December 30th, 2007


New Chance for Fame(?) and Fortune(??)

Following on the fun of my Kakuro puzzle book, I've made a puzzle book with Sudoku puzzles, sort of - they're Sudoku, but instead of the boring old numbers, each square has a letter in it, which makes the bottom line of the puzzle spell a word or phrase.

It's been a different kind of work compared to the Kakuro book. I was able to use a puzzle generator that somebody else wrote, but I had to find words and phrases to use, and then I decided that the puzzles needed crossword-style clues to go with them.

Which means all sorts of opportunities for unfair, unpleasant, or misspelled clues. And who knows what other mistakes might have crept in?

Which is where you kind souls come in. If you're interested in providing feedback, I'd be happy to provide a link to a first draft of the book. I'd love for you to give me whatever thoughts you have, especially if you catch spelling errors or puzzles that can't be solved. (I don't expect any of those, but I might have broke something along the way.)

What do you get in return? Well, there's that draft copy of the book, which is worth not a lot, and you'll end up getting your name in the "special thanks" at the end. Why am I putting the special thanks there and not in the front, like most other books? Hm, maybe I'll move it around some. See, you're helping already.

If you're interested, mail my gmail address (same username as here), and I'll send you a link.