Massive Sudoku

By | 2014-12-09T11:03:01+00:00 December 15th, 2014|All Puzzles, Puzzle Books|0 Comments

Just 4 months after her “Master Sudoku” (see my review of September 30, 2005); Carol now gives us another great book, Massive Sudoku. This time she has upped it to 400 puzzles. She gives us a couple of hilarious stories she’s heard and there are surely more to come. “A mother of four has become so totally obsessed; her family is considering moving her to a shed at the bottom of the garden where she says she’d be quite happy”. “A wife has banned her husband from bed after a particular night when he was forced to shut off the light in the middle of a Sudoku and went to sleep. Then he woke up again at 2am shouting ‘I’ve got another number'”. This book has “Ten Top Tips for solving:

1. Slicing & Dicing

2. Completing Rows & Columns

3. Only One That Fits

4. Completing a row or column when two numbers are missing

5. Slicing & Slotting

6. Writing Options

7. Lone Numbers

8. Looking for Single Options

9. Twinning

10. Triplets

With each puzzle, depending on difficulty, Carol gives a time and score so you can judge how well you did.

Here is a couple:

Medium

Less than 20 minutes….15 Points

20-45 minutes………..10 ”

Over 45 minutes………5 ”

Super Difficult

Less than 40 minutes….15 Points

40-80 minutes………..10 ”

Over 80 minutes……….5 ”

Yeah, some are pretty hard.

Just to spice things up a bit she gives us 10 SQUIFFY Sukodus. These are 9 by 9 cells where you must get 1 to 9 in each row and column, as normal. But here’s the “SQUIFF’ (I like that word). Instead of getting 1 to 9 in each 9-cell mini grid you have to get them in each 9-cell shape that has been outlined in a bold border. After trying these SQUIFFYS, maybe we’ll all be heading to the shed at the bottom of the garden. Good Sukoduing! You can purchase this book at Amazon.

 

About the Author:

Retired engineer who loves birds, puzzles and books. Has personal library of 7000 tomes.

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