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Brain Boosters Games that can challenge the brain • KILLER SUDOKU • CROSSWORDS • LETTER LOGIC & MORE Puzzles by

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Mini Sudoku 2 5 6 3 1 5 2 2 5 1 4 3 6 1

To complete Sudoku, fill the board by entering numbers 1 to 9 such that each row, column and 3x3 box contains every number uniquely.

Sudoku - Easy 3 Crossword from Metro Creative Graphics

7 4 2

7 3

3 1 6 2 5 7

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4 6 9 2 5 1

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Š 2019 Syndicated Puzzles

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Sudoku - Diabolical

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Š 2019 Syndicated Puzzles

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Sudoku X

Jigsaw Sudoku

Killer Sudoku

Difficulty rating:

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6 3 2 4 1 7 2 5 3 9 9 2

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Exactly the same as Sudoku - all the rules and logic of Sudoku apply. Fill the board by entering numbers 1 to 9 such that each row, column and box contains every number uniquely - and the two diagonals as well!

7 2 5 4 8 2 1 6 5 9 3 7 9 6 7 2 4 6

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In this Sudoku the normal 3x3 boxes are now strangely odd shapes - but all the rules and logic of Sudoku apply. Fill the board by entering numbers 1 to 9 such that each row, column and box contains every number uniquely.

Word SEARCH BEECHWOOD BIKE BLOSSOM BOTTLE CHESS CHOMPER CLIP COLD CONCRETE DESK FLASHLIGHT

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E B H M V H P L W N S O F T D Y

In Killer Sudoku there the small numbers are the sum of all the cells marked by each dotted ‘cage’. You have to work out what numbers 1 to 9 fill each row, column and 3x3 uniquely such that all the clues add up. No number will appear twice in any ‘cage’.

U N T L C A D I E D E M R J B J

I A O H M T E F N V B P L C K N

R C O R G A V A S T A E E S I A

I G M U P I L C B S A R T A H M

D H S D N D L P L P E C T C R E

E L T T O B X H O U K H U M U C

S O A O H I T C S L M T C D T A

C G W N M P K A S A P R E P A P

E P B I K E B C O Z L K R A P S

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Letterlogic Somehow the list of words below fit into this crossword grid. There is one letter to give you a start. Can you place all the words correctly?

ACROSS

ARD CSE DOA GHI GYM MOI NOB NOR NOS RAF RYE TAU ABLE AGED BOER BREW DEED GREW PESO POLL

SPAT URGE VOID WRAP CLASP DUBAI EXAMS FLUKE KHAKI LONGE NEHRU OCHRE SEIZE THUMB AACHEN JERSEY SEDATE STIFLE COLOMBO ETONIAN

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ANN COL DOW FOE PAU PEE PGA POS RAD RUG VAC ABBE ELSE IBID ONTO ABODE DELHI HAIRS NANCY SUCKS

14 22 17 13 9

6 19 12

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TAMIL EMERGE EQUINE PIERCE TOBAGO EXGRATIA JEROBOAM SUBURBIA THEHAGUE GRANDDUKE NUMERICAL OLDMASTER STIFFNESS

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1to25 To solve 1 to 25, move the numbers from the outer ring onto the board in the directions of the chevrons. Each number must be adjacent to the previous: vertically, horizontally or diagonally so they snake together in sequence from 1 to 25. There is only one solution.

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Kakuro Place 1 to 9 in each white cell. To choose the right number you need to work from the clues in around the edge. The numbers below the diagonal lines are the sums of the solutions in the white cells immediately beneath. The numbers above the divide are the sums of the solutions immediately to the right. Rows and columns do NOT have to be unique.

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15 Up Can you put boxes round all the numbers such that all the numbers in each box add up to 15? There is only one way to do this!

11 6 1 3 4 4

3 1 14 2 2 9

1 8 2 9 1 5

11 4 9 6 6 9

6 9 4 1 2 2

3 5 3 4 7 1

2 9 1 6 3 3

10 1 11 2 5 9

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Thus, if a 3 is shown as a clue there will be two cells waiting for you to put the digits 1 and 2 in them – the only possible sum that will equal 3 The final rule is that no number may be repeated in any block. For example, if the clue is 4, the only possible solution will be 1 and 3 (or 3 and 1), never 2 and 2.

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Polyword

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I Z G S E DE I How many words can you find in this shape? Each letter can only be used once. We found 15 but there might be more!

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Codeword

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Numbers are substituted for letters in the crossword grid. To the right of the grid is the key with two letters solved. Try to complete the first few words to give you more letters, or look for a frequent number that might reveal a common letter. As you find letters, enter them in the key and into the grid. Cross off the letters in the A to Z list.

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FUN & GAMES - SOLUTIONS Mini Sudoku 3 1 6 2 4 5

4 5 1 3 2 6

6 2 4 5 3 1

2 6 5 4 1 3

Sudoku - Easy

5 4 3 1 6 2

1 3 2 6 5 4

Killer Sudoku 5 7 1 6 8 2 9 3 4

8 6 3 9 4 1 7 2 5

9 4 2 5 3 7 8 6 1

1 2 9 7 6 4 5 8 3

4 8 7 3 5 9 6 1 2

3 5 6 1 2 8 4 7 9

2 1 8 4 9 6 3 5 7

7 3 4 8 1 5 2 9 6

6 9 5 2 7 3 1 4 8

6 19

16 16 17 13 12 11 12 10 15 14 18 9 10 18 21 21 20 19 8

7

8

4

22 2 24 4

6

2

3

1 23 3 25 5 23

11 15 20 24 25 7

5

15 Up 1 8 2 9 1 5

6 5 4 2 1 8 9 3 7

4 1 8 3 7 6 5 9 2

7 6 5 1 2 9 4 8 3

3 2 9 8 5 4 7 6 1

1 9 6 7 8 2 3 4 5

8 4 7 6 3 5 2 1 9

5 3 2 9 4 1 6 7 8

7 1 9 9 6 8 6 5 7 3 1 9 2 3 4 3 1 7 4 2 9 4

6 8 3 7 5 1 4 9 2

4 1 2 6 9 3 7 5 8

7 5 9 2 8 4 1 3 6

5 3 6 1 2 9 8 4 7

9 7 1 4 6 8 3 2 5

2 4 8 3 7 5 6 1 9

11 4 9 6 6 9

6 9 4 1 2 2

3 5 3 4 7 1

2 9 1 6 3 3

10 1 11 2 5 9

S P L J U T B O I N D E T H I A C N E W I N Q U I S T

I T O S T A L L A MU B S H I E R R E U D I N D U I P E U D

3 2 7 9 4 6 5 8 1

1 6 5 8 3 2 9 7 4

Sudoku X 8 9 4 5 1 7 2 6 3

1 3 2 3 7

2 1 7 5 7 9 4 8 8 1 3 4 9 3 7 1 1 2 3 4

3 8 2 7 9 1

4 1 2 8

7 1 9 5

N M Z G T H E L E L U K U E I G

K C E N E S O O G C R C S J N U

S M I R R O R D O O W H C E E B

E B H M V H P L W N S O F T D Y

U N T L C A D I E D E M R J B J

I A O H M T E F N V B P L C K N

R C O R G A V A S T A E E S I A

I G M U P I L C B S A R T A H M

D H S D N D L P L P E C T C R E

E L T T O B X H O U K H U M U C

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R E A R D A R I S M T S K S E I P Y D H S I A T O R I N C T S K U R W I H U P E N R V L I N E C I F A I L

S O A O H I T C S L M T C D T A

C G W N M P K A S A P R E P A P

E P B I K E B C O Z L K R A P S

N F Y O T L M D M T M F J T L F

T C I N E T E R C N O C U P C K

J D M T U O H A E F E I N R T N

Polyword M I A S MA I D O MA I D E N K I E T A C N U T M A I C Y E O U N C E N O D O R O B A N S G T N T R I G A I A C H A T P A S T A O H A Z I P E D G Y S O X A E I N T I M E E I L E I D E R S

5 3 4 1 2 8 7 6 9

9 2 8 7 6 3 4 1 5

6 1 7 5 4 9 2 3 8

3 4 1 6 5 7 8 9 2

8 6 5 9 3 2 1 4 7

Jigsaw Sudoku 2 7 9 8 1 4 6 5 3

1 8 6 3 7 5 9 2 4

7 5 2 4 9 1 3 8 6

4 1 7 2 3 6 9 5 8

4 9 3 2 8 6 5 7 1

6 7 8 4 5 9 1 3 2

8 2 9 6 7 3 5 1 4

3 5 2 7 8 1 4 9 6

5 6 1 3 9 4 2 8 7

7 4 3 8 1 5 6 2 9

9 3 6 5 2 7 8 4 1

1 8 5 9 4 2 7 6 3

2 9 4 1 6 8 3 7 5

Letterlogic

Word Search

Codeword Solution

14 22 17 13 9

3 1 14 2 2 9

2 7 1 4 9 3 8 5 6

Kakuro

1 to 25

11 6 1 3 4 4

9 8 3 5 6 7 1 2 4

Sudoku - Hard

DIES DIGS DISK IDES SEED SIDE SIZE SKEG SKID EDGES SEDGE SEIZE SIEGE SKIED

P E S O S P A I E WR A C S E D U E C O L K H S T I O A B L A G P O L A U R G

O T N E H R T E O C H R A P G H G U A T E A C OMB O I L F L E O X E G Y R E X AM L T S E I Z E A

N U M E R I C A L O L D M A S T E R

O S T O I F A F N S E S A S N N G R O A N R D D A U K Y E

S A G E D H UMB O B B R EW L U K E Q R U O B V O I D I A N A A C H E N B A A P E T O N I A N D R C E J E R S E Y E U M O R G R EW O R U B A I G O B O E R A H A K I M D E E D

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