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do u sudoku?

Tip o' the hat to: CosmoBlogger

Ugh!! I am addicted!!

This insiduous collection of nine columns and nine rows, put together into nine 3x3 boxes, filled with numbers 1-9, all of which must appear only once in each row/column/box ...

Different amounts of different numbers are given... it's up to you to fill in the rest... by pure logic... and maybe for the diabolical ones - by trial & error

Sounds simple... but oh boy, it takes quite a bit of brain power, logic, and most importantly to me - a system to jot down possible number combinations...

I first heard about it about a week ago: walked into a bookstore, and there were all these books on Sudoku - wondered what it was, but didn't take it further than that...

Then I saw Cosmo's little article about it...

And I figured, I might as well see what the hoo-ha was all about...

And... well... the rest is history....

Will write more later... it's 50mins past midnight, and I need sleeeeeeeeep!

Comments

  1. Just dropped by to catch up... Like the alcohol list!

    Cheers!
    Sam

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  2. Thaaanks... (for the new addiction)..ha..(^....^) bye! sleep well!

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  3. Haha... welcome to the cult. I'm addicted to it and have been playing it like everywhere I go

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  4. and oh btw, my nick CosmoBlogger is one word not 2 word ;-)

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  5. Sam: Hi!!! Good to hear from ya :-) Ugh, I've been bad about visiting my blogrolled blogs, including yours! :-( Will dorp by tonite, ok?

    Mensa Barbie: teehee, do u sudoku too??

    Cosmo: so noted, will change in both blogroll and in this post :-)

    hugzzzz to all!!
    *lynne*

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  6. Hi,
    Have not tried it myself, no timelah, very busy... Wo hen mang... And the weather is nice, so I'd rather be out cycling or rollerblading.
    But the craze has also caught on here in Switzerland, so much so that the french speaking tabloid Le Matin features Sudoku as well.
    They even made a joke of it:
    It used to take 3 minutes to go through the paper.
    Now it takes 3 hours and 3 minutes.
    3 minutes to read the paper (like before) and 3 hours to do the Sudoku puzzle. ;-)
    Must check, but I am sure that the german speaking tabloid (Blick) has got it too.

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