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Sudoku Explained
by Giulio Zambon

ISBN: 978-1481829298
Publisher: Self-published with CreateSpace on 2013-01-09. Pages: 98.
Available on Amazon for USD 9.49 in print

ISBN: 978-1-4477-3693-6
Publisher: Self-published with Lulu on 2011-05-29. Pages: 94.
Available on Lulu for USD 4.99 in PDF format

ISBN: 978-1-4661-7061-2
Publisher: Self-published with Smashwords on 2011-11-08.
Available on Smashwords for USD 0.99 in several formats

After reading this book, you will be able to solve most Sudokus, including those classified as diabolical, as long as they can be solved analytically.

What follows is the Introduction section from the book.

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Back-cover blurb

This book tells you in a very practical way how to solve Sudoku puzzles.

First, it describes in detail and with examples fourteen solving strategies, from the very simple to the very complex.

Then, it explains how to apply the strategies you have learned to forty puzzles of increasing levels of difficulty.

No other book will teach you how to solve Sudoku puzzles as effectively as this one, but be warned: after reading it, you will discover that the puzzles in your local paper are not so challenging after all!

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History

To write my first book on Sudoku, Sudoku Programming, I developed programs to generate and solve a practically unlimited number of Sudokus.

The beauty of having a Generator and a Solver is that you can pick and choose Sudoku puzzles on the basis of the complexity of their solutions. This gave me the idea of writing a booklet with guided solutions. It is something that you seldom find on the Web or in print. At best, you only find an example or two. I thought: wouldn't it be useful to collect in a single booklet several examples of how to apply the more difficult strategies?

Sudoku Explained is the result of that effort.

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