SUDOKU PLACE 6 by 6 PUZZLES

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I have had a number of people request that I produce some 6 by 6 variation puzzles, as a counterpart to the 12 by 12 "Su Dozen" puzzles I publish each Sunday. These are good sudoku for beginners and younger puzzle fans. I do not plan to publish these on a regular basis, but if you find one day that you have finished all the ones here, let me know and I'll put up a few more sheets.

At this level of sudoku, the number of clues really does determine the difficulty level of the puzzle, so I have divided the sudoku up by the number of clues. Each sheet has 6 puzzles (which is nice and symmetric with the 6 by 6 cells of each puzzle). The goal is the same as any sudoku -- arrange the numbers so that each appears just once in each row, in each column, and in each (2 by 3) box. Also, enjoy them!

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• Sheet 3
• Sheet 4
• Sheet 5
• Sheet 6
• Sheet 7
• Sheet 8
• Sheet 9
• Sheet 10
• Sheet 11
• Sheet 12
• Sheet 13
• Sheet 14

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• Sheet 3
• Sheet 4
• Sheet 5
• Sheet 6
• Sheet 7
• Sheet 8
• Sheet 9
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• Sheet 12
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• 12 clue puzzles

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• Sheet 5
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• Sheet 9
• Sheet 10
• Sheet 11
• Sheet 12
• Sheet 13
• Sheet 14
• Want to extend your usage of these puzzles? Karen Deal Robinson sent along this description of how to use chess pieces to represent the numbers:

"I thought you might enjoy knowing that I printed up your 12-clue 6x6 puzzles and use them for a board game I play with chess pieces. I use three chess sets to get six each of the king, queen, bishop, knight, rook and pawn, which I use to represent the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6. I use a regular chess board with the 2x3 sections arranged as in this photo: chessudoku

"The photo represents my solution to your first puzzle on sheet one of your 12-clue puzzles. By playing this way, I can re-use your puzzles, since by the time I've solved them all I will have forgotten the solutions.

"Ever since I first encountered sudoku, I thought it would be fun to use chess pieces to represent the numbers, but I wasn't able to figure out how to do it with 9x9 puzzles. The 6x6 puzzles work great. When I have a piece that I know must go in one of two adjacent squares, I place it halfway between them until I figure out which one it goes in."

Thanks for sharing that, Karen! For more details see Karen's website.