Tag Archives: Will Shortz

The 2013 Akron Sudoku Tournament


Here’s my report on the second successful Sudoku tournament put on by the Akron-Summit County Library.  Yours truly didn’t complete a single puzzle in the contest, but I renewed acquaintance with some phenomenal solvers.   I’m including a trace and checkpoint … Continue reading

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Shortz’ Trickiest Bewares?


This post reports a second  review of a Will Shortz “Beware! Very Challenging” collection, this one from his Trickiest Sudoku.   When the first review of this series, presented as Shortz’ hardest,  revealed the Bewares to be at the sysudokie basic … Continue reading

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Shortz’ Ferocious Hall of Mirrors


This post recounts the solving of Beware 190, the review puzzle from Will Shortz’ collection book Ferocious Sudoku which has multiple solutions.  On another multiple solution puzzle, Frank Longo’s  Absolutely Nasty Level 4 puzzle 61(Review Snaps II 3/12/13), I used … Continue reading

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Shortz’ Ferocious Falls Short


Here I have to report a surprisingly poor showing, as an advanced solving collection, of Will Shortz’ “Beware! Very Challenging” puzzles from his 2008 book, Ferocious Sudoku. Will Shortz collection books are by far the best known among U.S. Sudoku … Continue reading

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