Killer Su Doku 1: The Deadly New Dimension

Killer Su Doku 1: The Deadly New Dimension

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by Collins UK Staff
     
 

Just when you thought it was safe to pick up a pencil

Killer Su Doku is based on the original Su Doku grid, with the same rules and numbers—1 to 9—but with an added deadly twist. This time there is an element of arithmetic involved and there are few, if any, clues. The aim is to not only complete every row, column

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Just when you thought it was safe to pick up a pencil

Killer Su Doku is based on the original Su Doku grid, with the same rules and numbers—1 to 9—but with an added deadly twist. This time there is an element of arithmetic involved and there are few, if any, clues. The aim is to not only complete every row, column, and cube so that it contains the digits 1 to 9, but to also fill in the outlined cubes so they add up to the same number.

Hints to solve the puzzle are hidden in the joined squares where only one combination of numbers applies. In the case of joined squares, if the printed number is 3, it should be 1 and 2 that go into the squares. Likewise, in the case of three joined squares, if the printed number is 6, the only combination possible is 1, 2, and 3.

To add one final fiendish level, each puzzle also has a time worked out by its Japanese creators so you can try to beat the clock.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061126475
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Killer Sudoku 1

The Deadly New Dimension
By Ian Collins UK Staff

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Ian Collins UK Staff
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ISBN: 0061126470

Foreword

When The Times introduced Su Doku to Britain and to the planet in November 2004 we knew that it was a deceptively complex puzzle which our readers would love. Happily this was a serious misjudgement. Su Doku's ability to turn casual puzzlers into addicts has ensured that it has become an international phenomenon. Many millions ofpeople in dozens of countries daily fill the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits one to nine. In the UK, The Times Su Dokubooks have set the standard by which our imitators have been judged but recently some enthusiasts have been wondering what happens when they work out how to complete a fiendish Su Doku in a few minutes (yes, I hate them too). Where do we go from here?

The answer is Killer Su Doku. It's based on the Su Doku grid, with the same rules and numbers one to nine -- but with an added deadly twist. This time there is an element of arithmetic involved and there are few, if any, number clues. Each puzzle also has a time worked out by its Japanese setters so you can try to beat the clock. For the simple rules and some helpful tips see overleaf. We think Killer Su Doku is a worthy successor to the puzzle that has infuriated and entertained you over the past year.

Killer Su Doku is a deadly new dimension -- good luck.

Michael Harvey, Features Editor, The Times



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