The Penguin Book of Sudoku: The Hot New Puzzle Craze
Penguin, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
only recently discovered Sudoku but, like many others, I became quickly addicted to these logical number puzzles, and have been playing an online version at every opportunity. The objective is to fit every digit (from 1 to 9) into every row, every column, and every box in a 9x9 matrix.
udoku comes in book format too, handy to take along while traveling, waiting in a doctor's office, or simply to enjoy on a lazy Sunday morning. This paperback volume is first in a series (a boxed set is also available). It opens on an excellent introduction to strategies for
, including the
technique for the most challenging arrays. The puzzles themselves are categorized as
, and the book includes 132 of them, with answers at the back.
ichael Mepham, who compiled this collection, guarantees '
a good mental workout
', telling us that '
As keep fit for the brain, in my experience as a puzzle setter, sudoku is as good as it gets.
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