Thursday, August 21, 2014

Celebrating United States History: State Sudoku

This state entered the union 8/21/1959, the 50th state. Solve the Word Sudoku puzzles to spell out the origin of the state's name.

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

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

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

PLINTH
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 state's name and its origin

Solutions tomorrow morning.

Thanks,
--Dave

(Word Sudoku puzzles and text ©2014, David H. Thompson. All Rights Reserved. Please contact author through the blog for usage permission.)

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Thursday, 8/21/2014

Today’s (AEIOU) 9x9 Classic Word Sudoku puzzle is based on the word AUTOCRINE.

AUTOCRINE
AEIOU Sudoku: 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 9x9 Missing Letter, Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the anagram JINGLY (+SET) (JESTINGLY).

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Wednesday, 8/20/2014

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

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

JINGLY
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 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, 8/19. He was 46 years old when he was inducted into office as the 42nd President.

The answers:
William Jefferson Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
10/26/1947




Thanks,
--Dave

Solution to Tuesday’s Word Sudoku Puzzle

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

A new puzzle in two hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Presidential Sudoku for 8/19/2014

A President of the United States was born on this day, 8/19. He was 46 years old when he was inducted into office as the 42nd President. Solve the Word Sudoku puzzles below to determine the names of this President and his First Lady and learn her birthdate.

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

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

FLIMSY
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

(Word Sudoku puzzles and text ©2014, David H. Thompson. All Rights Reserved. Please contact author through the blog for usage permission.)

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Tuesday, 8/19/2014

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

AUTHORED
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

Solution to Monday's Word Sudoku Puzzle

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

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Monday, 8/18/2014

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

AUTHOR
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 the Sunday Challenge Word Sudoku Puzzle

Yesterday’s Sunday Challenge 12x12 Missing Letter, Hidden Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the letters in the anagram KRONA DUMP (+SET) (UNPOSTMARKED).

A new puzzle in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Challenge: New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Sunday, 8/17/2014

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

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

KRONA DUMP

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 someone other than Tom has a glib tongue.




The Sunday Challenge in a few hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Word Sudoku (Swifty Sudoku!) Puzzles for Saturday, 8/16/2014

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.

Did I mention that Tom is away this weekend?

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

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

YOGURT
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 (AEIOU) 10x10 Word Sudoku puzzle was based on the word AUDIOMETRY.

A new puzzle in two hours.

Thanks,
--Dave

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Word Sudoku Puzzle for Friday, 8/15/2014

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

AUDIOMETRY
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 AUTHORISM.

A new puzzle in a bit.

Thanks,
--Dave