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Today's Daily Easy Scores
1. vetim - 1 min, 49 sec
2. benedictpng - 1 min, 59 sec
3. ricardo - 2 min, 2 sec
4. lu - 2 min, 58 sec
5. Jardin4 - 7 min, 51 sec

Today's Easy Daily Sudoku Puzzle
Easy #399931

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How to Play Sudoku

To play Sudoku, fill in the partial grid of numbers, ensuring that every row, column and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9; if filled in correctly, there would be no repeats. To solve a Sudoku puzzle, use logic and process of elimination to rule out the digits that don't belong, until what you have left is the correct answer for each cell. Every Sudoku puzzle will have a unique (one and only one) solution.

Sudoku Mobile Version

On the road? At the beach? In a boring staff meeting? Stay up-to-date with the daily Sudoku puzzles by playing the mobile version on your phone! Just navigate to this website in your phone's browser, and you will automatically be redirected to the mobile version. Or you can type m.sudokupuzzler.com directly into your mobile browser. Enjoy!

Sudoku Syndication

In a self-conducted study, Sudoku Puzzler surpassed the other nationally syndicated Sudoku puzzles in difficulty range; please see the colored bar graph below. In addition to Sudoku for print publications, Sudoku Puzzler offers a free, interactive Sudoku web feature, with the current daily Sudoku puzzle and searchable Sudoku archive. Feel free to download Sudoku Puzzler's samples in PDF.

Comparative analysis of syndicated Sudoku puzzles and Sudoku Puzzler

Sudoku Origins

Sudoku, or Suuji wa dokushin ni kagiru, is the number place puzzle that was popularized in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s and has since become a worldwide phenomenon, appearing in almost every newspaper in the English-speaking world. Sudoku transcends language barriers in that it uses numbers, and yet it doesn't require math skill, but Sudoku does require deductive reasoning and Sphinx-like concentration.

Reay for a bigger challenge?

Try Sudoku for Lunch, by Ian Riensche, published by Tate Publishing. Sudoku for Lunch contains 200 original 9x9 Sudoku puzzles of varying difficulty levels, and 50 original 6x6 Sudoku puzzles. Click here for more information!

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