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Today's Daily Easy Scores
1. sparkie575 - 0 min, 49 sec
2. benedictpng - 1 min, 59 sec
3. ayeteedye - 2 min, 13 sec
4. Jardin4 - 2 min, 45 sec
5. stingray - 2 min, 49 sec
6. lu - 2 min, 50 sec
7. ricardo - 3 min, 9 sec
8. ray - 3 min, 33 sec
9. gunterp - 4 min, 0 sec
10. fclearwater - 4 min, 42 sec
11. Parts - 4 min, 53 sec
12. JTh - 9 min, 32 sec

Today's Daily Easy Sudoku Puzzle
Easy #257950
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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.

To make Notes, click in a cell and press N (Firefox, Safari, Chrome)
Here's how

Sudoku 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 laser-like focus.

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Sudoku Puzzler exhibits a broader difficulty range compared to Universal Uclick syndicated Sudoku puzzles, which "flatline" near the upper end. For instance, consider the green plot in the chart below: One has to wonder what the purpose is of the 6-Star designation, as it is no harder than the 5-Star, according to SudokuWiki.org. 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.

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