How to Solve Sudoku: A Step-by-step Guide

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Games - 116 pages
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Sudoku’s spreading faster than you can count to nine. But these seriously addictive, completely captivating puzzles can get fans a little gridlocked from time to time.  They’ll be able to get back in the game with the help of mathematician and bestselling author Robin Wilson--himself a sudoku aficionado. He’s got the solution to unraveling these conundrums, with 52 tried and tested tips and tactics.  How to Solve Sudoku takes you through them, one by one, with plenty of examples and practice grids so that you can hone your skills before you move on to the next fiendish brainteaser.

 

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Contents

What is sudoku?
2
3 36
3
What makes a good puzzle?
4
Why sudoku?
6
A Sudoku hits the world
8
The basics
11
Cetting started
12
The basic language
14
Twins and triplets
78
1
80
Threeinaline 30
81
2
82
3
84
4
86
The completed grid
88
Recovering
89

1
17
3 20
21
Scanning the columns 22
52
The completed grid 24
23
Looking back
25
1 26
52
Time to recover
69
Practice puzzles EH
70
Solutions to puzzles EH
74
Solving even harder puzzles
76
Practice puzzles IL
90
Solutions to puzzles IL
94
What if I get stuck?
96
Last words
99
Latin squares
100
Computers and sudoku
102
Variations on sudoku
104
Find out more
108
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Robin Wilson is Gresham Professor of Geometry, London (England's oldest Chair of Mathematics), Head of the Pure Mathematics Department at the Open University and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford

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