This week's book giveaway is in the Agile forum. We're giving away four copies of The Software Craftsman and have Sandro Mancuso on-line! See this thread for details.

Apart from these the Sudoku player forums discusses excellent suggestions and methods for solving challenging puzzles. And if you want a free puzzle generator application then Simple Sudoku is great.

I was just looking for the puzzles in a text format to rip it out to try it with my solver that I am working on. Just too lazy to type in puzzles into it.

Basically, you have a 9x9 grid that is made up of 9 3x3 grids. Some of the cells will have a digit in them to start. When you finish, each row of the 9x9 grid will contain the digits 1-9, and each column will contain the digits 1-9. In addition, each 3x3 grid will contain the digits 1-9.

That's it.

Sounds like a good thread for Programming Diversions -- create a Sudoku solver.

Piscis Babelis est parvus, flavus, et hiridicus, et est probabiliter insolitissima raritas in toto mundo.

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Sad thing is Dell has been doing this since 1979, I used to do these on my work break at Burger King years ago. There is already a thread in PD about this, to lazy to get a link.

Solving Sudoku turns to addiction.British Airways has banned its staff from solving Sudoku as it is creating problems during take-off and landing. Indian housewives now prefer solving Sudoku than watching soaps like Saas-Bahu(mother inlaw-daughter inlaw) on idiot box.

Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry: Solving Sudoku turns to addiction.British Airways has banned its staff from solving Sudoku as it is creating problems during take-off and landing. Indian housewives now prefer solving Sudoku than watching soaps like Saas-Bahu(mother inlaw-daughter inlaw) on idiot box.