[ soo-doh-koo ]
/ sʊˈdoʊ ku /
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a puzzle printed on a square grid of nine large squares each subdivided into nine smaller squares, the object of which is to fill in each of the 81 squares so that each column, row, and large square contains every number from 1 to 9.
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Origin of sudoku
2000–05; <Japanese sū- (<sūji number) + -doku (<dokushin being single)
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Where videogames have an edge on Sudoku is in their ability to adjust to the skill of the player.Videogames May Improve Brain Function in Older Adults|Josh Dzieza|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are sections for games (crosswords and Sudoku) and, naturally, gossip.
Oh sure, the kids are just using it to gossip and play Sudoku.
British Dictionary definitions for sudoku
/ (səˈdəʊkuː) /
a type of puzzle in which numbers must be arranɡed within a ɡrid contaninɡ several internal squares so that no number is repeated in the same row, column, or internal square
Word Origin for sudoku
C21: from Japanese su number + doku single
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