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

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Games & Activities - 116 pages

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
What makes a good puzzle?
4
Why sudoku?
6
Sudoku hits the world
8
The basics
11
Getting started
12
The basic language
14
1
17
3
57
The completed grid
58
Zooming in on the action
59
1
60
2
62
3
64
4
66
The completed grid
68

2
19
3
21
Scanning the columns
22
The completed grid
24
Looking back
25
1
26
2
29
Threeinaline
30
1
33
2
35
3
37
A
38
The completed grid
40
Time to take a breather
41
Practice puzzles AD
42
Solutions to puzzles AD
46
Further tips
49
Some general principles
50
1
53
2
55
Time to recover
69
Practice puzzles EH
70
Solutions to puzzles EH
74
Solving even harder puzzles
76
Twins and triplets
78
1
80
2
82
3
84
4
86
The completed grid
88
Recovering
89
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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About the author (2005)

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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