Will Shortz Presents Devious Sudoku

200 Very Hard Puzzles

Edited by Will Shortz

St. Martin's Griffin

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Watch out! These puzzles are going to make you sweat.
 
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-200 very hard puzzles
-Perfect portable size
-Edited by Will Shortz

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Introduction 
Throughout the history of puzzles and games, many of the biggest successes have come as complete surprises, because they’ve broken all the “rules.”
 
Parker Bros. famously turned down the rights to the game Monopoly in 1934, because it had “52 design errors.” It was too complicated, they said, it had too many pieces, and it took too long to play. So the inventor, Charles B. Darrow, produced and sold 5,000 handmade copies of Monopoly, they quickly sold out, and—once Parker Bros. finally bought the rights—it became the biggest game hit of 1935.

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Praise for Will Shortz Presents Devious Sudoku

“A puzzling global phenomenon”
--The Economist

“The biggest craze to hit The Times since the first crossword puzzle was published in 1935.”
--The Times of London

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

“The latest craze in games”
– BBC News

“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

“Sudokus are to the first decade of the 21st 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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Edited by Will Shortz

Will Shortz has been crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and the founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

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Will Shortz Presents Devious Sudoku
200 Very Hard Puzzles
Edited by Will Shortz

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250003980
ISBN10: 1250003989
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 320 pages
$7.99
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