## A book with Sudoku 10(tm) has now been released

For fans of Killer Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku and other variants

### A book with Sudoku 10(tm) has now been released

A book with Sudoku 10(tm) has now been released

More to be read on my blog:

http://pensegi.blogspot.com/2009/02/sudoku10-is-finally-published.html

DennisRudin

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Joined: 05 February 2009

How is this different from Cluless Explosion & clueless Special ?

tarek

tarek

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### Hum..

Hi Tarek,

thanks for showing me the light.

I honestly haven't seen this game before, and as you say they really look alike. Sudoku 10 and ClueLess Explosion seem to be the same game, with only differences being that they have different layouts and Sudoku 10 having clues in the 10th game.

Looking more in detail on these differences, Sudoku 10 is probably easier for non-experienced to intermediate Sudoku players since there are clues in all ten games and the 10th game is more clearly outlined (especially with many numbers filled in). There are more game combinations possible in a Sudoku 10 since all squares can be used for the clues (not that this matters with so many numbers in the table. The number of combinations are so many that it is not relevant. :-D ).

ClueLess Explosion is probably generally a bit more difficult. But that depends on the positioning of the clues. But this is probably what I'd suggest for a Sudoku master player looking for something to bite into.

I think both versions can be both as easy and as hard as the other. They both need to be played on two levels. So in many ways they really are the same. The end result is definately the same, but the way there is slightly different.

There is a difference however between Sudoku 10 and ClueLess Explosion on one side, and ClueLess Special on the other side, and this is that ClueLess Special is more easy to solve simply because all the clue less squares are joined in complete sections.

Isn't it funny how things turn out when going global. This just proves that an idea is seldom unique.

I suppose the reason why I didn't find this before is that the name of the game, "ClueLess Explosion", not the most obvious when looking for number games and sudoku etc. *smile*

I came up with the idea of Sudoku 10 in january 2007 but it seems SudoCue was ahead of me publishing the first ClueLess Explosion on the 15th of July 2006.

Once again thanks, Tarek!

Kind regards,
Dennis Rudin
DennisRudin

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Joined: 05 February 2009

Great,

There has been aregular weekly supply of Clueless explosions at http://www.rcbroughton.co.uk/sudoku/forum/viewforum.php?f=15

This is a variant following the same logic but using only 9 grids. I called it Clueless Implosion http://www.rcbroughton.co.uk/sudoku/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=224

This can be carried as a Sudoku9 as well

Good luck

tarek

tarek

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Joined: 05 January 2006

### I have put some Sudoku 10 samples on my blog

Tarek,
I will certainly try it out. Thanks!

I have also put some samples of Sudoku 10 on my blog now: