On Peanuts and Sudoku Puzzles

I like Sudoku puzzles. I love Charles Schulz’s Peanuts. And, curiously, there is a book that combines them both — the Peanuts Sudoku Comic Digest. I say “curiously,” because there’s nothing intrinsic in Peanuts that lends itself to Sudoku. Schulz had passed away before the Sudoku craze became a craze, and there are no Peanuts … Continue reading On Peanuts and Sudoku Puzzles

There is one thing I never do, never ever do, when I complete a Sudoku puzzle. I never guess. Sherlock Holmes famously said in The Sign of Four that a guess is “destructive to the logical faculty,” and I am not inclined to disagree. When it comes to Sudoku I puzzle it out, I think … Continue reading

On Sudoku

I’ve discovered the joys (and the addictions) of Sudoku. I never understood it, that strange numerical puzzle. What’s the appeal, I wondered? Why are people wanting Sudoku games for their computers? I picked up Brain Age for the DS several weeks ago, but hadn’t tried the Sudoku puzzles. Indeed, I didn’t even know what Sudoku … Continue reading On Sudoku