The experiences of a Sudoku newbie

Here are the experiences of a Sudoku newbie who, after spending a weekend of furiously writing in numbers in squares and then rubbing them out, muttering and grumbling (sometimes swearing) and tossing the odd screwed up piece of paper in the bin, decided it was time to seek professional help.

The help came in the form of Peter Martin, senior lecturer in statistics at Ballarat University. He says the secret to solving Sudoku is to start by putting the numbers you’re absolutely sure are right in pen, and then work your way through the puzzle using a pencil so numbers can be erased when you find out they’re wrong.

Click here for an interview with Peter Martin (turn your speakers on).


One Response to “The experiences of a Sudoku newbie”

  1. 6:52 am on June 2 2005, Anonymous said:

    The Sudoku Helper at

    leaves you to supply the logic

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