Wednesday, August 17, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 8/17/2022

PINED + 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 SLICK R + TWO (WRISTLOCK).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 8/16/2022

SLICK R + 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 HL + TWO (HOWL) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in REL + TWO (TROWEL).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, August 15, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 8/15/2022

HL + 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


REL + 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


(A reminder that weekday puzzles in 2022 are based on words or phrases containing at least two of the three letters in TWO, a puzzle form I call Missing Letter Hidden Word Sudoku. Please see my amazon puzzle page www.bit.ly/WordSudokuBooks for puzzle collections of this form that span the entire alphabet.)

 

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 JV INHALER + TWO (JAVELIN THROW).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Punnish Sudoku: 5-word Flash Fiction) Puzzles for Sunday, 8/14/2022

Then my shadow stepped closer.
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.

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


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


MOWS
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

(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!)

 

Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 8/14/2022

JV INHALER + TWO
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 © 2008-2022, 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, August 13, 2022

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 8/13/2022

For a while, Houdini used a lot of trap doors in his act … but he was just going through a stage.
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.

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

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

HEAT
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



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

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

MOLD
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 ES + TWO (SO WET ) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in REDS + TWO (WORSTED).

The Saturday Paraprosdokian in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, August 12, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 8/12/2022

ES + 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


REDS + 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 NUMBS DH + TWO (THUMBS DOWN).

New puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 8/11/2022

NUMBS DH + 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 MINED + TWO (DOWNTIME).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 8/10/2022

MINED + 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 tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solution to Tuesday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday's 9x9 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in K CHIPS + TWO (WHIPSTOCK).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 8/9/2022

K CHIPS + 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 HI + TWO (WITH) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ISE + TWO (WISE TO).

More puzzles in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, August 8, 2022

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 8/8/2022

HI + TW
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


ISE + 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