


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 NY + TWO (WYNOT) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in GINS + TWO (STOWING).

The Saturday Paraprosdokian in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, November 25, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 11/25/2022

NY + TWO
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


GINS + TWO
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 FIR LENS + TWO (INTERFLOWS).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 11/24/2022

FIR LENS + TWO
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 H RING + TWO (INGROWTH).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 11/23/2022

H RING + TWO
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 SINGLE + TWO (TOWELINGS).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 11/22/2022

SINGLE + TWO
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 LY + TWO (YOWL) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in RHY + TWO (WORTHY).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, November 21, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 11/21/2022

LY + WO
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


RHY + TWO
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 Qudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out a complete story in exactly five words.

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 CLING HERD + TWO (WELDING TORCH).

New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave