New York Post Difficult Su Doku: The Official Utterly Adictive Number-Placing Puzzle

Overview

200 New Difficult Puzzles -- They Are Not Going to Be Easy But You Are Ready

Su Doku, "the crossword without words," comes with a warning: it is seriously addictive. You don't need to be a mathematical genius to solve these puzzles; it is simply a question of logic and a little patience.

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Overview

200 New Difficult Puzzles -- They Are Not Going to Be Easy But You Are Ready

Su Doku, "the crossword without words," comes with a warning: it is seriously addictive. You don't need to be a mathematical genius to solve these puzzles; it is simply a question of logic and a little patience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061173370
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/27/2006
  • Series: New York Post Su Doku Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 584,364
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Gould is the brains behind Su Doku. A former High Court judge in Hong Kong, he now spends his time developing the puzzle.
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New York Post Difficult Sudoku

The Official Utterly Adictive Number-Placing Puzzle
By Wayne Gould

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Wayne Gould
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0061173371

Introduction

Since its launch in The Times in November 2004, Su Doku has become one of the most popular features of the paper and an international phenomenon. In a world where time is apparently a precious commodity, it is a testament to the addictive power of the puzzle that so many people can't wait to tackle it on a daily basis and with such intense concentration. The Times books, once they appeared in the bestseller lists, haven't budged since, showing their huge popularity with the book-buying public.

Here is a collection of 200 previously unpublished Difficult Su Doku puzzles from Wayne Gould, the man who started it all. This level is ideal for Su Doku solvers who enjoy the more challenging puzzles. Once mastered, why not give Fiendish a go?

Remember, these puzzles require no guesswork: logic will lead you to a single solution. A valuable tip from Wayne Gould: 'If you are writing too many pencil marks, it means you are not understanding how the puzzle works. You may be relying too much on mechanical procedures, without appreciating the underlying logic. If, in time, you can shake yourself free of written pencil marks, you will see the SuDoku puzzle for what it is -- a thing of beauty!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2009

    Goldilocks says it is "just right!"

    Difficlt enough to be entertaining, easy enough to work without needing scratch paper, small enough for travel.

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