Our Sudoku are in The Times and Sunday Times every day now! Someone thought of a good idea with the text 2 win £1000 each day. The final squares the some of the last possible values indicating that the person has really completed the grid. For the first day’s puzzles, go to the Times Online.
I received some more verbal diarrhoea in this issues Kemptown Rag. Quoted from the article submitted by Margot Bristow [Ma Fine Art] on 10th November 2006:
“This series of photographic images explores the concept of identity. Our identities are formed out of a subjective experience of the self, and the image that represents that self in the context we find ourselves.
In this work, 2D images are set in resin to create 3D objects. This interactive process is one which isolates an image of the self, both physically and aurally. As a deaf artist, I am exploring the effect of the absence of sound on our memories of people and place.
Through the process of setting the images in resin, the subjective identification of the individual is cut off from its source, leaving the resin objects standing as metaphors for the self. Washed up like pebbles on the beach, these fragments are cut off from sound, constrained; the identities having remade themselves in the process of re-membering and, through this, the memories have become fictitious. ”
Our first batch of Sudoku puzzles will be arriving in The Times on Monday, 13th November.
In addition to the 4 ratings: Easy, Mild, Difficult and Fiendish, we are introducing a new very hard level: Super Fiendish. These puzzles will always require a solving technique such as triples, x-wing or swordfish. If there is a demand, we can make this rating harder by introducing other solving techniques in the new year.
All ratings will have a better consistency with quite distinct difficulties. Now, the Difficult rating will kept on the rails without occasionally being too easy or too hard for the majority of players. The Fiendish category will remain a challenge to most Sudoku players with exposed and hidden pairs to discover in many puzzles.