Will Shortz Presents Sudoku in the Sun

150 Fast, Fun Puzzles

Introduction by Will Shortz

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People everywhere are testing their wits with sudoku, the nation’s latest brain-teasing sensation. And what better way to spend the summer than with Summertime Pocket Sudoku? From New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz comes this latest collection of 150 sudoku puzzles, ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging, making it the perfect gift for anyone who hasn’t yet discovered the global phenomenon of sudoku.

Best of all, anyone can do sudoku! There’s just one simple rule: Fill in the empty boxes in the nine-by-nine grid, so that every row, column, and three-by-three square contains the numbers 1 through 9, without repeating. It’s a cinch! So whether you’re on the beach, at the park, or relaxing in your backyard hammock, spend your summer with sudoku. Once you try one sudoku puzzle, you’ll be hooked!

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Every so often––seemingly when least expected––a brand-new puzzle comes along that knocks the world off its orbit. Almost overnight everyone seems to be doing it . . . and talking about it.
 
Witness the crossword puzzle in the 1920s, the jigsaw puzzle in the 1930s, Rubik’s Cube in the 1980s, and other crazes before and after.
 
Now to this list of mass-insanity makers add a modest little brainteaser called sudoku. It comes to us via Japan, where the name is short for suji wa dokushin ni kagiru (“only single numbers allowed”).

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“Diabolically addictive.”—The New York Post

“A puzzling global phenomenon.”—The Economist

“The biggest craze to hit The Times since the first crossword puzzle was published in 1935. Sudoku is dangerous stuff. Forget work and family—think papers hurled across the room and industrial-sized blobs of correction fluid. I love it!”—The Times of London

“England’s most addictive newspaper puzzle.”—New York magazine

“The latest craze in games.”—BBC News

“Sudoku are to the first decade of the twenty-first century what Rubik’s Cube was to the 1970s.”—The Daily Telegraph

“Britain has a new addiction. Hunched over newspapers on crowded subway trains, sneaking secret peeks in the office, a puzzle-crazy nation is trying to slot numbers into small checkerboard grids.”—Associated Press

“Forget crosswords.”—The Christian Science Monitor

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Introduction by Will Shortz

Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.

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Will Shortz Presents Sudoku in the Sun
150 Fast, Fun Puzzles
Introduction by Will Shortz

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
May 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312948696
ISBN10: 0312948697
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 192 pages
$4.99
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