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)
From the Back Cover
"Sudoku are to the first decade of the twenty-first century what Rubik's Cube was to the 1970s."
---Tom Utley, The Daily Telegraph
From puzzlemaster and New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz comes sudoku, the new "wordless crossword" puzzle that's taking the world by storm! Once you start, you won't want to stop. These addictive puzzles are easy to understand---just fill the grid with numbers according to the few simple rules---but incredibly fun and engaging to complete. You don't need any mathematics knowledge: Just supply a pencil and an inquisitive mind.
This brand-new collection features original sudoku ranging from effortlessly easy to devilishly difficult, along with an introduction from Will Shortz that explains these fascinating puzzles and how to solve them. Plus, the last five bonus puzzles in the book are giants---more than 50 percent larger and correspondingly more fun to solve! If you're a crossword fan, a fan of logic puzzles, or just a puzzle lover in general, you will be engrossed and delighted with sudoku!
"A puzzling global phenomenon."
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. Will can be reached at www.crosswordtournament.com.