## How to solve Sudoku: A Step-by-step guideSudoku is a seriously addictive puzzle and the craze continues to sweep the world, spreading faster than you can count to nine. How to solve sudoku is the first step-by-step guide to cracking these captivating but sometimes infuriating puzzles. Written by mathematician Robin Wilson, this book uses examples and practice grids with puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty alongside 52 brilliant tried and tested tips to help you get to grips with sudoku once and for all. |

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#### Sudoku Book

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### Contents

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3 Why sudoku? | 6 |

4 Sudoku hits the world | 8 |

The basics | 11 |

5 Getting started | 12 |

6 The basic language | 14 |

1 | 16 |

28 The completed grid | 58 |

29 Zooming in on the action | 59 |

1 | 60 |

2 | 62 |

3 | 64 |

4 | 66 |

34 The completed grid | 68 |

35 Time to recover | 69 |

2 | 18 |

3 | 20 |

10 Scanning the columns | 22 |

11 The completed grid | 24 |

12 Looking back | 25 |

1 | 26 |

2 | 28 |

15 Threeinaline | 30 |

1 | 32 |

2 | 34 |

3 | 36 |

4 | 38 |

20 The completed grid | 40 |

21 Time to take a breather | 41 |

22 Practice puzzles AD | 42 |

23 Solutions to puzzles AD | 46 |

Further tips | 49 |

24 Some general principles | 50 |

1 | 52 |

2 | 54 |

3 | 56 |

Practice puzzles EH | 70 |

37 Solutions to puzzles EH | 74 |

38 Solving even harder puzzles | 76 |

39 Twins and triplets | 78 |

1 | 80 |

2 | 82 |

3 | 84 |

4 | 86 |

44 The completed grid | 88 |

45 Recovering | 89 |

46 Practice puzzles IL | 90 |

47 Solutions to puzzles IL | 94 |

48 What if I get stuck? | 96 |

Last words | 99 |

49 Latin squares | 100 |

50 Computers and sudoku | 102 |

51 Variations on sudoku | 104 |

52 Find out more | 108 |

Brilliant communication | 110 |

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### Common terms and phrases

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