Crosswords with numbers
December 10, 2004 5:18 AM   Subscribe

Su Doku. Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. That's all there is to it. It doesn't sound like much, but it's as addictive as hell. The Times is one publication with a daily puzzle (may be unavailable to overseas readers.) There a tuturial and sample puzzle here (flash).
posted by salmacis (6 comments total)
I love this and have become mildly obsessed with it - I particularly like the way the one in The Times gets harder each day through the week. At the moment, I'm a Thursday man - Friday's puzzle always tends to take me way too long.

Nice link, you-table-tennis-legend-you.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 5:37 AM on December 10, 2004

JJ! Good to see you here.

I'm getting quite good at them, to the extent that I don't bother with the early week Times puzzles. Today's was about the difficulty I like.
posted by salmacis at 6:12 AM on December 10, 2004

posted by Gyan at 6:17 AM on December 10, 2004

I'm looking forward to trying these as soon as things are relatively sane around here. Thanks.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:58 AM on December 10, 2004

I'm not sure which came first, but the British Daily Mail recently began including them too (probably the best thing about it).
posted by raygirvan at 1:13 PM on December 10, 2004

Games magazine publishes these puzzles from time to time. Some of those ones break the 9-by-9 square into nine irregularly-shaped areas of nine squares apiece - not just nine 3-by-3 boxes. Those ones are especially fun.
posted by painquale at 4:43 PM on December 10, 2004

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