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Six impossible things before breakfast May 17

So that’s the Guardian Sudoku and the Independent‘s Quick, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced and Prize Sudokus completed before I arrived at work this morning – two of them in less than my seven minutes from yesterday.

It is very tempting to enter the Indie‘s Sudoku Championship.

6 Responses

  1. 1

    Go for it!

    I simply can’t do the things, so if you’ve got the talent… 🙂

  2. 2

    Well, I’m entering it, just to see what sort of savant prodigy ends up winning it because they can do it in 10 seconds.

    The question, though, is can you do the Independent’s Super Sudoku? And how long till we get the 25×25 Ultra Sudoku…and will they have to revert to broadsheet format to go beyond that?

  3. 3

    I don’t get the Indie at the weekend but I may have to start just for the Super Sudoku. And if I do, the marketing people will have won…

  4. 4

    Well, it is for a prize so you could say it’s an investment. And I find it much harder (though quantitatively rather than qualitatively) than regular ones so it’s an interesting challenge.

  5. 5

    I’m kind of bored of Sudoku now. It’s soooo January05. That’s BCE, you know (Before Christopher Eccleston). I was briefly moved by the Independent’s 16 by 16 one, but now I notice that the Sun’s doing it. Sun Doku. I kid you not.

    Carol Vorderman’s into them. I don’t really want to be associated with an anorexic loan shark.

  6. 6

    An article in the Grauniad described Sun Doku as like “finishing a puzzle someone has already started”.

    I’m a bit bored too but I’m tempted by the suggestion of prizes. Although as it’s a fairly easy game, it’s probably harder to win a Sudoku competition with a completed puzzle than a crossword competition (assuming you can complete the crossword).

    I’ll try the 16×16 on Saturday and see how much it moves me.