sudoku

noun
su·​do·​ku | \ sü-ˈdō-kü How to pronounce sudoku (audio) \

Definition of sudoku

: a puzzle in which missing numbers are to be filled into a 9 by 9 grid of squares which are subdivided into 3 by 3 boxes so that every row, every column, and every box contains the numbers 1 through 9

Examples of sudoku in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pressure is on Devin now, and since the second puzzle is another sudoku involving quick math, Emanuel asks for help from the other players … and Tori and Kaycee actually give him tips. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 9 Dec. 2021 In 2004, after a fan from New Zealand got a sudoku published in the Times of London, a global craze was born. Chieko Tsuneoka, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2021 Free online games Get our free daily crossword puzzle, sudoku, word search and arcade games in our new game center at latimes.com/games. OPINION — Newsom has been the leader California needs during coronavirus. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2020 Poetry Foundation Free online games Get our free daily crossword puzzle, sudoku, word search and arcade games in our new game center at latimes.com/games. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2020 Los Angeles Times Free online games Get our free daily crossword puzzle, sudoku, word search and arcade games in our new game center at latimes.com/games. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2020 The Ultimate Puzzle Book is a new home delivery offer available only to print members who are eager for more crosswords, sudoku puzzles, and other fun and challenging games. Dallas News, 17 Apr. 2020 Wright explains that pursuits like puzzles, crosswords and sudoku change the way your brain functions from moment to moment. Aj Willingham, CNN, 21 Mar. 2020 Creative projects such as drawing, compiling photographs, or sudoku can help keep the mind active. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, 15 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sudoku

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sudoku

Japanese sūdoku, short for sūji wa dokushin ni kagiru "the numerals must remain single" (i.e., the digits can occur only once)

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“Sudoku.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sudoku. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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