The Sudoku Addict's Workbook: 150 Brand-New Puzzles with Gridlock-Busting Tips and Techniques

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Become a sudoku-solving whiz! Sudoku guru Paul Stephens (Mastering Sudoku) has devised a skill-building workbook that can take you from average to confidently advanced in no time. His comprehensive how-to features a selection of foolproof techniques, along with 150 hand-picked puzzles (self-generated from his own computer program) specially chosen to provide practice in key strategies. Each puzzle has an introductory profile, expert tips for extra guidance, and a grade-yourself time score. On the solution pages, Stephens has highlighted many key solving patterns—an ingenious way to help newcomers master even difficult puzzles. A 10-page introduction covers all the major techniques from pairs and triples to X-wing, swordfish and non-unique rectangles. Sudoku has never been so much fun!

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From the Author:

Unfortunately Mr Millar has missed the point of this book. On Page 7 it says:

"Before the puzzles you'll find a 10-page quick reference guide to the solving techniques you'll need to complete this book. This isn't a full sudoku-solving tutorial (for that try my book Mastering Sudoku), but should be enough to jog your memory"

Sudoku Addict's Workbook is for people who've already studied sudoku solving, and want a set of carefully-graded puzzles on which to practice their skills. It's not "How to play tennis", it's 150 practice games on court with a coach giving you tips on which shots to play in each situation. There are dozens of sudoku tutorial books out there (including my own Mastering Sudoku), but few (if any) which provide this kind of guided development.

Incidentally, box claims are mentioned in the quick reference guide, on page 10 under "Intersection claims (row, column and box)". Space was at an absolute premium of we were going to pack all 150 puzzles in, and we didn't have room to mention row claims, column claims and box claims individually. Sorry if that's caused confusion.

Paul Stephens

About the Author:

Paul Stephens is the creator of Sudoku@paulspages, Google's top-ranked sudoku solving website. He has contributed solving guides and puzzles to books and magazines, and his puzzle-generating software is used by newspaper puzzle suppliers and other websites. He is the author of DBP's Mastering Sudoku.

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