### Transcription of SUDOKU SOLVING TIPS - Penny Dell Puzzles

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Copyright 2008 **Penny** Publications, STARTEDTo solve a regular **SUDOKU** puzzle, place a number intoeach cell of the diagram so that each row across, each col-umn down, and each block within the larger diagram(there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1through 9. In other words, no number may appear morethan once in any row, column, or block. Working with theseeds already given as a guide, complete each puzzle withthe missing numbers that will lead to the correct example, look at the ninth column of the example puz-zle to the right. There are clues in the puzzle that will tellyou where, in this column, the number 3 first clue lies in the eighth column of the is a 3 in the fifth cell. Since numbers can't berepeated in any 3 x 3 block, we can't put a 3 in the fourth,fifth, or sixth cells of the ninth can also eliminate the bottom three cells of the ninthcolumn because there's a 3 in that 3 x 3 block as , the 3 must go in the second or third cell of theninth final clue lies in the second row of the diagram, whichalready has a 3 in it.

**Sudoku** puzzle is to tackle the Direct Solves first, since they are the easiest. In fact, all **easy**-level puzzles can be completed using only Direct Solves. With more difficult **Sudoku** puzzles, you will reach a point at which Direct Solves no longer exist. At this stage, you need to review the possible candidates for each cell, and

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