How to Solve Sudoku: James Crook, Sudoku Killjoy

Look who’s being called a killjoy because he supposedly has a foolproof formula that will show us how to solve Sudoku? It’s American computer scientist James Crook, that’s who.

Hmmm. We’re not sure we’d like to know Mr. Crook’s five logical steps. We’d rather solve our sudoku the conventional way. Solving sudoku is how we pass the time during a long bus ride, you know. We won’t be so inclined to bring sudoku along with us if it’s going to be that easy to solve.

Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse crime novels, who’s a puzzle enthusiast obviously agrees with us when he was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: ‘It’s like using a computer program to work out crossword anagrams – it takes all the fun and struggle out of it.’ More…