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A puzzle in which a grid consisting of several regions is to be filled with numbers so that every row, column, and region contains only one instance of each number. The most common format is a grid of nine rows and columns that are divided into nine smaller regions of three rows and three columns into which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed.

[Japanese sūdoku, contraction of sū(ji wa) doku(shin ni kagiru), the numbers are limited to a single occurrence (the phrase under which sudokus appeared in a magazine which popularized them in Japan in the 1980s) : sū(ji), number + doku(shin), single.]


(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a type of puzzle in which numbers must be arranged within a grid containing several internal squares so that no number is repeated in the same row, column, or internal square
[C21: from Japanese su number + doku single]
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Noun1.sudoku - a number puzzle in which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed into a grid of cells so that each row or column contains only one of each number
mystifier, puzzle, puzzler, teaser - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
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As puzzles go, the Northern Ireland striker is right up there with Sudoko and Tetris.
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Although he became increasingly frail, he retained his cognitive abilities and regularly did Sudoko and played bridge.
There are 288 waterproof tiles all adding up to one very fast-paced family fun game - one that has done to word games what Sudoko has done for numbers.
There are 288 waterproof tiles all adding up to one very fast-paced family fun game - a game that has done to word games what Sudoko has done with numbers.
The decision wasn't popular and due to this we've managed to get back the old crossword and the easy/hard sudoko readers were so fond of.
His coding skills were significant as well during Zynga's early days when he helped develop timeless favorites such as Word Twist, Pathwords, and Challenge Sudoko.
Yes, in the vain hope that Him Indoors will look up from his Sudoko and say 'You look nice today, dear.
Besides no longer being able to idle our time away playing Sudoko, staring at the clouds and going to the occasional college party, we found ourselves in the not so rosy position of being a job-seeker.
The mental stimulation only group receives a workbook of crossword puzzles, word jumbles, and sudoko tasks that the participants are encouraged to do on their own; this condition serves as the no-contact control group.