The Word "sudoku"

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The Word "sudoku"

Postby Pi » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:54 pm

does anyone know the origins or meaning of the word "sudoku"

A friend told me it meant alone but i don't know if this is correct
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Postby kuff28704 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:20 pm

it means something like "number placing" or "number puzzle" in japanese, i cant quite remember
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Postby PaulIQ164 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:39 pm

The explanation I've heard most often is that "su" is "number" and "doku" means "sigle" or "bachelor", so it means somethign like 'singular number', i.e., each number only appears once in each row/column/box.
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