Friday, April 18, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Friday, 4/18/2014

Today’s (AEIOU) 10x10 Word Sudoku puzzle is based on the word ADENOVIRUS.

ADENOVIRUS
AEIOU Sudoku: 10x10 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x5 rectangle contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Thursday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Classic Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the word APLECTRUM.

A new puzzle coming right up!

Thanks,
--Dave

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 4/17/2014

Today’s 9x9 Classic Word Sudoku puzzle is based on the word APLECTRUM.

APLECTRUM
9x9 Classic Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x3 square contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Wednesday’s Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Missing Letter, Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the anagram CORING (+SET) (ESCORTING).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 4/16/2014

Today’s 9x9 Missing Letter, Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle is based on letters in the anagram CORING.

(In 2014, every Wednesday's Hidden Word Puzzle--and every 12x12 Sunday Challenge--contains three letters in common: SET.)

CORING
9x9 Missing Letter (SET) Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x3 square contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once
The hidden word or phrase is spelled down the diagonal

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday’s Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 8x8 Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the word APTEROUS.

A new puzzle in two hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 4/15/2014

Today’s 8x8 Word Sudoku puzzle is based on the word APTEROUS.

APTEROUS
8x8 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x4 rectangle contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solutions to Yesterday’s Extra Word Sudoku Puzzles

Yesterday’s two extra Qudoku puzzle sets spelled out some trite words and phrases often found in press releases.











Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Monday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 6x6 Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the word word APIOSE.

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, April 14, 2014

Extra Word Sudoku (Qudoku!) Puzzles for Monday, 4/14/2014

For Immediate Release…”


On the second Monday of each month in 2014, I’ll present you with a few extra Qudoku—Quotable Sudoku—puzzles presenting quotes from interesting people or on interesting topics.

Last year PR.com media relations pro Rebecca Benison wrote an article for prdaily.com on “8 more phrases to ax from press releases” (http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/14100.aspx) detailing some common “announcement” words or phrases that have become trite through overuse. Today’s extra Qudoku puzzle sets challenge you to uncover some of these clich├ęs.

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

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

MIGHTS
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 list




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

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

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

JUSTLY
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 list

Puzzle solutions in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Monday, 4/14/2014

Today’s 6x6 Sudoku puzzle is based on the word APIOSE.

APIOSE
6x6 Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 2x3 rectangle contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once

Solution first thing in the morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Yesterday’s Presidential Sudoku

Yesterday’s Presidential Sudoku puzzle asked you to determine the names of a U.S. President and his First Lady, given this clue:

A President of the United States was born on this day, 4/13. He was 57 years old when he was inducted into office as the 3rd President.

The answers:
Thomas Jefferson
Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
10/30/1748




Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to the Sunday Challenge Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Sunday Challenge Missing Letter, Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in the anagram PRIMACY, UH (+SET) (MUSIC THERAPY).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Presidential Sudoku for 4/13/2014

A President of the United States was born on this day, 4/13. He was 57 years old when he was inducted into office as the 3rd President. Solve the Word Sudoku puzzles below to determine the names of this President and his First Lady and learn her birthdate.

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

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

MONKEY
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 names of the President born on this day and his First Lady

Solutions tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

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Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 4/13/2014

Today’s 12x12 Missing Letter, Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle is based on the letters in the anagram PRIMACY, UH.

(In 2014, every Sunday Challenge--and every 9x9 Hidden Word puzzle on Wednesdays--contains three letters in common: SET.)

PRIMACY, UH

Sunday Challenge: 12x12 Missing Letter (SET) Hidden Word Sudoku Puzzle
Each row, column and 3x4 rectangle contains the letters in the word or phrase exactly once
The hidden word or phrase is spelled down the diagonal

Solution 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. This one shows Tom's sense of irony is inversely proportional to his gin intake.




The Sunday Challenge in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 4/12/2014

Oh my goodness!" said Tom graciously.
A Tom Swifty is an adverbial pun that simultaneously describes a speaker and refers to 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. A Tom Swifty pun is a parody of this style that will make you groan out loud.

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

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

THORNY
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

Solution to Friday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s 10x10 Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the words ACID BRONZE.

A new puzzle in two hours.

Thanks,
--Dave