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Postby notime » Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:39 pm

Does someone know where I can find an archive of all the sudoku puzzles that were published in Times since the beginning?
Thanks.
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Postby jonallen1966 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:23 pm

I think you have to buy the books from the times!

phone 0870 160 8080 or go to

www.timesonline.co.uk/booksfirstbuy
£5.09 plus p+p
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Postby The Druid » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:22 pm

The puzzles in The Times books are not copies of the ones published in the newspaper, so unfortunately they won't help in the quest for archives. If you are in the UK, your nearest main library should have back issues of The Times.
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Re: Sudoku archive

Postby tso » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:31 pm

notime wrote:Does someone know where I can find an archive of all the sudoku puzzles that were published in Times since the beginning?
Thanks.


I've found quite of few of the puzzles that appeared on the Times Online (http://www.timesonline.co.uk) -- I don't know if these are the same ones that were in the print version of the paper. I've found some from each month since they were introduced in November. Some of the older puzzles are unnumbered and/or unrated.

I've been unable to find a single archive page like the Telegraph has. Try some of these searches:

Google, (google.com) Advanced Search, Domain=http://www.timesonline.co.uk. Searches for "sudoku" and "Su Doku" yield non-equal results. Will find many puzzles scattered over the past 8 months.

Here's one from February:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,18209-1478404,00.html



If someone knows or can figure out how they come up with all the numbers at the end of these urls, it might be possible to find more of the puzzles, but I don't think so. I think they're just created sequentially. A Yahoo UK search retrieves many URLS to pages that have been taken down. The bulk of the puzzle pages probably aren't online, however, the images may be -- but without a link to them, they are as good as gone. The images (some are gifs, some are jpgs) are here:

http://images.thetimes.co.uk/TGD/picture

... for example: http://images.thetimes.co.uk/TGD/picture/0,,178296,00.gif

From the Times Online main page (http://www.timesonline.co.uk) there is a search tool. Search for Su Doku and sudoku. Currently, I find all the puzzles for the past month.


The individual web pages that have the puzzles may all still be online, but if they are not linked to any longer, they can be very difficult to find. Maybe someone who has a relationship with the times can persuade them to put up an archive page.
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