Sudoku is the new craze in the US for the moment. JennferL recommended this recently and while I was at B&N, the other day, there was an entire section devoted to—you guessed it—Sudoku. As a novice, I went with the easy version, duh.
What is it? It seems like a very simple idea but it’s not. without it’s challenges Sudoku craze started in Japan and it seems the whole world over has fallen under this spell. The name “sudoku” is short for “suji wa dokushin ni kagiru” which means “only single numbers allowed.” In the 9×9 square grid we are given, some numbers are filled in for you. There are heavy, bolded lines that separates the grid into 3×3 boxes. The object of this wordless crossword puzzle is to fill in each square with numbers so that every row, every column, and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9 without repeating. You get that?