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Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2

ISBN: 978-0-470-02651-9
336 pages
October 2005
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Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2 will offer 240 original and addictive puzzles including new circular and 16 x 16 puzzles to add new dimensions to game play and keep the most avid Sudoku fan entertained.  Of the 240 puzzles, 220 are the popular 9x9 puzzles, 10 are 16 x 16, and 10 are circular puzzles. Within each of these categories there are Easy, Tricky, Tough and Diabolical puzzle ratings; and each puzzle is clearly identified with the rating.

More than just a listing of puzzles, Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2 features a chapter explaining how to solve puzzles and the strategies involved.  Additionally, readers receive all puzzle solutions in the back of the book. Finally, Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2 includes a brief history of Sudoku (or Su Doku) for those interested.  Descriptions of the newer types of puzzles are listed below.

Circular Sudoku (10 included:  3 Easy, 3 Tricky, 2 Tough, and 2 Diabolical)
The rules are similar to the normal 9x9 Sudoku but with some important differences. The puzzle is circular for a start, with 8 concentric rings. Each ring must contain the numbers 1-8 and each segment running into the centre of the circle and through to the opposite side of the circle must contain the numbers 1 - 8 and or course there can be no duplicate numbers.

16 x 16 Sudoku (10 included: 3 Easy, 3 Tricky, 2 Tough, and 2 Diabolical)
The grid is larger at 16 x 16 and solvers must fit the letters A-F into the grid alongside the numbers 0-9. 16 x 16 Sudoku are more difficult, take more time and are more infuriating than the normal puzzles - but just as addictive!

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Introduction.

Solving the First Puzzle.

About This Book.

Part I: Sudoku Strategy.

Chapter 1: Simplifying Sudoku.

Understanding the Rules.

Getting Down to Basics.

Chapter 2: Taking Sudoku Up a Notch.

Singling Out Lone Numbers.

Serious Sudoku Solving.

Extraneous Options.

Sudoku on Steroids.

Sudoku in the Round.

Part II: Sudoku Puzzlemania.

Easy Does It.

Getting Tricky.

Tough Nuts to Crack.

Diabolically Difficult.

Truly Treacherous.

Target Sudoku.

Part III: The Answer to Your Problems.

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Andrew Heron and Edmund James are Sudoku experts and puzzle compilers for newspapers across the globe. They are the co-authors of Sudoku For Dummies and Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 3.
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Vol 2 Free Sudoku puzzle #1
Want to know what all this Sudoku fuss is about? Try out these three FREE Sudoku puzzles; after you get hooked like everyone else, check our other Sudoku puzzle books, which contain hundreds of addictive puzzles, plus plenty of advice for becoming a Sudoku master.

Sudoku's rules are easy:

1. Each column, each row, and each box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.
2. Therefore, no column, row, or box can contain two squares with the same number.

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