# How to solve Sudoku: A Step-by-step guide

Infinite Ideas, Jan 16, 2012 - Games - 128 pages
Sudoku 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

 1 What is sudoku? 2 2 What makes a good puzzle? 4 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 Copyright

### About the author (2012)

Professor Robin Wilson is currently Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Gresham Professor of Geometry in London (England's oldest Chair of Mathematics) and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. He is a well-known populariser of mathematics as well as the author of Four Colours Suffice, the bestselling account of the famous and controversial map-colouring problem. He is the author and editor of 30 books on subjects ranging from history to mathematics.