Wednesday, May 22, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 5/22/2024

ENDS + FOUR
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 LENDS + FOUR (FLOUNDERS).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 5/21/2024

LENDS + FOUR
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 D + FOU (FOUD) and the 6x6 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in GED + FOR (FORGED).

A new set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Monday, May 20, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Monday, 5/20/2024

D + FOU
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

GED + FOR
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 Dad Joke Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle sets spelled out a Dad joke.
WHAT DO
New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Solutions to the Sunday Contronym Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s Qudoku puzzle set spelled out the contradictory meanings of a contronym.
New puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

New Word Sudoku (Dad Joke Sudoku!) Puzzles for Sunday, 5/19/2024

I don't trust trees. They’re a bit shady.
A Dad joke is a bad, sad attempt at humor…or almost the funniest thing ever. Depends on whether you're a dad, AND on whether you're the one telling the joke…

These Dad jokes in 2024 all pose a question in the first set of puzzles; try to guess the answer before solving the second set.

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

CLOUDS
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


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

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

WADI
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


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

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New Word Sudoku (Contronyms) Puzzles for Sunday, 5/19/2024

He'd go the extra mile to keep the project from going south.
A contronym is a word that can have opposite or contradictory meanings, depending on context. Every other Sunday in 2024, I'll challenge you to puzzle out the meaning of one or more contronyms.

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


HALT
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


Solutions first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(All puzzles and text contained in this blog are copyright © 2008-2024, 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, May 18, 2024

New Word Sudoku (Paraprosdokian Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 5/18/2024

I had a chicken finger that was so big … it was a chicken hand.
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.

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

LOGICS
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 quote



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

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

SHED
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 + OUR (EUROS) and the 7x7 Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in ADES + FOR (FEDORAS).
The Saturday paraprosdokian in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Friday, May 17, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzles for Friday, 5/17/2024

ES + OUR
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


ADES + FOR
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 SLACKEN + FOR (CORN FLAKES).

Another set of puzzles in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 5/16/2024

SLACKEN + FOR
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 EACH + FOUR (FAROUCHE).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 5/15/2024

EACH + FOUR
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 L WEBS + FOUR (FURBELOWS).

A new puzzle in just a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave