Thursday, 17 November 2005


Today I picked up a free newspaper in which was my first ever Sudoku puzzle. I messed it up and thrust the paper into the trash. A quick google and I found a sheet of six Sudoku beginner puzzles to print out.

On completing the first one I realise that the pairs of puzzles were the same. Thank goodness I realised that in time! Now I've successfully completed the first (wahey!) puzzle and part way through working on the second when the penny drops. Doh. This is a page of the same six puzzles.

What chance have I when I can't even identify that I am doing the same puzzle twice.

What's even sadder is that I have better toys to play with here. Tch.

Original Comments:

Prydwen said...

You realise that now you have attempted you're first you will never put them down.... I'm on 10 a day, but I'm having counseling.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:19:00 PM

Ghone said...

Ah... the joys of Sudoku!
Mrs Pig is an expert now.
Much to my intermediate disgust.
Yahoo do a free one every day.

I find it easier to print off and then use a pencil (with an eraser on the end) to write down your (can only be this or this number) pairs inside a square).

Have fun!

Friday, November 18, 2005 12:23:00 AM

Red Mum said...

I sat down the first time i saw them and I have never seen a puzzle given the opener this was. Then i attempted to do it and then got distracted!

So I havent as yet been taken in by the addiction,yet!

Friday, November 18, 2005 12:41:00 AM

jane said...

haha That's so typical of so many women's memories...myself at the top. I may as well just have 1 book because I probably wouldn't realize I'm reading it over & over.
Once I get caught up visiting blogs that I've dearly missed, I've got to look up these puzzles. (I think one will suffice)

Friday, November 18, 2005 3:23:00 AM

Cheryl said...

I like the pun in the title. :-)

Friday, November 18, 2005 2:58:00 PM

doris said...

Oh dear... this is an especially good link as it allows you put in maybe answers:

And this is an incredibly sad activity. The most futile of puzzles but jeez they are good. Just don't do one. Not even one!

Friday, November 18, 2005 3:11:00 PM

Anji said...

here's an on line one and you can correct yourself as you go along:

Friday, November 18, 2005 4:13:00 PM

bentley92 said...

They have them in the TV Guide (in the States) now but they are letters and one of the lines spells out a TV show.

Friday, November 18, 2005 6:54:00 PM

ribbiticus said...

haven't heard of sadoku puzzles over here. will be sure to check them out!

michele sent me today. :)

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:06:00 PM

Cin said...

My darling father-in-law discovered those when he was in England last - I think it was the first or second day they ran in the UK papers. He came back with a full-fledged passion for them, and got my spouse hooked. Now he's gone back for another visit with the family - who knows what he'll come back with this time?

Hopefully the Harrod's afternoon tea blend :)

Friday, November 18, 2005 9:07:00 PM

craziequeen said...

Hi Doris

luckily I have not been tempted by sudoku yet - but then I am crap with numbers so I doubt I would be in fear of addiction. I did try one, but gave up in frustration after putting two numbers in [lol]

watch out, there are some dosgy chinese porn spammers who look for the word sudoku - I think it was mar who got spammed - nasty people.

'tis a cold and frosty morning here in Gloucestershire!


Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:37:00 AM

Minerva said...

I really enjoy them too but like doing them interactively online...
Try The Times on line or Lovatts...
Lovatts even tell you when you have one line right..very encouraging!


Saturday, November 19, 2005 2:33:00 PM

Helen said...

I don't know what these are. I must be a little out of touch. I'll stick to the jigsaws!

Saturday, November 19, 2005 2:44:00 PM

Writer Mom said...

My brother just posted on this.
I ignored the suggestion when he said how addictive it is.

I am trying to resist!

Sunday, November 20, 2005 2:26:00 AM

doris said...

Anji said which I think is so blinkin' fantastic I have to make it as a clickable link here for starters!

Monday, December 26, 2005 7:47:00 PM

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